Assistant Professor of Sociology

Job description

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin in Fall 2018. We especially encourage applicants with an interest in the comparative study of race and ethnicity, inequality, culture, globalization, organizations, or law to apply. The Department seeks a candidate with experience in quantitative methods.

The position has a 2-2 teaching load and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum including quantitative methods.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. We expect the candidate to have an active research agenda.

Applications must be made online at  Please submit a letter of application detailing research and teaching interests, a writing sample (up to 25 pages), a statement of mentoring a diverse student body (1-2 pages) and a curriculum vitae. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Applications must be received by October 2, 2017 in electronic form.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.




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Posted: 5/26/2017
Application Due: 7/25/2017
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