Assistant Professor of Sociology

Northampton, Massachusetts
Jul 25, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Sociology at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, specializing in the sociology of media and technology, to begin July 1, 2018.  This specialization can include but is not limited to social media and/or mass media.  We are seeking candidates with expertise in qualitative methods and an interest or track record in mixed methods research.  Teaching responsibilities include an annual qualitative methods course required for the major, Introduction to Sociology, and two other courses each year in the area of specialization.   Ph.D. in Sociology (strongly preferred) or relevant field is expected by the time of appointment, as is strong evidence of teaching ability.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Sociology may be found at

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. 

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission of and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, underrepresented racial groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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