Assistant Professor in Sociology

Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor in Sociology
Susquehanna University

About Susquehanna	
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary	
Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2018. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in sociology or a related field, with a research focus related to Social Justice and Inequalities, is required. Preference will be given to candidates capable of developing curriculum in Criminology or Health and Human Services and contributing to existing interdisciplinary programs across the university, including Health Care Studies, Public Policy, Environmental Studies, or International Studies. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates is essential, as is ongoing scholarly productivity and institutional service. The position will be responsible for courses including quantitative research methods, introductory sociology, and our senior seminar course, as well as others matching departmental needs and candidate interests. There will also be an opportunity to develop upper-level courses in the candidate's specialty area. Standard three-course load per semester. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology strongly values faculty-student collaborative research and professional mentorship.

Required Qualifications	
Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, with a research focus related to Social Justice and Inequalities.

Special Instructions to the Applicant	
Please submit curriculum vitae, statement of teaching objectives and research interests, a statement on how the applicant will contribute to the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the department head, Dr. Shari Jacobson, Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017.

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