Assistant Professor - Environmental Sociology

Oneonta, New York
Oct 05, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

SOCIOLOGY: The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August, 2018, pending final administrative approval. We seek a candidate with expertise in Environmental and/or Rural Sociology, with particular interest in candidates with research interests and/or experience in food, water and climate issues. The successful applicant also will have sufficient expertise to teach either Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods at the undergraduate level. Because our department has a tradition of active community-based service learning, the successful candidate will have some knowledge and interest in civic engagement, community outreach and service learning. Specific teaching assignments may include Introduction to Sociology, appropriate Research Methods, Social Theory, senior capstone and food and water rights, as well as general education courses, including First Year Seminars, with opportunities to develop courses in the successful candidate’s areas of expertise. Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term.  The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment.  Academic advising and some committee service also are expected with this appointment. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required at time of appointment, although ABDs will be considered.

An independent, residential liberal arts college, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please follow the detailed application procedures found at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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