Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Roanoke, Virginia
Feb 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology.  This is a full-time, visiting faculty position beginning July 2018 with the possibility of renewal.

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained sociologist with scholarly interests in at least one of the following areas:  critical race theory, sociology of indigeneity, sociology of religion, political sociology, or social justice.  The candidate will be expected to teach core courses including introduction to sociology, social theory, and qualitative methods.  Preference will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to GPS programs and to other interdisciplinary programs (for example, gender and women’s studies, environmental studies, international studies, and leadership studies).  The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

The GPS department includes four separate major programs of study in sociology, religious studies, political science, and international studies and one minor program of study in social justice.  Each of the programs use an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  Ph.D. in sociology in hand by July 1, 2018; evidence of scholarly promise; and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching in a single-sex, liberal arts institution.  Applications are sought from those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to  Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by March 15, 2018 will receive full consideration.      

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842 as Virginia's oldest chartered women's college, Hollins guarantees the following to every undergraduate student: research opportunities, access to study abroad, internship(s) and access to its extensive alumnae network, and leadership training. The campus is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has the amenities of a mid-sized city in the immediate vicinity.

Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer. Hollins values diversity in its community, and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented populations.

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