Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Colchester, VT
Dec 04, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Company Description:

Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 283 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, making it clear why Newsweek magazine labeled the college a "hidden treasure" that "deserves more national recognition." The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 379 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability. Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Saint Michael's College (Colchester, VT) invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position with the possibility of conversion to a tenure track. The Sociology and Anthropology Department houses a vibrant major that joins sociology and anthropology in the task of cultivating curiosity, empathy, cultural awareness and critical thinking in the classroom, in the community, and abroad.

Job Description:
We seek a sociologist with primary teaching capabilities in Research Methods and the Sociology of Health and Illness. Applicants with an interest in community-based learning and a commitment to undergraduate education in the liberal arts are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching load is three courses per semester with regular contributions in Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods as well as Demography and Public Health. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with and mentor student research.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, disability, 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, and discounted gym membership.


  • Qualified applicants will hold a PhD at the time of appointment
  • Ability to demonstrate evidence of an active research agenda
  • Evidence of teaching experience (if applicable) and commitment to incorporating a variety of perspectives and preparing students for working in diverse and inclusive environments.

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Additional Information:

Saint Michael's College, inspired by our Edmundite Catholic mission, is committed to diversity and inclusion across our campus community. We are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of the nation, and we actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. Applicants are invited to include in their cover letter and other documents information about how they may contribute to our goal through their research, teaching and/or service.

The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael's College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social, and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in her ability to perform the functions of her job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:

  • Please send a cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Evidence of teaching experience (if applicable)
  • Names and contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2019, and continue until the position is filled

No phone calls, emails or walk-ins please.