Visiting Assistant Professor - Sociology
Sociology: The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, 3-year term appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August 2019, pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates who are prepared and interested in teaching introductory-level courses such as introduction to sociology and controversial social issues, as well as mid-level courses such as methods and theory. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in teaching courses related to social justice issues, such as race and ethnicity. Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Sociology or closely related discipline (ABDs will be considered).
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. 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. Committee service and academic advising also are expected with this appointment.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, 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.” Our department is a growing and collaborative one, committed to providing students with an education fully immersed in the liberal arts experience that also encourages preparation in practical and career skills for the twenty-first century.
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, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” 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 www.hartwick.edu.
Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore 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 send
- cover letter
- curriculum vitae
- statements of teaching philosophy and research interests
- evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it
- Diversity Statement – a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (http://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/student-affairs/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/)
- and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees.
Letters should be addressed to Search Committee Chair Ryan Ceresola and all materials must be sent electronically to [email protected] with Sociology in the Subject Line. Review of applications is rolling, and reviews will begin April 22nd and continue until the position is filled.