Assistant Professor of Sociology - Stratification

Job description

The Department of Sociology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. ABD in Sociology is required at the time of application and preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment. We seek an individual with primary teaching and research interests in social stratification. Applicants whose interests include family and households, work and occupations, and/or community based learning are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should address their ability to meet these preferences in their cover letter. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Regular contribution to the department’s introductory level courses is expected as well as contributions of sociology elective courses that serve majors, minors, and the general student body. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with and mentor student research. Department aims and goals include encouraging the development of the “sociological imagination” in students, the teaching of skills to articulate this, and providing opportunities for students to engage in praxis. There is also opportunity to contribute to the university’s area studies programs. The department is interested in candidates, who can substantively contribute to the diversity of the: a) university community, b) knowledge that students are exposed to, and c) department’s culture of intellectual innovation. ABD in Sociology at the time of application.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications begins Sept 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Leah Rohlfsen ([email protected]), Search Chair.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit




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Posted: 8/1/2019
Application Due: 9/30/2019
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Salary: Competitive Salary and Comprehensive Benefits Package