Part Time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Sociology, SOC 144

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Category:: Faculty
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Oct 7, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

PROGRAM: Sociology

Department: The Sociology Program at Mills College is pleased to announce an opportunity for an instructor to teach SOC 144, Sociology of Childhood with community engaged learning for Spring 2020.

Course Description:

SOC 144SL: Sociology of Childhood (4 credits)

How are childre's lives different across class and race in the United States? Why are some children seen as dangerous and others in need of protection and care? What are the pros and cons of treating teenagers as children? This course explores the ways that education, family structure, the criminal justice system, and the child welfare system affect the lives of children in the U.S. Special attention will be paid to intersections of race, class, gender, immigration and sexuality.

Meets the following Core requirements: Community Engagement, Race, Gender & Power


Minimum Qualifications are a Master's Degree in Sociology, Public Policy, or an associated field. Terminal degree in Sociology or Public Policy or an associated field preferred.

Additional Information:

Compensation: For faculty new to Mills, compensation is $6,000 per course without a terminal degree and $6,500 per course with a terminal degree. Adjunct compensation is governed by a collective bargaining agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

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  • Curriculum Vitae

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Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Posted: 10/9/2019
Application Due: 10/25/2019
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