Assistant Professor in Sociology

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Position TitleAssistant Professor in SociologyAbout Susquehanna

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary

Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2021.

Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in teaching and advising undergraduates in a small, residential liberal arts college is essential, as is ongoing scholarly productivity and institutional and departmental service.

The candidate will also supervise senior capstone and other independent student research projects as necessary.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in sociology, with a research focus related to crime and criminal justice systems, is required.

The candidate must be able to teach introductory classes in sociology, a quantitative research methods course, and upper-division electives in their field.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional expertise in the intersections of social justice and law and society are preferred, and expertise in issues of race, class, and gender will be particularly helpful.

Special Instructions to the ApplicantBenefits EligibleYesNumber of Months9 monthsOther Number of MonthsFull-Time/Part-TimeFull TimePosting date08/26/2020Closing dateOpen Until FilledNoAnticipated Start Date08/01/2021Posting NumberF00106Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Vita
  4. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Additional Documents




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Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 10/13/2020
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