Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Sociology and Anthropology

Position Description:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2021. Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of the appointment. We seek a broadly trained sociologist with a specialization related to children and youth. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in child and youth welfare, protection, and well-being, as well as race, equity, and inclusion. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching within an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences setting and will be expected to teach a combination of courses in their area of specialization as well as introductory sociology courses and research methods. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of ongoing scholarship. Application deadline is February 1, 2021.

The College of Charleston is a state-supported, liberal arts and sciences institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. It is located on the historic peninsula in downtown Charleston, a coastal metropolitan area of over 812,000. Additional information about the institution and the surrounding area is available at
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology consists of 17 faculty (7 Anthropologists and 10 Sociologists) and has approximately 300 majors (SOCY 200, ANTH 100). Applicants may learn more about the department at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include the following documents:
- CV
- cover letter
- unofficial graduate transcripts
- one sample manuscript
- one sample syllabus (load to “other documents”)
- contact information for two references

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The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Posted: 12/31/2020
Application Due: 4/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time