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Adjunct Faculty in Sociology

Stetson University
Deland, Florida
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Jul 18, 2021

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POSITION: Adjunct Instructor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Stetson University seeks an individual who can offer one or two sections of introductory-level sociology courses on a part-time basis. 

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in sociology is preferred, but applicants who hold a master’s degree in sociology or are ABD in sociology will be considered. Teaching experience, including teaching assistant duties in graduate school, is strongly preferred.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to innovative teaching, a creative approach to pedagogical design and implementation, and a strong commitment to all aspects of diversity in our learning-centered community.  Applicants must already be approved for working in the U.S.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibility of this position is to teach one or two, face-to-face Introduction to Sociology classes.

STIPEND: Stipend is competitive and proportional to the number of classes taught.

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2021

APPLICATION: Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in and qualifications for the position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) an indication of the candidate’s general availability, and 4) a recent representative syllabus and corresponding teaching evaluations, if available. As a part of the hiring process, the candidate should be prepared to provide (when requested) a transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree earned and names with contact information for three non-Stetson references, at least one of whom has done a recent teaching observation or can address the applicant’s performance as a teacher. Application materials may be submitted electronically to the search committee chair at [email protected] (before June 15) or [email protected] (after June 15) or mailed to the following address:

BEFORE JUNE 15: Dr. Diane Everett, Chair

AFTER JUNE 15: Dr. Sven Smith, Interim Chair

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Stetson University

421 N. Woodland Blvd., Unit 8387

DeLand, FL 32723

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology ( consists of six full-time faculty members and offers a major in sociology and minors in sociology and anthropology. Our faculty members are teacher-scholars who engage students with various experiential, high-impact, and community-engaged learning opportunities.

THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: Stetson’s College of Arts and Sciences ( is the largest and most diverse of the University’s colleges and schools; it includes the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, education, and creative arts. With nineteen academic departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College is the liberal arts core of the University. A great strength of the College is its faculty of approximately 140 full-time teacher-scholars. The College offers 31 undergraduate majors and 34 undergraduate minors and offers six graduate degrees in Education, Counselor Education, and Creative Writing. Every undergraduate major requires a senior research project, allowing students the opportunity to design and carry out independent research under faculty mentorship. Our academic programs are shaped by the values of social justice and civic responsibility. All of our courses and programs of study promote engaged learning, whereby students create connections between the classroom or lab and the local, regional, and global community. The academic programs of the College of Arts and Sciences prepare students to live significant lives and to interact with and positively affect the world around them.

THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1883, Stetson University ( is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

THE COMMUNITY: DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 32,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA


Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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