Sociology Lecturer Pool Search
- University of Massachusetts Amherst
- UMass Amherst
- Faculty Jobs
- Social Sciences, Sociology
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Job no: 513247
Work type: Faculty Part Time/Adjunct
Location: UMass Amherst
Categories: Faculty, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.umass.edu/sociology/ ) is seeking non-tenure track, part-time faculty to teach a variety of on-campus, in-person courses in Sociology. The Department is seeking candidates with experience in teaching Sociology and related courses. Candidates with specialties in race and law are especially encouraged to apply.
Potential courses for the Fall 2022 Semester may include large introductory courses and/or specialized courses in the areas of the sociology of law, work and society, race and racism, and drugs and society. We anticipate available openings in future semesters as well in a variety of topics.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, or a master’s with commensurate professional experience. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as an ability to work with diverse populations and experience mentoring/advising undergraduates. Visit our website at (https://www.umass.edu/sociology/ ) for more information about the department.
To apply, please submit your application online and include the following materials: (a) letter of interest identifying the areas of interest for which you are applying and (b) curriculum vitae or resume. We may subsequently contact applicants asking for three letters of reference. Please address any questions to Katy Maher at [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled.
Applicants should be aware that a teaching assignment is not guaranteed and that assignments may not be offered in the order in which candidates enter the pool as openings for different classes occur at different times. While our in person and online programs operate year-round, our primary needs are during the fall and spring semesters on the Amherst campus.
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Mar 2 2022 Eastern Standard Time
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.
As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public.
Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.
The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.
As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.
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