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Sociology Instructor

SUNY Orange County Community College
Middletown, New York
Salary: $57,431

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Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Sociology Instructor - FT Tenure Track



About SUNY Orange:
Orange County Community College (SUNY Orange), located in the scenic Hudson Valley, is a multi-campus College with locations in the cities of Middletown and Newburgh, NY. We proudly claim the distinction of being the first county-sponsored New York State Community College. And, for over 70 years, SUNY Orange has been the primary workforce provider and educational resource for residents of Orange County and neighboring counties.




Our students come from all walks of life and are committed to their education and career development. Our graduates speak highly of a curriculum that challenges them and prepares them upon graduation to be competitive and successful if they are directly entering the workforce or to thrive when they transfer to four-year institutions. SUNY Orange values diversity, has been certified as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has been named a Military Friendly college.




The College seeks dynamic individuals eager to engage in thoughtful, energetic and impactful leadership, and to help shape the future of a College that is respected within its community. If you desire the opportunity to mold the members of our diverse student body into the accomplished professionals and leaders they wish to become, crave an administrative atmosphere where creativity and forward-thinking ideas are welcomed, and are willing to roll up your sleeves to make it all happen, we encourage you to consider joining our College community.


Job Description:
Beginning in Fall 2023, SUNY Orange will be implementing a new SUNY-wide general Education framework. As part of this framework, all programs will require students to take a class designated as a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice course, which will be fulfilled in many degree programs through offerings in Sociology. The Behavioral Sciences Department is excited to be bolstering our department as part of the College's implementation.




We are seeking a technologically diverse individual with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, as well as student learning and success who can teach a variety of courses within the department. The Sociology Instructor  will have teaching responsibilities (30 credits per academic year) and will be assigned to teach courses such as Intro to Sociology; Social Problems; Society Inequality; The Family; and  Race, Ethnicity, and Society.




This position requires a wide range of professional responsibilities and activities, including participation in curriculum and course development, departmental planning, attendance at department and college meetings, participation on department and Governance committees, student advising, and other duties as assigned.




Instructors are expected to participate in College and Departmental assessment initiatives.




Teaching assignments may be on the Middletown or Newburgh campus or both.


Education Required:   Master's degree in Sociology or Social Policy
Experience Required:  Teaching experience at the college level


Preferred  Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics:


  • Experience in online teaching in both asynchronous and synchronous formats with demonstrated evidence of student engagement
  • Experience with D2L Brightspace or other comparable learning platform
  • Expertise in teaching sociological approaches to Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice to students in introductory courses
  • Experience teaching at the community college level
  • Experience with inclusive or culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, supervising personnel, co-workers, all college employees, and the public.
  • Bilingual skills

Additional Information:
Deadline for Applying: February 24, 2023
Position begins Fall 2023 (Late August)
Salary: $57,431




Orange County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction or any other category protected by law. The College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in public institutions of higher education. Inquiries regarding this non-discrimination policy may be directed to: Iris Martinez-Davis, Civil Rights Compliance Officer, 115 South Street, Middletown NY 10940, (845) 341-4662,


Application Instructions:
Please apply online at




Upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:


  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • References: Include three (3) professional references (including names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses). References will not be contacted without prior permission of the candidate.
  • Orange County Community College values a diverse and inclusive community. Please include in your cover letter an answer to the following questions:
    1. How has diversity and inclusion played a part in your career?
    2. How would you bring that insight into your position at the college?



Official transcripts will be required upon employment. Foreign transcripts which are not accompanied by an evaluation from an approved agency may not be reviewed. Applicants may contact NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluating Service) at to obtain a list of members providing this service. Any expenses incurred for this service must be borne by the applicant. Foreign transcript translations by applicant or educational institution are not acceptable.


All applicants must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States. SUNY Orange does not support visa applications.






Employment at the College may be subject to the favorable result of a background investigation.




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