Full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor with benefits, beginning September 1, 2018.

The Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Department of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) seeks a teaching-oriented colleague to join our committed and dynamic interdisciplinary department. The department offers a Sociology major and a variety of minors including: Anthropology; Child & Family Studies; Criminal Justice; Social Work; Sociology; and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. We have eight full-time faculty members and 200 majors and minors.

We seek candidates committed to innovative undergraduate teaching; working collaboratively with colleagues in the department and across disciplines; and mentoring diverse and engaged students.

The successful candidate will teach courses in Classical Sociological Theory and at least one other theoretical tradition (Critical, Feminist, Modern, and/or Postmodern); Social Problems; and a third substantive area (open). Introductory and upper-level course repertoire expected, including Introduction to Sociology. There is potential for the successful candidate to develop a new interdisciplinary minor with incoming and existing faculty members of the department.

The position requires teaching 12 credits (four courses) per semester. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and advising majors and minors; participating in departmental and college service; and maintaining active scholarship.


  • PhD in Sociology at time of appointment
  • Undergraduate teaching experience
  • Ability to work with diverse array of students and colleagues
  • Desire to meaningfully participate in MCLA’s campus community

Application Instructions:

Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; and statement of research interests. Final candidates will be asked to submit a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. This position is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.