The Department of Sociology at Washington College invites applications for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor beginning in August 2018. Ph.D. should be in hand or very near completion; salary is competitive. We seek candidates whose graduate transcripts, teaching experience, research, or other experience demonstrate preparation to teach undergraduate courses in the area of stratification. Ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity, rural sociology, or political sociology would be added benefits. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods, contribute to the department’s Senior Seminar, the College’s First Year Seminar program, as well as offer upper level and specialized courses.
Contributions to the College’s interdisciplinary program in Environmental Sciences and Studies would be an asset. Opportunities for the successful candidate include working with the College’s Center for the Environment and Society and the very active GIS program.
Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of 1,400 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. Faculty members teach 3 courses per semester and the college maintains a 12:1 student-faculty ratio with small classes (introductory courses generally capped at 35 students; upper-level classes are often smaller in enrollment). Faculty members balance teaching, academic advising, senior thesis advising, research, and service for the benefit of students in the department and the College as a whole.
Washington College is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Among the benefits offered by Washington College are domestic partner benefits as well as paid maternity/paternity leave. For more information please consult the College’s website ( http://www.washcoll.edu) and the department’s website ( http://sociologyandanthro.washcoll.edu).
Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts from all institutions attended, and teaching evaluations, if available, through our online portal Consensus, at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Document.” Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date.