The Department of Sociology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accepting applications for the three-year position of Lecturer, beginning August 2023. This position will contribute courses to Sociology and Museum Studies. Lecturer teaches four courses per semester with no service obligations and nominal research expectations. Teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Sociology and topics courses in area of specialty, as well as two courses in Museum Studies per year. The Lecturer position is a termed contract of three years. Contingent upon successful evaluation and ongoing need as determined by the VPAA, the contract is renewable. Lecturers receive full health benefits and are eligible for promotion and merit-based raises. Lecturers report directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, and may be assigned to the supervision of a department chair.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in Sociology, PhD preferred, or related field and be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Applicants with expertise in museum studies, curatorial work, or collections management are especially encouraged to apply. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in U.S. upon hire.
Non- sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. With selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.
Application materials should include a cover letter (within the cover letter, applicants are requested to speak to ways in which their teaching will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In support of inclusive hiring practices, for all SMCM faculty searches initiated after February 15, 2023, the College will also request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one reference should speak to the candidate's disciplinary expertise and at least one should have seen the candidate deliver or design classroom instruction. References will be contacted only for candidates who advance to finalist interviews. Applications are being accepted online at: apply.interfolio.com/124070. Questions may be directed to Vice President for Academic Affairs Katherine Gantz at 240-895-4922.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions may be considered. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer
Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.