Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) is accepting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology. This position starts January 2024 and is for three semesters with a potential to renew. Candidates from all Sociology backgrounds who value the scholar-teacher model of the liberal arts are encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Sociology, Medical Sociology, and other elective courses in your area of expertise. We especially seek candidates with strong quantitative or qualitative skills whose elective courses would also support SMCM’s Public Health Integrated Inquiry. In addition to teaching, visiting faculty at SMCM are encouraged to develop an active, undergraduate-focused research program. An interest in and ability to offer hands-on student research opportunities and learning experiences that take advantage of our location will also be an advantage. We value course-based research opportunities and other high impact practices you can bring to SMCM. Successful candidates will have knowledge of ways that minoritized groups have been marginalized and ideas about how best to cultivate a just and inclusive learning and working environment.
Qualifications: By start of contract, candidates should have completed a PhD in Sociology or related field. However, senior graduate students who have their dissertation defense schedule for early 2024 will be considered. The successful candidate must produce the necessary documentation to legally work in the 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. 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 addressing how the candidate’s teaching will contribute to an inclusive classroom, curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), 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 request three professional references (rather than letters of recommendation) at the time of application. Of these three references, at least one 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/132285. Questions may be directed to Professor Julia A. King, visit us at www.smcm.edu/sociology/.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 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.
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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.