Assistant Professor of Sociology

Coe College seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology. The successful candidate will be a sociologist with an expertise in sociological theory and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. The teaching load is 3/3.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate must be prepared to teach the Sociological Theory course (junior level class dealing with classical and contemporary perspectives). In addition, the successful candidate will teach several sections of Introductory Sociology and at least one other mid-level course in the candidate’s area of specialization that will contribute to the Sociology major at Coe College. Beyond sociology, a First-Year Seminar course will be part of the candidate’s regular teaching rotation. Area of specialization is open but should complement the existing departmental strengths. The college strongly values a commitment to a student-centered approach and attention to underrepresented perspectives in teaching. A Ph.D. is preferred, although we would consider hiring an ABD candidate with the expectation of degree completion.

Applications should include the following

  • Letter of Application (including a proposed list of course offerings)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Graduate Transcript
  • Evidence/Examples of Teaching Excellence
  • Diversity Statement
  • Syllabus or Course Outline (upper-level classical and contemporary Sociological Theory course)
  • Names and contact information for three references, one of whom should be able to speak to your teaching excellence

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Review of applications will begin on November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Coe is committed to fostering a multicultural environment and encourages applications from individuals who will help fulfill that goal. We value the input of multiple viewpoints and diverse perspectives and aim to create an academic community that is rich with cultural, social and intellectual diversity. Coe College is an equal opportunity employer.