Goucher College — Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology

Located twenty minutes north of Baltimore, MD, Goucher College is reimagining liberal arts education through its commitment to social justice, study abroad, academic excellence, and global citizenship. Among the 40 Colleges that Change Lives, and ranked first in the nation for study abroad programs, we encourage innovation both inside and outside the classroom, and we offer a rich and rewarding experience both for students and for faculty and staff.

The Center for People, Politics, and Markets invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Sociology, beginning August 2017. We seek a teacher-scholar whose teaching and research can foster critical thinking across disciplinary boundaries and whose areas of specialization contribute to our concentration in Health and Medicine. Qualified candidates will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment and will be expected to teach five courses during the year: two sections of The Sociological Imagination (introductory sociology); Wealth, Power, and Prestige; Gender, Work, and Family; and Methods of Social Research.

Made up of the disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, International Relations, and Environmental Studies, The Center for People, Politics, and Markets is committed to helping students gain deeper insight into the profound environmental, political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of our time that impact communities near and far. Teaching is at the heart of our mission, and we are committed to building student-mentoring relationships. We seek candidates with a dedication to this kind of student mentoring, ongoing scholarly research, and service to the department, the college, and the liberal arts. In your application materials, you should clearly articulate how you envision achieving these goals.

Goucher College endeavors to be a model teaching and learning community, where faculty and students are engaged with one another in learning both inside and outside of the traditional classroom. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to engaged pedagogies that support equity and student success. We encourage candidates who are committed to student-centered teaching and learning who are also engaged scholars eager to contribute to the intellectual life of the college and the future of the liberal arts. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the college’s commitment to diversity and equity.

The review of applications will begin on March 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will be subject to a background check as a condition of employment. Interested applicants must apply online at http://goucher.interviewexchange.com.

The following application materials must be submitted:

  • CV
  • Cover letter including statements of scholarly and teaching interests.

Three letters of recommendation and official graduate transcripts should be forwarded separately to: Sociology Search, Provost’s Office, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204-2794. (Alternatively, PDF versions of recommendations and transcripts can be emailed to the Provost’s Administrative Assistant, Gigi Greenfield, at rgreenfi@goucher.edu.)

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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