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Last updated: 07/31/14

Assistant Professor of Sociology

(posted 07/01/14)

The Global Politics and Societies (GPS) Department at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning July 2015. 

The ideal candidate will be a broadly trained sociologist with scholarly interests in race/class/gender, sociology of religion, and social justice.  The candidate will be expected to teach core courses including introduction to sociology, social theory, and qualitative methods.  Preference will be given to candidates whose courses also contribute to GPS programs and to other interdisciplinary programs (for example, gender and women’s studies, environmental studies, international studies, and leadership studies).  The position carries a teaching load of three courses per semester, and requires ongoing scholarly activity in the form of publications and presentations.

The new GPS department includes four separate major programs of study in sociology, religious studies, political science, and international studies and one minor program of study in social justice.  Each of the programs uses an interdisciplinary approach with some shared courses and collaborative teaching based on the common research and teaching interests of faculty members.

Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:  Ph.D. in sociology by July 1, 2015, evidence of scholarly promise, and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level.  Applicants must also demonstrate a clear understanding of and commitment to teaching in a single-sex, liberal arts institution.  Applications are sought from candidates who share Hollins’ commitment to preparing students for leadership opportunities in a broadly diverse, global society.  Final candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a separate statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) to sociology@hollins.edu.  Applications must be received by September 1, 2014 to receive full consideration.  Previous applicants need not apply.