Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Department of Sociology at Vassar College invites applications for two three-year full-time positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
For position one, we are especially interested in candidates with teaching and research experience in the field of race and ethnic relations.
For position two, we seek candidates with teaching and research experience in the field of media and culture.
Specializations in media and culture may include one or more of the following: Trans-nationalism, globalization, or social movements. Individuals in both positions will be expected to teach the department's theory-based Introductory Sociology course. The teaching load is 5 courses per year.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City.
The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and convenient commuter rail access to New York City.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related multidisciplinary field before July 1, 2020.
Candidates should use the appropriate link to submit a letter of application, C.V., a diversity statement, graduate school transcripts, evidence of teaching excellence (if available), and three letters of reference.
Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found at deanofthefaculty.vassar.edu/positions/candidate-diversity-statement.html
Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.
Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.