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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Sociology
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Information Tenure Track
Job Description

The Department of Sociology at Providence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2018.

Essential Duties

The successful candidate must show evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and publication in the area of Social Theory. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in W.E.B. Du Bois, critical race theory and intersectionality and/or economic sociology. As our student body, and sociology majors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for publicly engaged scholarship, and candidates with interests in student-centered pedagogical and mentoring practices. Moreover, as students of color and their allies have demanded in college and university protests across the nation, we support the students’ desire to hire faculty who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups. The course load is 3-3 with the option for a one semester pre-tenure research leave after three years of service as a member of the Ordinary Faculty.

Education and Experience Required

A Ph.D. in Sociology from an accredited institution is required and applicants must have dissertation in hand at the time of appointment.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F9P
Open Date 07/14/2017
Close Date 09/30/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Full consideration of application if received by: 09/30/2017
Instructions to candidates

Interested candidates should submit on-line a statement of interest or cover letter, current curriculum vitae, copies of official graduate transcript(s); a brief statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and email addresses of three reference providers who can submit letters of recommendation on your behalf.

Copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes; however, an official transcript would be required upon employment.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Charlotte O’Kelly, search chair, at

To ensure full consideration, all application materials should be submitted by September 30, 2017. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Alternate Application Submission Instructions
College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. We strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity is to “aggressively recruit, support and retain diverse faculty.” To review the strategic plan, please visit

An AA/EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document
  2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness