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One-Year Term Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Sociology

Gettysburg College
Pennsylvania, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 8, 2019

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary:

Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year term position as Visiting Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Sociology ( ) beginning August 2020.  The teaching load for this position is three courses per semester. 


The Department of Sociology seeks a broadly trained sociologist who is well-grounded in both quantitative methods and theory and focused on undergraduate education in the tradition of the liberal arts. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational to the mission of the college, and we strongly encourage applications from members of groups which have been historically under-represented in higher education. The college and the department therefore place high value on someone who will promote an environment of understanding of and respect for diversity in their service, teaching and research.

The successful candidate should also have a deep commitment to teaching and show evidence of scholarly engagement. They should be prepared to teach introduction to sociology; contribute to the core curriculum in statistics and methods; teach substantive courses in the area of specialization; and teach at least one inequalities course (i.e. disability or aging; or social stratification, race and ethnicity, gender, or sexuality). The department is particularly interested in someone who is able to teach statistics as well as substantive courses in one or more of the following areas: sociology of health and medicine, international migration, political sociology, or public culture.  Candidates should have a PhD (or be ABD) in Sociology; teaching experience is highly desired.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at  Please plan to submit: a cover letter that addresses the candidate’s teaching experience and research program; a curriculum vitae; a diversity statement (outlining the candidate’s demonstrated commitments to diversity and inclusion and their potential contributions to diversity and inclusion on this campus); a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy; up to 3 relevant syllabi; and teaching evaluations, if available); and a research statement. In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically; at least one of the letters of recommendation must address the applicant’s teaching effectiveness.  

All application materials must be received by January 10, 2020. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Cassie Hays, Department of Sociology, at

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area.  Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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