Assistant Professor of Sociology

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 06, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Sociology at Bryn Mawr College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the sociology of race to begin August 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to be part of developing and teaching a diverse and inclusive curriculum, including contributing to College-wide initiatives such as the 360 Program and the Emily Balch Seminars.  We are searching for a colleague specializing in race, with research and teaching expertise in the African American experience and also an international area focus in Africa, the Caribbean, and/or other areas contributing to the Bryn Mawr College program in Africana Studies.  Secondary fields focus on processes of marginalization, deviance, law, and criminalization/punishment/mass incarceration.  Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the start date.

To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research statement, and statement of demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to Sociology Search Committee via Interfolio at: In addition, arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted via Interfolio to the Sociology Search Committee.  Applications received by October 2, 2020 will receive full consideration.

Recognizing health and safety concerns during this time, the College will be as flexible as possible in determining the nature of any interviews or meetings (virtual/remote and/or in-person interaction) that are conducted for this search.

Bryn Mawr College is a distinguished liberal arts college for women with a vibrant faculty of scholar-teachers, a talented staff and intellectually curious students eager to make a difference in the world.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its students, faculty, staff, and curricular offerings with a particular focus on enhancing ethnic and racial diversity and advancing social justice and inclusion.  We believe diversity strengthens our community and enriches the education of our students.  We have a student body of 1,370 undergraduates (32 percent are U.S. students of color and 21 percent are international students). There are 330 graduate students in coeducational graduate programs in social work, humanities and science. Bryn Mawr College is located in metropolitan Philadelphia and enjoys strong consortial relationships with Haverford College, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania. Bryn Mawr College is an equal-opportunity employer; candidates from underrepresented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.