Michigan, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 10, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. A focus on international political ecology and the ability to teach a quantitative research methods course are required. As a truly joint department, all courses offered seek to blur the boundaries between the two disciplines.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, including contributing to the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum (first-year, sophomore, and senior seminars), a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both in and out of the classroom. Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2021) is required. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches will be effective in attracting and retaining underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural and economic backgrounds. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.  Kalamazoo College is on the trimester system and the teaching load is two courses per trimester.

Kalamazoo College, home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 motivated students, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences ( The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and the Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2020, will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled.  Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, a diversity and inclusion statement, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish.  Equal Opportunity Employer.