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Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Black Studies

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Black Studies Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Black Studies Program at Providence College invites applications for a full-time joint tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2021.

The successful candidate must be trained in quantitative methodologies; preference will be given to candidates specializing in the sociology of education, or economic sociology; and with particular attention to intersections of race and gender or community engaged research. As our student body, particularly within Sociology and Anthropology as well as Black Studies, grows 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, Providence College supports 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

Essential Duties

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. This position is a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Black Studies Program.

Education and Experience Required

A Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology is required and applicants must have their dissertation in hand at the time of appointment.

Posting Number F83P Open Date 10/22/2020 Close Date 11/13/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates

Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample/sample publication, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, a separate one-page statement on how you envision teaching the Introduction to Black Studies course, and three (3) letters of recommendation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Brandon C. Martinez, search chair, at

We will begin reviewing applications on November 13th, 2020 and will continue to do so until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by that date.

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, an integral component of Providence College’s PC200 Strategic Plan is to “intentionally recruiting and retaining faculty and staff who are drawn to, and supportive of, the mission of the College, and who have demonstrated a commitment to the human flourishing of each member of the campus community.” To review the strategic plan, please visit An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document

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