Part Time Lecturers of Sociology, August 2021

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
General Information

The Sociology Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a invites applications for multiple part time positions teaching courses including Anthropology and American Indian Studies, beginning in August 2021.

Chapman University is a nationally-ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The University achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities and is ranked as #124th among Best National Universities by US News and World Report (2021). Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



The Sociology Department seeks candidates who can offer courses relevant to the undergraduate major and minor in Sociology, including Anthropology and American Indian Studies. The successful candidate will have teaching and mentoring experience at the college level.
An MA or MS in a social science discipline is required, PhD preferred. University or community college teaching experience is also required.

Chapman University has these expectations of its teaching faculty:
• An ability to motivate and teach students of diverse learning styles and backgrounds.
• A strong commitment to student learning, quality teaching, and academic excellence.
• An appreciation and respect for the student’s role in the learning process.
• A commitment to personalized education.



For each assigned 3-unit course section, the lecturer will be expected to teach their course, in-person. Class schedule is made at the discretion of the department chair in consultation with candidate. The lecturer will coordinate with the department chair and administrative assistant.

Responsibilities each week include preparing course lesson plans, coordinating class materials, holding a minimum of 1 office hour, per course, per week, and grading assignments submitted by the students. The lecturer must be available to instructor meetings periodically held throughout the semester as well as a half day orientation at the beginning of the semester. Finally, all part time lecturers are responsible for replying to all college surveys, submit requested updated information, and maintain open and ongoing communication with Chapman University faculty, staff and students through assigned Chapman email thought-out the duration of employment at Chapman University.

Faculty member may teach up to two courses per semester of the following:

Sociology 101: Introduction to Sociology
(Offered every semester.) 3 credits

AMST 282 - Folklore
(Offered spring semester.) 3 credits

AMST 296 - Indians and Film
(Offered spring semester.) 3 credits

AMST 372 - Images of Indians
(Offered fall semester.) 3 credits

AMST 396: Indians of California
(Offered ever semester.) 3 credits

AMST 397 - Cultural Mythology
(Offered fall semester.) 3 credits

ANTH 102-Cultural Anthropology
(Offered every semester.) 3 credits

ANTH 315 - Art and Anthropology
(Offered as needed.) 3 credits

Sociology 385: Medical Sociology
(Offered every year.) 3 credits

For course descriptions, please visit our course catalog here: 


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, faculty application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

Gregory Walswick
Sociology Department Administrative Assistant 

Please use “SOC Lecturer” in the subject line.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidates.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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