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Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Ohio Wesleyan University
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Sociology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Ohio Wesleyan University is seeking applicants for a one-year, full-time position as Assistant Professor in Sociology/Anthropology, beginning August 18, 2021. OWU is a private liberal arts institution with a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction. The successful candidate will join an integrated Sociology and Anthropology department, which offers a major/minor in Sociology/Anthropology and an interdisciplinary major/minor in Social Justice. We are especially looking for candidates with a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This position includes full benefits, including health insurance, professional development funds, and other benefits granted to full-time faculty (summarized here:



The successful candidate will teach core courses in Sociology/Anthropology, which could also contribute to the Social Justice major. The teaching load is 3/3. You can view more about the department here:

Courses for Fall 2021 (3 courses total):

    Introduction to Sociology (1 or 2 sections) 1 or more of: Crime and Deviance; Sociology of Emotions; and/or Social Theory

Possible Courses for Spring 2022 (3 courses total). Specific courses will depend on the expertise and interests of the faculty member hired, and the needs of students and the department. There will also be opportunity to teach independent studies and directed readings. 

    Introduction to Sociology Social Problems Environmental Sociology Self and Society Gender  Social Inequality Science, Knowledge, and Society


Minimum Qualifications:

    ABD or PhD in Sociology (or closely related field with sufficient coursework to teach Introduction to Sociology)


To Apply:

Review of applications will begin immediately and proceed until the position is filled. For applicants who are interviewed, we will ask for 3 letters of reference. 

    Cover Letter addressing which above courses you can teach Teaching Statement Diversity/DEI Statement Curriculum Vitae

Applications should be submitted here as soon as possible:


About Ohio Wesleyan University:

Located in the Columbus, Ohio metropolitan area, Ohio Wesleyan is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world. The college’s signature program, the OWU Connection, is designed to integrate student knowledge across disciplines, consider diverse and global perspectives, and teach students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book Colleges That Change Lives and was recently listed as the No. 1 liberal arts college in Ohio for social mobility by U.S. News and World Report. OWU is located in Delaware, OH, a lively college town just 30 minutes from Columbus, the 14th most populous city in the United States and part of the fastest growing, most economically vibrant areas of the Midwest. Columbus was named by LinkedIn as one of the top 10 U.S. cities in which to launch your career.

To achieve our mission, we continually strive to foster a diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist campus community, which celebrates the value of all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, color, gender identity and or expression, sexual orientation, family configuration, disability, socioeconomic status, religion, national origin, age or military status. OWU is an equal opportunity institution and seeks applications from individuals who will help us honor and strengthen our commitments to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.  

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