Assistant Professor of Public and Community Service Studies

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor of Public and Community Service Studies Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description
The Department of Public and Community Service Studies ( PSP ) at Providence College in Providence, R.I., invites applications for a tenure-track position serving the PSP department at the assistant professor level, beginning August 1, 2023.

Because the PSP department emphasizes the application of learning, candidates must demonstrate how their terminal degree and research area(s) of specialty prepare them to conduct community-engaged research and pedagogy, as well as foster new and existing relationships between community partners and undergraduate students.
As the student body at Providence College grows increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and/or experience with inclusive pedagogy and mentorship are especially encouraged to apply. Essential Duties
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can teach undergraduate students successfully in the department’s four core courses:
· PSP 101 (Introduction to Community Service)
· PSP 102 (Foundations in Community Partnership)
· PSP 302 (Diversity, Community and Service)
· PSP 303 (Community Organizing).
In addition to these courses, successful candidates should also be able to teach courses in their specialty area, to develop courses for the PSP major and minor, and be willing to teach capstone-level courses. Education and Experience Required
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in an area of study related to community service or community engagement. Importantly, outstanding candidates will possess a terminal degree, experience in interdisciplinary scholarship and in pedagogy that emphasizes experiential learning, and an active research program that can inform classroom teaching and field experiences. Faculty who have taught in the PSP department have had terminal degrees in political science, psychology, education, sociology, social work, philosophy, theology, women and gender studies, Black studies, American studies, literature, and the health sciences.

  • Earned doctorate in a field related to community service studies
  • Record of interdisciplinary, community-engaged, scholarship
  • Record of an active research agenda
  • Commitment to inclusive pedagogy, diversity, and equity

  • Successful teaching experience in higher education, including development of inclusive pedagogy
  • Demonstrated success engaging undergraduates in research

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F156P Open Date 08/29/2022 Close Date 12/01/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates
Review of applications will begin by mid-November 2022. Responses to the college mission statement are not needed at the time of application but will be requested from finalists. The initial interview process will be conducted virtually. The successful candidates on the short list will be provided funds to visit campus in-person within a specified timeframe, if desired.

Interested persons should submit an application online at by December 1, 2022. The department will consider applications on a rolling basis, however, and will continue to do so until the position is filled.

All complete online applications for short-listed candidates must include the following:
· Letter of Interest
· Curriculum Vitae
· Unofficial Graduate Degree Transcript(s)
· Response to the Mission Statement of Providence College
· Three Letters of Recommendation
· Statement of Teaching Philosophy
· Statement of Research Interests
· Statement of Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Peter Costello at or 401-865-2188. 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. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan (PC200) involves “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 Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, the College and the Public and Community Service Department especially encourage applications from women and people of color. Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  5. Research
  6. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document

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