Assistant Professor of Sociology

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Classics, Religion, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
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 Sociology Rank Assistant Professor Tenure Information Tenure Track Job Description
The Department of Sociology at Providence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2023. The successful candidate must show evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching, the ability to establish a scholarly research program and enthusiasm for teaching foundational courses in sociology, especially Introductory Sociology and Research Methods. Areas of specialization are open. Essential Duties
As our student body, and Sociology majors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for candidates who show a commitment to publicly engaged scholarship, student-centered pedagogical and mentoring practices, and supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups. The course load is 3-3 with a one-semester pre-tenure sabbatical. Education and Experience Required
A Ph.D. in Sociology required and applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment..

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F140P Open Date 07/07/2022 Close Date 09/30/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: 09/30/2022 Instructions to candidates
Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. For additional information, please contact Dr. Kara Cebulko, search chair, at
To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by September 30, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 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 for Diversity 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 AA/ EOE, the College especially encourages applications from women and persons 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. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents
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