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
Assistant Professor of Sociology
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.
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
Open Until Filled
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed To Apply
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Teaching Statement / Philosophy
- Teaching Evaluations
- Optional Document