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Professor of Practice in Sociology

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 11, 2022
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Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Professor of Practice in Sociology


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The Sociology Department at Wheaton College (MA) seeks applicants to fill a Professor of Practice opening. Wheaton defines the Professor of Practice as a renewable, non-tenure-track position that carries a 3:3 course load OR 2:3 with added service duties. Contract renewals will be based on favorable review of the professor’s teaching, advising, and committee service/administrative work. The position does not carry research expectations.

We seek a candidate who specializes in (1) criminology/criminal justice and (2) race/ethnicity and/or transnational/global sociology. This colleague will teach 5 undergraduate courses per year and receive a course equivalency for helping to administer the newly approved program in Criminal Justice, Restorative Justice, and Criminology ( CJRJC ). At least 2 of those courses would cover crime-related topics (including Introduction to Criminal Justice Studies) that would contribute to CJRJC (preferably in areas rooted in social justice, such as comparative modes of justice; race, crime, and justice; and/or criminalization of immigration). The other 3 courses would contribute to the department’s offerings in Sociology, both helping to staff core courses and drawing on the candidate’s areas of expertise to complement our current offerings.

Additionally, the successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Coordinator of the CJRJC program to develop this new major and to advise students within that program.

To apply for this position, please visit to complete the online application. In your application, you will be asked to provide (1) a cover letter that addresses how your teaching would contribute to our undergraduate liberal arts institution and to furthering Wheaton’s commitment to fostering a community that both celebrates and includes a diversity of voices and perspectives in our content and classroom. We also ask for (2) a current CV, (3) teaching statement, and (4) the contact information of three professional references. Within the teaching statement, please describe some of the pedagogical approaches hat you have used in the classroom and the courses you would be interested in teaching. Finalists’ references will be contacted after we conduct interviews.

A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred at the time of appointment; however, strong ABD candidates will be considered.

Review of applications will begin January 6th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The position will begin Fall 2023 for a full-time one year appointment with the possibility of renewal, following successful annual evaluation. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education. We especially encourage candidates whose research programs and/or teaching and mentoring practices attend to issues of racism and social justice, broadly defined.

Questions may be directed to: Justin Schupp, Associate Professor of Sociology at schupp_justin wheatoncollege edu

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A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred at the time of appointment; however, strong ABD candidates will be considered.

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Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

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Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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