Assistant Professor of Sociology

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

Assistant Professor of Sociology

About Susquehanna:
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,300 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
Susquehanna University invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in August 2023. The candidate must be able to teach our introductory sociology course, upper-division electives in their field of expertise, and to supervise student capstone and independent research projects.

Required Qualifications:
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in sociology or a related field is required, with a focus on the critical study of policing, security, crime, criminal justice systems, or the carceral state. Expertise in social justice as it relates to race, class, and gender is required.

An ability to teach quantitative methods is required. Demonstrated success or evidence of potential to excel in undergraduate teaching and advising in a small, residential liberal arts college is essential, as is ongoing scholarly productivity and institutional and departmental service, and evidence of a strong commitment to pedagogies that foster diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching objectives and research interests, a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, including your knowledge of and experience with inclusive pedagogical practices in classroom teaching, advising, and mentoring, and three letters of recommendation online at Any inquiries should be sent to the search chair, Dr. Aisha Upton, at Review of applications will begin on February 17, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 9 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date: 09/01/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: F00145

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