Adjunct - College of Arts & Sciences - Sociology

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
About the College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) delivers a time-honored liberal arts education paired with Drexel’s renowned focus on applied learning. Our research and scholarship explore contemporary issues with an eye toward improving the common good. With a breadth of disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, and a focus on the now, the College is the perfect home for curious scholars who seek to apply their learning in the service of humanity. Our undergraduate programs, Co-op experiences and Community-Based Learning courses give students a broad-based, hands-on education that prepares them to make an impact immediately. Our graduate programs take a rigorous yet practical approach to advancing knowledge. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and gifted scholars who publish groundbreaking research on the world’s most pressing issues.

About the Sociology Department

The Drexel Department of Sociology conducts research grounded in sociological theory and methodologies informed by collaborative work with diverse communities. Our scholarship engages with local and global field sites, research questions, and connections. We engage in pedagogy that is mutually produced with our students and the communities with whom we work. Our research, teaching, and service intersect in three major subfields: environmental sociology, health and medical sociology, and urban sociology. 

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom or online. Responsibilities may include teaching days or evenings, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both. The Sociology Department is hiring adjuncts to teach the following courses: Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Health and Illness, Sex and Society, Sex and the City, Social Problems, Social Networks and Health, Sociology of Health Professions, Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice, and Classical Social Theory.

Essential Functions
  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on contract.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes.
  • Schedule two office hours per week for student availability.
  • Schedule administrative time for course preparation.
  • Maintain communication with the department head regarding any course or student issues.
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD in Sociology or a closely related field
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Aug 2 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Sep 30 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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