Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology & Archaeology, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
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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Position Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology


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Academic Year 2022 - 2023

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Full Academic Year

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General Position Summary:
The Sociology Department at Wheaton College (MA) seeks applicants to fill a full-time, one-year visiting position for the 2022-2023 academic year. The primary responsibility will be to teach 6 undergraduate courses (3 per semester).

We are seeking a candidate that specializes in and could offer courses in one or more of the following: criminology/criminal justice, race/ethnicity, and/or transnational/global sociology. In addition to these, we would also welcome a candidate that could offer courses in media and society, race and ethnicity, introduction to sociology, family, and other courses that complement our current offerings.

Application Instructions:
You will be asked to provide a letter of application 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 ask for a current CV, a teaching statement, and the contact information of three professional references. Within the teaching statement, please describe some of the classroom techniques/strategies that you have used in the classroom and the courses you would be interested in teaching. Finalists’ references will be contacted after we conduct interviews.

Application Deadline and Review of Applications:
Review of applications will begin March 18th, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:
Questions may be directed to: Justin Schupp, Assistant Professor of Sociology at

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

We are seeking a candidate that specializes in and could offer courses in one or more of the following: criminology/criminal justice, race/ethnicity, and/or transnational/global sociology.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

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.

Eeo Statement

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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Special Instructions to Candidates:

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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Optional & Required Documents
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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
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