Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Sociology
Spelman College, Department of Sociology


Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.


Position Summary          

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Spelman College invites applications for an open-rank tenure/tenure-track position in Sociology at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to begin August 2020. We are seeking a sociologist with expertise in quantitative research methodologies who is prepared to teach core courses in Sociology as well as guide students who are doing senior theses using quantitative analysis. While the geographical area of specialization is open, a background in demography and a willingness to engage with campus initiatives around big data would be preferred. The candidate will be expected to serve as the Director of the Census Information Center (CIC). More information about the CIC can be found here: Spelman College is a teaching-intensive institution with a teaching load of three courses per semester. We are seeking a colleague who can teach courses such as Multivariate Analysis, Survey of Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, and an array of Sociology elective courses in their area of specialization that contribute to our department’s course offerings. The candidate will also be expected to serve as a reader on students’ Senior Theses, which is a capstone requirement for all majors. The ideal candidate’s scholarship and teaching should reflect an intersectional methodological and theoretical lens. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their teaching would contribute to the Sociology and Anthropology Department. The ideal candidate should be willing to work closely with students at a liberal arts college and possess a demonstrated interest and/or experience with interdisciplinary problem-posing that is grounded in the discipline of sociology. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have experience teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.



Persons currently holding a Ph.D. in Sociology are preferred. “ABD” candidates in Sociology will be considered as long as the degree will be conferred by the time of hire. Previous experience teaching courses in sociology is required.


Rank      Open

Employment Status         Tenure-track or Tenured

Full Time/Part Time         Full-time

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number               F133P

Open Date          06/27/2019

Close Date          

Special Instructions to Applicants             

EEO Statement

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus


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Cover Letter of Interest

Curriculum Vitae


Research Statement

Teaching Philosophy

Sample Syllabus

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