Assistant Professor of Sociology
Whitman College,
United States

Tenure-track position in Sociology, at the rank of assistant professor, with expertise in criminology, corrections, punishment, and/or crime. These topics may be stand-alone areas of inquiry, or they may be highlighted substantially in conversation with other areas of inquiry such as public health, demography, race and social inequalities. Qualified applicants will also have expertise in quantitative methods. Desirable candidates will also have a demonstrated desire to connect with local organizations for community-based research and/or teaching. Effective August 2020. Ph.D. required.


The successful candidate will offer courses in social statistics and/or quantitative methods. The candidate will also offer courses in criminology or criminal justice, corrections/prisons/punishment, crime and society, deviance, and/or closely related fields, as well as other sociology courses at all levels (including senior thesis advising, which counts as part of the teaching load). All sociology courses contribute to the College’s social science general education requirements; many contribute to the cultural pluralism requirement; statistics contributes to the quantitative analysis requirement. The standard annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.


Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.


To apply, go to, click “Faculty” and “Assistant Professor of Sociology”. The online application will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate’s teaching interests and scholarly agenda; curriculum vitae; the contact information for three people who will be contacted for letters of reference; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.


Deadline: September 19, 2019.  

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