Part-Time Lecturer in Sociology: Sociology of Higher Education
Tufts University, Department of Sociology
United States

The Department of Sociology at Tufts University is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach Sociology of Higher Education (Sociology 094-09) in the Fall 2019 semester, which begins September 3, 2019.


Course topics could include: admissions criteria, structure and funding of universities and colleges, impact on social mobility, diversity and composition of student body, role of athletics, tenure and promotion, role of grants and foundations, balance between research and teaching, and other issues of importance to the instructor.


Class meets twice a week, Monday and Wednesday 4:30-5:45 p.m.



A Doctorate or ABD in Sociology or a related field, and college-level teaching experience are both required.

Application Instructions: All applications must be submitted via Interfolio at . Candidates should submit a letter stating their qualifications for teaching the course, a curriculum vitae, a tentative syllabus or related syllabus, teaching evaluations, and two confidential letters of reference, submitted directly by the authors, and uploaded to Interfolio.


Questions about the position can be addressed to Department Administrator John LiBassi at

Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.


Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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