Position Detail

Assistant Professor of Sociology (#873)

Date Posted:
07/09/2019
Type/Department:
Faculty in Sociology & Anthropology
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Sociology/Anthropology Department, to begin in fall 2020. Substantive areas of sociological research are open, with the understanding that the department’s goal is to develop the critical capacity of sociology students to understand and apply a variety of statistical techniques to understand the social world. Such techniques may include advanced statistical analyses, mathematical models, machine learning, visualization, and other approaches. The applicant should have a strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching; a research program that can easily accommodate and encourage undergraduates is expected. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year in the candidate's area of expertise at the College, while also ensuring that several of these classes can count as courses for the growing interdisciplinary Data Science major at the College. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching and/or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement and inclusion of culturally diverse audiences in higher education, and particularly in Sociology.

Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu by submitting a CV and three succinct statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research plans, and (3) mentoring a diverse student body. Review of applications will begin on October 4 and continue until the position is filled. We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted. For more information, please contact socsearch19@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first-generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.