Instructor of Sociology
Title: Instructor of Sociology
Date: November 11, 2013
Department: Department of Sociology
Bridgewater College seeks an instructor, specializing in sociology, social problems, social work, and conflict studies, for a full time position beginning in August 2014.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach a total of eight courses: four in the fall semester and four in the spring semester. The instructor’s primary responsibilities will focus on introductory courses in sociology. Expertise in social work, social problems, and/or conflict transformation is desired.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Sociology, Doctorate in Social Work, or a closely related interdisciplinary program. (ABD will be considered.) Commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduates in a liberal-arts context required. Evidence of successful undergraduate teaching experience preferred.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Sociology offers a major in sociology, and offers minors in cultural studies, crime and justice and social work. Approximately twenty students graduate from the department annually and they pursue graduate school, careers in human services and education, and law school. The department has five full-time faculty. In addition to a rigorous generalist approach to the field of sociology, and a vibrant undergraduate research agenda, the program offers courses in Conflict Transformation, Social Welfare, and other curriculum with a strong peace and justice focus.
Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of approximately 1,850 students representing 28 states and 10 countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.
Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Harriett E. Hayes, Associate Professor by email at email@example.com.
APPLICATION: Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled.
Bridgewater College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and employing a diverse faculty and staff.