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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Internal Title Assistant Professor of Sociology
Position Type Tenure-track
School/Area School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department Sociology and Anthropology
Position Description

Assistant Professor of Sociology Advertisement

College of Charleston. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning in August 2018. We seek a broadly trained sociologist with a specialization in social psychology. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught courses in social psychology or criminology. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching within an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences setting. Candidates will be expected to teach courses in their area of specialization; an introductory methods course; and a statistics course (with SPSS). The methods and statistics courses are sequenced and the candidate will be expected to teach them on a rotating basis. Candidates will also be expected to teach some distance education courses and some evening courses at our North Campus. All candidates should demonstrate evidence of ongoing scholarship. Application deadline is January 5, 2018.

Minimum Qualifications/Credentials:
Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment.

How to Apply:
Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU. Only electronic applications submitted via this website will be considered. Submit online: letter of application including current and projected research agenda, curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required for hiring), teaching philosophy, one representative publication, and contact information for 3 reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Application deadline is January 5, 2018. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. George Dickinson, search committee chair, at

About the College of Charleston
The College of Charleston is a state-supported, liberal arts and sciences institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. It is located on the historic peninsula in Downtown Charleston, a coastal metropolitan area of over 600,000. Additional information about the institution and the surrounding area is available at

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 11/10/2017
Closing Date 01/05/2018
Open Until Filled? No
Posting Number F2016066P
EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publication 1
  2. Sample Publication 2
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts