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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Sociology

East Stroudsburg University
Job Location:
East Stroudsburg, 18301
East Stroudsburg University's Department of Sociology, Social Work & Criminal Justice is looking for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Sociology program. Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU's proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provides convenient access to professional markets, careers, and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country's largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun.

The successful candidate will join a cohesive, collaborative, and diverse multidisciplinary department that offers majors and minors in Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice. The Sociology program offers a comprehensive foundation of courses and an opportunity for students to select a wide variety of elective courses. Applicants must possess prior university-level teaching experience, and be able to teach both introductory service courses and upper-level major electives. While all specialty areas will be considered, expertise in Medical Sociology, Organizational/Applied Sociology, and/or Inequality/Social Justice is most desirable. The successful candidate will have a 4/4 teaching load and is also expected to maintain a scholarly research agenda and provide service to the Department and University.


- The candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology (ABD considered if Dissertation Defense date guarantees conferral of degree before date of appointment).

- Experience teaching Sociology at the post-secondary level, and evidence of ongoing scholarly work are required.

- Experience and ability to work with diverse populations.

- Commitment and value of a collegial and multidisciplinary working environment dedicated to teaching a diverse student population and a passion for serving students and the community is preferred.

What We Offer---

Outstanding benefits package including medical from date of hire, retirement contributions, employee wellness program, and paid leave

- Family Tuition waivers: Every full-time employee will receive a receive a full tuition waiver for all ESU courses for themselves, spouse/domestic partner, and children. Every full-time employee will receive 50% tuition waiver at all PASSHE universities for themselves, spouse/domestic partner, and children.

- Optional membership to PSECU Credit Union

- Community commitment to living by the Warrior Code:

o Accountable for One's Actions

o Positive, Honest, and Loyal

o Committed to Self-Growth

o Willing to Sacrifice for the Greater Good

o Respectful of the Environment and Community

o Dedicated to Empowering Others

CLOSE DATE: 1/15/2024

START DATE: 8/24/2024

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants are to apply through the ESU Job Portal and are required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before the appointment), and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, professional activity, a review of the candidate's vita, and a successful interview. A teaching demonstration and portfolio review or research presentation will be required. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution, and/or an individual please mail directly to or to the HR Office at East Stroudsburg 105 Reibman Administration Building 200 Prospect St. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official transcripts at the time of employment.

Must be at least 18 years old and have English literacy skills. Employment with ESU is contingent on the selected candidate passing a thorough background check that includes: FBI fingerprinting, PA Child Abuse, and employment/degree verifications. We are proud that ESU is an equal-opportunity employer. For more information on President Long's 10-point plan, click here:

We believe diversity, inclusion, and belonging are keys to success for our faculty and students.

We are proud to foster a workplace that is unique to higher education. As an organization focused on diversity, inclusion, and belonging, we are committed to ensuring our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work every day. A unique perspective is critical to solving complex problems and inspiring others.
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