About Albright College
Founded in 1856, Albright College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Berks County and one of the most economically and culturally diverse colleges in the country. Nationally ranked as a top performer for social mobility, Albright is home to about 1,600 residential undergraduate students from across the nation and around the globe, working together to cultivate integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. Albright students are encouraged to cross or combine majors to create individualized academic programs, without taking longer to graduate. The college's flexible curriculum, close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options are all designed to help students exceed their own expectations
At Albright, we believe our differences make us stronger and empower us to better understand and respect one another in a just and fair manner. With this in mind, the college recruits, houses, educates, employs, supports and generally celebrates people of all statuses, identities and backgrounds, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, religious or spiritual identity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and parental status, veteran status, political affiliation and physical and mental ability. Albright College is an EEO employer, committed to inclusivity. In alignment with this commitment, we actively encourage diversity in all dimensions among applicants for this position. Read the college's Inclusivity and Equity Statement
online and learn more our demonstrated commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community.
Albright College has an opening for an Assistant Professor of Sociology, tenure-track, with a specialization in Sociology of Race. Successful candidates will also be able to teach Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory, and other core courses in the sociology curriculum. This position must also be willing to work across departments to help grow new interdisciplinary programs on campus. Candidates must demonstrate ability for teaching a diverse student body and commitment to building an inclusive and equitable academic community, as describe in Albright College's Inclusivity and Equity Statement.
Review of applications for this position will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an application by clicking "Apply Now". Cover letter, a minimum of two professional references, teaching portfolio, statement on inclusion and equity in the classroom, research agenda, and any other supporting application materials can be uploaded in one document along with the curriculum vitae. Albright offers a competitive benefits package, which includes tuition remission.
About Reading, Pa. Ranked a "Best Place to Live" and "Best Place to Retire" by U.S. News & World Report, Reading is a medium-sized city in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Albright College's 118 acre campus is located in the city's historic northeast College Heights neighborhood. Catch a concert in Reading's 9,000 seat Santander Arena or get up close and personal in the historical Santander Performing Arts Center (built in the 1870s - only 20 years after Albright was born!) Start a new art project with materials like hot glass, paint, wood and more at the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, enjoy seasonal festivals or take a walk through West Reading's artisan shops, restaurants and boutiques. See Pennsylvania's spectacular autumn display from the top of Reading's Pagoda, a kayak on Blue Marsh Lake, or from a scenic steam train ride. Or leave civilization behind with more than 125 miles of certified biking and hiking trails. The city of Reading is also home to the Philadelphia Flyer's ECHL ice hockey team and the Philadelphia Phillies' AA baseball team.