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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Whitman College
Job Location:
Walla Walla, Washington
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Whitman College

Tenure-track position in Sociology, with expertise in criminology, corrections, punishment, and/or crime, at the rank of assistant professor. Qualified applicants will also have expertise in statistics and/or quantitative methods. PhD is required at the start of the position (August 2023).

The successful candidate will offer courses in criminology or criminal justice, corrections/prisons/punishment, crime and society, deviance, and/or closely related fields. The candidate will also offer courses in social statistics and/or quantitative methods, as well as other sociology courses at all levels (including senior thesis advising). The annual teaching load is five courses. The College provides a generous pre-tenure sabbatical leave program and professional development support for both research and teaching.

Located in Walla Walla, Whitman's beautiful tree-lined campus is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, along with a fiercely loyal and growing number of engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.

Whitman College is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. This statement can be included in the cover letter or the teaching statement. In their cover letter, candidates should address their interest in working at a liberal arts college with undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction.

To apply, go to: . BambooHR will prompt you to submit all of the required materials: a letter of application; separate statements addressing the candidate's teaching interests and scholarly/performance agenda; curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; graduate transcripts; and complete sets of teaching evaluations or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction.

Deadline: September 15, 2022

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the college's working and learning environment. Whitman College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EEO)

No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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