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Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology (Non-Tenure Track)

Muhlenberg College
Job Location:
Allentown, Pennsylvania
The Position:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology (Non-Tenure Track)
Job Summary:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years. We seek a broadly trained sociologist (Ph.D. in Sociology or Ph.D. candidates in Sociology) with demonstrated experience teaching Introduction to Sociology. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching courses in quantitative methods in Sociology and core subfields in Sociology not currently represented in the program's curriculum. The department is committed to outstanding teaching that supports and encourages our increasingly diverse student population through innovative and inclusive pedagogies.

As part of the College's sequential approach for the health and safety of our campus community, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required upon hire (absent an approved medical or religious exemption). Successful completion of background checks, including but not limited to child abuse clearance, education and national criminal background are also required. 

Schedule, Benefits & Housing: This is a full-time, non-tenure-track, faculty position for the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 academic years with a teaching load of three courses per semester, each fall and spring. Muhlenberg offers a highly competitive benefits package, including but not limited to, paid time off, parental leave, medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending plans, short-and long-term disability, life insurance, and retirement. The successful candidate will also have the option to rent a 3-BR, single-family home at highly competitive rates through Muhlenberg-owned housing, adjacent to campus.

The College & Surrounding Area: Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is a private, four-year residential, liberal arts college committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity and inclusion. Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, business, natural sciences and social sciences; as well as pre-professional programs in law, health and theology; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master's degrees. Visiting Faculty have access to a wide range of professional development resources, including but not limited to pedagogical workshops, facilitated interdisciplinary course collaborations, mentoring from the college's Center for Teaching and Learning, and membership resources from the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. As part of eastern Pennsylvania's scenic Lehigh Valley, Allentown is a diverse city of 125,000, located just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. As the third largest city in the state, and along with neighboring Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks and recreational opportunities, and a rich blend of diverse cuisine. 

To receive full consideration, candidates should upload the following as a single PDF to Muhlenberg College's Workday Career Portal: 1) a letter of application that includes a statement of teaching and research interests; 2) a statement that explains how their teaching and research will contribute to Muhlenberg's efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community; 3) a curriculum vitae; 4) sample teaching materials, including syllabi and assignments, with evidence of excellent teaching; and, 5) names and contact information for three professional references. To initiate your application, use the APPLY button.

Review of materials will begin immediately; for full consideration apply by December 5, 2022. Also, please direct any inquiries regarding the position to Dr. Benjamin Carter, Search Committee Chair, at Inquiries regarding Muhlenberg's Workday Career Portal may be directed to

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