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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology/Science, Technology & Society

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The Multidisciplinary Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the Department of Sociology invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in one or more of the following fields: science, knowledge and technology; queer/trans studies; drugs and society; environment and technology or other areas that intersect explicitly between STS and Sociology. Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. The position begins in Fall 2019. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required.

Teaching load in the first year is 4 courses; after that it is 5 courses per year, split 2/3 and 3/2 in alternating years, between the STS Program and the Sociology Department. The person in this position will teach courses, normally to be cross-listed between STS and Sociology, at all levels in their fields of sociological expertise. Within the STS Program, interest and ability to teach the core course in STS ('Conceptualizing STS: Theories and Practice') would be beneficial, although not required. Within the Sociology Department, the person in this position will be expected to teach the department's theory-based Introductory Sociology course.

To apply, please visit the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a candidate diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, an unofficial graduate transcript, and three (3) letters of recommendation, at least one of which directly addresses teaching. Additional information on candidate diversity statements can be found here.

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.