Assistant Professor, Sociology

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Work type: Faculty (Tenure-Track)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Sociology
Division: Academic Affairs

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Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology at Rollins College invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology, beginning August 2018. Area of specialization is open, with a preference for candidates who can contribute expertise beyond that of our current faculty (see our department website at The successful candidate will teach a regular load of six courses per year, including a range of courses for majors and non-majors, one course yearly for the College general education program, and either Research Methods or Sociological Theory on a yearly basis. Candidates should be able to contribute to the mission of the department which emphasizes the enduring presence of race, class, and gender inequalities.

Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment is preferred; A.B.D. considered. The successful candidate must be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching and maintain an active program of research and publication.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces diversity and inclusion; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply. All candidates should be prepared to address (in the online application and interview) their ability to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

Rollins College is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located just north of Orlando, FL, a diverse metropolitan community with a thriving economic and cultural scene. Nearby, Orlando International Airport provides easy access to U.S. and international destinations. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the College website at

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Letter of application describing teaching and research interests
  2. Curriculum vita
  3. Sample of scholarly writing
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy 
  5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Three letters of reference should be sent directly to:

Dr. Amy Armenia

Search Committee Chair 

A department representative will be at the ASA Employment Fair in August to speak to interested candidates. Review of applications will begin Sept 15, 2017. 

Our Values:

Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 


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