Assistant Professor of Sociology, full-time Tenure-track

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7058538 (Ref.No. 1534219)
Posted: July 15, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Sociology, full-time Tenure-track

Location: Moraga, CA

Open Date: Jul 10, 2019

Deadline: Oct 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Sociology at Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2020.

In addition to teaching within the candidate's areas (“Race and Ethnicity” and “Gender and Society”), the candidate is expected to teach courses in the Department's lower division core (“Introduction to Sociology” and “Social Problems”) and upper-division core (“Sociological Theory” and “Sociological Methods”).

Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. Faculty also contribute to the mission and serve the College and community in many ways, including academic advising, student and community outreach, participation in departmental and College-wide committees, and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum. Faculty are also expected to teach in the College's Core Curriculum, January Term, and Collegiate Seminar programs.

Institutional Description/Background:

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates for human fulfillment consistent with its liberal arts, Catholic and Lasallian traditions. The de La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff who value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring Saint Mary's heritage to life. Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's is known for its rigorous liberal arts education and its high quality graduate programs, including business, education, counseling, leadership, and the arts. Saint Mary's has a diverse student body of approximately 4,000 students, and the College's practices and policies reflect a commitment to inclusive excellence and a community in which all are valued, respected and supported.

For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see:


This position requires a Ph.D. in sociology by July 1, 2020 and expertise in the sociology of race/ethnicity and sex/gender. We seek a candidate who can integrate intersectional approaches and perspectives into their teaching and scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in higher education. Preference will also be given to applicants who can conduct and involve students in community-based research in the diverse and vibrant neighborhoods of the San Francisco East Bay area.

The College has been designated a Minority and Hispanic-Serving Institution; many Saint Mary’s students are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates must be able to engage and support students of color, women, and other underrepresented groups, and will be interested in participating in initiatives that aim to increase inclusivity.

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