Mary Baldwin University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full time, 9- month, fixed term, renewable assistant professorship. The ideal candidate is a dynamic teacher-scholar who can work as a generalist but also bring expertise in such subfields as sociology of race and ethnicity, education, and/or health. The position provides a unique, early-career opportunity for the faculty member to shape the direction of the Sociology program in an institution focused on undergraduate teaching.

Duties and Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching seven courses per year (three courses per semester plus the university’s May Term), academic advising of students, service to the university to support shared governance, and maintenance of an active scholarly agenda.

Qualifications: PhD in Sociology. ABD considered.

  • Preferred subfields include sociology of health, education, and /or race & ethnicity
  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate level. In-seat and online teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated willingness to advise and mentor undergraduates as well as supervise research projects.

Sociology and Anthropology at Mary Baldwin University:

  • We are teaching scholars whose mission is to empower students to become leaders.
  • We fulfill our mission by providing undergraduate education from sociological and anthropological perspectives to a diverse population of students.
  • We focus on critical, reflexive and creative analysis as the foundation for the in-depth understanding of cultural and social context necessary for effective leadership.
  • We provide a comprehensive analysis of the socio-cultural world, at all levels of social life, and across social, cultural and geographical space.
  • We analyze social and cultural change throughout human history. The disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology provide unique perspectives essential for effective leadership in a globalized, fast-changing world.

Emphasis on Diversity: Mary Baldwin University is an intentionally diverse educational community, with a vibrant population of over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its residential and online programs. More than fifty percent of MBU’s residential undergraduates are students of color and the University aspires to develop a faculty, staff, and curriculum that reflect its demographics. The University places a high priority on the cultivation of a community in which all students are both seen and heard. We seek and encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in higher education and with academic experience with diverse student bodies. Above all, Mary Baldwin seeks candidates eager to embrace and empower an ethic of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

Applications: Applicants should send a letter of application and current curriculum vitae as well as the names of at least three references to In their letter candidates should reflect on their philosophy of teaching, including approach to online pedagogies,  and elucidate contributions they can make to a university committed to fostering inclusion within a diverse community. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled. Mary Baldwin University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer and especially encourages applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.


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