The Department of Sociology at Occidental College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology that begins in August 2020. We seek a sociologist with expertise in crime, law, and deviance at the Assistant Professor rank. Comparative research would be viewed favorably.
Occidental College is a nationally ranked, small liberal arts college recognized for its diverse student body, its commitment to academic excellence and equity, and its undergraduate research programs. Named one of America’s most beautiful campuses, the College is located in the vibrant neighborhoods of Eagle Rock and Highland Park in Northeast Los Angeles, allowing convenient access to major cultural and natural attractions. As one of the few urban liberal arts colleges in the country, Occidental affords students and faculty unique pedagogical engagement outside of the classroom.
For a description of the Department of Sociology and its course offerings, please visit our website at: https://www.oxy.edu/academics/areas-study/sociology
SUMMARY OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND GOALS
The candidate we seek will teach courses on deviance, punishment, law, and/or criminology. In addition to teaching courses in their area of specialization, we also seek a candidate who can teach introduction to sociology and either theory or methods courses. The successful candidate will also demonstrate both a clear record of, or potential for, successful scholarly research and publications, and a strong commitment to working with a diverse student body in liberal arts environment.
The Department of Sociology and Occidental College are committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and seek candidates who will further our mission with their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. We strongly encourage underrepresented minorities, women, and LGBTIQA+ candidates to apply. A PhD degree in Sociology is required by the first day of the appointment.
A complete application includes the following materials:
A cover letter detailing your interest in teaching at a liberal arts institution and your research agenda, including any research projects with which undergraduates can assist;
A statement of teaching philosophy that includes a discussion of your demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring especially for underrepresented students;
Evidence of strong teaching (teaching evaluations or other data if available);
Two samples of your scholarship;
Three letters of recommendation, with at least one attesting to your teaching; and
Your Curriculum Vitae.
Submit all materials to <> no later than 5 pm (PDT) on Monday, November 18, 2019. Direct inquiries about the position to the Search Committee Chair, Prof. John Lang .
Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.
We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Located in Los Angeles, Occidental College is a small, private liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,100 undergraduates. Occidental College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. The College is committed to the ideals of academic excellence and equity through its strong and steadfast commitment to developing a multicultural community. The campus is located in Eagle Rock, a Northeast section of Los Angeles.