Hobart and William Smith Colleges seek candidates for a tenure track assistant professorship with teaching and research interests that focus on Urban Sociology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a course entitled “The Sociology of the City." Other related courses might include urban politics, urban policy and planning, urban poverty and inequality, urban ethnography, world cities, migration and immigration, demography, or labor markets. The ability to teach classical social theory is also highly desirable. The Colleges encourage service-based learning and support an ambitious program of off-campus and foreign study, and candidates with interest in public sociology and cross-cultural/comparative study will be especially welcome. The successful candidate must also be committed to the teaching of Introduction to Sociology, which is a shared responsibility within the Department. The Colleges' curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinarity, and the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Colleges' Urban Studies interdisciplinary program. Other interdisciplinary programs of interest to candidates may include Public Policy, Critical Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Africana Studies, Architectural Studies, American Studies, and Women's Studies.
Ph.D. strongly preferred, although A.B.D. candidates will be given some consideration. Evidence of strong teaching and scholarly ability required.
Please send a curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and teaching and research interests, writing sample, and sample syllabi and assignments, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to:
Sociology Search Committee
Department of Anthropology and Sociology
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY 14456
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. The Department expects to conduct preliminary interviews at the ASA annual conference in August and on-campus interviews through November.
Please visit http://academic.hws.edu/anthrosoc/ for more information about the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,200, the Colleges offer 62 majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.