Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Date: June 1 ,2015

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Date Needed:  August 2015


Discipline:  Criminal Justice

The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a non-tenure-track full-time, two-year annually renewable term appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor starting in August 2015, pending final administrative approval.  We seek candidates with expertise in criminal justice, policing, corrections and related fields, with preference given to those with experience in the field or experiential learning pedagogies.  Minimum qualifications include ABD or terminal degree and experience in related field by the time of the appointment.  Specific teaching assignments will include Criminology, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Policing, Corrections, Juvenile Delinquency, Deviant Behavior and related or specialty courses.  Assignment may also include general education courses, including First Year Seminars.  Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College's distinctive four-week January Term.   The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment.  Academic advising and some committee service also are expected with this appointment.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning." 

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and scholarly or applied excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees.  All materials must be sent electronically to Cindy Hubbard, Faculty Secretary, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.