Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Date: October 10, 2014

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Date Needed: August 2015

Description: The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, three-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 Social Work and Sociology, with preference given to those with expertise in public health and policy.  Minimum qualifications include a MSW (Licensed or license-eligible in New York State required, National Certification preferred) and graduate work in sociology by the time of the appointment. A PhD in either Sociology or Social Work and work in community outreach is preferred.  Specific teaching assignments will include Introduction to Social Work, Introduction to Counseling, Gerontology, Health Care Policy, Medical Sociology, and Introduction to Sociology as well as 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

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence or the potential for it, and three letters of reference sent directly by your referees.  All materials should be sent to Ms. Cindy Hubbard, Faculty Secretary,   Review of applications will begin October 20 and continue until the position is filled.