Assistant Professor - Sociology - Tenure Track - Saint Mary's College-California in Moraga California

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Saint Mary's College-California

Moraga, California

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


We invite candidates to apply for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) in the Department of Sociology starting in the 2013-2014 academic year.  We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to undergraduate education whose primary research and teaching interests are in the area of global and transnational sociology.  Specific areas of expertise within global sociology may include social movements, gender and development, ethnic conflict, nationalism, migration, or international political economy.  

The successful candidate will be expected to develop two new upper division courses in their areas of expertise.  They should also be able to teach introduction to sociology, social problems, theory, and methods. 

The successful candidate will also be expected to teach in the unique January Term and Collegiate Seminar (great books) programs at the College.  Contractual responsibilities are equivalent to seven (7) courses per year.  The typical teaching load is six (6) courses and one (1) course reassigned for dedicated work with students.  Faculty members at Saint Mary’s are also expected to engage in scholarship, serve on College committees, advise students, and work collegially in a highly collaborative and culturally diverse environment.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the mission of the College, which is informed, animated and expressed through its Catholic, Lasallian, and Liberal Arts traditions.

Experience and Qualifications:


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in sociology by the fall of 2013.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate teaching effectiveness in sociology.  A record of scholarship is also expected.

Salary Information

Depends on Qualifications


Application Instructions: Please apply on-line at submit your letter of interest, including a brief teaching philosophy, along with your curriculum vitae on-line at In addition, please send a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and 3 letters of recommendation to the chair of the search committee, Professor Robert Bulman, Sociology, Saint Mary’s College of California, 1928 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga, CA94575.E-mail Professor Bulman if you have questions ( Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until filled.Note: Your letter of interest should specifically address how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College.   Credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.  Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Saint Mary’s is an equal opportunity employer.   We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.

Keyword Phrases

  • Assistant Professor - Sociology - Tenure Track
  • Catholic, Lasallian, liberal arts college
  • De La Salle Christian Brothers
  • committed to the educational benefits of diversity
  • Sociology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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