Assistant Professor of Sociology and Science, Technology and Society
Posted: 8/30/2016 (Employment)
The multidisciplinary Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the Department of Sociology at Vassar College invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in one or more of the following fields: science studies, environment and technology, queer/trans studies, or other areas that intersect explicitly between STS and Sociology. The position begins in fall of 2017. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required.
Teaching load in the first year is 4 courses; after that it is 5 courses per year, split 2/3 and 3/2 in alternating years, between the STS Program and the Sociology Department. The person in this position will teach courses, normally to be cross-listed between STS and Sociology, at all levels in their fields of sociological expertise. Within the STS Program, interest and ability to teach the core course in STS (‘Conceptualizing STS: Theories and Practice’) would be beneficial, although not required. Within the Sociology Department, the person in this position will be expected to teach the department’s theory-based Introductory Sociology course.
Location: Vassar College