The Department of Sociology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Area of specialization is open. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Regular contribution to the department’s introductory level courses is expected as well as contributions of sociology elective courses that serve majors, minors, and the general student body. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with and mentor student research. Department aims and goals include encouraging the development of the “sociological imagination” in students, the teaching of skills to articulate this, and providing opportunities for students to engage in praxis. There is also opportunity to contribute to the university’s area studies programs. ABD in Sociology at time of application required.  Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the PhD by the time of appointment.

The department is interested in candidates, who can substantively contribute to the diversity of the: a) university community, b) knowledge that students are exposed to, and c) department’s culture of intellectual innovation. Applicants should address their ability to meet these qualifications in their cover letter.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications begins Jan 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Leah Rohlfsen (, Search Chair.