Assistant Professor, Providence College

The Department of Sociology at Providence College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2018. The successful candidate must show evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and publication in the area of Social Theory. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in W.E.B. Du Bois, critical race theory and intersectionality and/or economic sociology. As our student body, and sociology majors in particular, grow increasingly diverse, we have a strong preference for publicly engaged scholarship, and candidates with interests in student-centered pedagogical and mentoring practices. Moreover, as students of color and their allies have demanded in college and university protests across the nation, we support the students’ desire to hire faculty who demonstrate a deep commitment to and proven ability in supporting the success of students from historically marginalized economic, social, and cultural groups.

The course load is 3-3 with the option for a one semester pre-tenure research leave after three years of service as a member of the Ordinary Faculty. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required and applicants must have dissertation in hand at the time of appointment. Applicants should apply online at the College’s career site at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching statement/philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Charlotte O’Kelly, search chair, at

To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by September 30, 2017. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its Mission. We strive to foster an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a stellar and diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. As such, a pillar of Providence College’s Strategic Plan for Diversity is to “aggressively recruit, support and retain diverse faculty.” To review the strategic plan, please visit An Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.