Assistant Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Sociology beginning in Fall 2017.  We seek a sociologist whose research and teaching interests are in at least two of the following areas: Border Studies, Structural Inequalities, and/or Law and Society. We are especially interested in candidates who combine strong theoretical training with rigorous qualitative or quantitative analysis, and can teach both forms of research methods.

Sarah Lawrence is a co-educational liberal arts college with a unique pedagogy based on small classes and individual tutorials. Candidates must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to development of the research, writing and analytical skills of their students.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology and college level teaching experience.

Application materials must include: Cover letter, CV, a sample of scholarly writing, two course descriptions and sample syllabi relevant to the position, three letters of recommendation, and copy of official transcripts. The deadline for applications will be September 30. However, we would encourage applicants to get their materials to us by the first week in August since we will be interviewing at the 2016 American Sociological Association annual meetings in Seattle. In their cover letter, candidates should indicate whether they will be attending ASA, and indicate the dates when available.  Applicants may apply online at:

Sarah Lawrence College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has as one of its goals the recruitment and retention of a racially and culturally diverse administration, staff and faculty. To that end, every job opening is seen as an opportunity to increase diversity and every effort will be made to expand the applicant pool in accordance with these goals.

Sarah Lawrence College is located in southern Westchester County, 25 minutes by train from midtown Manhattan, NYC. For further information on Sarah Lawrence College, our curriculum, teaching methods, and philosophy of education, please see our web site at