Associate Professor, Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College invites applicants for a faculty appointment in Sociology at the tenured Associate Professor level whose research is focused in the area of health, broadly defined. We are particularly interested in research that is related to issues of inequities and health access. We invite candidates whose research has a US or non-US focus and welcome those who use quantitative or qualitative methodologies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and research and show a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to the instruction and support of a diverse student population and who will enrich and contribute to the ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity of the Department and College faculty. The teaching load at Bowdoin is two courses per semester, and includes teaching sociology core courses (introduction to sociology; sociological methods or theory; and our senior capstone course) in addition to courses in the candidate’s specialty. Appointment to begin July, 2017.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit a cover letter describing your scholarly research agenda and teaching philosophy and your curriculum vitae. Names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation may be requested at a later stage in the search process. Review of applications begins October 15.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

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