Assistant Professor, Sociology, Rhode Island College

Rhode Island College invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, Sociology. This is a full-time, continuing tenure-track, calendar year position.

The individual will teach sociology courses serving the Sociology, Justice Studies, and/or Gerontology programs ranging from the introductory to the graduate level. They will also advise undergraduate and graduate students while engaging in scholarly research and professional activities.

Since its founding in 1854, Rhode Island College (RIC) has been delivering a low-cost, high-quality education in innovative ways from its beautiful campus in Providence, RI. As Rhode Island’s first institution of public higher education, RIC has grown from its origins in teacher preparation to becoming a leading regional comprehensive college. With the goal of preparing students to be engaged citizens, as well as meeting state and regional needs for today’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders, RIC ensures that students have the support, skills, and opportunities necessary to learn and thrive. It offers an extraordinary collegiate experience with top-notch academic programs, active learning in the classroom, significant experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom, and state-of-the-art facilities. Nearly 90 majors and programs are offered through its five distinct academic schools: Arts and Sciences, Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, School of Business, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. Over 40% of the RIC undergraduate student body are students of color and 45% are first-generation college students. The Department of Sociology offers majors in Sociology and Justice Studies, minors in Sociology, Justice Studies, and Gerontology, and an MA degree in Justice Studies. We are an active, engaged faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.

Required qualifications:  

-Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment.

-Ability to teach courses required for the Sociology and Justice Studies programs administered by the Department of Sociology.

-Ability to engage n scholarly research professional activities

-Ability to contribute to the curricular, assessment, and advising work of the Department and its programs.

Preferred qualifications: 

-Ability to teach core courses in sociology, justice studies, and/or gerontology, including introductory courses, research methods, and/or classical and/or contemporary theory.

-Ability to teach variety of courses across the current sociology and justice studies curricula and to complement current faculty expertise.

-Ability to teach graduate courses and supervise MA student research.

-Individuals from minoritized backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply

Application deadline: 4/10/2023

Proposed starting salary: $58,949 minimum baseline salary. $61,779 minimum salary for terminal degree

For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see  Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.