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Program Overview

“[The sociological imagination] is a quality of mind that seems most dramatically to promise an understanding of the intimate realities of ourselves in connection with larger social realities.”  (C. Wright Mills)

Sociology at Bard provides students with an understanding of the structures and processes of human society -- from everyday interactions with friends, co-workers, and family members to macro-level processes of global magnitude. The Sociology curriculum offers a theoretical and methodological foundation for examining social, cultural, and political forces and analyzing how they shape people’s behavior, interpretations, social status, and well-being. Through exposure to a wide array of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research, Sociology students learn to study the social world in a way that is both rigorous and flexible.

Faculty research and teaching areas include
: social inequality; gender & sexuality; family; immigration; power, politics, & social movements; deviance, crime, & punishment; urban sociology; environment & society; globalization; demography; and research methods.

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Bard Sociology is Hiring!

Bard College invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor position in Sociology for the Spring semester 2016 and the 2016-2017 academic year to begin in January 2016.  Substantive areas are open but preference will be given to candidates who can teach in one or more of the following areas: Sociological theory, health and medical sociology, education, media and technology, and historical sociology. Applicants are expected to teach courses in sociological theory. Other courses must meet our departmental needs but will be tailored to the candidate’s interests and strengths. Responsibilities also include the supervision of undergraduate senior projects. The faculty member will teach also in Bard's First-Year Seminar, the foundation of the college's commitment to general education.

The successful candidate must hold or be near completion of a PhD. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement including course syllabi, available student evaluations and three letters of recommendation by electronic submission through interfolio by Committee:

Screening of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until September 1st, 2015. For more information on Bard, visit: .
Bard is an Equal Opportunity employer and we welcome applications for encourages applications from those who contribute to our diversity.