“[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.
Bard Sociology is Hiring Fall 2016!Bard College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2017. Specializations of particular interest are: health and medical sociology, education, law, comparative and historical sociology, science and technology. In addition, the successful candidate will teach our required sociological theory course and more advanced courses in social theory, and ideally will be able to contribute to campus conversations about diversity.
Responsibilities include teaching courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and the supervision of undergraduate senior theses. The successful candidate will have a commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate teaching at a liberal arts college; maintaining an active research program; contributing to the general education curriculum; and engaging with the life of the college.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Sociology; ABD at the time of application will be considered.
To apply, please send a cover letter; curriculum vitae; research statement; sample of written work not to exceed 30 pages; teaching statement that includes a description of teaching experience; course syllabi and, if available, student evaluations; and three letters of recommendation, at least one addressing teaching through Interfolio.com at: http://apply.interfolio.com/36581
Review of applications will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until October 1, 2016. For more information on the Sociology program at Bard, visit http://sociology.bard.edu or contact Yuval Elmelech at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who intend to contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.