Assistant Professor of Sociology
Sociology, Wellesley College (Wellesley, Ma )
October 4, 2023
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2024
Post date: August 4, 2023

The Sociology Department at Wellesley College seeks an Assistant Professor in the area of law and society to begin in Fall 2024. We are looking for a scholar who adopts a critical theoretical perspective on law, criminality, and the carceral state, either in the US or through comparative global work. We are particularly interested in scholars who leverage race, class, gender, sexuality, immigration status and/or disability as key frameworks of analysis and those who use innovative quantitative, digital and/or historical methodologies to advance their claims. Community-involved methodologies are also welcome. We are open to a range of more specific topics of focus, which could include interconnections between the geography of the carceral system and the electoral system, issues of environmental justice, immigrant detention practices, or post-carceral life trajectories, to name only a few.


Wellesley’s tenure-track faculty teach 2 courses per semester. The successful candidate will teach sociology courses related to their area(s) of specialty that will enhance existing offerings in the department.


Wellesley College is an Affirmative  Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community  and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related discipline by the start date of July 2024 and show evidence of their potential for success in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to inclusive excellence in higher education.  


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, one publication or other writing sample, statements on research and teaching (one document of 5000 words or less, combined), and a diversity statement that includes teaching or classroom practices that promote inclusion and belonging. Three letters of reference are requested. Please submit names and contact information for referees along with the application.


Review of applications will begin on September 1st and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by September 25th will be given full consideration.


All employees hired are strongly encouraged to be up to date with all vaccination and boosters against COVID‐19

Application Instructions 
Review Begins: 
September 1, 2023

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