Southwestern University.  The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment (2019-2020).

The successful candidate will teach four sections of an introductory sociology class and two upper-level electives of their choosing (split into a 3-3 teaching load). Candidates should express their willingness and ability to do so and specify which upper-level electives they intend to teach in their cover letters. Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to excellence and creativity in undergraduate teaching.

Areas of specialization are open. However, candidates who propose to teach upper-level electives that complement our current course offerings and have the potential to contribute to the school’s interdisciplinary programs – Environmental Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, Latin American and Border Studies, and Race and Ethnicity Studies – are particularly encouraged to apply.  In line with Southwestern University’s commitment to diversity, the department is especially interested in attracting candidates from underrepresented minority groups, particularly those with demonstrated commitment to enhancing diversity and inclusion.

A Ph.D. in Sociology, a related field, or an interdisciplinary field should be completed by spring 2019.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences and fine arts education.  Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.   In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of premier liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group.  Affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Southwestern University is located in historic Georgetown, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and is 28 miles north of Austin.  Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at  For additional information about the department, please visit our webpage at

To apply:  Interested candidates should submit through Interfolio a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a list of three references.  Apply at  Review of applications will begin on April 8, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F.