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Assistant Professor of the Practice, Sociology and Anthropology

Fairfield University, Sociology & Anthropology Department
Fairfield, Connecticut
Closing date
Jan 17, 2022

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Non-Tenure Track
Full Time
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The International Studies and International Business Program at Fairfield University invites applications for a position of Assistant Professor of the Practice or Instructor of the Practice in College of Arts & Sciences to begin fall 2022. This is a non-tenure track, full-time, fixed-term, renewable position. Candidates must have PhD in Sociology or Anthropology, international expertise, and be able to teach our foundational course, “People, Places, and Global Issues.” Candidates should show a commitment to excellence in teaching. Interest and experience in teaching to promote social justice is desirable.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four courses each semester at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, face-to-face, hybrid and online.
  • Academic advising and extracurricular student engagement.
  • Providing service to the program, the College of Arts & Sciences, the university, and the community at-large as necessary and appropriate.


Candidates must have masters or PhD in Sociology or Anthropology from an accredited institution. 

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications that arrive before March 1, 2022.  Only complete files will be reviewed by the search committee and for full consideration, please upload the following materials: (1) cover letter that includes teaching experience and/or teaching philosophy (2) curriculum vitae, (3) samples of syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available (4) contact information for three or more professional references.  Please contact David Crawford ( with questions.

 For full consideration, please click “” and upload the requested materials by March 1, 2022.

Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents or submit additional documents to

About Fairfield University

Fairfield University was founded in 1942 as a Jesuit institution in Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along the Long Island Sound. The University’s 200-acre campus includes five College and Professional Schools that enroll approximately 3,500 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer that welcomes applications from persons of color, women, veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with disabilities. Fairfield University, as a modern Jesuit Catholic institution, animates our commitment to excellence through cultivating the most diverse community possible through the four pillars of our Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Mission Statement


The Sociology and Anthropology Department at Fairfield University challenges students to critically examine the social and cultural dimensions of the modern world. The program integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches to understand and engage major social problems faced by societies, our own and others.

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  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation/preference.
  • This employer does prohibit discrimination based on gender identity/expression.
  • This employer does offer health insurance benefits to eligible partners.
  • This employer does not appear on the AAUP list of censured institutions.
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