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Assistant Professor Sociology & Anthropology (STS)

The Society for Social Studies of Science
New York City, New York
Closing date
Feb 7, 2023

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Science and Technology Studies
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Assistant Professor ~ Sociology & Anthropology (STS)
Posted: January 14, 2020

The Sociology & Anthropology Department of Nazareth College of Rochester, New York, invites applications for a tenure-track at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. The department seeks candidates committed to teaching excellence at a comprehensive institution that supports both liberal arts curricula and professional programs. Applicants who will contribute to the college's commitment to a diverse and inclusive environment are encouraged to apply.

The College is currently developing a new interdisciplinary Institute for Technology, AI, and Society. The ideal candidate will teach courses in the sociology program and also have an interest and expertise to help develop and teach courses associated with the new institute. We are particularly interested in candidates who focus on potential bias and other social and ethical concerns in the field of artificial intelligence, algorithmic decision-making, and machine learning technologies.

The ideal candidate will also have experience and/or be interested in teaching Introduction to Sociology and at least one of the following core classes in the sociology major-Research Methods, Social Theory, or Sociology Senior Seminar. Other areas of specialization are open.

A Ph.D. or ABD in Sociology is required.

Please apply on-line at Please submit a cover letter, CV with a list of references, evidence of teaching excellence, an example of scholarly work, and a statement of teaching philosophy. References and additional materials may be requested at later stages of the search.

Submitted materials should be sure to address academic experience and interests working with culturally diverse groups, and experience building a diverse and inclusive teaching and learning environment. This may be done throughout the required materials or in a separate diversity statement.

Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2,100 undergraduate and 800 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire faculty with a demonstrated commitment to excellent teaching, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits of ethnic and racial diversity in the campus community. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry. Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. EOE

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