Job Opportunity: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Richmond

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Richmond invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting assistant professorship in Sociology to begin August 2024. We seek candidates with demonstrated teaching excellence and a strong commitment to pedagogy that values diversity and inclusivity. We seek applicants whose specializations complement those of existing faculty members in sociology and who are able to teach Introduction to Sociology and courses broadly within the field of Gender and Sexuality. The teaching load is six courses per year: three or four sections of Sociology 101 (“Foundations of Society: Introduction to Sociological Analysis”) and two or three advanced undergraduate courses.

Experience with instructional technologies is required. PhD is expected prior to appointment.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With approximately 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and more than 90% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. 

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Applicants should apply online and submit the following materials: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a 2-3 page teaching statement. The teaching statement should articulate the candidate’s teaching philosophy, interests, experience, and performance, as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates for this position may be asked, at a later date, to provide the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Jeffrey Hass (