Salem State University: Faculty, Sociology (Latinx Studies)

Salem State University: Faculty, Sociology (Latinx Studies), Full-Time,
Tenure-Track, Fall 2024

The sociology department at Salem State University invites applications for a tenure-track 
faculty (rank is usually open) position to begin September 2024. We seek a scholar to teach
courses in introductory sociology, Latinx studies, race and ethnicity, classical and contemporary
social theory, and specialty areas within the field. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the hire
will advise undergraduate students, participate in department and university committees, and
maintain active involvement in scholarly activities. Candidates must be committed to excellence
in undergraduate liberal arts education and must demonstrate excellence in teaching across
various modalities, including online instruction.
The sociology department is an inclusive and collaborative community with a commitment to
high quality and supportive instruction, research, and service. Faculty and students are engaged
in a myriad of activities that center on contemporary social issues affecting the United States and
the global community, including racial and ethnic inequality, immigration, health, the American
criminal justice system, American culture, family and intimate relationships, and gender and
sexuality, among other areas. The sociology program supports students as they deepen their
understanding of social patterns and processes, the social causes and consequences of complex
social problems, and the possibilities for social change. The sociology curriculum is broad-based
and contributes to the educational goals of multiple disciplines and programs, including social
work, nursing, education, healthcare studies, and business. The department offers both a
Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology.
Salem State University is committed to excellence in teaching. We pride ourselves in providing
first-rate classroom experiences and supervising intensive learning opportunities such as research
and internships. Many of our students are first-generation, racial/ethnic minorities, veterans, and
adult learners. Salem State University is located in the Greater Boston area in the historic city of
Salem, Massachusetts. The Greater Boston region is famous for its world-class education,
healthcare, and business enterprises and the area offers numerous opportunities for professional
and personal enrichment.
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include
teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and
university. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is subject to
available funding.

Required Qualifications:
 PhD or ABD in sociology or a closely related field (PhD must be conferred by August 1,
 College-level teaching experience in Latinx studies, race and ethnicity, and classical and
contemporary theory
 Experience with online instruction and instructional technologies
 Experience with and a commitment to inclusive and interactive teaching practices for a
diverse student community, many of whom are first-generation college students

Preferred Qualifications:
As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State University seeks to enrich the
faculty/librarian ranks by actively encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences
directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and representation of Latinx populations in
the United States. Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should present
documented activities in Latinx-related teaching, scholarship/research, and service, including
community-based endeavors in each of these three areas.
Interest in civic learning and civic engagement pedagogies.

This is an on-site, in-person position.
Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide
reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.
For accommodation information or requests please email


Interested applicants should apply online and submit the following: 1) Cover Letter describing your teaching experience, research agenda, and interest in joining the Salem State community; 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) Teaching Statement that also describes how the applicant fosters diversity and inclusion in their teaching; and 4) (unofficial) Academic Transcripts.

This position is eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.

Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color,
women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

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