Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position posted on: 09-11-2019

Position Summary:

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Lycoming College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning Fall 2020. The position has a 3/3 course load, including sections of Introduction to Sociology and Social Stratification each semester. The area of specialization is open, but the department is interested in offering a course outside of its current strengths in Medical Sociology and Human Services, perhaps in the areas of Immigration or Latinx Studies.


Required Experience & Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred, but advanced ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and evidence of potential for continuing scholarship.


To Apply:

Applicants should send a letter describing teaching and research interests, a CV, transcripts, sample syllabi, copies of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference, at least one of which is able to address the candidate's teaching abilities. Electronic submission of application materials is required in PDF format preferred.  Please reference “Visiting Position - Sociology” in the subject line of the email.



Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Post-offer, pre-employment drug screening conducted. 


Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 385 Best Colleges. Lycoming College's strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborate with and mentor our diverse student body of approximately 1,200 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing over 50 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.