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Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology Department
Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 05/06/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Psychology
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

Drexel University's Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor in medical sociology. Expertise in medical sociology is required; those with additional teaching specialties in the fields of race, ethnicity, and class; science, technology and society; and global health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching duties include teaching Sociology of Health and Illness, Introduction to Sociology, Medicine and Society, and other sociology undergraduate courses.

The Sociology Department is housed within the College of Arts and Sciences. The College offers a variety of B.A. and graduate degrees spanning the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Faculty in the Sociology department also work with interdisciplinary programs including the Center for Science, Technology, and Society; the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy; the Urban Sexuality Lab; the Women and Gender Studies Program; and the graduate program in Communication, Culture and Media.

The successful applicant will begin in September 2021. The appointment will be for one year.

Essential Functions

Teaching 36 credits at undergraduate level over three quarters. Service to the college and department.

Required Qualifications

PhD or Doctorate in Sociology

Required Experience

A minimum 1-year teaching experience in Higher Education

Other Requirements

Excellence in teaching and teaching innovation and dedication to working with students is essential. Successful applicants must demonstrate potential for teaching excellence in the environment of a major research university. Strong written and oral communication skills are required. The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by September 1, 2021 and must be legally eligible to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior teaching or lecturing experience is highly desirable. Interest in course and curriculum development and online teaching experience desired.

Physical Demands

Typically sitting at a desk/table.


University City, Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions:

Please make sure to upload/include the following documents in a PDF format upon your application submission:

1. Cover letter
2. Resume/CV with complete professional and academic history.
3. A brief statement summarizing your teaching experience and relevant professional experience.
4. The names and e-mail addresses of at least three references.

Letters of reference/recommendation will be requested from candidates who are invited for an on-campus interview. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Please address all queries to Prof. Mimi Sheller (email: Only applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be considered.

Advertised: May 5 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 3 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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