Assistant Professor of Criminology/Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Hartwick College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2020 pending final administrative approval. We seek candidates with a strong passion for teaching and interest in offering courses in criminology and/or criminal justice as well as their area of expertise. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice, or ABDs close to the completion of their degree.

We are seeking a sociologist or criminologist with the interest and ability to teach courses to support our growing criminal justice major. The area of research emphasis is open and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach/develop courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate must also demonstrate ability to teach or develop the following courses: Introduction to Criminal Justice, Quantitative Research Methods in Criminal Justice, and Criminology as well as other survey-level criminal justice courses.

Teaching load will average 20 semester credit hours or their equivalent per academic year, and all faculty members teach during the College’s distinctive four-week January Term. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, active engagement in scholarly and/or creative activities, and working closely with students in a small college environment. Committee service and academic advising also are requirements for tenure and promotion.

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College is developing initiatives to assure that each student develops intellectual and practical capacities to do good in the world and live a good life. Hartwick features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.”

Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.  Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Candidates are invited to review Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement.

Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at

Hartwick College is also committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing a thorough background check.

To apply, please send:

  • a cover letter specifying the position you are applying for and addressing teaching philosophy, teaching interests, research interests, and commitments to diversity;
  • a curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references, and
  • evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence.

The letter should be addressed to Professors Ryan Ceresola and Laurel Elder, Search Co-Chairs, and all materials must be sent electronically to with Assistant Professor Criminology/Sociology in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 7th, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

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