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Lecturer - Sociology

Description of Job

The Department of Social Science seeks a full-time Lecturer for the 2022-2023 academic year.  This is a one-year only, non-renewable Lecturer position which will support the Department of Social Science.  The successful candidate would be asked to serve as Coordinator of the Health and Society minor and to also support the Sociology and Criminal Justice programs with Service activities which serve all three programs.  The Health and Society minor is an inter-disciplinary program with origins and administration coming from the Sociology program in the Department of Social Science within the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

The candidate for this position will work in coordination with the Sociology and Criminal Justice full and part-time faculty, whose courses contribute to the Health and Society minor.  This position includes Service such as Academic Advising and General Education Assessment for relevant courses. This position includes a teaching load of three in-person courses to include the minor’s recruitment course, Health, Illness and Society.  The successful candidate will also teach two more courses such as Social Problems and Social Change, Education and Society, Alcohol and Drug Abuse, or Theories of Society, depending on interest and qualifications. 


  • Coordination of the Health and Society minor, working closely with the Sociology and Criminal Justice Faculty in the Department of Social Science.
  • Plan and teach 3 in-person courses per semester (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) and facilitate student learning in and outside of the classroom.
  • Hold at least 2 Office Hours per week throughout each semester.
  • Academic Advising of undergraduate students in the Health and Society minor, Sociology minor, and possibly others, as assigned by the Division Head.
  • Carry out Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes after completion of instructing the courses when needed.
  • Revise and distribute course syllabi in alignment with the Catalog’s course description, and grading criteria using Edgewood College’s Syllabus template.
  • Maintain and submit student attendance and grading records according to College policy.
  • Comply with college policies and guidelines.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Sociology.  Sociology ABDs are welcome to apply.
  • The ideal candidate will have previous college-level teaching experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience in, or show potential for, Academic Advising and/or mentoring of undergraduate students.   

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest for the Sociology Lectureship Search Committee explaining how your education, previous work experience, and/or previous college teaching experience qualifies you for this position.  Candidates should also submit a CV including contact information for at least 3 academic references.