Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology (Gender & Family)
Rollins - Winter Park, FL

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The Department of Sociology at Rollins College seeks a versatile and energetic visiting assistant professor for a one-year appointment beginning August 15, 2013. Applicants must have teaching and/or research interests in gender and family. Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment is preferred; A.B.D. considered. Successful candidate must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability along with creative scholarly activity and potential, while demonstrating an ability to work collegially in a small department in a liberal arts setting. The department is oriented toward critical and humanistic sociology.

Interested applicants must apply via this website and upload:

1) a letter of application describing teaching and research interests,
2) a curriculum vita,
3) samples of scholarly writing,
4) graduate transcripts,
5) three letters of reference, and
6) samples of course syllabi and evaluations.

Letters of reference may also be sent directly to:

Ed Royce
Chair of the Search Committee

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Rollins offers a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution after one year, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

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Additional Information
The Chronicle of Higher Education has recognized Rollins as a “Great College to Work For” in their 2012 rankings. The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program facilitates an institutional audit, as well as faculty, staff, and administrator evaluations of their institutions, and recognizes colleges for achieving high employee satisfaction in up to 12 “great academic workplace” categories. Classified as a medium-sized four-year institution, Rollins not only made the rankings, but also earned the Honor Roll (top 10) distinction. As an Honor Roll institution, Rollins was recognized for being one of the most cited colleges across all categories, achieving its highest marks in seven survey categories: compensation and benefits; facilities, workspace, and security; job satisfaction; professional/career development programs; supervisor/department chair relationship; tenure clarity and process; and work/life balance.

Rollins ranks 6th best in the Orlando Sentinel’s 2012 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper’s Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.

Rollins College, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in Florida, is a comprehensive, liberal arts college located on a beautiful lakeside campus in Winter Park, FL, a Metro Orlando community. The College emphasizes innovative and quality teaching in small classes, and ranks number one among 121 Southern master’s-level universities in the annual rankings of “America’s Best Colleges,” released by U.S. News & World Report. Please visit the College website.

At Rollins, our people provide our strategic advantage. We seek talented individuals who can help us fulfill our mission to educate students for global citizenship & responsible leadership. More information about our values and culture can be found at the following website:

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