Adjunct Faculty – Introduction to Sociology (SO…

Dean College

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Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations. A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning. Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

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Job Description:

Introduction to Sociology during the spring semester. The College seeks Adjunct Faculty who focus on experiential learning and active engagement in their classrooms. Adjuncts chosen to teach at Dean create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.

We are seeking an adjunct instructor for SOC113: Introduction to Sociology. SOC113 is a 3-credit class that meets in person for 2.5 hours per week. The adjunct pay rate is $3,300/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The sociology program provides a course charter with course objectives as well as sample syllabi. All faculty will be expected to make active use of the learning management system (Canvas) at least at a minimum level established by the college.

The course description is as follows:

This course examines the influences of society on human behavior. Sociologists take a unique perspective in understanding how our thoughts, actions and feelings are affected by our social world. Through scientific research, sociology provides us with valuable information about ourselves and our world that can then be the basis for advocating for social change. Sociology includes a range of specialty areas including marriage and the family, education, politics and economy, gender, race and ethnicity. This course will introduce you to basic sociological concepts such as culture, socialization, social class, inequality, and social stratification.


  • A Master’s Degree in sociology or a related field is required; PhD is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an advanced degree in sociology or social work.
  • Experience teaching at the college level in person is required; experience teaching first- and second-year undergraduates is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills are required. Experience using technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy is required.
  • Ability and willingness to be responsive and supportive to students through college online resources and digital tools is required.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Canvas, our learning management system, and classroom media is required.
  • Expertise in learner-centered teaching is required. Experience and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles, required.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis.

Dean College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law.

This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

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