Lecturer in Sociology

Brandeis University


The Department of Sociology at Brandeis University seeks an instructor for the course, SOC 179a, Sociology of Drugs in America.  This four-credit undergraduate course will be taught in person in the Fall 2023 semester.  The class is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:10 AM-12:30 PM.  The course addresses contemporary debates and dilemmas surrounding the use, misuse, and control of drugs, both legal medications and illicit substances.  The course is designated as writing intensive.


Candidates with a PhD in sociology and teaching experience in the subject matter of the course will be given preference.  Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and CV. The deadline for first consideration is March 17, 2023.

This appointment is to a position that is in a collective bargaining unit represented by SEIU Local 509. 

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Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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