Assistant Professor - Sociology. Center for Education, Advocacy & Social Justice

  • Chestnut Hill College
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Apr 30, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description

Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA (a co-educational Roman Catholic liberal arts college) invites applications for an assistant faculty position in the Center for Educational, Advocacy, and Social Justice (EASJ) to begin August 2021. Chestnut Hill College, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph, is an independent, Catholic institution that fosters excellence by providing a holistic education within a strong liberal arts tradition.

Justice Studies and Human Services are housed within EASJ and offer majors in Criminal Justice and Human Services in the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS). In addition, EASJ offers a master's degree in Human Services Management in the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) and minors in Restorative Justice, Sociology, and Social Gerontology. The goal of Justice Studies and Human Services is to provide students a distinctive academic program that prepares them for immediate employment in related fields, and/or admission into graduate or professional programs.


The successful candidate for this position must possess a terminal degree (Ph.D., DSW, or related discipline) and should be able to provide evidence of effective college-level teaching. Enthusiasm for and evidence of on-going professional development is critical. In the interest of CHC's commitment to multi-disciplinary teaching, candidates should demonstrate areas of overlap in disciplines including sociology applied social theory and practice and provide evidence of education/teaching outside justice-related disciplines.

Position Structure:

The primary professional responsibilities for this position are split between administrative and instructional responsibilities. The teaching load for this position is 12 credits per semester (split evenly between administrative and teaching responsibilities), and may include teaching for other Centers as CHC implements its multi-disciplinary approaches to learning. This nine-month, non-tenure position may offer additional contracted work in summers to support ongoing internship placement.

Teaching Responsibilities (6 credits / semester):

Primary instructional responsibilities are teaching a variety of classes, focusing on (but not limited to) Social Gerontology, Social Justice and Sociology, as well as research, scholarship and service to the College, to the profession, and to the community. These responsibilities may include: advising students, participation in campus events and committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

Administrative Responsibilities (6 credits / semester):

Primary administrative responsibilities are to continue to develop and implement the existing mission-based experiential learning program for law & legal studies, human services and criminal justice students to include (but not limited to): assisting students in securing appropriate professional opportunities to learn critical skills essential for successful job or internship search, initiate and maintain contact with employers to develop internship (paid or non-paid) and community partnerships, actively supervise and support students in their placements, meet and collaborate with Center Chair and Program Coordinators regarding their student placements, and maintain accurate record keeping for program maintenance and accreditation or reporting purposes. 

Contact Information:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching ability and practitioner/clinical references to (NO phone calls please).

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