Adjunct Instructor Social Sciences

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Sep 29, 2021
Part time / Adjunct Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description

Scope of Position:

The Department of Social Sciences at D’Youville College is seeking an adjunct instructor to teach the course “Social Stratification” (SOC 204) during the spring 2021 semester (possible times/days include Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:10am-10:05am, 11:30am-12:25pm, or 3:10pm-4:05pm; or Tuesday and Thursday 11:10am-12:30pm). Course delivery is expected to be provided on campus and the participating students will be a cohort of English Language Learners. The Social Stratification course “examines the nature, causes, and consequences of social stratification in the United States, with attention given to the distribution of wealth, power, prestige, and other resources in U.S. society. Students examine the implications of the ideology of the American Dream and explore how structural inequalities based on social class, race/ethnicity, and gender impact the life chances and experiences of individuals.” 

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Compare classical and contemporary theories of stratification and inequality
  • Describe how the American Dream and other ideologies of inequality are constructed, negotiated, and challenged
  • Explain how dimensions of stratification (e.g., class, race/ethnicity, gender) intersect
  • Construct, evaluate, and critique strategies for overcoming structural inequality


  • Candidates for the position should minimally possess a masters degree in sociology (PhD

preferred) or related field. 

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