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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Sociology

Humanities and Social Sciences , Lehigh Carbon Community College not BA-granting

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Sociology courses and Introduction to Philosophy courses
AOS categories Philosophy of Social Science
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date August 20, 2019
Job description

Job Title:                Instructor or Assistant Professor of Sociology

Work Schedule:      Full-Time, 10 month

Beginning Salary:   Instructor Rank - $40,000 to $52,619

                                Assistant Professor Rank $41,364 to $56,207

FLSA Status:           Exempt


This position will involve teaching a variety of Sociology courses and Introduction to Philosophy courses.  Candidate must be willing to teach at multiple sites in the three county (Lehigh, Carbon, and Schuylkill) region.    The faculty position is part of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Applicants with a Ph.D. will be hired at the Assistant Professor level.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Recommends changes to the instructional programs and curricula as required. 
  • Keeps and submits appropriate academic records. 
  • Maintains instructional effectiveness by ongoing self-evaluation and incorporating current developments in instructional and learning strategies. 
  • Teaches courses in accordance with the master course outline and within the schedule of classes. 
  • Assists librarians in keeping the College collections and services current. 
  • Assists the College in keeping technology, facilities, and equipment current. 
  • Plans with the assistance of the Dean to insure availability of supplies, textbooks, and classroom equipment requisite to the successful teaching of assigned classes.
  • Maintains regular office hours, as approved by the Dean, for consultation with students. 
  • Serves as faculty advisor to student organizations.
  • Serves as a faculty advisor to students in their program of study. 
  • Recruits students for programs of study. 
  • Participates in academic audits.
  • Assists in preparation of budgets for submission to the Dean.
  • Assists in preparation of academic schedules for submission to the Dean. 
  • Serves on College committees and advisory boards.
  • Where appropriate, makes recommendations to the Dean on staffing courses.
  • Works with Dean and fellow faculty including adjuncts to maintain academic standards and integrity.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty in the division.
  • Actively participates in faculty development activities.
  • In addition to College-sponsored development activities, maintains professional development and stays current in his/her field of study.
  • Works with counselors, advisors, and other College staff in responding to student needs.
  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings.
  • Discharges those additional duties normally and customarily associated with College faculty.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.




Master's degree in the field of sociology (or related discipline, such as social history, political science, social philosophy, or political philosophy) with the ability to teach sociology and introductory philosophy courses (as demonstrated by 18 graduate credits in philosophy or a related field).  Degree must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning. 


  • Act 153 Clearances (Act 34 PA Criminal Background, Act 151 PA Child Abuse History, Act 114 FBI Clearance Fingerprinting)

Work Experience

  • College teaching experience.
  • Must possess a high level of the following work skills and behaviors: teamwork/cooperation, initiative, customer service, and commitment to continuous professional growth in skills and knowledge.


  • Experience teaching at a comprehensive community college.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
  • Ph.D. in sociology (or related discipline, such as social history, political science, social philosophy, or political philosophy).
  • Ability to teach other courses in the social sciences and humanities, such as U.S. History
  • Bilingual

 To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript through our online application system at http://bit.ly/2PKRJ5K

 Salary is restricted to above range. Salary offers are non negotiable.

  • Foreign degrees - must provide a U.S. equivalency report of your degree credentials with your transcript.

 First review date will be:  January 31, 2019

 Position open until filled.

How to apply
Application type Online
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcripts for your undergraduate and graduate through our online application system at http://bit.ly/2PKRJ5K.
Web address to apply http://bit.ly/2PKRJ5K
Deadline for full consideration: January 31, 2019, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.lccc.edu/jobs
Contact name Donna Williams
Contact email
Contact phone 610-799-1007
Time created December 5, 2018, 10:16am EST
Scheduled expiry date June 22, 2019, 2:08pm EST
Last updated December 5, 2018, 10:16am EST
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