Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology


Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. We invite applications from anthropologists, sociologists, or geographers with expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. The area of research is open, but an international focus is desired. As a blended department, all courses blur disciplinary boundaries.


A Ph.D. is required in Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, or a related discipline (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2023). The position also requires advising senior theses, contributing to the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum (first-year, sophomore, and senior seminars), and a commitment to the liberal arts. Kalamazoo College is committed to inclusive excellence. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches will be effective in attracting and retaining historically underrepresented students. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. They will also demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, and the ability to establish an ongoing research record. Salary is competitive and consistent with the level of experience. Kalamazoo College is on the trimester system, and the teaching load is two courses per trimester.


Kalamazoo College is a highly selective liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum with educational experiences and civic engagement in domestic and international settings. As such, it attracts students from diverse backgrounds. The College is a member of the Posse Program and home to the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. It is located in Kalamazoo, MI, a diverse and vibrant city in western Michigan and home of the first nationwide city-based college tuition remission program, the Kalamazoo Promise. Sitting halfway between Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo is also home to a large research university that shares many of its resources with the Kalamazoo College community. Thirty-five miles from the beautiful beaches and coastal towns of Lake Michigan, the area also offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.


Completed applications received by September 1, 2022 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Please electronically submit in pdf format: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement on equity and inclusion, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted to: AnsoSearch@kzoo.edu with the subject line in the format tenuretrack_lastname_firstname. Prior to Zoom interviews, a 10-page writing sample and sample syllabi of a course the candidate has taught, or may teach in the future will be requested. Please direct all correspondence and questions regarding this position to Dr. Espelencia Baptiste .


Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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