Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts at Harvey Mudd College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology beginning in July 2024. We are open to a variety of approaches, with a strong preference for qualitative or mixed methods research. Candidates whose teaching and research lie at the intersection of race and technology/new media, or whose interests span these topics are particularly welcome.

More broadly, we are seeking candidates working in any of the following areas:

Race, Racism, Racialization; Science and Technology, Social Media, AI, Digital Media, Emerging Media; Critical Indigenous Studies; The Global South, Globalism, and Transnationalism; Work and Labor; Disability, Impairment, and Debility; Immigration, Migrant, Refugee, and Diasporic Studies; Environment, Urban and Rural Studies; Family and Education; Mass Incarceration, Policing, and Law; Medicine and Public Health.

The annual teaching load is five courses. Candidates are expected to contribute to the Core Curriculum through either a first-year seminar, an interdisciplinary team-taught course centered on science, society, and climate change, or a first-year writing course. In addition, candidates will advise students at the departmental and institutional levels. Among the criteria for appointment are experience with students from diverse backgrounds and/or the ability to teach those students effectively.

Candidates are expected to have completed their Ph.D. by July 1, 2024. Harvey Mudd College is a highly selective, academically challenging institution that offers majors in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. Across departments, the college is committed to broadening participation in STEM fields. This position is housed in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts – an interdisciplinary department supporting the college’s liberal arts program. Harvey Mudd’s membership in The Claremont Colleges allows significant opportunities for collaboration with colleagues at the other undergraduate colleges in our consortium and at the Claremont Graduate University. The consortium includes intercollegiate departments and programs such as Africana Studies, Asian-American Studies, and Science, Technology, and Society.

Application Procedure: 

Applications must be submitted to:

Preference will be given to applications received by Sept. 15, 2023. Applicants are asked to submit: a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, course evaluations (if available), a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and two sample syllabi. We encourage applicants to describe how a commitment to diversity and inclusion shapes their professional work. Those selected for the first round of interviews will be asked to submit additional materials, including a sample of scholarly work. We expect to complete Zoom interviews by Oct. 13, 2023. The salary range for the position is $100,000 -105,000 along with full health and retirement benefits package, start-up funds for research and teaching, and relocation costs. Harvey Mudd College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to providing a workplace that fosters diversity and inclusion in its faculty, staff, and student body. We welcome applications from scholars underrepresented in college faculties.

Further questions may be addressed to Ambereen Dadabhoy, Associate Professor of Literature and chair of the search committee: