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Assistant Professor of Social Work & Sociology

Apply now Posting Number: 493269
Type of Position: Full-time
Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Categories: Faculty

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Social Work & Sociology


School of Social & Behavioral Science

Job Summary:

We are seeking candidates with an earned doctorate in Social Work, Sociology. The successful candidate also will have earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW). Areas of specialization are open, and the department is interested in providing students with opportunities to understand the application of social work principles to issues such as social inequality and disparities, anti-racism, behavioral health, research methods and public policy. We seek dynamic faculty who model the knowledge, skills and values necessary for ethical practice.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Social Work or Sociology by Fall of 2023

Essential Functions:

Applicants should be flexible with regard to teaching assignments and confident in their abilities to teach courses within their areas of expertise, as well as core courses such as, Introduction to Sociology, Social Theory, Social Inequalities, and Social Change. We welcome candidates who will place an emphasis on active learning and quality teaching in a small classroom setting and who can expertly integrate relevant sociocultural and diversity content and issues into their teaching.

The Successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to contribute to a diverse learning environment and facilitate student learning on anti-racist and anti-oppressive social work practice.

The successful candidate will also have a promising and active research agenda that leads to peer reviewed publications and presentations. 

In summary, essential duties include:

  • Undergraduate instruction with an expectation of competence in the use of instructional technology
  • Responsible for advisement of students
  • Participation in departmental activities
  • Active research agenda
  • A commitment to contribute to a diverse learning environment and facilitate student learning on anti-racist and anti -oppressive social work practice

Preferred Qualifications:

Prior experience teaching at the college level.

Required Application Documents:

Resume, Cover Letter, & 3 Professional References

About the Department:

The Social Work & Sociology department is one of four departments in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.  The other departments are psychology, criminal justice, and teacher education. The School also has graduate programs as follows:  MA School Psychology; MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Masters of Arts in Teaching; Masters of Education, Contemporary Curriculum and Instruction.

The Social Work & Sociology department in collaboration with the Criminal Justice department is launching a dual major in Social Work and Criminal Justice.   The Social Work Program is also in the process of creating a fully online MSW program.

The Social Work & Sociology Department and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are committed to advancing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment. The School has taken leadership with several social justice initiatives, including Creating an Inclusive Community dialogues, the Marist Center for Social Justice Research, a Social Justice minor, and the Marist College Diversity Leadership Institute. 

About Marist College:

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,200 adult and graduate students in 53 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees, and also Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs. Marist is consistently ranked among the best colleges and universities in America by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 386 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (3rd Most Innovative School/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist’s study abroad program is ranked #2 in the nation by the U.S. State Department’s “Open Doors Report” and has also received the Senator Paul Simon Award for First Year Abroad programs in Italy and Ireland. Marist’s Joint Study partnership with IBM, which began in 1988, has brought the College the kind of world-class technology platform typically found at leading research institutions. To learn more, please visit

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Flexible, course schedule varies each semester

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Marist College Main Campus

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Equal Employment Statement:

Marist College is committed to creating a diverse workforce on our campus by ensuring that barriers to equal employment opportunity and upward mobility do not exist here. To this end, the College will strive to achieve the full and fair participation of minorities, women, people with disabilities, and any other protected groups found to be under represented.

Equal opportunity means employment, development, and promotion of individuals without consideration of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status unless there is a bona fide occupational requirement which excludes persons in one of these protected groups. The College will review its employment policies and procedures to ensure that barriers which may unnecessarily exclude protected groups are identified and eliminated. The College will also explore alternative approaches if any policy or practice is found to have a negative impact on protected groups.

Marist's policy of non-discrimination includes not only employment practices but also extends to all services and programs provided by the College. It shall be considered a violation of College policy for any member of the community to discriminate against any individual or group with respect to employment or attendance at Marist College on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other condition established by law.





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