Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in Fall 2022 at the assistant professor level in the Anthropology and Sociology Department. We invite applications from sociologists or geographers with expertise in survey research methods. The area of research is open, but an international focus is desired. As a truly joint department, all courses offered blur disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, including contributing to the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum (first-year, sophomore, and senior seminars), a commitment to the liberal arts, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both in and out of the classroom. Ph.D. in Sociology, Geography, or a related discipline (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2022) is required.

We encourage applications from candidates whose intellectual and pedagogical approaches are effective in attracting and retaining students from historically underrepresented groups. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to working with students, faculty and staff from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. 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 nationally known liberal arts college of approximately 1,450 students. The academic calendar includes three ten-week teaching terms with a month-long December break. The college offers an undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into domestic and international educational experiences. Kalamazoo College is a member of the Posse Program and home of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. The campus is located in a diverse and vibrant city in southwestern Michigan, midway between Chicago and Detroit, and is the home of the Kalamazoo Promise. The Kalamazoo area encompasses a community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic, arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2021, will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, diversity and inclusion statement, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to [email protected] with the subject line lastname_firstname. For more information about the College, see our home page at and the department website at Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.