Location: Old Westbury, NY Category: Adjunct Positions Posted On: Fri Jan 5 2018 Job Description: The Department of Sociology at SUNY Old Westbury regularly seeks to hire adjunct instructors to teach courses as needed in the department.  The Department of Sociology offers a B.A. and B.S. degree in Sociology, and a B.S. in Criminology.  Both majors are deeply grounded in the sociological tradition and contain strong theory and research components.  Candidates for adjunct positions should have a record of high-quality teaching.

Currently, we have the following openings for the Spring 2018 semester (January 22 – May 18):

SY 1500 – Introductory Sociology, Monday and Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Introduces basic concepts and perspectives in sociology.  Such major institutions as the family, education, politics, law, media, and religion are examined, together with such social processes as socialization, social change, social control, and social stratification.  In addition, the course surveys some of the research methods and social theories in sociology.  Designed as a general interest and Liberal Education Curriculum course.

SY 2600 – Social Deviance, Monday and Wednesday, 9:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

Examines the patterns of deviant behavior in American society.  Concentrates on the social construction of deviance: how various deviant labels are defined and applied (e.g. crime and mental illness) and the social consequences for those labeled.  Students will also study the uses of moral, legal and medical models as fundamental ways of understanding both deviant behavior and the societal response to deviants. Job Requirements:Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Sociology or Criminology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Sociology or Criminology or a closely related field.
  • Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.

Additional Information:The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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