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Part-Time Lecturer - Sociology

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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Part-Time Lecturer - Sociology
Requisition Number PTFR000092
Division/College College of Professional Studies
Interdisciplinary Division/College Not Applicable
Location Boston Main Campus
Full-Time/Part-Time Part Time
Benefits Eligible
Posting Date 08/05/2014

The College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University invites applicants to teach undergraduate courses in the content area of Sociology. Working adults, international students, and traditionally underserved students around the globe are reaching their goals and advancing their careers through CPS’s innovative educational options. The College’s dynamic online instruction, fast-track programs, and on-ground courses designed to meet the needs of today’s students help ensure access and opportunity for transformational learning within today’s competitive market.

The undergraduate Sociology program examines concepts in anthropology, humanities, and social theory, while building research skills to explore real-world problems. Students explore micro and macro levels of sociological analysis, allowing them to improve their ability to analyze and understand the impact of social institutions on human behavior and identity and work towards applying this learning to their respective work settings.

Course content includes contemporary theoretical perspectives, research methods, and concepts of sociology; offering students the opportunity to develop a sociological imagination and explore a wide range of topics such as poverty, power and privilege; institutionalized oppression; gender roles and sexuality; ethnicity and culture; patterns of deviance; business and industry; population and ecology; and science and technology.


Master’s degree in Sociology, Social Work or related discipline along with industry experience required. Related certifications or licensures, as well as Doctorate degree preferred. Three or more years of teaching experience required. Online teaching experience desirable. Candidates should demonstrate cultural competence and commitment to working with international students, adult learners and underserved student populations.

Additional Information

Courses may be taught online or at the Boston (Main and Downtown) campuses.
Terms begin every six weeks with primary starts in September, January, April and July. Positions are available contingent upon enrollment, funding and departmental needs.

To learn more about the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University, please visit our website:

Position not benefits-eligible.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
  4. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents

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