Social Sciences Sciology & Anthropology Adjunct Teaching Positions

Western Connecticut State University   Danbury, CT   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 6, 2024

Western Connecticut State University
Macricostas School of Arts & Sciences
Social Sciences – Sociology & Anthropology
Adjunct Teaching Positions
Academic Year 2024-2025

Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for part-time adjunct teaching positions in the Social Sciences department in the disciplines of Sociology and Anthropology for in-person courses for the 2024-2025 academic year.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, members of LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. WCSU is honored to be awarded the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). This accomplishment marks a pivotal moment in our progress toward fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within our campus community.

The Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is home to nine (9) departments, 16 undergraduate majors and four (4) graduate programs and offers a variety of ways for students to further their education. The Department of Social Sciences offers a BA in a combined Anthropology/Sociology program, and a BA in Political Science. The Department is also home to 10 minors in a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary areas of study. Detailed information on the department may be found on

Qualifications: Prior teaching experience at the college level is required. Candidates must be able to teach in-person on-campus during normal business hours (this is not a remote teaching opportunity).

Sociology candidates must either have a Ph.D. or be ABD in Sociology, or a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates must possess expertise in sociology and be able to teach Introduction to Sociology. The ability to teach additional courses beyond the introductory level is a plus.

Anthropology candidates must either have a Ph.D. or be ABD in Anthropology, or in a related interdisciplinary field. Candidates must possess expertise in anthropology and be able to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. The ability to teach additional courses beyond the introductory level is a plus.

Salary & Benefits: The current minimum starting salary is $1,938 per load credit (or a minimum of $5,814 for a single 3 credit course). Additional information on benefits can be found at Part-time faculty at WCSU are represented by the American Association of University Professors. WCSU is within walking distance of the Danbury station on the Metro North train. All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. WSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, and a criminal history record check.

Application Process: Interested applicants should email as attachments the items listed below to the Department Chairperson, Dr. Carina Bandhauer, at  In the subject line of your email, please reference either “Adjunct Sociology” or “Adjunct Anthropology” as appropriate to the position for which you are applying. Application review will begin on June 27, 2024. Applicant materials submitted after that date will be considered as needed. Please submit (1) a cover letter stating your area of specialization and/or a list of courses you are prepared to teach, (2) a current curriculum vita, including the names and contact information for three (3) professional references, and (3) a sample of teaching evaluations.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer


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