Overview

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology (10-month, appointment) starting August 1, 2022.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in sociology prior to August 1, 2022 and will teach a 4/4 load in both the traditional and online programs involving day and evening hours.  Candidates with college teaching experience and those with post-baccalaureate experience in an area of human service delivery and/or administration will be given preference.  The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary setting.  The position supports the core curriculum needs for nursing program and upper-level courses Human Services.  We are interested in a faculty member who desires to teach in the core curriculum as well as develop upper-level courses in sociology and/or human services, in line with the candidate’s area of expertise.  In addition, all faculty are expected to contribute to the service of the college and maintain scholarly development.

The successful candidate will embrace the responsibility of supporting the college’s Catholic identity and value participation in an academic community grounded in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, dedicated to a Catholic, Benedictine educational vision.  They will be able articulate how they can contribute to this learning community, how their philosophy of education aligns with the Benedictine vision of education, how their work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, and how their faith informs their vocation as educator and scholar.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is completed.  Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “Sociology Search.” Include a letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate education, evidence of teaching excellence (for candidates with prior teaching experience), and the names and contact information for at least three academic/professional references.  In addition, attach a statement of your philosophy of education.  In it, explain how your approach to education aligns with the Benedictine vision of education, is consistent with the Catholic intellectual tradition and Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and how your faith informs your vocation as educator and scholar.  (Official transcripts and academic writing samples will be required for applicants chosen for an interview.)

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates students in the liberal arts and sciences according to our mission “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The College, which is more than 140 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a community atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica.

The College’s mission and vision statements may be found on our website https://www.belmontabbeycollege.edu/about/mission-vision-2/.

About Belmont Abbey College

Belmont Abbey College is an extraordinary Catholic, Benedictine and Liberal Arts institution rated among the top ten regional colleges in U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1876, its mission is to educate students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, we are guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, we welcome a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others. The beautiful and historic campus is conveniently located just five miles west of Charlotte, N.C.