Position Overview: The Social Justice Program at Merrimack College invites applications to teach one or two sections of SOJ1000: Introduction to Social Justice: Theory and Practice for the fall 2021 semester. All classes meet in person twice a week. Available times include Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00-11:15 and 12:00-1:15. There may be another opening on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30-1:45. Available times include Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10-11:15 and 12-1:15, and Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:00-9:15, 9:30-10:45 and possibly 12:30-1:45. The fall 2021 semester begins on August 30th and runs through December 17th (this includes the final exam period).
Course Description: The study of social justice involves questions of power, discrimination, institutionalized violence, deprivation and oppression. This course surveys major philosophical, theological, sociological, cultural, feminist, environmental and political theories of justice. In addition to these theoretical explorations, the course also focuses on narratives of injustice - how people have responded to liberate themselves and how those in power have endeavored to keep their privileged position. As the foundational course for the Social Justice minor and major, this interdisciplinary course exposes students to both historical and contemporary instances of injustice and the various responses people have taken to rectify them, as well as to the practical and organizational aspects of social justice work.
Qualifications: PhD with college-level teaching experience is preferred. Qualified ABDs and MAs will also be considered. Since this is an interdisciplinary course, applicants from any related discipline with a focus on social justice will be considered.
To Apply: Interested applicants should apply online and submit the following: cover letter, CV, sample syllabi of courses taught, teaching evaluations. Consideration of applications will begin July 19 until the position is filled.
Merrimack College is committed to building a culturally and racially diverse community, based on the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. Candidates should describe in their application previous experience related to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as how they will engage in fostering a culture that values diversity and inclusive excellence at Merrimack College.
This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.