Skip to main content

The Department of Sociology at Colby College is searching for a postdoctoral fellow in public policy to start September 1, 2024. The fellow will teach three courses in the first year of a two-year appointment and four in the second: introduction to policy analysis and other policy courses related to their substantive interests. These courses will provide early career scholars a chance to hone their teaching skills in a selective liberal arts college environment. Fellows will be expected to pursue an active research and publishing agenda and will receive mentoring from senior faculty. The fellow will also have the opportunity to take part in a new public policy colloquium series.


Areas of policy specialization are open. Although the position will be housed in the Department of Sociology, we will consider candidates from other social science disciplines. Candidates may be A.B.D. but a Ph.D. must be in hand prior to September 1, 2024.


A complete application must include: a curriculum vitae; letter of application that explains the candidate’s research and approach to teaching and teaching inclusively; representative samples of scholarship; and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all of these materials via Interfolio: of applications will begin February 12, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be directed to:


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.