Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Society, Culture and Languages

University of New England | Biddeford, ME

Posted Date 7/11/2019

The Department of Society, Culture and Languages at the University of New England seeks applications for adjunct lecturers to teach the following courses during the Fall 2019 semester (August 28 – December 13, 2019). All courses meet on UNE’s Biddeford campus and have maximum enrollments of 25.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. To apply for these positions, please submit the following material:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Names and contact information for two professional references
    For more information, contact the Department Chair, Samuel McReynolds, or (207) 602-2327.


Sociology of Fashion (Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm). We all wear clothes, but the fabrics we wear have meanings and functions that go far beyond covering our bodies. In fact, fashion speaks, and this class seeks to listen to, dissect, and understand its messages. This course examines the individual and social significance of fashion in both contemporary and historical settings. This class draws on the sociology of culture, consumption, class, race, and gender. Topics discussed include social identities and fashion; presentation of self; sub-cultures and fashion; the history, adoption, and co-opting of fashion; race, class, gender, status and power in fashion: the maintenance, expression, and adaptation of social inequalities and hierarchies as they operate through fashion; and the business of fashion: clothing production and the global economy.

International Development (Mondays, 5:30-8:30pm). International development is defined as a process undertaken by countries and communities with assistance from other nations’ governments and communities, from international non-governmental organizations (such as charities) or from intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank. This course explores the process of international development in the world today, particularly from the perspective of the United States. Students explore various models and methods of international development with particular emphasis on the benefits and problems of each.


A master’s degree in sociology or a related field is required; Ph.D. is preferred. Candidates with undergraduate teaching experience are preferred.

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