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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Sociology
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jul. 30, 2019
Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Sociology
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - General

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning September 1, 2020.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our university mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.

Ideal candidates will be able to teach Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods in Sociology, Sociological Analysis, Social Inequality: Privilege and Power, Sociological Theory, Seminar in Sociology, and Social Psychology. The candidate must have an interdisciplinary background who can teach courses that support the Family Studies Program such as Adolescence in Society, Marriage and Families, Sex in Society, along with the potential to teach specialty topics based on the individual’s teaching and research interests. In addition to strong scholarship and teaching, the ideal candidate will demonstrate capacity to develop creative programming for students, to engage students in research, and to foster community engagement opportunities by building strong relationships with local or global community partners.

For more information on the department, see the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice website.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Sociology or a closely related field; alternatively, an ABD will be considered starting at the rank of Instructor. (J.D. or L.L.B. is not sufficient).

For full consideration, materials should be submitted by October 5, 2019. Screening interviews will be conducted and will be followed by a campus visit. Applicants should apply online at and copy/paste a cover letter detailing teaching interests and research agenda, a one-page teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be forwarded to Dr. Tanya Gladney, Chair, Mail Box #5021, 2115 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the department chair at 651-962-5638 or AA/EOE

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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