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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution: Canisius College

Department: Sociology

Job Description: Assistant Professor of Sociology Canisius College is seeking an Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate sociology courses. This is a tenure-track position to begin in August 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Sociology program at Canisius is housed in an interdisciplinary social science department with Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Environmental Studies serving a diverse student population of undergraduate majors. A PhD in sociology and previous college level teaching required. Evidence of ability to teach introductory and advanced level undergraduate sociology courses in quantitative social science research methods, as well in areas such as gender and marriage and family. An ongoing program of scholarship/publication is required. Additional responsibilities include student advisement and a commitment to departmental and college-wide service. Please apply online at Please include your letter of application, vitae, classroom teaching evaluations and the names and contact information for three references. You may address your letter to: Chair, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice. Applications and supporting materials must be received by March 31, 2017. Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit university, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice. Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity. The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. For more information on Canisius College and Buffalo, NY, please go to: 

Run Date: 03/01/2017-04/01/2017
Posted Date: 03/01/2017

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Illinois-Chicago

Department: The Department of Criminology, Law and Justice

Contact Name: Dr. Lisa Frohmann

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 312-413-2477

Address: University of Illinois-Chicago Criminology, Law and Justice M/C 141 1007 W Harrison St, Ste 4018 Chicago, IL 60607

Job Description: The Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a full-time, one-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor (renewable for a total of three years), beginning August 16, 2017. The ideal candidate will hold a doctorate in criminology, criminal justice, sociology or a related discipline. (Well-qualified candidates will be considered if completion of PhD degree requirements is imminent). The successful candidate’s substantive area of research is open; preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an ability to teach graduate quantitative methods and statistics. The Department is also interested in candidates whose research adopts an intersectional approach, addressing questions of race, class, and gender. Candidates are expected to teach four courses a year, contribute to the research and teaching mission of the department, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. For additional information about the department, go to For full consideration, applications should be received by March 29, 2017. To apply please complete an on-line application at Please include in the application the names and email addresses of three academic references. Please upload a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and scholarly agenda, and a writing sample. Inquiries can be sent to: Dr. Lisa Frohmann The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. The University may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be conducted in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Run Date: 2/24/2017-4/24/2017
Posted Date: 2/24/2017

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

InstitutionFayetteville State University

The Department of Sociology at Fayetteville State University invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin fall 2017. We are seeking applicants who can teach social statistics, data analysis, and research methods in the classroom setting and online. Applicants will also be able to teach classes in their area of specialty. Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. Founded in 1867 as the Howard School for the education of African Americans, today FSU serves a growing student body of approximately 6,000 and ranks among the nation's most diverse campus communities. Fayetteville is located in the scenic Cape Fear River Valley of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents of Fayetteville enjoy mild temperatures, four distinct seasons, a low cost of living, and easy access to beautiful Carolina beaches.

Successful applicants will be part of a cohesive team of culturally diverse faculty that works closely with students as mentors in our undergraduate and graduate programs. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required at time of employment, but ABD candidates who expect to complete their degree before the start date will be considered. Applicants must be willing to participate in our online course development and instruction. Applicants will also engage in research and publication, and service to the university, community, and profession. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a letter of application and current curriculum vita through the FSU employment website at Candidates must also send all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three original letters of recommendation from people familiar with their work to:

Dr. Nicole Lucas, Chair
Department of Sociology
Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301

To learn more about the position, feel free to contact Dr. Nicole Lucas via e-mail at   or call at (910) 672-2973.To learn more about the Department, visit or about FSU, visit

Run Date: 2/22/2017-3/22/2017
Posted Date: 2/22/2017

Position Title: Lerner Professorship of Public Health Policy


Address: Syracuse, New York, United States, 13244

Job Description: The Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites applications for the endowed Lerner Professorship of Public Health Policy. The Lerner Professor will be an individual with a record of excellence in academic scholarship with an emphasis on public health and health policy, including, but not limited to, topical areas such as behavioral health, nutrition, public health promotion, the evaluation of large-scale health policies targeting vulnerable populations, and community-based public health. The holder will provide leadership in research, teaching and the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate will complement the broader Maxwell mission of interdisciplinary research and collaboration. The Lerner Professor will also play a pivotal role in the guidance and continuing development of the activities of the endowed Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion. The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion sponsors community-based public health initiatives including the Healthy Monday Campaign and the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, supported by the New York State Health Foundation. The Center also participates in the development of a needs assessment for the health department and hospitals in Onondaga County. See for more details. The Lerner Professor will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to public health and/or health policy. Some of this coursework may have a practical component that provides students with hands-on experience in putting public health promotion into practice around the Syracuse community, in conjunction with the mission of the Lerner Center. Job Specific Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate with a public health and/or health policy focus in a social science or behavioral science field. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in one of the social science departments within the Maxwell School ( and have a proven track record of grant activity. The Lerner Chair should have achieved the rank of associate or full professor or have a commensurate publication record. Applicants interested in public intellectual activities (e.g., public lectures or writing opinion pieces) will be given priority. To apply, complete an online application at (Job # 073023) and attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the Lerner Professorship. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be asked for the names of three references at a later date. All applications received by February 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY Founded in 1870, Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and promoting student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship, and interdisciplinary research. Syracuse has a full-time faculty of about 1,100, who teach in 11 academic schools and colleges encompassing both the liberal arts and professional studies. Students enjoy the resources of a beautiful 270-acre main campus and immersion learning sites across the nation and around the world. It has a full-time undergraduate and graduate student enrollment of about 20,000, and students typically represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Syracuse University combines an unrelenting commitment to academic excellence and scholarship with a vision of the University as a public good, an anchor institution positioned for an integral role in today's knowledge-based global society. The city of Syracuse offers a rich array of arts and cultural amenities, including museums, an opera company, a nationally recognized equity theater, professional orchestra, and a historic shopping district lined with boutiques, restaurants, coffee houses, and artisan shops. THE MAXWELL SCHOOL The Maxwell School is home to seven social science departments as well as undergraduate and graduate programs in public affairs and international relations. Maxwell has approximately 2,800 social science majors and graduate students. Programs Although the Maxwell School was founded primarily as a graduate school, it has from the outset assumed substantial undergraduate teaching responsibilities: the School was originally charged with teaching “citizenship” to undergraduates and now provides the social science components of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum for the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. The Maxwell School provides its students professional activities in the context of academic disciplines: Public Administration and International Affairs is one among eight Ph.D.-granting departments spanning the range of the social sciences (Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, interdisciplinary Social Science, and Sociology). Maxwell's strength derives in large part from the unmatched variety of educational missions that co-exist within the School. Maxwell offers MA and PhD programs in the social sciences, plus an innovative Social Science PhD program for students with unique, cross-disciplinary interests. Professional programs in public administration and international relations are offered at the graduate level. Maxwell departments also grant BA degrees in anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, political science, and sociology, and in the policy- and skills-oriented public affairs program. In addition to its degree-granting programs, the Maxwell School contains two institutes, the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute and the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, which serve as vehicles for the integration of School-wide activities in the areas of governance and citizenship in domestic and international affairs, respectively. The Maxwell School includes seven internationally-known multi-disciplinary research and graduate training institutes: the Center for Policy Research; the Aging Studies Institute; the Lerner Center for Health Promotion; the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration; the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration; the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism; and the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, the last two of which are shared initiatives with other schools on campus. Apply Here:

Run Date: 12/21/2016-5/21/2017
Posted Date: 12/21/2016

Position Title: Sociology Instructor (Temporary, Part-Time Pool)

Institution: San Francisco Community College District

Job Description: Sociology Instructor (Temporary, Part-Time Pool) San Francisco Community College District Posting Number: 0160151 Position Title: Sociology Instructor
(Temporary, Part-Time Pool)  
 Filing Deadline (All postings close at 4:00 PM): 10-06-2017 Job Type: Faculty - Part-Time Pool   Examples of Duties: 
1. Teach courses offered in Sociology. Assignment may include: Soc 1 (Introductory Sociology), Soc 2 (Social Deviance and Social Issues), Soc 3 Social Problems, Soc 21 Research Methods, Soc 25 (Sex and Gender in American Society), Soc 30 (Social Psychology), Soc 35 (Sex, Marriage, and Family Relationships). 
2. Teach day, evening, weekend, and/or on-line classes or classes at one or more sites as required. 
3. Each semester, evaluate and report student learning outcomes for courses taught. 
4. Participate in the development of department and college goals. 
5. Participate in department and college functions, such as staff meetings, committee work, faculty evaluations, curriculum development, and others. 
6. Perform other related duties as assigned by the supervisor. To apply, please visit our website at jeid-372b1372767fee4abadae74b255ef11d

Run Date: 10/25/2016-04/25/2017
Posted Date: 10/25/2016

Position Title: Lecturer - Sociology

Institution: Utah State University

Job Description: Requisition: F1600191 Open Date: 09/28/2016 Review Date: 10/28/2016 Job Category: Faculty Department: Sociology, Social Work & Anthropolo College/Unit: College of Humanities and Social Sc Location: Logan Campus Posting Duration: Open Until Filled Position Summary: The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a lecturer position in Sociology. This is a 9-month, academic year appointment beginning August 2017. We seek to fill this position with a candidate who has completed doctoral coursework in Sociology and has experience teaching undergraduate sociology courses. Experience with online teaching is particularly desired. The Sociology program at USU is housed within the Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The program serves approximately 400 Sociology majors and minors and provides service courses to students throughout the broader university community. Utah State University is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 23,000 students from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USU campus is located in Logan, Utah. Logan is located in a picturesque mountain valley with a population of over 100,000 – about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Ski resorts, lakes, rivers, and mountains in the area make it one of the finest outdoor recreation environments in the nation. Visit for more information about the University, College, and Department. Responsibilities: Responsibilities will include teaching a total of five undergraduate Sociology courses per semester, included courses in Social Problems, Rural Sociology, and Population and Society as well as other Sociology courses as needed and as are consistent with the candidate's expertise. Minimum/Preferred Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: • Successful candidates must have completed all doctoral level coursework in a Sociology Ph.D. program as of employment date. ABD accepted. • Successful candidates must provide evidence of university level teaching experience in Sociology. • Ability to work productively and cooperatively with colleagues. • Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with online course delivery experience. Opportunity Type: Full-Time w/benefits package Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 100% Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits See for more information and to apply online. Employment in this position is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Utah State University is an AA/EO Employer and encourages gender and ethnic diversity. Apply here:

Run Date: 04/13/2017 
Posted Date: 10/13/2016