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Position Title: Lecturer(s) - Sociology 

Institution: Northern Arizona Univeristy 
Department: Sociology 
Contact Name: Caleb Buum 
Contact E-mail:  
Phone: (928) 523-6562 
Address: PO Box 15700 
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Northern Arizona University invites applicants for two Lecturers of Sociology, which are nine-month, non-tenure track positions. These positions are one academic year appointments with the potential for renewal beyond 2019-2020, contingent upon effective performance, program needs and continued availability of funding. This position is not eligible for sponsorship, now or in the future. Successful candidates will have experience and success working with underrepresented groups and show a commitment to diversity. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the unique populations of Northern Arizona University are strongly desired. Responsibilities include teaching four (4) undergraduate courses per semester in addition to engaging in service activities at the department, college, and/or university levels. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to student success, experience teaching in various modalities including in-person, blended learning, and/or online, and an ability to teach lower-division courses and across the curriculum for the undergraduate degree program. This includes the potential for community engagement through internships. Minimum Qualifications A master’s degree in Sociology or a related social science field Preferred Qualifications Experience teaching lower-division sociology courses (e.g. intro, theory, social problems, gender, and race-ethnic relations, etc.) Experience teaching in multiple formats (in-person, blended, and/or online) Willingness to teach high enrollment courses Potential for community engagement (e.g. internships) Demonstrate a commitment to student success Evidence of success working with underrepresented groups in an engaging, civil, and respectful campus climate. PhD in Sociology or related social science field completed by August 2019 Submission Deadline This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Priority review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019, with weekly reviews thereafter. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by the priority review date to receive optimal consideration.

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: 604263

For more information please contact: Caleb Buum via email @ or phone (928) 523-6562

Run Date:04/01/19-06/01/19
Date Posted: 04/03/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Justice Studies 

Institution: San Jose State University 

Department: The Department of Justice Studies

Contact Name: Human Resources

Contact E-mail:

Job Description: The Department of Justice Studies at SJSU invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. 

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. with research and teaching expertise as described below
• Scholarship in Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, or related fields with emphasis in any of the following areas: policing, community corrections, juvenile delinquency and justice, gender and sexuality, violence, and/or community health.
• Strong record of teaching excellence
• Active research agenda with substantial potential for publications and funded research
• Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experiences.

Preferred Qualifications

• International expertise
• Online teaching experience
• Ability to teach research methods and writing courses
• Research and teaching that can enhance department emphases in Criminology, Criminal Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Human Rights, and Forensic Science.

Responsibilities: The position requires that selected candidate, among other responsibilities, will:

• Maintain effective teaching in the Justice Studies undergraduate and graduate programs, including teaching required skills courses and providing guidance for graduate student research projects
• Actively participate in departmental and campus governance, including curricular development, planning and implementing departmental activities, on campus activities, and supporting student success
• Develop and maintain an active research and publishing agenda
• Advise students, collaborate with faculty in other department programs and elsewhere, and perform professional service to the University, community, and academic profession
• Contribute to a team of dedicated professionals who skillfully address the needs of a student population of extraordinary diversity–in age, cultural background, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, gender identity, sexual orientation, primary language, life and work experience, and academic preparation–through course materials, teaching strategies, professional engagement with campus life, and advising.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 15, 2019

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 15, 2019 to Additional materials may be requested if placed on a shortlist. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

Justice Studies is a high-profile department in the College of Health and Human Sciences at San José State University, SJSU—located in downtown San José, CA, “the capital of Silicon Valley.” Established in 1930, the Department of Justice Studies is distinguished as one of the first degree-granting programs in criminal justice in the United States. The department prepares students for entry into a technologically complex and culturally diverse society as justice-oriented professionals who promote healthier communities and take leadership roles in the evolving justice landscape. The department's current focus is on strengthening its five pillars: 1) Criminal Justice Studies, 2) Criminology, 3) Forensic Science, 4) Legal Studies, and 5) Human Rights.

The department's 2 graduate programs offer master's degrees in Justice Studies and Global Criminology, preparing students for more advanced graduate study or managerial and research positions in justice serving organizations. In addition to the 2 MS degree programs, it offers 4 BS degrees in Justice Studies and Forensic Science, 4 minors, a graduate certificate in Family Violence, the award-winning Record Clearance Project, and 5 affiliated student and alumni groups. The team consists of 14 professors, 30 lecturers, 2 office staff members, and over 900 majors. SJSU Justice Studies alumni are among the most prominent professionals in policing, corrections, nonprofit services, legal, and related professions. For more information about the department, please go to:

This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in graduating URM students. San Jose State University has achieved HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first-generation students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, the university is ranked fourth nationally in increasing student upward mobility. San José State University is California's oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California's most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 32,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic, gender, and other perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available. You may request a copy of San José State University's annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (

Apply Here: PI105728091

Run Date: 11/20/18-05/20/19
Date Posted: 11/20/18

Position Title: Teaching Instructor 

Institution: Rutgers University-Newark 
Department: Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Job Description: Academic Positions: Instructor, Academic Positions: Lecturer. Areas/Special Programs: Law and Society , Medical Sociology. For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at

Run Date: 04/18/19-05/20/19
Date Posted: 04/18/19

Position Title: Senior Lecturer (full-time non-tenure track) 

Institution: University of Texas-Dallas
Department: Sociology Program
Job Description: Academic Positions:Medical Sociology , Mental Health. Areas/Special Programs: Academic Positions: Instructor, Academic Positions: Lecturer. Job ID: 15534. For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at

Run Date: 04/22/19-05/22/19
Date Posted: 04/22/19

Position Title: Senior Lecturer (full-time non-tenure track) 

Institution: Harvard University
Department: Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
Job Description: Title: Project Director. Position/Rank: Sociological Practice/Applied/Other: Program Manager, Sociological Practice/Applied/Other: Researcher, Sociological Practice/Applied/Other: All. Areas/Special Programs: Demography, Aging/Social Gerontology. Job ID: 15536. For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at

Run Date: 04/23/19-05/23/19
Date Posted: 04/23/19

Position Title: Senior Research Associate II

Institution: Institute on Aging
Department: Institute on Aging
Job Description: Position/Rank: Sociological Practice/Applied/Other: Researcher, Sociological Practice/Applied/Other: Statistician. Areas/Special Programs: Aging/Social Gerontology , Quantitative Methodology. Job ID: 15534. For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at

Run Date: 05/03/19-06/02/19
Date Posted: 05/02/19

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department: Department of Sociology
Job Description: Areas/Special Programs: Medical Sociology , Open to All Specialty Areas. Job ID: 15546. For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at

Run Date: 05/03/19-06/02/19
Date Posted: 05/02/19

Position Title: Tenure Track Positions

Institution: University of Munich
Department: Department of Sport and Health Sciences at the Technical
Job Descriptions: Please click here for more information. 

Run Date: 05/16/19-06/16/19
Date Posted: 05/16/19