Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociology & Crim

Denver, Colorado, USA
Jun 20, 2017
University of
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is a department of active, productive scholars in the Division of Social Sciences with strong ties to the University's College of Law, Graduate School of Social Work, and other professional schools. We offer BA degrees in sociology and criminology. For information about our department, go to The University of Denver and Department of Sociology and Criminology value inclusive excellence, a commitment by all constituents to create a transformative academic experience that embraces and engages diverse perspectives and communities. Faculty and students in our department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service. For more information about inclusive excellence, please visit here.

Position Summary

The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure track full-time Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor for the 2017-2018 academic year. The person hired will teach seven courses over three quarters. All candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate education and demonstrated aptitude for excellence in teaching. Successful applicants will have an outstanding record of teaching achievement. Candidates should also be committed to working with diverse student and community populations. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute courses to the University's common curriculum (i.e., Introduction to Sociology or Social Problems, Advanced Seminars), as well as new electives for Sociology majors.

Essential Functions

The Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor position involves contributing across our undergraduate major and common curriculum teaching needs by teaching seven courses over the three quarters of the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses will include Advanced Seminars, core departmental courses, and departmental electives in the candidate's specialty area. The work schedule will be coordinated with the department chair.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD in sociology or related field.
  • Excellent university-level teaching experience in sociology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in sociology or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.

Work Schedule

To be coordinated with department chair.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Monday, July 3, 2017.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. For questions about this position, please contact Lisa Martinez, VTAP Recruitment Committee Chair ()

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V. (should specify specialization and comprehensive exam areas)
  2. Letter of interest (should describe teaching interests and other qualifications)
  3. Sample(s) of scholarship
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence (this can include, but is not limited to, sample syllabi, sample assignments, sample grading rubrics, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), a list of courses taught previously, a list of courses that could be taught, and any other artifacts of teaching excellence)
  5. One-page statement describing how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contributes to inclusive excellence.

NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 5 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

In addition, at least three recommenders should email letters of reference with the candidate's name in the subject line.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.