Visiting Asst Professor - Sociology

Job description

The Sociology Department at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor appointment to begin fall 2018. We are seeking a broadly trained sociologist with teaching experience in areas that meet the needs of our department (these areas might include, but are not limited to, Ethnographic Research and Research Methods).

A PhD in Sociology is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a desire and ability to educate and mentor students. The appointment carries a 4/3 load. Courses will include one graduate seminar or one advanced undergraduate seminar in the candidate's area of expertise. This may also include one online course per semester based on the candidate's preference. The department is able to offer mentoring opportunities if desired. Additional departmental information can be found at

Salary ~ $55,000. Medical benefits are offered.

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The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Inquiries should be addressed to Heather Albanesi at [email protected].


Minimum qualifications
  • PhD in Sociology at the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Special Instructions to Applicants:Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by March 15, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Please upload the following: Cover letter, CV, course syllabi (2-4), teaching evaluations (including summary pages), contact information for three professional references, and unofficial transcripts for your highest degree. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40078 - LAS-Sociology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Feb 20, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Heather Albanesi

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00483920





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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