Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

Valparaiso, Indiana
Jul 10, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Valparaiso University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2019. Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates who expect to complete the Ph.D. by Fall 2019 will be considered. The applicant must be able to teach a broad range of sociology courses, including Sociological Theory and Research Methods. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can also teach courses in comparative/global sociology, gender/diversity areas, or quantitative analysis/statistics. The University places major emphasis on teaching, in addition to scholarship; preference will be given to persons with teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Valparaiso University is an independent Lutheran university located in northwest Indiana, one hour from Chicago. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. At the same time, candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

This position is contingent on final budget approval. Applicants should submit the following documents electronically via Interfolio at - a concise letter of application, including a statement of teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; graduate school transcripts; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by their authors via Interfolio. Questions concerning the position may be directed to Prof. Danielle Lavin-Loucks at [email protected] Consideration of candidates will begin on September 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

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