Sociology: Assistant Professor (Emphasis in Race and Ethnicity)

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Job ID 14657
Location UW Eau Claire;Eau Claire, WI
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


POSITION: The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire invites applications for a tenure-track position specializing in Race and Ethnicity at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2019–20 academic year on August 26, 2019. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. degree in Sociology or a related field from an accredited institution with a specialization in race and ethnicity; A.B.D. applicants will be considered with an expectation of completion of doctorate by the start date. Evidence of university teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: We seek candidates who apply intersectionality and critical race theory in teaching and research, and demonstrate a commitment to collaborative undergraduate research. The ability to develop cross-listed courses with American Indian Studies, Critical Hmong Studies, or Latin American Studies will be considered an asset.

DUTIES: Teaching responsibilities include an upper division undergraduate course in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. The candidate will have an opportunity teach Introduction to Sociology, and to develop a course in Intersectionality and a seminar in their area of expertise. The professional responsibilities of faculty members are: teaching, scholarship, and service to the department (including advising), university, profession and to the community.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Sociology consists of 7 faculty members. The Department oversees a major, a minor, a certificate in Social Diversity, and an interdisciplinary minor in Family Studies (

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire web site: You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Under Faculty/Academic staff positions click the link on Sociology: Assistant Professor in Sociology (Job ID # 14657) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Include the following materials in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement of teaching experience (may include teaching philosophy and/or sample syllabi)
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Three letters of reference, at least one of which directly addresses teaching (Note: all reference letters must be emailed to [email protected]).

Please direct requests for additional information to the Search Committee Chair: Kathleen Nybroten, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology, Hibbard Hall 625, 715.836.3422, [email protected].

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 5, 2018. However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidate at an appropriate time in the process. A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report ( Also visit our campus Security Authority policy (

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.





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Posted: 10/17/2018
Application Due: 12/16/2018
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