Assistant Professor, Sociology

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Assistant Professor, Sociology

Posting #: 979
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: College of Arts and Sciences, Faculty

Position Title & Department:

Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, SociologyPosting #


Department Description:

The college of Arts and Sciences promote academic excellence with small class sizes, seminar-style teaching, faculty-student collaboration, close mentoring, and dynamic interdisciplinary programming.

The Department of Sociology is committed to furthering the promotion of social justice by combining social-science research methods with concepts of peace, social justice and community to provide students with the tools they need to critically analyze sociological theories.

The University of San Diego is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, situated on Alcalá Park, a mesa located in the culturally diverse Linda Vista community of San Diego and just fifteen miles from the U.S./Mexico border. An independent Catholic institution, USD’s mission, vision, and values demonstrate commitment to issues of social justice, human rights, and global citizenship.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2020. The department is seeking a sociologist for hire at the assistant-level rank, with expertise in the following areas: emphasis on law/crime/justice and social justice; race/ethnicity scholar; quantitative methods (preferred). Other areas for consideration include: comparative local/transnational, intersectional, and expertise in line with our departmental concentrations. Must have Ph.D. in hand by start date.

The University of San Diego is strongly committed to a “teacher-scholar” model, and, therefore, only candidates with evidence of superior teaching and an active research agenda will be considered for the position. The undergraduate teaching load is three courses per semester and tenure-track faculty advise and mentor students. Service to the university, department, and a commitment to public sociology is expected of all tenure-track faculty.

Job Requirements:

A PhD is required at the time of appointment.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits. Appointment includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload the following to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review:
• Cover letter
• Statement of teaching philosophy
• CV
• Writing sample
• Contact information for three references. Review of applications be ongoing through the deadline of Monday, September 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled, though only those arriving by this time can be guaranteed consideration. The successful candidate will begin orientation mid-August, for a Fall 2020 start date. Contact: Thomas Reifer, [email protected] If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected] Additional Details:

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

Advertised: April 18, 2019 Pacific Daylight Time
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Posted: 4/19/2019
Application Due: 9/17/2019
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