Sociology, Endowed Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Sociology, Endowed Assistant Professor, Tenure TrackPosition Title:
Sociology, Endowed Assistant Professor, Tenure TrackJob Category:
University FacultyJob Type:
Rogers Park-Lake Shore CampusLocation Code:
SOCIOLOGY (02120A)Department Name:
SOCIOLOGYIs this split and/or fully grant funded? :
NoDuties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Loyola University Chicago (LUC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Endowed Assistant Professor, for academic year 2021-22. The department seeks applicants with expertise in Medical Sociology, with a focus on health inequalities, particularly regarding issues of race. Secondary areas of interest include the ability to teach research methods, or areas that complement our existing departmental strengths in race/ethnicity, gender, global inequalities, urban sociology, and sociology of religion. The successful candidate will be joining a department with 13 full-time faculty members, over 150 majors and 80 minors, and MA and PhD graduate programs with a total of about 45 students. For more information about the department, please visit our website: https://www.luc.edu/sociology/index.shtml.
This search is part of a University-wide, multi-year hiring initiative designed to hire outstanding researchers and teachers who are reflective of our diverse student body and committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the pursuit of external grants. Of special interest are candidates who can further the University’s efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Successful candidates must maintain a strong research program, including the pursuit of external grants, demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring, and demonstrate service contributions to the profession, the department, the university and potentially, to the larger community. This position is supported by a university endowment and comes with a research budget beyond the customary start-up costs and faculty professional development funds. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Teaching in the university Core Curriculum and in the Sociology graduate program is expected.Qualifications:
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment in August 2021. Candidates for the position must have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, interdisciplinary or grant-funded research, teaching and mentoring excellence, and service. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Physical Demands:
NoneMinimum Education and/or Work Experience:
The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment in August 2021. Candidates for the position must have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, interdisciplinary or grant-funded research, teaching and mentoring excellence, and service. The candidate should be willing to support the mission of LUC and the goals of a Jesuit Catholic Education.Open Date:
11/24/2020Special Instructions to Applicants:
Candidates should submit to www.careers.luc.edu (1) a brief letter of interest; (2) a current Curriculum Vitae; (3) a statement outlining the applicant’s research agenda; (4) a statement describing teaching experience; and (5) a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to mentoring a diverse student body through research, teaching and/or other channels of scholarship and service. Applicants should also arrange for three recommendation letters from references who are prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position, to be submitted electronically to the above website (letter writers will receive an electronic prompt from LUC). Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications to:
Anne Figert, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair
Department of Sociology
Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
LUC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees.
As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a transformative education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.Quick Link for Posting:
PROVOSTNumber of Vacancies:
1Desired Start Date:
08/09/2021Open Until Filled: