Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology

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Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology Status

Nebraska Wesleyan University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology, beginning August 2021.This position serves as the integrating bridge between our majors in Sociology and Criminal Justice in Society and will complement our departmental commitment to social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Nebraska Wesleyan embraces six core values: personal attention to students, stewardship, excellence, community, diversity and liberal arts. Nebraska Wesleyan University and our department seek a candidate who strongly values student-centered learning and student engagement.

Nebraska Wesleyan is a nationally recognized undergraduate liberal arts institution with approximately 2,000 students located in the capital city of Lincoln, Nebraska. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance, retirement, a generous holiday schedule, and undergraduate tuition remission for employee’s dependents after the first year of employment.


Department faculty typically teach 3 courses (12 credits) per semester, fall and spring. In addition to teaching in their area of expertise, the candidate will teach a full range of criminology and sociology courses (e.g., introduction to criminal justice, introduction to sociology, race relations, and research methods). We also anticipate new course development in areas such as intersectionality and criminalization and environmental justice. Other duties include professional development in scholarly and creative activity, contributing to student mentoring and academic advising, service to the department and university and active participation in faculty governance.


Candidates must hold an earned doctorate from an accredited institution by August 2021 in Sociology with a specialty in Criminology or in Criminology with an emphasis in Critical Criminology. Candidates must demonstrate the ability teach criminology and race/intersectionality. Interest in teaching an environmental justice course is desirable. Submission materials should evidence a demonstrated commitment to engaging, innovative, and evidence-based teaching incorporating diverse instructional methods and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and students.

Upon hire, final rank will be determined by the Provost commensurate with experience and education.

Commitment to Diversity

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials.

Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following to URL: a letter of interest addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a statement of how the candidate’s teaching, research, and service contributes to inclusive excellence, a sample course syllabus from a course that illustrates ability to teach criminology intersectionally, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Review of applications will start on April 1 and continue until the position is filled.




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Posted: 2/25/2021
Application Due: 5/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time