Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

Job description

The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites applications for a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor, non-tenure track, for a one year-appointment, beginning Fall 2021. The position may be extended beyond 2021-2022 contingent on need, funding, and performance. Applications are sought from candidates with a strong record of teaching in sociology or criminology. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the university's common curriculum, as well as electives for Sociology and Criminology majors. For a list of current course offerings, please go to: The ideal candidate demonstrates experience and versatility in inclusive pedagogy. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and service.

Essential Functions

  • Ability to teach eight classes over three quarters over the academic year, including core departmental courses and department electives in the candidates specialty area.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expertise in Sociology or Criminology.
  • Excellent communication skills for classroom teaching and student mentoring.
  • Strong people skills, along with the ability to work effectively with all types of people.
  • Basic word processing and computer-related skills.
  • Ability to listen and effectively communicate verbally with students and faculty.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD in sociology, criminology or related field with expectation that degree will be complete by start of appointment.
  • Prior experience as the instructor on record in no fewer than two higher education courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in sociology, criminology or related field at time of application.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by June 1, 2021.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $50,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidates sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Letter of interest that describes teaching interests and other qualifications.
  2. Curriculum vitae that specifies specialization and comprehensive exam areas.
  3. Teaching statement that outlines pedagogy.
  4. Evidence of teaching excellence (this can include, but is not limited to, sample syllabi, sample assignments, sample grading rubrics, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., original student evaluations), a list of courses taught previously, a list of courses that could be taught, and any other artifacts of teaching excellence.
  5. One-page statement describing how the candidates research, teaching, and/or service contributes to DU's values, practices, and actions regarding diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. [].
  6. Names and contact information for three references that the committee can contact.

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.




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Job No: 493749
Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Negotiable