Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology

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The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Valparaiso University invites applications for a two-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Criminology, to begin in Fall 2021.

Ph.D. preferred, but A.B.D. candidates near completion will be considered. The applicant must be able to teach general sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Development of Sociological Theory, Research Methods in Sociology, and Inequality in America. The ideal candidate will bring new disciplinary strengths to the Department, as well as continue the Department's tradition of working collegially to cover a broad range of required sociology courses. The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can teach criminology or comparative/global sociology courses. The University places major emphasis on teaching; preference will be given to persons with teaching experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Applicants should submit the following documents via Interfolio at – a concise letter of application, including a statement of teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; graduate school transcripts; and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted by their authors to Interfolio. Consideration of candidates will begin on June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to develop and support a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at




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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 8/3/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive