Sociology, Assistant Professor in Urban Sociology, Tenure-Track

Employer
Loyola University Chicago
Location
Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

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Job Title:

Sociology, Assistant Professor in Urban Sociology, Tenure-Track

Position Title:

Sociology, Assistant Professor in Urban Sociology, Tenure-Track

Job Category:

University Faculty

Job Type:

Full-Time

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Campus:

Rogers Park-Lake Shore Campus

Location Code:

SOCIOLOGY (02120A)

Department Name:

SOCIOLOGY

Is this split and/or fully grant funded? :

No

Duties and Responsibilities:

Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology seeks qualified candidates for an appointment as Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2022. Sociology seeks to hire an Assistant Professor with primary expertise in the Urban Sociology, preferably with interests in Education and/or Environmental Justice or Environmental Racism. Secondary areas include areas that complement the department’s existing strengths in immigration, race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality, or sociology of religion.

The Department of Sociology has 16 full-time faculty serving 120 majors, 60 minors, an MA and a PhD program, and is located on the university’s Lakeshore Campus. For more information about the department, please visit its web site at https://www.luc.edu/sociology/index.shtml. Located on Chicago’s vibrantly multicultural North Side, LUC is committed to creating an inclusive, responsive community of faculty, students, and staff. As an urban-based Department of Sociology dedicated to mentoring a diverse student body, many of whom come from under-represented and under-served populations, we especially encourage applications from candidates from under-represented groups. We also encourage applications from scholars committed to interdisciplinarity (i.e., working with colleagues across different subfields and disciplines) and the successful pursuit of external grants. 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. The teaching load is two courses per semester during the first three years on the tenure track and determined thereafter by department guidelines. Regular 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 2022. Candidates for the position must have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, interdisciplinarity, 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:

None

Working Conditions:

None

Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:

Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment in August 2022.
Record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, interdisciplinarity, grant-funded research, teaching and mentoring excellence, and service.

Open Date:

09/15/2021

Special 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 (inclusive excellence statement). Applicants should also arrange for three recommendation letters from references who are prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. References will not be contacted immediately but will receive an electronic prompt from LUC should a letter be requested. Candidates may forward additional materials related to teaching excellence and samples of scholarly publications, and any further inquiries to: Professor Peter RosenblattSearch Chairperson, Department of SociologyLoyola University Chicago 1032 W. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660-5761Email: [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received before October 12, 2021 will receive full consideration. Loyola University Chicago 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 the university’s mission and focus on transformative education, please visit www.luc.edu/mission and www.luc.edu/mission/transformativeed, respectively.

Quick Link for Posting:

https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/17287

Job Number:

8500250

Organizational Location:

PROVOST

Number of Vacancies:

1

Desired Start Date:

08/15/2022

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Organization

Working at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic University and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and our Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an educational environment unmatched for its diversity of thought and experience.

Loyola University Chicago comprises four campuses: Lake Shore (LSC), Water Tower (WTC), Health Sciences (HSC), and the John Felice Rome Center in Italy, and is home to eleven schools and colleges: Arrupe College, Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, and Graduate School. Loyola also features course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois.

With three campuses spread throughout the greater Chicago area, students have access to hundreds of cultural institutions as well as thousands of internships and networking opportunities with the city's Fortune 500 companies. Study-abroad programs at our Rome and Beijing Centers provide engagement with the global community and economy.

While rigorous programs of research and study are one hallmark of a Jesuit education, we're not just preparing students for a career, we're preparing them for life. We challenge our students to learn broadly, to think critically, to serve generously, to lead with integrity, to respect diversity. We come from all faiths and ethnic and economic backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society.

Recognizing Loyola’s excellence in education, U.S.News and World Report has ranked Loyola consistently among the "top national universities" in its annual publications, and named the University a "best value" in its 2008 rankings.

Our faculty take a person-centered approach to education. They’re not just here to teach students what they know, they’re here to teach them to think critically and creatively and to reach for their own discoveries.

More facts about Loyola University Chicago:

  • Total enrollment: 15,902
  • 80+ undergraduate majors and 80+ minors
  • 140+ graduate, professional, and graduate-level certificate programs
  • More than 4,000 faculty and staff members 
  • 14:1 Undergraduate student/faculty ratio 
  • 150,000 alumni; 85,000 in Chicago 
  • One of only eight percent of all American colleges and universities to have a Phi Beta Kappa honor society chapter
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