Assistant Professor (tenure track) - Political Sociology (23-24)

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Assistant Professor (tenure track) - Political Sociology (23-24)

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Posting Details

Job ID: 98890

Rank: Assistant Professor

College/School: Chicago, IL - College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position with employment beginning in August 2023. The Department is looking for a quantitative scholar who studies Political Sociology broadly understood. This includes fields of, but not limited to, political culture, social movements, nationalism and the nation state, and civil society. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in their subject area, as well as contribute to the core curriculum, teaching both statistics and social research methods.

The Department of Sociology consists of 11 full-time faculty, more than 180 students (majors and minors combined), and 24 students enrolled in our graduate (MA) program. The department is an integral unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and has collaborative ties with other units in the college and the university, including the Center for Community Health Equity and the Steans Center for Community-Based Service Learning.

Located in the heart of Chicago, DePaul University is a private institution with over 21,000 students.

Required Qualifications:

A PhD in sociology is required; ABD candidates will be considered if they have conferral date in the first year of employment. DePaul University seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please electronically submit a cover letter describing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation+

. Supporting materials demonstrating teaching effectiveness should accompany the application. These should include syllabi and course evaluations from past courses the candidate has taught (if available). Sample syllabi for proposed courses are also welcome. As a university with a strong emphasis on teaching, the interview process will include teaching a class to a group of undergraduate students.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicant Documents C.V.(1)
Cover Letter(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)
Research Statement(1)
Teaching Statement(1)
Writing Sample(3)
Teaching Portfolio(1)

Organization

Working at DePaul University

Enrolling more than 23,000 students, DePaul is the ninth-largest private and largest Catholic university in the country. It offers over 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs through nine colleges and schools. Nearly one third of DePaul’s students are of color—the most diverse of any private university in Illinois—and about 30 percent of each year’s freshmen class intend to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. DePaul’s success extends beyond recruitment—it is among the nation’s top 100 universities in awarding degrees to students of color.

Educating Chicago’s business leaders, lawyers, judges, teachers, artists and public servants for more than a century, DePaul enjoys an excellent academic reputation. It has earned impressive rankings from U.S. News & World Report for its business and law programs as well as distinctions for diversity and community service. A host of higher education guides have recognized DePaul for everything from its economic value and happy students to its hot and trendy campus and great town-gown relations.

DePaul prides itself on the strength of its academic programs, especially the programs in entrepreneurship, real estate, and the part-time MBA; computer science, network assurance and digital media; psychology and philosophy; music and theater; health and intellectual property law; and adult learning initiatives. Despite its size, the university is committed to providing students with personal attention; the student/faculty ratio is just 16:1. Professors who teach graduate students also teach undergraduates in small-group settings.

DePaul’s goal, expressed in the VISION twenty12 strategic plan, is to become one of the finest urban, Catholic universities in the United States. It is focused on creating nationally recognized, rigorous programs of study; preparing women and men to be at the forefront of their chosen fields as ethical and socially engaged leaders; and further strengthening its financial and operational foundations.

DePaul was founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (or Vincentian) religious community, which follows the teachings of 17th century French priest St. Vincent de Paul. Established to provide a high quality education to immigrants and others who were denied access to college, DePaul continues to embrace this mission today, recruiting and graduating significant numbers of students from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.

Location

Located in Chicago, Illinois, DePaul has two primary campuses and four suburban locations. The Loop Campus is in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district and is home to four of DePaul’s colleges, a theater, a residence hall and most administrative functions. It is separated by a 20-minute trip on Chicago’s “el” train from the Lincoln Park Campus, close to Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field. Considered one of the nation’s most beautiful urban campuses, Lincoln Park is home to five colleges, the main library, numerous residence halls, a student center and the Ray Meyer Fitness and Recreation Center, open to employees and students.

Both campuses are located in thriving business and residential districts that are well served by public transportation, providing a full array of housing choices for employees. Chicago boasts six professional sports teams and some of the best theater, music and art venues in the nation. As an international business hub and conference center, Chicago enables employees to build strong professional networks and remain on the leading edge of their fields.

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