Working Position Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor in Latinx Sociology - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (35557)Classification Title:
Visiting Assistant ProfessorPosition Number:
11/15/2022Priority Review Date:
01/15/2023Business Unit Description:
Non-UnionUnion Code :
College of LA&S DeanDivision:
ZH 815Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page:
http://niu.edu/CLAS/sociology/ and http://niu.edu/CLAS/Latino-Studies/Overview :
The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Department of Sociology seek a Visiting Assistant Professor in Latinx Sociology whose research and teaching center issues related to U.S. Latinx populations. We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who works at the intersection of Latinx Studies and Sociology and who holds intellectual and pedagogical expertise in areas such as (but not limited to):
- international migration;
- social inequalities;
- social movements and protest;
- health disparities;
- environmental justice;
- population dynamics, and/or;
- race and ethnicity
The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach three courses per semester. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension for one additional year.Position Summary:
Qualified candidates dedicated to empowering students from underserved communities through their research, teaching, creative and pedagogical scholarship, community engagement, service and/or mentoring are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholars of discovery, integration, engagement, and pedagogy are all important to the NIU community. Successful applicants will teach classes within their (inter-)disciplinary expertise, as well as in conjunction with the academic diversity center where they will hold a joint appointment.Essential Duties and Responsibilities :
The ideal candidate is expected to establish an active and innovative research program that directly engages Latinx Studies. The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latinx Studies as well as meeting curricular needs of the Department of Sociology. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise as well as Introduction to Latinx Studies.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
- Engaging in appropriate scholarly activities in the field
- Collaborating and contributing to ongoing research projects with faculty
- Providing service to the university and the profession
- The candidate will be able to contribute to exam committees, thesis committees, and dissertation committees as needed.
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Latinx Studies, or related field
- Graduate coursework in and a research agenda that directly engages U.S. Latinx populations
- Demonstrable interest in teaching and mentoring a diverse undergraduate and graduate student community
- Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Anticipated Appointment Start Date:
- Experience utilizing interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies
- Teaching experience in Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or related field
8/16/2023Percent of Staff Year:
0.75Standard Hours Per Week:
Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package.Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range:
For full consideration, prospective applicants should visit https://employment.niu.edu/postings/67711to apply and upload the following materials by January 15, 2023:
- A letter of interest
- Curriculum vitae
- Diversity statement
- Unofficial Transcripts (Official required upon hire)
- A list of three professional references
Additional materials may be requested after first review.
Applications received after January 15 are welcomed, but will be considered as needed.
For inquiries, please email Krystyna Kamka at[email protected].Quick Link to Applicant :
https://employment.niu.edu/postings/67711Is Background Check Required:
YesEEO Statement Summary:
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