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Visiting Assistant Professor in Latinx Sociology - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (35557)

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Visiting Assistant Professor in Latinx Sociology - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (35557)

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College of LA&S Dean


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ZH 815

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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;
  • criminology;
  • 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.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • 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.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience utilizing interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies
  • Teaching experience in Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or related field

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Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications; position includes a robust benefits package.

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Application Procedure:

For full consideration, prospective applicants should visit 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].

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EEO Statement Summary:

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy:

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation:

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety Information:

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Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

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Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive research university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the doctorate. Colleges include business, education, engineering and engineering technology, law, liberal arts and sciences, health and human sciences, and visual and performing arts. On-campus enrollment is approximately 18,000 students. The university also offers more than 200 extension courses each semester to students in communities throughout northern Illinois.

The main campus is located in DeKalb, 65 miles west of Chicago's "Loop" and 40 miles southeast of Rockford. In addition to the main campus, NIU has three education centers in Hoffman Estates, Rockford, and Naperville. DeKalb/Sycamore, with a population of about 50,000, is a modern paradox, a rural/urban community. It is simultaneously recognized for its manufacturing and rich farmlands. The site of the first manufacture of barbed wire and the development of hybrid seed corn are evidence of its diversified history. The blend of industry and agriculture, coupled with the cultural and recreational facilities of the university and supplemented by easy access to Chicago and Rockford, provide an enjoyable environment in which to live.

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