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Teaching Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States

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Teaching Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States
    Full-time Faculty
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          • $50,000+, 9-month Contract, Exempt
          • 40 hours per week
          • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
          • Hybrid Work Availability: No

          The Department of Sociology invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor position with a focus on family, gender, and research methods to begin August 16, 2023, contingent on the availability of funding.

          The Department of Sociology is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Dakota. It offers a B.A. and minor in Sociology, available as on-campus and online degree options. The department is in the process of revitalizing its Master’s program.

          Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota is the oldest research university in North Dakota. It is the state’s flagship university and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university and was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. UND offers degrees in more than 225 fields of study with nearly 14,000 students. It is the home of the state’s only School of Law. The School of Medicine has major initiatives in rural and public health, and Aerospace is home to one of the first and largest unmanned aerial vehicle programs in the world.

          UND is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 57,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Short commutes, a great public school system, high-quality medical facilities, low crime, ample parks, and theaters, and a cost of living below that found in large American cities are some of Grand Forks’ advantages. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers a stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles.

          Duties & Responsibilities

          The successful candidate will teach a 5/4 load during the academic year. Courses will include family, sociology of gender, and sociological research methods and will be a mix of online and on-campus teaching.

          The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate coursework in a variety of modalities.

          All faculty are expected to contribute service within the department, college, university, and community. UND and the College of Arts & Sciences value diverse perspectives and seek applicants who are committed to helping students from underrepresented backgrounds succeed.

          Required Competencies
          • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to teach, inspire, and mentor students.
          • Effective interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
          • Ability and willingness to work with and engage diverse students and colleagues within and outside the Department of Sociology.
          • Ability and willingness to adapt to current methods of teaching, including online delivery.
          Minimum Requirements
          • Master’s degree in Sociology by August 15, 2023.
          • Successful completion of criminal history records check

          In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

          Preferred Qualifications
          • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring effectiveness at the undergraduate level
          • Experience with the development and instruction of online courses
          • Expertise in family, gender, and sociological research methods
          • Experience with course assessment
          To Apply

          To assure full consideration, applications must include the following materials:

          • Letter of application addressing qualifications
          • Curriculum vitae
          • List of at least three references (including contact information)
          • Unofficial transcripts. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts upon hire.
          • Teaching statement

          Position is open until filled, with a first review by date as of June 15.

          Questions can be directed to the Department Chair, Dr. Daphne Pedersen, at

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