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Visiting Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois

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Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dominican University Visiting Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology


The Department of Sociology and Criminology is seeking a visiting lecturer for the 2024-2025 academic year to teach four undergraduate courses in the fall and four undergraduate courses in the spring. Preferred qualifications include experience with asynchronous, zoom, and in-person college teaching and history of teaching: Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, College Writing, Social Change, or equivalent courses. Successful candidates will have a record of supporting first generation, multilingual, Black, and Latinx student populations with demonstrated effectiveness in helping students build quantitative, writing, oral communication and information literacy skills, and a commitment to inclusive teaching and community building. Attendance at some university meetings required, along with some individual meetings with students.


Required Qualifications:   

Candidates must have an MA in Criminology or Sociology, an MSW, or a JD. Candidate must have experience in college teaching.


Preferred qualifications:

PhD in Sociology or Criminology

Availability to teach in-person in River Forest and Chicago campuses strongly preferred

Teaching program on Chicago campus may include additional specialized training

Preference for candidates with experience in online zoom courses, asynchronous online courses, and face-to-face classes.




Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


To Apply

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and resume with a list of 3 references.


A background screening is required.


EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.


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