Sociology Faculty (Open Rank)
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track open rank position to begin September 2015. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education whose primary expertise within Sociology is Criminology. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of specialization include at least one of the following subfields: corrections, incarceration, criminal justice system, or research methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introduction to sociology and undergraduate courses on crime and delinquency, as well as advanced undergraduate seminar courses in her/his areas of expertise. We seek individuals with a strong research program. A commitment to undergraduate research or other types of student engagement is a plus. Applicants must hold or be nearing the completion of a Ph.D. in Sociology,Criminology, or closely related field (J.D. or L.L.B. is not sufficient). ABDs will be considered but preference is for a senior scholar.
The University of St. Thomas is a private, highly ranked national liberal arts university. Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers and to engage in meaningful research. For more information on the department, see http://www.stthomas.edu/sociology/.
Applicants must hold or be nearing the completion of a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or closely related field (J.D. or L.L.B. is not sufficient). ABDs will be considered but preference is for a senior scholar.
Applicants should apply online at http://www.stthomas.edu/jobsatust/. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants should complete the reference section of the application. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good, and seeks to develop individuals who combine career competency with cultural awareness and intellectual curiosity. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.
The University of St. Thomas has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, to equal opportunity policies and practices, and to the principles and goals of affirmative action. In that spirit, the University welcomes nominations and applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool.