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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Augsburg College
Closing date
Apr 9, 2024

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Job Description

The Department of Sociology at Augsburg University invites candidates to apply for a full-time visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology position. This one-year position will begin in August 2024.

The Sociology Department offers undergraduate majors and minors in the field and is affiliated with the Urban Studies Program. We are committed to excellence in teaching, as well as scholarship and service. The successful candidate will contribute to a diverse community of learners through excellence in teaching, conducting research, mentoring students, and by engaging with the Sociology Department, their profession, and the wider community.

We are searching for a faculty member who will teach Introduction to Sociology, as well as three electives that complement what we currently offer in the major, such as Introduction to Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency (upper-division), Protest and Social Change, Social Problems, Deviance and Social Control, etc. Applicants should provide examples of how their specialties will complement existing strengths in the Sociology Department and Urban Studies Program. The teaching load is seven courses over two semesters. There are no service expectations for visiting faculty, though the successful candidate will be expected to continue their scholarship and to contribute to student success through their work.


A Ph.D. (or international equivalent) in Sociology or related field, such as Criminology, is preferred, though ABD candidates will be considered. Strong candidates will have demonstrated an ability to teach undergraduate courses in Sociology and Criminology, a commitment to student-centered teaching practices, and research experience.

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Application Instructions and Requirements

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including a list of courses taught), unofficial copy of graduate school transcript, statement of teaching philosophy and approach, and a statement of research interests. The cover letter should address your ability to effectively teach a diverse student body and how your qualifications and experiences would contribute to advancing Augsburg University's mission, and enhancing the Department of Sociology.

As part of the online application process, you will be asked to provide the names of three professional references, ideally at least one of whom can address your teaching or teaching potential. If your application advances, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. We may also request additional materials at that stage. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. However, to receive full consideration, all application materials should be received by March 18. Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.

Augsburg University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete our application process, please contact our Human Resources Department at phone number: 612-330-1058 or email:

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