Assistant Professor of Sociology

Code: 16085 Posted: 11/14/2019

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology.

This position is for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department who will teach courses in the area of race and ethnicity as well as general courses in Sociology. Evidence of excellent teaching and an appreciation of the role of research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution are essential. We are looking for a scholar with expertise in Latinx and African-American populations. Candidates who have expertise in intersectional oppressions such as race/gender/class, are preferred. We are a social justice oriented department and particularly value scholars whose work connects to communities.

Applicants must have demonstrated ability to teach courses in the Sociology of African Americans and Latinx populations and have evidence of research potential and/or productivity.

The usual teaching load is four courses per semester.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities Include, but are not Limited to:

  • Teaching undergraduate courses in sociology. Faculty may also have an opportunity to teach in our MAPS (Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies) program.
  • Teaching undergraduate Latinx and African American Sociological Studies
  • Teaching online and evening classes
  • Conducting high quality research with expectation for peer-reviewed publication
  • Actively participating in service to the department, college and university.
  • Retention and promotion are assessed based on excellence of teaching (60%).
  • Scholarly research (30%).
  • Service (10%) to the Sociology Department, College of Social Science and Professional Studies, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to teach courses
  • Knowledge and ability to conduct research and scholarly activities
  • Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge and respect for those of other cultures or backgrounds.
  • Ability to analyze data for program improvement, assessment.
  • Ergonomic Requirements: Sufficient mobility and dexterity to move around office, campus and community. Ability to work with keyboard, mouse and monitor.
  • Ability to attend meetings, Workshops, and conferences.
  • Equipment to be used on the job: Laptop, and/or desktop computer, printer, copier, projector, tablets, Smart Boards, Video Conferencing, Interactive Whiteboard Systems, telephone including voice mail and Fax.

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related field required by start date of August 24, 2020
  • Evidence of scholarly research with specialization in Latinx and African American populations.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

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Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Letter of Application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three references

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday December 15th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Geneva Whitmire

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