Assistant Professor of Sociology (Criminology) - Tenure-track

Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Sociology (Criminology) - Tenure-track


The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at DePauw University invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2021. Ph.D. in sociology (by the time of appointment) is required. The successful candidate will have research and teaching experience in critical criminology. Possible topics could include, but are not limited to, surveillance and policing, gentrification and crime, crimes of resistance, neighborhood stigma, the school-to-prison pipeline, and immigration, crime, and enforcement. In addition to offering electives in criminology, candidates must be able to contribute to teaching all sociology core courses including introductory sociology, social theory, research methods, and senior seminar. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential along with an ongoing commitment to inclusive pedagogy and high-impact practices in teaching and learning. This position includes employee health and retirement benefits, mentoring, and faculty development funding. The teaching load is three courses per semester, in addition to a half-credit course taught every third year during DePauw’s month-long winter term.

DePauw is a leading, nationally-recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating just over 1,700 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.  Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, which can help the candidate maintain an active research agenda and improve their pedagogy. DePauw also has an ongoing commitment to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices.  

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio and include: cover letter, CV, one-page teaching philosophy, one-page research statement, contact information for three references, sample course syllabi, course evaluations, and a copy of graduate transcript(s). In application materials, candidates should demonstrate a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, in order to promote an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University.Review of applications will begin November 6, 2020 (this is an extension from the previous date of October 23), and continues until filled. Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Sociology & Anthropology Department, Alicia Suarez, at

In support of DePauw University's mission and values, we welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. DePauw University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender,