Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Social Inquiry

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 04, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a renewable Senior Lecturer position in Sociology to teach courses in the Sociology minor as well as our general education program.  As the sole full-time sociologist in the department this person will have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the program. Sociology is part of the Anthropology-Sociology program, within the interdisciplinary Department of Social Inquiry, which also contains minors in Anthropology, Political Science, and Gender Studies, a major in History, and a new Public Leadership and Innovation major. Interdisciplinary collaboration is a feature of the department. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more departmental and interdepartmental areas of interest including gender, health, environment, race/ethnicity, and social movements.


  • Instruction of 15 credits per semester (with possibility of reassignment of 3 credits per semester for engagement in service to the minor and department) using a combination of face-to-face and online modalities
  • Curriculum development, revision, and maintenance, including new hybrid modalities
  • Service to the Sociology minor, including assessment, annual reports, representing minor to other departments and students, and contributing to individually designed majors
  • Provide departmental service and service to the university as needed


  • Masters or PhD in Sociology earned by August 25, 2021
  • Teaching background or potential for teaching Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Sociological Theory, Race & Ethnicity, Sociology of Gender, upper-level courses in sociology, and interdisciplinary contributions to the university curriculum
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity


  • Experience in teaching either face-to-face and/or online modalities at two- or four-year higher education institution(s)
  • Graduate coursework or research in one or more of the following: environment, gender, health, inequality, race/ethnicity, and social movements
  • Willingness to engage students in experiential learning, including community-based research
  • Interest or experience in collaborating across disciplinary borders