Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

South Dakota, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Augustana University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department, to begin Fall 2021.

Responsibilities: The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a liberal arts environment, coupled with teaching ability in the areas of medical sociology, gender, and social inequality.  Experience or special interest in gender and aging/gerontology is welcomed.

The load for this position is three courses per semester plus one course during our January term. Applicants should be prepared to teach the following courses at a minimum: Intro to Sociology, Medical Sociology, Social Inequality, and Race and Gender in Medicine and Health Care (or equivalent), plus a sociology topics course of the applicant’s choosing during the January term.

The University will seek applications for a tenure track position with similar teaching responsibilities to start Fall 2022; the successful VAP candidate is welcome to apply.

Augustana University will continue to monitor concerns related to Covid-19 and its variants in the months to come, and we expect to provide all, or nearly all, of our instruction in face-to-face labs and classes beginning fall of 2021. Applicants for faculty and staff positions should thus be prepared to participate fully in on-campus, face to face experiences in the coming academic year.  

Qualifications:  Completed Ph.D. in sociology required by September 1, 2021. Evidence of teaching excellence is expected. 

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application addressing the above qualifications, current vita, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of graduate transcripts, statement of diversity, Augustana University employment application, and the names and contact information for three professional references electronically to: Official website:

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.

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