Lecturer Part Time Temporary Sociology

UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Washington, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 14, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for a temporary part-time lecturer position in Sociology within the Division of Social and Historical Studies (SHS), an academic unit of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS). This is a part-time, non-renewable position, teaching one class per quarter during the 2021-2022 academic year, beginning on September 15, 2021.  Each quarterly appointment is dependent upon curricular need and available funding.  Part-time lecturers are non-voting members of the UW Tacoma faculty.

The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Sociology to an undergraduate student body and have experience with online and in-person instruction, with the flexibility to offer both. Teaching excellence is expected of all successful candidates.  General responsibilities of part-time lecturers include:

  • Preparing and delivering course content that meets the academic standards befitting the UW Tacoma
  • Ensuring the delivery of all course materials
    • Fits the catalog description
    • Meets the state learning goals for course
  • Using appropriate and effective teaching strategies and student evaluation methods
  • Submitting course grades by deadline

UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/.


Candidates must have a Master’s degree or higher (or foreign equivalent) in Sociology or related field.

Required Work Experience:

Candidate should be an intellectually expansive scholar with demonstrated training and professional experience specializing in race, ethnicity, labor, gender, and/or social justice and social inequality in the United States.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via Interfolio:

  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Letter of Interest, including:
  • Your qualifications for teaching the course listed
  • Detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field.
  • Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion.

     3. Contact information for 3 or more professional references available to provide letters recommendation.

Submit all application materials through Interfolio.  Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered.  For priority consideration, completed materials should be received by 5:00 PM on May 28, 2021.  For further information, e-mail Prof. Velasquez, search chair, at iamtanya@uw.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).