Assistant Professor of Sociology

Oregon, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 14, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in sociology beginning fall 2022.


We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement the strengths of our Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Areas of particular interest include: Critical criminal justice; education; queer theory; science/technology/health; or other topical/theoretical areas that complement current department strengths. The normal teaching load is five courses per academic year, which can include teaching critical theory and research design and participation in the College’s general education program. Excellent teaching credentials and an appreciation of the role of research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution are essential. PhD required. 

Application Instructions

A complete application must include: (1) cover letter of application which includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, as well as a description of how the applicant’s teaching and/or work in the campus community will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship (published articles, and/or works in progress); (5) graduate transcripts; (6) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Jennifer Hubbert, Chair, SOAN Search Committee and must be submitted via Interfolio Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Process This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.   Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.


Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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