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Assistant Professor of Sociology (Tenure-track)

DePauw University
Indiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 4, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Sociology (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 2022. A Ph.D. in sociology (by the time of appointment) is required. The successful candidate will have an innovative research agenda and teaching experience in the sociology of race and ethnicity. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more additional departmental areas including global/comparative, law and criminal justice reform, migration, social movements, protests, and urban sociology. Candidates should be willing to develop syllabi, which engage and emphasize these areas. We seek candidates with pedagogical commitments to racial and social justice.

Candidates must be able to contribute to teaching all sociology core courses including introductory sociology, social theory, research methods both quantitative and qualitative, 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 responsibilities include three courses per semester, in addition to a half-credit course taught every third year during DePauw’s January or May 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 begins October 1, 2021 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, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

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