Concordia University Chicago (CUC) invites applications for the full-time faculty position of Assistant Professor of Sociology. This position requires academic background in sociology as well as teaching and research experience in one or more subfields of sociology. The successful candidate must show a commitment to undergraduate student success, effective classroom teaching, support and growth of the Sociology and Criminal Justice Programs, and service to the university. The ideal candidate would have a PhD in Sociology; those nearing terminal degree by start date will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately will continue until the position is filled.
- Engages in all aspects of university life, including teaching, service, and scholarship as a full-time member of the faculty
- Teaches a variety of courses, including introductory and upper-level sociology and criminal justice courses, as well as supervising internships. The teaching load may include some evening, online, hybrid, and summer courses.
- Candidates must support and be committed to the mission and identity of Concordia University Chicago, a university of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS).
- Skilled in teaching a wide variety of courses in both sociology and criminal justice
- Demonstrates a commitment to and capacity for excellent undergraduate teaching and creating connections with the community
- Exhibits a service mentality toward all stakeholders
- All communication with stakeholders is effective, professional, accurate, and timely
- Improves work performance and that of others by being receptive to and appropriately sharing information
Minimum Experience Required:
Previous teaching at the undergraduate level in the fields of sociology and criminal justice
- The ideal candidate would have a PhD in Sociology. Those nearing terminal degree by start date will be considered.
- Undergraduate certification or colloquy completion as a professional church worker in the LCMS is preferred.
Compensation and Benefits:
Starting range and faculty rank is dependent upon individual qualifications and experience. Concordia University Chicago benefit options include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and/or Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Disability and Survivor Plan
- Retirement Pension Plan
- Retirement 403(b) Savings Plan
- Basic Life and Supplemental Life Insurance
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Coverage
- Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
- Tuition benefits (available for employees and their qualified dependents)
Interested individuals should include the following in their online application:
- Cover letter
- A response to the following:
- In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain your understanding of the relationship among your discipline, the Christian faith, and Concordia University Chicago's mission.
- In a brief essay (less than 500 words), explain how your professional and personal experiences have prepared you to live out the vocation of faculty member at a Lutheran university.
*In your responses, please address Concordia University Chicago's mission, vision, and values specifically.
- Copies of post-secondary academic transcripts that reflect completion of advanced degree(s) (Official transcripts will be required upon hiring of successful candidates.)
- Names and phone numbers of three references
* Only applicants submitting all required documentation above will be considered.
In compliance with Illinois Governor JB Pritzker's Executive Order 2021-20, Concordia University Chicago requires all on-campus faculty and staff to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or participate in weekly COVID-19 testing. Further information regarding Concordia's response to COVID-19 can be found here.
Concordia does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex or age. As an institution of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, however, and to the extent allowed by law, Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religious affiliation.
Concordia University Chicago does not generally sponsor for employment visas except for positions that oversee, teach or support our international programs.
About Concordia University Chicago:
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university founded in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Theology, Arts & Humanities, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Health, Science & Technology, Concordia-Chicago offers more than 160 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success. All undergraduate and graduate degrees are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Concordia University Chicago has been recognized as a College of Distinction since 2010, and is consistently ranked among the Best Regional Universities-Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, combined undergraduate and graduate enrollment has exceeded 5,000 students. Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more about our commitment to higher education, rooted in the Gospel, at CUChicago.edu.
Steadfast in Jesus Christ as revealed in the Holy Scriptures, Concordia University Chicago promotes academic rigor in its liberal arts and professional programs; grounds students in objective truth, integrity, and excellence; and practices faithfulness to the Confessional teachings of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, as it forms students for vocations in church, family, and the world.