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Assistant Professor in Sociology

Texas Lutheran University
Seguin, Texas
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Texas Lutheran University, located in Seguin, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology beginning Fall 2023. We seek candidates with the following qualifications

  • PhD in Sociology. ABD candidates considered if degree will be completed by Fall 2023
  • Ability to teach a variety of courses in Sociology including ethnic/minority relations and the family
  • Ability to teach research methods
  • Commitment to undergraduate education and advising
  • Evidence of effective teaching and commitment to continued professional development
  • Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the department and across campus
  • Understanding and support of the mission of Texas Lutheran University

In addition to the above requirements, preference will be given to candidates offering the following specific skills:

  • Interest in contributing to the institution’s general education curriculum, honors program, and/or interdisciplinary minors such as African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, or Women’s Studies
  • Interest in teaching classes that support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals

Texas Lutheran University, a Hispanic Serving Institution, seeks applicants who are eager to join a culturally diverse community of learning. Our student body, reflective of the diversity of the State of Texas, is well over 40% Hispanic, with a strong African-American presence as well. Candidates who have professional skills, experience, and/or the willingness to engage in teaching, collaborative research, and community service with our diverse student body are particularly sought.

Salary is competitive, with excellent benefits. Texas Lutheran University is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. For more information, consult our website at 

Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three professional references (names, addresses, e- mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Also, as part of your application file, submit a statement that addresses your past or potential future contributions to diversity through teaching, research, or service and/or your experience working with underrepresented student populations. Single-file, electronic submissions are preferred. 

Separately, arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted.

Please send all submissions to:

Dr. Daniel Braaten, Chair

Department of Political Science, Sociology, and Geography

Review of applications will begin October 31 and will continue until the position is filled.

Texas Lutheran University has been consistently recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Texas Lutheran University (TLU) is an official U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” selection among regional colleges in the West, ranking second on the list for “Best Value,” and fifth overall. This is the eighth consecutive year TLU has been featured on the “Best Value” rankings. Other notable recognitions include TLU’s acknowledgment as a top 20 regional college for Social Mobility—the fourth year the university has appeared in this category. 

The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). Texas Lutheran University is committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the University. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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