Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

Dominican University
River Forest, Illinois
Commensurate upon experience
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022

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TITLE: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology
DEPARTMENT: Rosary College of Arts and Sciences
FLSA Status: Exempt (salary)
STATUS: Full Time, Tenure Track
Reports to: Dean, RCAS
Open Until Filled: Yes


The Department of Sociology and Criminology is seeking a critical sociologist at the rank of assistant professor for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2023 (August 15, 2023). Preferred qualifications include research and teaching specializations in social statistics and quantitative methods, research methods, and immigration. Additional preferred areas include health & illness, sociological theory, and social movements/social change.


Successful candidates will have a record of supporting first generation, Black and Latinx student populations with demonstrated effectiveness in helping students build quantitative, writing, oral communication and information literacy skills, and a commitment to inclusive teaching and community building.



Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related fields (PhD documentation by Fall 2023), a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and advising, an established research agenda, an interest in shared governance, a commitment to service, and a dedication to diversity and social justice.



Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of three references. Review of files will begin on January 31, 2023 and continue until the position has been filled. Finalists should be prepared to supply reference letters, upon request. In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.


Official transcripts will be required of finalists; submission instructions will be provided to applicants as necessary.  

An offer will be pending a background screening.
About Dominican University:
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls 3211 students, which includes 2136 undergraduates and 1075 graduate students. Sixty-six percent (66%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 74% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 41% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent receive some type of financial aid. About half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and more than half are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.


About Rosary College of Arts and Sciences Mission:

In keeping with Dominican University’s mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world, the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences strives embody a community of learners seeking truth through free and open inquiry and dialogue with a diverse array of persons, places, texts, objects, ideas, and events, past and present, supportive of each learner’s development, and committed to using our talents to make a positive contribution to the world. We strive to produce graduates of a liberal arts and sciences program who can think critically; communicate ideas well, orally and in writing; and achieve both breadth of understanding across fields and depth of knowledge in one field. Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodation in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities

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