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Visiting Assistant Professor Professor of Sociology, Non-Tenure Track

St. Edward's University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 31, 2023

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Visiting Assistant Professor Professor of Sociology, Non-Tenure Track
St. Edward's University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Non-Tenure Track

School of Behavioral and Social Sciences

St. Edward's University, a nationally ranked, independent Catholic university and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) invites applications for a visiting, full-time, 9-month, one year, non-tenure track position as an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, beginning August 2023. St. Edward's is characterized by its commitment to the Holy Cross educational mission to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice.

The successful candidate will provide high quality instruction to students from diverse backgrounds in the undergraduate program, with the standard teaching load for the position being 10 courses per academic year, and may be called upon to assist with certain service initiatives, as needed. The successful candidate will work closely with a dedicated and passionate campus community to find new and thoughtful ways to educate the hearts and minds of a diverse student body that is deeply committed to social justice and making a large impact on the world.

St. Edward's University embraces excellence through diversity and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority groups. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body.

For consideration, a qualified candidate will have
  • An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) or ABD in Sociology or a closely related field
  • Experience teaching in higher education
  • Excellent writing skills
  • A record that speaks highly of teaching abilities
  • The ability to adhere to University policies and procedures
  • Submit to and pass criminal offender records check, and sexual offender records check (S.O.R.I.)
  • Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from one's own
  • All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose, and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals
  • Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.

Essential Responsibilities Include: Candidates should have the interest and ability or potential to teach a range of undergraduate courses and support a diverse student body.
  • Teaching and supervising a minimum of ten (10) courses (9-month contract; with
  • opportunities for additional payment for a summer course load) to include undergraduate courses offered by the Sociology program (Introductory Sociology, Social Research, Sociology electives, etc.)
  • Courses will be taught in person and held on campus
  • Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to supporting a diverse student body at a Hispanic-serving Institution
  • Engage in limited service aligned with the University's mission
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies
  • Maintain scheduled office hours according to university policy
  • Attend necessary faculty, department and university meetings
  • Support diversity, inclusion and equity in teaching and service
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety in the classroom
  • Stay current with best practices in teaching and learning
  • Understand the role of assessment in achieving specifically stated learning outcomes
  • Incorporate technology to enhance student learning
  • Understand and appreciate the university's mission, purpose, and goals and the role of faculty in achieving those goals
  • Attend trainings as required
  • Perform any other job related functions as assigned by the University.
  • Other duties as assigned

For detailed information, please see the job description (Add link).

The University offers an excellent TOTAL REWARDS package! An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at;

Medical & Rx Coverage (HSA & FSA Available), Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Pet Insurance, Annual Leave & Paid Sick Leave, Retirement Plan, Tuition Benefits, Paid Holidays, and Services & Discounts


Applicants should apply online at Application packages should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a statement describing your teaching philosophy and your approach to working on projects with undergraduate students. In addition, all applications must include a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement that details the candidate's (1) knowledge, (2) track record, and (3) plans for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion as a professional at St. Edward's University (2-page maximum). Your DEI statement should be included as a separate document and should not contain your name or any other personally identifiable information.

The position will remain open until filled.


Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University is a private, Catholic, liberal arts institution of 2,900 undergraduate and 700 graduate students located in Austin, Texas. It is an exciting time to be part of the St. Edward's community as the university increases its global engagement to educate students for the opportunities and challenges of a 21st-century world. SEU is a diverse community that appreciates faculty and students from all backgrounds. Consistent with its Holy Cross heritage, the university maintains a strong commitment to diversity and global initiatives. More information about St. Edward's University may be found at

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion St. Edwards University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community. For more information on our commitment to diversity, please visit our website

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. We require U.S. citizenship or permanent residency for employment, and we are not offering visa sponsorship at this time.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


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