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Assistant Professor - Department of Social Justice an Social Change

Hamline University
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Posted Date
Jul 28, 2023

The Department of Social Justice and Social Change at Hamline University is seeking a tenure-track  Assistant Professor. A PhD in Sociology, Anthropology, or a related social science field is required.  Those with a PhD in African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, or Women’s & Gender Studies are particularly encouraged to apply. ABD applicants with an expected defense date by August 31st, 2024 will also be considered. The area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate’s teaching and research will engage meaningfully with both empirical and normative questions of social justice. Tenure-track faculty typically teach six courses per academic year, with a one course reduction during the first year. Ideal candidates will be ready to teach a First Year Seminar, an Introductory course in Social Justice, as well as one or more specific to one’s area of expertise.

Hamline University is located in the heart of the culturally vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 1,825 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.

The Department is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that Hamline University places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our student body is comprised of a substantial number of diverse student groups, specifically students of color, first generation college students, and students with immigrant/refugee backgrounds.

The department seeks a candidate whose work is engaged with both the empirical (what is) and the normative (what should be). We seek a candidate whose work is community-engaged and concerned with real-world application. The department is committed to fostering an environment in which all members are supported and feel empowered to achieve their teaching and scholarship goals. We are also looking for a candidate whose work engages questions interdisciplinarily. Each of these elements should characterize both the teaching and research of candidates for consideration.

Further, ideal candidates for consideration will have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence;
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Willingness to engage in and mentor students through research and internships;
  • The ability to teach a range of required courses, including our introductory course, Social Justice and Social Change, and elective course offerings in their areas of expertise;
  • Evidence of an active scholarship and research agenda;
  • The desire to meaningfully contribute to the college and university community.

Screening of applications begins on September 23, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Jerome LeCount, Department Chair at 651-523-2153 or



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