Purdue University Northwest’s Department of Behavioral Sciences
invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting lecturer or
professor (non-tenure-track) in Sociology. The position begins in
August 2024 and ends in May 2025. Rank is dependent upon experience
and qualifications. Candidates must be able to perform high quality
teaching and demonstrate a commitment to social science learning
that includes written and verbal communication, critical thinking,
theory, and research. Area of teaching expertise is open, but the
department has needs in the areas of race and ethnicity, social
inequality, research methods, and criminology.
At minimum, candidates must have a Master’s degree with completion
of at least 18 graduate credit hours in sociology (a PhD or ABD in
sociology or a closely related discipline is a plus).
Candidates must be able to teach foundational courses such as
Introductory Sociology and Social Problems.
College teaching experience is a plus.
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a premier metropolitan
university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering
transformational change in its students on its two campuses in
Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University
system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree
programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth,
and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are
distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national
recognitions, and competitive rankings.
PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the
Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes
National Park. Fostering a university community full of
contrasts—urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a
well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two
campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their
families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of
resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving
public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning
and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served
The College of Humanities, Education, and Social Sciences serves
over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across
a wide range of programs. Departments and Schools within the
college include: Behavioral Sciences; Communication and Creative
Arts; English and World Languages; History, Philosophy, Politics
and Economics; Psychology; School of Education and
The College houses two community mental health centers - the
Community Counseling Center and the Couple & Family Therapy
Center - that provide quality affordable mental health services and
the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social
science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to
educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the
citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region.
The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration
Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully
convicted in the state of Indiana.
Department of Behavioral Sciences Profile
Behavioral Sciences is a vibrant department with several programs
and opportunities for collaboration. In addition to Social Work, we
offer undergraduate majors in Behavioral Sciences, Criminal
Justice, Human Development and Family Studies, and Sociology and a
graduate program in Couple and Family Therapy. The department also
houses the Couple and Family Therapy Center, which is located in
the PNW Indianapolis Boulevard Counseling Center. Our students are
primarily first-generation college students. In support of the
University’s Strategic Plan, the Department is committed to
recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff who foster
diverse learning environments for students.
How to Apply
To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching
effectiveness or a teaching philosophy, and contact information for
three references. Screening of applications will begin immediately.
Applications must be received by January 15, 2024 to receive
full consideration. All inquiries and applications will remain
confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. For
questions about this position, please contact Lee Michael Johnson,
Department Chair, at email@example.com.
Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply.