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Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology (Non-Tenure Track)

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis

Job Description

The Department of Sociology at the University of Missouri-Saint Louis invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position at the assistant teaching professor rank, to begin in August 2024. The Department is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement with diverse organizations in the St. Louis area. We seek a collaborative colleague who is committed to student success, advancing knowledge in the field, and providing service to people from diverse backgrounds in the St. Louis community. We seek an engaged scholar, dedicated instructor, and a collegial partner to join our department.

The Department of Sociology is among the most interdisciplinary departments in the College of Arts and Sciences. We offer an undergraduate curriculum that links a broad, community-based, sociological education with focused training in one of four emphasis areas: urban sociology, health and aging, gender and families, and military sociology. The department is home to six full-time faculty members, over 150 students (BA, BS, certificates, and minors), and it houses the University’s interdisciplinary programs in organizational leadership (BA), gender studies, gerontology, urban studies, and veterans studies.

We welcome applications from professionals with a Ph.D. in Sociology, or closely aligned discipline, who enjoy teaching with a focused attention to student success among both traditional and non-traditional students in the classroom and online. Responsibilities of this position include a teaching load of four courses per semester with in-person and online modalities, advising undergraduate students, supervising undergraduate student research, and participating in departmental and faculty governance. Areas of teaching for this position could include, but are not limited to, introductory sociology, sociological theory, quantitative social science research and methods, urban sociology, organizational sociology, GIS, and demography.

This position is an academic (9-month), non-tenure-track appointment. Applicants must be able to start work on campus by August 12, 2024


Your success in the hiring process requires the following experience and capabilities:

Required Qualifications:

· A Ph.D. in Sociology, or closely aligned discipline, with a broad knowledge of sociological topics, by the time of appointment.

· Evidence of successfully teaching core sociology courses at the undergraduate level.

· Expertise in quantitative social science research and methods, including social statistics using modern statistical software tools (R is preferred).

Preferred Qualifications:

· Beginning to Intermediate capabilities in Geographic Information System related analysis and demography (ArcGIS preferred).

· Experience in Organizational Studies focused on work settings in urban areas.

Anticipated Hiring Range

The salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Materials

Please provide the following in your application:

· Three to five references with name, institution, job title, and contact information.

· A cover letter addressing your interest in the position and how your experience addresses the qualifications listed above. In this letter, please also describe how your experiences and expertise align with the UM System Values Statement (see below).

· A curriculum vitae.

· A teaching portfolio, including a Teaching Philosophy statement, sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness.

Please combine all application materials into a single PDF and upload them to the portal.

Application Deadline

For full consideration, please submit your application by March 31, 2024. The position will remain open until filled. We will interview shortlisted candidates via video conferences. Finalists will be invited for a campus visit.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact: Dr. Larry Irons (email to: ).

Sponsorship Information

Visa Sponsorship Information:
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The University will not sponsor applicants for this position for employment visas.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.



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