Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic
tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is
strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity.
These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of
respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from
diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly
to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple
The Sociology program at Xavier University invites applications for
two full-time, tenure-track or tenured positions at the Assistant
or Associate level to start in Fall 2022. Research and teaching
specialties in a wide variety of subfields of sociology will be
considered. Specializations in the sociology of health and
medicine, urban studies, immigration studies, or racial and ethnic
minority studies are especially desired. The successful candidates
will join the Department of Race, Intersectionality, Gender, and
Sociology (RIGS), encompassing Xavier’s Sociology program and
Gender and Diversity Studies (GDST) program. Candidates who can
teach courses that contribute to both programs are particularly
encouraged to apply.
Research-active tenure-track and tenured faculty at Xavier
typically teach three courses each semester, with course reductions
granted for additional administrative or institutional
responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to
teach introductory sociology, sociological research methods, and
courses in their area(s) of expertise. An active scholarly agenda
in their area(s) of interest and service to the department and
university as appropriate to rank and position are also
- Terminal degree (Ph.D.) in Sociology or closely aligned
discipline by September 2022.
- Open to candidates at both the tenure-track Assistant and
tenured Associate level.
About Xavier University:
- College-level teaching experience in area of specialty to
diverse populations of students.
- Willingness to engage students in active learning consistent
with both the liberal arts tradition and Xavier’s mission.
- Evidence of having worked with diverse populations in a broader
Xavier’s urban location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with a
range of community partners to develop engaged learning and
internship opportunities. Xavier is one of 15 of our 27 American
Jesuit institutions that have earned the Carnegie Foundation's
Community Engagement Classification (CE Classification).
Nationally, we are one of 361 campuses who have received this
designation since 2008. Xavier is a member of the Association of
Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News
and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among
the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities. Around 20% of
Xavier’s undergraduate students identify as persons of color.
Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to
enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without
discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or
On Applicant Diversity:
Consistent with Xavier’s strategic plan, Xavier is committed to a
diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of
candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic
and racial minorities, and other individuals who are
under-represented in the profession. We seek a broad spectrum of
candidates, of any faith tradition or no faith tradition, who are
equally committed to fostering and engaging with a diversity of
ideas and experiences and to creating an inclusive environment in
the classroom and university setting. Xavier will sponsor a
successful candidate’s visa if needed.
Applicants should submit a dossier on Xavier University's website,
including the following, in a maximum of 5 separate files:
- Cover letter
- Statement of research agenda and writing/scholarship
- Teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness
(including sample syllabi and evaluations)
- Graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application
Finalists will be asked to have three confidential letters of
For full consideration, submit applications by 15 November,
, when the review of applications will begin. We expect to
interview a short list of candidates remotely in December, followed
by campus visits for finalists.
Contact: For any questions, please contact Dr. Kandi Stinson,
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Sociology program, at
Xavier University will require all employees to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 3, 2022. Newly hired
employees will be required to provide vaccination status upon
on-boarding. Vaccine exemptions may be granted for medical or