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Assistant Professor in Public Law and Sociology

Southern Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Dec 6, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Title: Assistant Professor

Job Category: Faculty

College: College of Liberal Arts-SIUC

Position Summary:

The School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology invites those with potential for excellence in research and teaching to submit an application for consideration as an Assistant Professor in public law and the sociology of race with an intersectional approach. This position is a continuing, tenure track, 9-month appointment to start August 16, 2022. Tenure will be housed in the School of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, engage in scholarly research, and provide School/University service appropriate to their academic rank.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in political science, sociology, or a related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered if all requirements for the PhD will be completed by August 15, 2022. If all degree requirements are not completed by August 15, 2022, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy ( -faps/conting.php). 

Specialization will be broadly considered including but not limited to Critical Race Theory, inequality and the law, political sociology, gender and the law, and/or social problems.

In addition to the degree requirement, applicants must demonstrate the following: 

  1. a potential to develop a strong program of individual scholarship
  2. evidence of an active research agenda
  3. teaching experience in Political Science, Sociology, or a related discipline
  4. commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds such as racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify as LGBT+, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation or otherwise underserved college students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas in their cover letter.

General Information:

Special instructions for applicants: applications must be submitted online at A cover letter is required and should be uploaded to application along with a curriculum vitae and copy of transcripts. Please list three references on the application including their telephone number and email address. If requested by the search committee, references will be sent an email to upload a letter of reference. Please advise your references that the email will come from

Contact: Michael Molino



Security/Safety Sensitive: N/A

Deadline to Apply: 1/7/22

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

Please use the following link to apply


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