Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Mount Mercy University
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • May 04, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work seeks experienced applicants for a full-time non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning with the fall term in August 2021. Future tenure-track is a possibility. The workload consists of 24 credit hours of teaching (8 courses) each year, with the faculty member teaching introductory and advanced courses in various subspecialties of Sociology. We are looking for an energetic, student-centered, and collaborative colleague to help the program best serve students' long-term needs and interests.The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology and have experience successfully teaching courses related to sociology of gender, gender inequalities, and multicultural studies. Competitive candidates will have experience teaching a range of Sociology courses, including Introductory Sociology, Sociological Theories, Social Change, and Methods of Social Research. The position involves advising (including assisting students with registration), supervising student internships, serving on campus committees, and participating in department meetings and activities. The candidate is also expected to teach courses in our new Gender Studies minor.

Excellence and experience as an educator is the top priority. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy's mission providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of all backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education and community service.Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (e) contact information for three professional references. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: with the subject line, "Sociology Faculty." Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed.

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1900 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis.

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