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Sociology Tenure-Track Faculty

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Sociology Tenure-Track Faculty


University of St. Thomas,
United States

The Department of Justice and Society Studies at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a tenure-track open position beginning September 1, 2022.

Ideal candidates will be able to teach introductory and advanced courses within the Sociology curriculum, with a preference for candidates who can teach one or more of the following courses: Race and Ethnicity, Sex in Society, and Adolescence in Society. Candidates who can teach courses that support our interdisciplinary programs including Family Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Sustainability; and/or Data Analytics are also strongly encouraged to apply. In addition to strong scholarship and teaching, the ideal candidate will demonstrate capacity to develop creative programming for students, to engage students in research, and to foster community engagement opportunities by building strong relationships with local and/or global community partners.

The Department of Justice and Society Studies is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing faculty from a diverse range of backgrounds to enhance and deepen our learning community. We welcome candidates who can contribute through research, teaching, and/or service to the department’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission: Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

For more information on the department, see the department website Department of Justice and Society Studies .

Applicants must have Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in sociology or in a closely related field (J.D. or L.L.B. degrees are not sufficient). Alternatively, ABDs nearing completion of the Ph.D. will be considered, with the initial appointment to be made at the rank of instructor.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and show strong potential for productive research/scholarly activities.


Apply online at https://www.stthomas.edu/jobs/. After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for 3 professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate.
  • Statement on Philosophy of Teaching that includes how they incorporate community engagement within their courses, and how they work to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion strategies in their teaching (including past, present, and future planned efforts).
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Any questions regarding the position should be sent to the search committee chair Dr. Tanya Gladney at [email protected]

The position remains open until filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 3, 2022.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening and requires COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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