Loyola University: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Sociology seeks to fill an Assistant Professor tenure-stream position beginning in Fall 2019. We are especially interested in hiring a candidate whose primary expertise in urban sociology whose substantive interests contribute to areas of department need such as environmental sociology, race, or religion with a methodological specialty in ethnography. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly publication, grant-writing, and excellence in teaching.

Loyola is a nationally recognized research university in the Jesuit Catholic tradition. The Department of Sociology is located on Loyola’s attractive Lakeshore Campus, has a well-established doctoral program as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Rhys Williams, Chair of Search Committee, Dept. of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago, 1032 W. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL, 60660 or rwilliams7@luc.edu. Candidates must register their application and submit an electronic CV, a cover letter and statement of research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample at www.careers.luc.edu. Three letters of reference should be logged on to the website or sent as hard copy to the address above. Review of applications will begin November 10, 2018, continuing until the position is filled.

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty, workforce, and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity – including a wide range of individuals who contribute to a robust academic environment – is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access, and services in an increasingly diverse society. Therefore, in holistically accessing the many qualifications of each applicant, we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes experience with an array of diverse perspectives, as well as a wide variety of different educational, research, or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degrees. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC’s mission, candidates should consult our website at www.luc.edu/mission/. For information about the university’s focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at www.luc.edu/transformativeed.