Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology - Social Inequality at University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Job Description:

We are a department of active, productive scholars in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences with strong ties to the University's College of Law, Graduate School of Social Work, and other professional schools. We offer BA degrees in sociology and criminology. The Department of Sociology and Criminology is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on its commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with, diverse populations.

Position Summary

The Department of Sociology and Criminology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2023. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates with a strong record of scholarship and teaching in Social Inequality. For information about the department's academics, please go to:

The University of Denver recognizes that its success in being a great university dedicated to the public good depends greatly on how well it engages, supports, and champions the values of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. As part of our intentionality in recruiting and retaining faculty from a wide variety of historically excluded intersecting identities, including those from communities of color, with diverse gender and sexual identities, first-generation college graduates, or with disabilities, new faculty will have the opportunity to choose to participate in a University-wide initiative. This initiative will connect new colleagues in a cohort, building community across units with supportive programming led by the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and each faculty participant's academic unit. To learn more about the University of Denver's commitments and work in support of DEI and J, please visit: For more information about this program or if you have any questions, please email and/or visit

Essential Functions

  • Ability to teach five classes over three quarters per academic year, including First-Year and Advanced Seminars, core departmental courses, and department electives in the candidate's specialty area
  • Publish regularly (in scholarly publications)
  • Present research at scholarly conferences
  • Provide service to the department and university, including work on various committees (e.g., the department's Committee of the Whole)
  • Provide students with mentoring and academic advising
  • Continuation and development of new scholarly and research interests
  • May occasionally supervise additional independent studies or directed research

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Expertise in Social Inequality
  • Excellent communication skills for classroom teaching, student advising, and mentoring
  • Excellent writing skills for publishing research findings
  • Extremely high reasoning ability is of the utmost importance given the extent and complexity of a faculty member's role
  • Strong people skills, along with the ability to work effectively with all types of people
  • Basic word processing and computer-related skills
  • Ability to listen and effectively communicate verbally with students, faculty and administrative colleagues, and staff
  • Ability to write extensively

Required Qualifications

  • ABD in sociology, criminology or related field with expectation that degree must be completed by start of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to or experience working with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in sociology, criminology or related field at time of application.
  • Prior experience as the instructor on record in at least two higher education courses preferred as well as evidence of the ability to publish.

Working Environment

1. Standard office environment.
2. Unexpected interruptions occur often and stress level is moderate to high.
3. Noise level is quiet to moderate.

Physical Activities

1. Ability to sit in front of a computer for an extended period of time.
2. Occasionally required to move about the office/campus with the capability of transporting objects up to 20 lbs.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) September 23, 2022.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. For any questions regarding this position please reach out to Jared Del Rosso

Salary Grade Number:

The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate's sex or any other protected status.


The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:

1. Curriculum vitae that specifies specialization and comprehensive exam areas
2. Letter of interest that describes teaching interests and other qualifications
3. A teaching statement that outlines pedagogy
4. Evidence of teaching excellence, including sample syllabi, sample assignments, copies of official student evaluations, a list of courses taught previously, a list of courses that could be taught, and any other artifacts uploaded in one pdf
5. One-pagestatement describing how the candidate's research, teaching, and/or service contributes to diversity, equity, and inclusion
6. Names and contact information for three references

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university's educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university's complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non-discrimination-statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: August 16, 2022
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