Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Minnesota
July 9, 2021
Duluth, MN
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The UMN has suspended hiring for most positions. However, we will continue hiring for positions critical to the University's mission and operations at this time. Applications are being accepted for this position and you are encouraged to apply. In-person interviews are suspended indefinitely and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the University of Minnesota.


Required Qualifications :

  • A Ph.D. in Sociology from an accredited university by the start of appointment
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience
  • Evidence of ability to teach Social Inequality courses
  • Evidence of an active research agenda

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Race/Ethnicity, Stratification, Gender, LGBTQ Studies
  • Evidence of ability to teach Introduction to Sociology
  • Evidence of the ability to work effectively with diverse groups

About the Job

The Department of Studies in Justice, Culture, & Social Change invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the rank of assistant professor to begin Fall 2022. The Department of Studies in Justice, Culture, & Social Change is a unit of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The department offers bachelor's degrees in Anthropology , Criminology , Sociology , and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies . The position requires teaching undergraduate courses (in the area of Social Inequality in particular), advising undergraduate students who are majoring in our department's programs, participating in research/scholarly activities and maintaining an active research agenda, and providing service to the department, college, campus, discipline, and/or to the local community.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

A complete application file consists of a letter of application and curriculum vita. The cover letter and CV must be attached during the application process. Candidates referred for further consideration will be asked to submit supporting materials (e.g., three current letters of reference, teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc.). To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2021.

Direct any questions to: Janelle Wilson, Chairperson, Search Committee (Department of Studies in Justice, Culture, & Social Change), 228 Cina Hall, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1123 University Drive, Duluth, MN 55812 (218.726.6364; email: or 726.7551; e-mail, - use SUBJECT: SEARCH).

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

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