Assistant Professor, Bellarmine University

The Sociology, Criminal Justice, and Anthropology Program ( at Bellarmine University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018.

Applicants must be broadly trained teacher-scholars who can participate in building and contributing to the sociology curriculum. We are a growing program with a focus on social justice issues and an emphasis on critical perspectives. The successful candidate will teach core classes in sociology, including an introductory course, sociological theory, and social inequality. Preference given to those who can teach research methods and a class in race and ethnicity. The teaching load is 21 credit hours over two semesters, which is typically seven courses per academic year.

A strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment is essential. The successful applicant will actively mentor students through advising and possible involvement in the faculty member’s research program.

Bellarmine ( University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review’s Best 382 Colleges, is one of the top 15 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes’ list of America’s best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is “welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone.” Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine ( is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which Glassdoor recently recognized one of the nation’s top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest, and National Geographic calls it a top 10 food city. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Application Instructions:

Candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a discussion of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and names/contact information for three professional references, to the attention of Dr. Frank Hutchins by clicking on the appropriate link in this posting. Consideration of complete applications will begin Nov. 13, 2017, with priority consideration given to complete applications submitted by Nov. 30.

Ph.D. in Sociology is required for this tenure-track position, but consideration will be given to ABDs with a defense date no later than May 2018.


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