Assistant Professor, Dominican University

Assistant Professor, Sociology

Fall 2017

The Department of Sociology and Criminology is seeking a sociologist at the rank of assistant professor for a tenure-track position beginning in fall 2017. The successful applicant should have research and teaching specializations in research methodology and/or statistics, and one or more of the following areas: critical race/ethnicity/gender; immigration, social policy and social change; and sociological theory. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related fields (or be ABD with documented expectation of completing the PhD by the end of the 2017-2018 Academic Year) and a strong interest in undergraduate teaching and advising, an established research agenda, an interest in shared governance, a commitment to service, and a dedication to diversity and social justice.

About the Department of Sociology and Criminology:

The department, one of the five largest in the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, offers majors in both sociology and criminology, contributes to a number of interdisciplinary programs with a strong focus on intersectional studies, and participates in a 5-year BA/MSW program with the Graduate School of Social Work which allows some of our higher achieving students admittance to graduate level classes while completing their undergraduate degree.

Position Expectations:

The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach three courses per semester, advise and mentor majors, and participate in the shared governance of the department and university.


Applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply and must submit online at Please provide the following application materials:

  • a cover letter, which outlines qualifications for the available position
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a teaching philosophy statement
  • a research agenda statement (submit under “other”)
  • a sample of current writings


Preliminary interviews will be held by phone and finalists will be asked to come to campus for an-person interview. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Review of applications is ongoing and will close when the position is filled.

About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,600 students. The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution, with 56% of undergraduates first generation in college, 67% female, 48% Hispanic of Any Race, and 7% Black/African-American.

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.  We look forward to a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.