Assistant Professor, University of Indiana Kokomo


The Department of Sociology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University Kokomo invites applications for a full time, tenure-track, 10-month, Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning August 1, 2017. Information about the Department of Sociology can be found at: Responsibilities include teaching various undergraduate courses in Sociology. Candidates with expertise in any area of Sociology are encouraged to apply, but candidates with expertise in sociology of the family, childhood, and/or family violence are preferred. Candidates will be expected to regularly teach introduction to sociology and/or social problems and policies, and research methods. Candidates who can and/or are willing to teach undergraduate courses on social theory and/or social statistics are preferred. Research with undergraduates is expected and supported. Research in Sociology (or in other closely related areas) and publications are required for promotion and tenure. Appropriate university/professional/community service is also required including committee work, assessment of the major, and engaging in campus initiatives to increase retention and enrollment.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology and previous teaching experience. Candidates with a completed Ph.D. are preferred, although ABDs near completion of dissertation will be considered and, if hired, will have until November 1st of the second year to earn their Ph.D. Evidence of effective teaching, publications, and record of service will be required for promotion and tenure. Salary is competitive and includes an excellent fringe benefits package. Although the review process will commence January 2, 2017, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at:

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Donna Bevington, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo, P.O. Box 9003, Kokomo, IN 46904-9003, The application must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae outlining appropriate education, work, and teaching experience, a one-page statement outlining teaching philosophy, a one-page statement outlining research agenda, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references. One of eight campuses of Indiana University, Indiana University Kokomo is a comprehensive non-residential campus located 50 miles north of Indianapolis in Kokomo, Indiana, a city with a population of approximately 55,000. Committed to student success, the campus serves approximately 3,100 students from a 14 county area in north central Indiana. IU Kokomo has approximately 260 full time faculty and staff. Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master degrees are offered. Additional information about Indiana University Kokomo can be accessed at Indiana University Kokomo seeks faculty skilled at working with members of diverse cultures and committed to preparing students to be engaged members of an increasingly diverse society. Indiana University Kokomo is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.