Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa

Assistant Professor of Sociology Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology seeks applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, pending budget approval, to begin in August 2018.

UNI’s Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology department is comprised of 18 tenure and tenure-track faculty, and is located in a renovated building that includes a state-of-the-art active learning technology classroom. With an active research program, the typical faculty teaching load is 3-3.

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement. Successful candidates with background and interest in these areas will form clusters to advance our work, joining current faculty conducting teaching, scholarship, and service.

Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment is required. Additional requirements include an active research agenda, evidence of quality teaching, ability to teach a variety of classes in the program, effective communication skills, and willingness to work collaboratively. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated use of qualitative methods.

Applications received by Sept. 29, 2017, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kristin Mack, search chair, at or 319-273-7630. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University is a tobacco-free campus.