Visiting Assistant Professor, Pacific University

The sociology department at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR invites applications for a full-time, one-year (with possibility of renewal) Visiting Assistant Professor in the undergraduate sociology program beginning in the Fall 2017. The teaching load is 24 credits per year, which is typically six four-credit courses. Individuals will be expected to teach at least two sections of Social Statistics (SOC 301) and one section of Survey Research (SOC 302). The other courses will be in the general sociology curriculum and/or the candidate’s areas of expertise. All areas of expertise will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in social stratification, urban sociology, and/or environmental sociology.

Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workplace. We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. Candidates whose work is informed by culturally inclusive and social justice approaches are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pacific University is located in historic Forest Grove, Oregon, twenty-five miles west of Downtown Portland. The College of Arts and Sciences is a residential liberal arts campus that emphasizes small class sizes and student-centered learning.

To apply send (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a teaching statement, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) a diversity statement that demonstrates ability to contribute to the university’s mission of creating a diverse community that pursues justice in the world, (6) a statement discussing research agenda, and (7) three professional references —all in a single PDF—to: Jennifer Teeter:

For more information see: Questions may be directed to: Jaye Cee Whitehead, Ph.D.; Review of applications will begin November 7, 2016.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,