Assistant Professor of Sociology, Xavier University of Louisiana

Position Title Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department Department Of Sociology
Job Summary

The Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applications for a tenure-track entry-level/early career assistant Professor position with a research focus in Crime & Social Justice, or Health, Medicine & Society, to start in August 2024. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have a vision for involving undergraduate students in externally funded research projects, and success in community partnering or experience working in social or public policy. A Ph.D. in Sociology before August 2024 is required. Candidates who will contribute to the university’s mission and align with college curricula preparing students to advance social justice are desirable. The candidate should be prepared to teach a broad range of courses and to utilize quantitative methods to investigate causes, consequences, and/or policies associated with varied forms of social inequalities. The ideal candidate should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research and be able to support HBCU students through advising and mentorship.

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester which may include interdisciplinary courses in Xavier’s core curriculum, in the African American and Diaspora Studies program, and/or in the Women’s Studies program. Summer school teaching opportunities are available but not required for this position. The department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers, and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.

buy Pregabalin Lyrica online Duties:

  • Teach undergraduate courses each year with an emphasis on theory and topical courses that coordinate with our concentrations in Crime & Social Justice and Health, Medicine & Society in-person;
  • Participate in curriculum and course development and revision/updates to the Sociology curriculum;
  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students; buy Pregabalin cheap uk  
  • Establish a record of research productivity, proportional to experience, in any area mentioned above;
  • Participate in service activities for the department, university, and community;
  • Participate in on-campus department, college, and university meetings and assemblies, as well as university convocations and graduation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Sociology (conferred by the time of appointment);
  • Strong commitment to teaching a fulltime load of 4/4 courseload per academic year which may include interdisciplinary courses with a research focus in Crime & Social Justice, or Health, Medicine & Society;
  • Write and speak English proficiently;
  • Ability to develop and teach face-to-face as well as online classes;
  • Demonstrated strong potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students are essential;
  • Established record of research productivity that complements Sociology research;
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in the areas outlined above;
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population;
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to work collegially; and
  • Commitment to the mission of Xavier University of Louisiana.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses in Sociology with an emphasis on Theory and topical courses that coordinate with our concentrations in Crime & Social Justice and Health, Medicine & Society;
  • Demonstrate Quantitative Methods focus and familiarity with various software;
  • Experience in mentoring and advising HBCU students leading to readiness for graduate school and the workforce;
  • Awareness of pedagogical best practices and ongoing commitment to developing and maintaining knowledge in this area;
  • Experience developing and offering experiential learning opportunities (e.g. undergraduate research, service learning, participatory action research); and
  • Develop and participate in an active research agenda and contribute to service activities for the department, university, and community.
Special Requirements Summary
Work Hours
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F123P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 08/01/2024
Position End Date (if temporary)
Posting Date 10/13/2023
Application Review Date
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

How to Apply-Required Documentation:

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to . Please submit the following materials:
(1) a cover letter emphasizing qualifications for this position;
(2) a comprehensive curriculum vitae;
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy;
(4) a statement of research philosophy;
(5) transcripts; and
(7) contact information for three references.

Please contact search committee chair, Dr. Chenoia Bryant at
for additional information or questions. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Department of Sociology is especially interested in exceptionally well qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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About Xavier

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About Xavier University of Louisiana

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier University of Louisiana is the only Catholic Historically Black College and University (HBCU). Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. Xavier University of Louisiana’s current enrollment is 3,419. Of these, 2,693 are undergraduates and 205 are graduate students enrolled in Masters and Doctoral programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, there are 518 students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy, which offers the Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies, the Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the Doctor of Pharmacy. Xavier’s student body is 80% African American, with approximately 37% from Louisiana, primarily from the New Orleans area. The balance comes from 42 other states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and several countries.