University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology

Position ID:UConn-Sociology-2018565 [#11186, 2018565]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Sociology / Criminology, Deviance
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/05/16, finished 2018/07/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 9-month, non-tenure track positions at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for Academic Year 2018-2019, with the possibility of renewal for another year. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology at the University of Connecticut has a legacy of excellence in the field of Sociology through outstanding scholarly research, teaching, and public engagement. Our faculty are internationally and nationally prominent and have a history of leadership in professional organizations. Our faculty and graduate students are engaged in exciting, socially meaningful research, and many of them have been prominently featured in the media.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 20 universities in the U.S. In recent years, UConn has been supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments ( and and guided by a bold Academic Vision ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor.


This position will be based at the Storrs campus.  The teaching load is 7 courses for the year with 3 courses per semester and the 7th course can be devoted to administrative tasks, such as helping with advising or developing distance learning initiatives that would benefit students at the regionals. The candidate is expected to teach Sociology electives at the 2000 and 3000 level, e.g., (Criminology, Drugs and Society, Deviant Behavior, Juvenile Delinquency, Soc. of Mental Illness, Aging in American Society).


Ph.D. in Sociology by position start date. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching. Commitment to working with a diverse student body.


Experience teaching introductory, elective, or writing intensive courses within the discipline of Sociology. Effective communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty and diverse groups of students across disciplines.


This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position, with a possibility of renewal. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2018. The position does not lead to academic tenure.  Salary will be $45,000.


Please select “Apply” to submit the following on Academic Jobs Online:  a cover letter; a detailed curriculum vitae; a teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, and possibly concepts for new course development, etc.) with relevant teaching evaluations; a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.); and three (3) professional letters of reference. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018565)

Inquiries can be addressed to Michael Wallace, Chair of Search #2018565 via email to

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Sociology
Harry G. Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road
Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06269

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