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Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2018. We are interested in candidates with a strong teaching and scholarly background in sociological theory and with areas of expertise in race, ethnicity, and sociology of Latinxs. The candidate will be expected to teach Sociological Theory, Race and Ethnic Relations, Immigration and Migration, and Sociology of Latinas. Candidates must demonstrate an intersectional analysis attentive to race, class, gender, and sexuality in both their teaching and research. A global framework and a commitment to applied sociology in classroom teaching, research and service are preferable.


Possession of a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline is required for this position. As a single PDF file, candidates must send the following materials to Dr. Brooke Johnson, Search Committee Chair, at

  1. a letter of application
  2. graduate transcript
  3. curriculum vitae
  4. statement of teaching philosophy
  5. statement of research interests
  6. course syllabi
  7. student evaluations
  8. one-page student success statement about teaching and working with a diverse student body
  9. two writing samples
  10. three letters of reference (at least one addressing teaching effectiveness)

Please write “Tenure Track Position” in the subject line. Applications are due Feb. 15, 2018.

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Northeastern Illinois University’s Main Campus is located on 67 acres in a residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago. The University has three additional locations in the metropolitan area: the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, El Centro and the Center for College Access and Success. Northeastern also is a founding member of the University Center of Lake County consortium campus in suburban Lake County, north of Chicago. Regarded as the most diverse university in the Midwest, Northeastern offers more than 40 undergraduate degree and certificate programs and more than 50 graduate degree, certificate, licensure and endorsement programs.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.

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