Job Details

University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1656188
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Sociology

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology

Department Description:

The college of Arts and Sciences promote academic excellence with small class sizes, seminar-style teaching, faculty-student collaboration, close mentoring, and dynamic interdisciplinary programming.

The Department of Sociology is committed to furthering the promotion of social justice by combining social-science research methods with concepts of peace, social justice and community to provide students with the tools they need to critically analyze sociological theories.

The University of San Diego is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, situated on Alcal Park, a mesa located in the culturally diverse Linda Vista community of San Diego and just fifteen miles from the U.S./Mexico border. An independent Catholic institution, USDs mission, vision, and values demonstrate commitment to issues of social justice, human rights, and global citizenship.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2019. The position is full-time at 40 hours per week, equivalent to 24 units of instruction over the academic year. The department is seeking a sociologist for hire at the assistant-level rank, with expertise in the following areas: emphasis on law/crime/justice and social justice with an emphasis on race/ethnicity, and the ability to teach courses such as Criminology, Crime and Inequality, Juvenile Delinquency and related courses.

Other areas for consideration include: comparative local/transnational, intersectional, and expertise in line with our departmental concentrations. Must have PhD in hand by start date.

The University of San Diego is strongly committed to a eacher-scholar model, and, therefore, only candidates with evidence of superior teaching and an active research agenda will be considered for the position. The undergraduate teaching load is three courses per semester.

Job Requirements:

A PhD is required at the time of appointment.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

$62,880; Excellent Benefits. Appointment includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for conference participation.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions

Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload the following to your application profile for the hiring managers review:

Cover letter

Statement of teaching philosophy


Writing sample

Three (3) letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled, though only those arriving in time can be guaranteed full consideration.

Contact: Thomas Reifer,

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Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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