Job ID: 42150
The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the
University of Louisville (U of L) invites applications for a full-time,
tenure-track or tenured position at either the Assistant or Associate level,
to begin Fall 2022. The successful candidate will have a primary research and
teaching focus in race/ethnicity. In addition, we are looking for a candidate
who can support our department in sociology of education or health. Preference
will be given to candidates who use an intersectional lens.
Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have earned a doctoral degree
in Sociology by August 2022, must have demonstrated a strong potential for
excellence and productivity in research commensurate with the expectations of
an R1 university, and must have a commitment to high-quality teaching in a
culturally diverse environment.
Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have earned a doctoral degree
in Sociology, have received tenure at a current/previous appointment,
demonstrated excellence and productivity in research commensurate with the
expectations of an R1 university, and demonstrated high-quality teaching in a
culturally diverse environment.
In addition to teaching courses in their areas of expertise, we prefer
candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate Social Theory courses. The
successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor in the MA and PhD
programs; develop and sustain an independent research program; participate in
the department's activities and mission; and serve the profession.
All application material should be collected into one document for upload to U
of L. Include a) a letter outlining your experience and qualifications for
the position along with your primary research interests, b) a current
curriculum vitae, c) a statement of your teaching philosophy, d) a statement
about your approach to creating an inclusive environment for students from
different backgrounds, e) a writing sample (preferably of a peer-reviewed
published manuscript), f) course syllabi of independently taught course(s)
relevant to the position, and g) the names of at least three
academic/professional references with full contact information. Candidates who
are applying at the Assistant Professor level, please have your references
send their letters to support your application to Dr. Jonetta Weber
(firstname.lastname@example.org), to be received no later than October 25,
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 25,
2021. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Interviews are expected to begin Fall 2021.
Position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The Sociology Department has been a degree granting department since 1971,
expanding to offer both an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Applied Sociology. The
Department's themes of diversity and inclusion are reflected in many faculty
members' teaching and research interests, and the Department is committed to
increasing the diversity of the faculty and curriculum. Additional information
concerning the Department is available at https: // louisville.edu/sociology .
About the City and the University
Perhaps best known for the Kentucky Derby, Louisville also is a diverse and
progressive community of over 750,000 people. Beginning in the spring of 2020,
Louisville has been a focal point for grassroots efforts for racial and social
justice, led by politically and socially diverse community groups addressing
systemic racism in law enforcement and elsewhere. And, for the 6th year in a
row, in 2020, Louisville received a score of 100 on the Human Rights
Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (measuring support of the LGBTQ
Louisville also offers a vibrant arts scene, nationally acclaimed parks, and a
rich history infused with southern hospitality and community-based service and
philanthropy. TripAdvisor named Louisville one of "7 Rising U.S. Cities That
Should Be On Your 2019 Travel Bucket List." Situated on the banks of the Ohio
River, the largest city of Kentucky boasts a cost of living that is
substantially lower than the national average. A city of culturally,
historically, and architecturally eclectic neighborhoods, Louisville contains
a broad range of housing options from high-rise apartments and historic
Victorian homes to suburban communities and rural farms. Southern Living has
proclaimed Louisville to be "One of the top 10 tastiest towns" and Zagat
concurred in its ranking of our city as "... one of the 7 up and coming foodie
towns in America." The city has a network of farmers' markets, as well as
farm-to-table and food justice organizations that engage both community and
The University of Louisville (U of L) is a state-supported metropolitan
research university, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC). Located in Kentucky's largest
urban area, the University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus
that houses the College of Arts and Sciences is three miles from downtown. U
of L has publicly committed itself to an anti-racist agenda that stands
against systemic racism. The University strives to foster and sustain an
environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest
potential without fear of prejudice or bias. A founding member of a public-
private partnership entitled 55,000 Degrees , the University has committed
to preparing and enrolling local high school students to be successful in
post-secondary education. The University offers a range of resources such as a
Cultural Center with retention programs for students (e.g. the Black Male
Initiative; the Hispanic/Latin@ Initiative) and Inclusive Teaching Circles
and Inclusive Campus Environment Discussion Groups for faculty. For several
years, U of L has been recognized as the Best College for LGBTQ students in
Kentucky by Best Colleges and Campus Pride. To find out more see:
https: // louisville.edu/president/special-programs-initiatives/cardinal-anti-
racism-agenda and https:// louisville.edu/diversity/.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all
qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin,
ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status,
pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application
process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team
at email@example.com or 502.852.6258.
To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then
click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your
application by clicking the "Submit" button. Detailed instructions are
available at louisville.edu/jobs in the "My Career Tools" section. Vacancies
are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM on the deadline date.
If the posting description requested that you follow up and mail or email
other documents, your application will not be considered complete until those
have been received by the department.
Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to
include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document
with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains
only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.
Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources
Department located at 1980 Arthur Street - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.
If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application
process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6258 with Employment
Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street,
Louisville, KY 40208.
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