University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor of Sociology

St. Paul
Jan 03, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of St. Thomas invites applications for a limited-term position at the Assistant Professor level beginning September 1, 2017.

The appointment is non-tenure-track and renewable for up to five years. The position involves teaching the department’s quantitative statistics courses, as well as upper level courses in areas such as race and ethnicity, social stratification, or family studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who are willing to support the university’s recently-introduced interdisciplinary minor in data analytics.


Candidates should have their PhD completed or substantially completed by the time the appointment begins (the appointment will be at the Instructor rank if the PhD is not completed by September 1, 2017). The successful candidate will possess a commitment to undergraduate education and is expected to maintain an active research agenda.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

For full consideration, materials should be submitted by February 15, 2017.  Screening interviews will be conducted by phone and will be followed by campus visits.  

All application materials must be submitted online at  Emailed materials will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then submit an online application and voluntary EEO form. 

Applicants should upload (1) a CV, (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (3) a research sample (upload into the "Description of Research Agenda" field), and (4) a one page statement of teaching philosophy.  At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date. 

Candidates will be asked to copy/paste a job specific cover letter into the application indicating areas of teaching and research interests.

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be forwarded to:

Dr. Agapitos Papagapitos, Chair

Mail Box #5029

2115 Summit Avenue

St. Paul, MN 55105

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact the department chair at 651-962-5686 or 

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