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Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology

University of Kansas, Sociology Department

Job Title: Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology
Job Location: Lawrence , KS
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Social & behavioral sciences
Application Closing Date: Open until filled
Date Posted: 2018-12-04
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology
University of Kansas

60% Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach three (3) courses per semester (6 per academic year) at the undergraduate and/or graduate level in Sociology and will include courses in research methods and other sociology courses as needed by the department. Courses may be cross-listed.
  • Expected to take teaching responsibilities seriously and to strive for excellence in the classroom. Prepare for and attend all class meetings. In case of absence, the VAP must arrange for a substitute to teach class. Classes should not be canceled.
  • Develop assignments, administer tests, evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades.
  • Hold regular office hours for students involved in classes taught. A minimum of three posted office hours each week is required. These office hours should be divided over at least two and preferable three different days. The VAP should be available for reasonable appointments if a student cannot meet during scheduled office hours.
  • Adhere to departmental, college and university policies.
  • Treat students with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom and those rights as outlined in the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.

30% Research Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a research program that is advanced substantially beyond the level of the Ph.D. thesis. It should provide solid evidence that the faculty member is a dedicated scholar whose research will continue to develop in depth and importance throughout his or her career.
  • Visiting faculty members are expected and encouraged to remain current in the research and scholarly literature in their field. The Department of Sociology is committed to ensuring that visiting faculty have the opportunity to achieve this goal. Evidence of such currency is found in an active and productive research program, including scholarly publications and presentations at research conferences, and also in up-to-date course syllabi.

10% Service Responsibilities:

  • Participate in appropriate professional activities, such as serving on committees, panels, co-organizing workshops/conferences, and refereeing or reviewing manuscripts for research journals.
  • Visiting faculty members must share in the work of the department, which includes attending departmental meetings and participating in departmental committees.
  • Visiting faculty members must treat colleagues with courtesy and with respect for their rights, including, but not limited to, academic freedom.


All visiting faculty members are expected to act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.

Job Requirements

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application and (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in CV.

  1. PhD in Sociology by the start date of the appointment.
  2. Demonstrated experience in teaching sociology courses at the university level.
  3. Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate Sociology research methods.
Additional Candidate Instructions

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through: descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and information provided from professional references.

Information and Application Process Instructions

A complete online application includes the following materials:

  • C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement
  • A Transcript Copy - if degree has been obtained in the last five (5) years
  • The names and contact information for three (3) references including email addresses.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019 and continues as needed to ensure a large, high quality, and diverse applicant pool.

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When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Kansas and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Eric Hanley as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Eric Hanley
Please apply online
Department of Sociology
1415 Jayhawk Blvd, 716
Lawrence , KS 66045-7540
Phone: 7858644111

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