Pacific Lutheran University: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Sociology

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Sociology – Pacific Lutheran University
Hiring Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience + benefits package


Closing Date Review of application materials will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled.
Work Schedule: .67 FTE, Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor of Sociology available September 1, 2018.
General Description: Teach 4 courses during 2018-2019 academic year. Office hours weekly, up to 3, dependent on course load.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach Sociology 101 in Fall 2018. Teach Sociology 387 (Special Topics) in J-Term 2019. Teach Sociology 101 and Sociology 287 (Special Topics) in Spring 2019. Hold weekly office hours, dependent on course load.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Applicant must possess the ability, knowledge and skill to successfully teach undergraduates in a university setting.
Required Qualifications: -Ph.D. in Sociology must be in hand by September 1, 2018, for appointment at the Visiting Assistant Professor level. ABD is required by September 1, 2018, for appointment at the Instructor level.
-Experienced in teaching Introduction to Sociology.
Preferred Qualifications: -Ph.D. in Sociology.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit your application including cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three references and teaching evaluations online at

For inquiries, please contact Kate Luther at

Other Information: Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.

Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.

Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.


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