Assistant Professor of Sociology

About Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1,450 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths, or none, and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

Position Summary & Qualifications

The Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work seeks qualified applicants for a full-time non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning with the fall term in August 2022. Future tenure-track is a possibility.

The workload consists of 24 credit hours of teaching (8 courses), with the faculty member teaching introductory and advanced courses in various subspecialties of Sociology. This includes delivery in the traditional undergraduate and online teaching formats. We are looking for an energetic, student-centered, and collaborative colleague to help the program best serve students’ long-term needs and interests.

The ideal applicant will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology with an expertise/interest to teach courses related to sociological theory, sociology of gender, methods in sociology, and social inequalities. We expect the successful candidate to teach a range of Sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Research, Sociological Theories, and an interest in teaching Cultural Anthropology is a plus. The position also involves advising (including assisting students with registration), supervising student internships, serving on campus committees, and participating in department meetings and activities. A candidate’s ability to teach courses within the Gender Studies Minor is also a plus.

Excellence as an educator is the top priority. Successful candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of all backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education and community service.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (e) contact information for three professional references. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: hr@mtmercy.edu with the subject line, “Sociology Faculty.” Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission. Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1550 students.  The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths, or none, and is committed to excellence in education and community service.  Visit www.mtmercy.edu for further information.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.


Mount Mercy is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.