Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position Description

The Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning with the fall term in August 2024. The possibility of tenure-track will be negotiated upon employment and first-year evaluations.

The workload consists of 24 credit hours of teaching (8 courses), with the faculty member teaching both introductory and advanced courses in various subspecialties within 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 social inequality and race relations, as well as generalized sociology courses: Introduction to Sociology, Methods of Research, and Sociological Theories.

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 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.

Successful candidates must 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, social justice, 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. Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1900 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis.

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

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and smoke-free campus.