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Lecturer/Teaching Specialist, 2022/23

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID347014
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyEducation-General
Full/Part TimePart-Time
Job Code9753
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
About the Job

Duties and Responsibilities:

The University of Minnesota Department of Sociology is inviting applications for part time, temporary teaching positions for openings that may occur beginning fall 2022 through summer 2023, to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or advanced graduate students.

Course topics may include but are not limited to:
Introduction to Sociology; Criminal Behavior & Social Control; Social Theory; Race & Racism in the US; Soc Perspectives on Race, Class and Gender; and Criminology.This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants should openings occur during the 2022/2023 academic year. Applications will not be acknowledged upon receipt and will only be reviewed should openings occur. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.Lecturers/Teaching Specialists will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, hold office hours, and advise students.

Applicants with a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, or substantial professional recognition in the field, and one (1) year of college level teaching experience is required to be appointed as Lecturer.

Applicants with a M.A. degree in Sociology or related field with one (1) academic term (quarter or semester) of teaching experience will be appointed as Teaching Specialist.
About the Department

Our community consists of 33 faculty, approximately 65 graduate students, and over 500 undergraduate majors. Our research focuses on four primary areas: Demography, Family & Life Course; Global, Transnational, & Comparative Sociology; Inequalities & Culture; and Law, Crime, Punishment & Human Rights. We are committed to engaged scholarship and excellence in teaching. During our 100 plus year history, we have established a tradition of internationalism, interdisciplinarity, and civic-mindedness.The Department of Sociology strives to provide a productive work environment for women and men from varying racial, ethnic, social, and national backgrounds. Applications from scholars of color are strongly encouraged.To learn more about our department, please visit the website at .
How To Apply

Applications will not be acknowledged upon receipt and will only be reviewed should openings occur. Applications must be updated or re-submitted for each academic year. Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Please be sure to indicate which position you are applying for - lecturer or teaching specialist.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there. This position requires that you attach 1) a current curriculum vitae, and 2) the names and contact information for three references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.*The application should list content areas of expertise and address previous experience as it relates to your interest in teaching specific sociology courses. To reiterate, applications will be reviewed and considered as needed for openings. Information for qualified persons will be kept on file until summer 2023.Any questions regarding this posting should be directed to Ann Miller, Assistant to the Chair, at mille620@umn.edu.This position will remain open until filled. Sociology will likely be hiring a couple of adjuncts to teach 1-2 courses this fall. Priority review will begin on May 15, 2022.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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