Instructor - Sociology

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
17 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Sociology is the study of social life, focusing on the mutual interaction between human groups and societal institutions. Sociologists study social relationships from family units in preindustrial cultures to interactions within large, bureaucratic institutions in major industrialized nations. The sociology program prepares students to examine social and individual dynamics using theory and rigorous research methods in order to understand and help solve complex and contemporary social problems. The Department of Sociology supports CSU’s land-grant mission in its interrelated areas of teaching/learning, research/scholarship, and service/outreach/engagement.

The Department is dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving Colorado State University and the people of Colorado, the United States and internationally. We encourage collaboration with other departments and disciplines both within and outside the Department and the College of Liberal Arts. The Department also supports the University and College’s emphasis on excellence in international education.

The Sociology Department hires non-tenure track, temporary, part-time instructors, from an applicant pool for fall, spring, and/or summer terms to teach courses such as introductory sociology, criminology, ethnicity, theory and research methods.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree
A master’s degree in Sociology or related field.
For criminology courses, four years of experience in the field of the criminal justice system may substitute for the master’s degree.

Preferred Job Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, is preferred.
Experience teaching courses in Sociology.
Demonstrated commitment to, and evidence of, excellence in teaching the area of Sociology.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To add your name to the applicant pool, please upload individually a letter of interest, a Curriculum Vitae or Resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references who can speak to your teaching credentials.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Applicants are added to the pool list throughout the calendar year. Hiring decisions are made during the late spring and early summer for fall semester, during the early fall semester for spring and during the spring semester for the summer term. This pool expires December 31, 2018. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References

Optional Documents