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Instructor in Sociology

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Liberal Arts & SciencesDepartment of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for an instructor in Sociology to begin August 2024. A Master's Degree in Sociology is required; a Ph.D. in Sociology preferred. We are seeking a broadly trained sociologist who can teach courses that serve our general education curriculum. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching Introductory Sociology, Social Problems, and Social Stratification, as well as current departmental offerings. A commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. The department and university encourage applicants of historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy to  Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Bill Lovekamp, Chair of the Search Committee at In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by 10/27/2023.

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University & Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcoming environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest's top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success. Based on National Science Foundation data, EIU continues to prepare more undergraduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees than any other master's college/university in Illinois.

The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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