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Assistant Professor 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 a tenure-track assistant professor position in Sociology to begin August 2023.

A Ph.D. in Sociology at time of appointment is preferred, but ABD applicants will be considered. We are seeking a broadly trained sociologist with expertise in one or more of the following areas: race and ethnicity and/or social welfare. Preference will be given to candidates that can teach in their area of expertise, and one or more of the following areas: social work, sociology of the family, race and social movements, urban sociology, and/or immigration. Special consideration may be given to candidates who can teach current departmental offerings including introductory sociology, as well as contribute new courses to the sociology program. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, service to the discipline/university, and demonstrate potential for research and publication. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required. 

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, three professional letters of recommendation, and contact information for references, unofficial graduate transcripts, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Michael Gillespie, Chair of the Search Committee at In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 20, 2022.

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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