Adjunct Instructor Sociology
University of North Texas at Dallas
United States

The University of North Texas at Dallas invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor Sociology.


The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, division needs, and dean approval. Your application cannot be considered until all required documents have been received.


Adjunct instructors plan classes and implement and evaluate teaching/leaming objectives and student learning outcomes. An adjunct instructor undertakes the divisional and professional responsibilities of a part-time faculty member, including office hours. The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in a full range of undergraduate lower and upper-level Sociology courses within UNT Dallas’s Sociology major and minor (e.g., Sociological Theory, Race & Ethnic Relations, Research Methods, Sociology of Religion, etc.), including the core-curriculum Introduction to Sociology course.


Adjunct faculty members will be required to use texts and meet certain content parameters set by the Department of Sociology & Psychology. Adjunct instructors also will be required to include in their courses certain student assessment measures determined by the department, and to compile data on those assessment criteria. Additional information about course design,assessment criteria and texts can be obtained from Dr. Adrian Tan at


As a young university in a growing sector of Dallas, UNTD is committed to academic excellence, community engagement, and student success. Founded in 2000, UNT Dallas has grown from 230 to 2,300 students and is projected to reach 16,000 by 2030. UNT Dallas is part of the University of North Texas System, which also includes UNT Denton and the UNT Health Sciences Center. The UNT Dallas College of Law, located on the UNT System’s downtown campus, begun instruction in Fall 2014. The university is fully committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and student body.


The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.


Minimum Qualifications               

The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:


Master’s degree in Sociology with at least 18 graduate hours in Sociology, and outstanding experience in teaching core-curriculum Introduction to Sociology.

Preferred Qualifications               

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:


PhD in Sociology with significant experience in higher education.

Successful experience teaching adults in a post-secondary institution.

Excellent communication skills in multicultural settings.

Physical requirements necessary to perform essential job functions       

Work requires some muscular exertion and/or physical strain such as standing for long periods of time, recurring bending, or recurring lifting of items weighing up to 15 pounds.


Driving University Vehicle?          No

Work Schedule

As required to meet the academic schedule.


Substitution of Experience/Education    No

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Submit a professional CV; letter of application outlining the applicant’s interest, qualifications and experience for the position; contact information for three professional references; and unofficial graduate transcripts to For additional information visit or contact Dr. Adrian James Tan at Statements of teaching interests and teaching philosophy may also be requested from applicants.


Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the search is closed.


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* Do you have a Master’s degree in Sociology with at least 18 graduate hours in Sociology, and outstanding experience in teaching core-curriculum Introduction to Sociology?



Applicant Documents

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Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae


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