Assistant Professor of Sociology
University of Colorado Boulder
United States


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Boulder, Colorado





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Job Summary

The Department of Sociology (SOCY) and the Program in International Affairs (IAFS) within the Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts & Sciences at CU Boulder seek a Teaching Assistant Professor to teach in both units. We seek a candidate with expertise in Sociology and International Affairs who can develop and teach courses on migration, refugees, gender, race, and related topics. This position will also teach at the introductory level in SOCY and IAFS. This position makes significant contributions to both units’ undergraduate educational missions. Appointment is expected to begin January 8, 2024 for the spring semester.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Department of Sociology at CU Boulder is comprised of 15 tenured-tenure track faculty covering a wide range of topical expertise. Our faculty also includes 3 rostered, full-time instructors. Combined, faculty within the Sociology Department at CU Boulder represent expertise in 11 areas of the discipline including criminology and criminal justice; culture; environment, hazards, and disasters; gender; health and medicine; life course, aging, and youth; migration/immigration; political economy; population; race and ethnicity; social psychology and emotions. Also important, strong methodological expertise is represented with regard to quantitative, qualitative, as well as mixed-method approaches. 

The University of Colorado Boulder Department of Sociology emphasizes the importance of diverse voices and experiences for strengthening our teaching, research and service to broader communities. As a department committed to justice and equity, or goal is to create an environment that welcomes and supports everyone. We are a member of the American Sociological Association, abide by its Code of Ethics, and expect our faculty, students and staff to adhere to its code. 

International Affairs (IAFS) is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Arts & Sciences at CU Boulder. IAFS is an innovative and academically challenging undergraduate program leading to a BA or minor in International Affairs and providing students with a strong interdisciplinary perspective on world issues. We value the importance of CU-Boulder as a global crossroads, and the role of IAFS students in the university and global community.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Teaching responsibilities in both units in subjects such as migration, refugees, gender, race, and introductory courses in Sociology and International Affairs.
  • Service to both units in proportion to the appointment.

What You Should Know

This is a 100% non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor position with a three-year contract. The teaching load for a 100% appointment is 4-4. The appointment is 50% SOCY and 50% IAFS (four courses per year in each unit). The successful candidate will typically have the option to teach additional courses during summer at the rate determined by the College of Arts and Sciences. 

This position is expected to begin on January 8, 2024 for the spring semester.

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position is $54,000 - $56,000 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Doctorate in Sociology or field relevant to Sociology and International Affairs. 
  • At least 1 year experience teaching at the undergraduate level. 
  • Candidates must have relevant degree in-hand and required experience by January 8, 2024.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to teach undergraduates in both introductory and upper-division level courses. 
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with complex issues of diversity and inclusion in the classroom environment. 
  • Interest in providing service for the units. 
  • Strong student teaching evaluations.
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusive excellence based on the position’s responsibilities, as well as demonstrated success working with students from a range of backgrounds and experiences.

Special Instructions

Please apply by October 9, 2023for consideration. 

To apply, please submit the following materials online: 

  1. A current curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter that speaks directly to identified needs and required qualifications. 
  3. During the application process you will need to enter contact information for at least two (2) and no more than three (3) references. We will request letters of recommendation immediately upon application. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 
  4. Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Please submit a short essay (uploaded in PDF format) that addresses the following statement: "Our unit recognizes that our mission is strengthened by contributions from varied perspectives. Describe what your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion looks like in practice." 
  5. Statement of Teaching/Instructing Philosophy (500-word limit, uploaded in PDF format).
  6. Evidence of Teaching Success, uploaded in PDF format. (Examples of evidence of teaching success might include teaching awards, unique teaching initiatives, peer reviews of teaching or teaching evaluations.)

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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