Sociology Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University, Department of Sociology
United States


The Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks applicants for the position of Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (part-time) in Sociology to teach one or more of the courses listed below for the Winter and Spring Quarters. Applicants must specify for which course(s) they wish to be considered. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set aside for final examinations.


Salary    This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Hourly rate TBD

Basic Qualifications         

(1) Ph.D. or ABD in Sociology [or a closely related field if the candidate also has a high level of practical/applied work experience directly pertinent to the core themes of the course]. (2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching sociology at the college level. (3) Demonstrated expertise in the specific topics covered in this course. (4) Excellent communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications               


1. Planning and teaching lectures selected in Fall, Winter or Spring Quarter from among Principles of Sociology (SOCI 1); Cultures & Ideas (SOCI 12A); Self, Community, & Society (SOCI 30); Social Problems in the U.S. (SOCI 33); Computers, the Internet and Society (SOCI 49); Qualitative Methods (SOCI 118); Business, Technology & Society (SOCI149); Immigrant Businesses in the United States (SOCI 150); Sociology of Family (SOCI 157); Empowerment & Human Services (SOCI 165);Management of Health Care Organizations (SOCI 172); Race & Inequality (SOCI 175) SOCI 190 Advanced Seminars in Sociology; or other courses as assigned. Courses that are part of the Core curriculum must be taught using an approved syllabus or from a syllabus that has been approved by the appropriate University Faculty Core Committee.

2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:


a. Teaching a course load of no more than two courses per quarter, and no more than four in an academic year

b. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively.

c. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

d. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;

e. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

f. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses.

g. Teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or work with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee


Start Date            09/01/2019

Work Authorization       

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.


Posting Detail Information

Open Date          06/10/2019

Close Date          06/30/2020

Open Until Filled              No

Special Instructions to Applicants             

Interested applicants must submit the items below.

1.            A letter of interest describing qualifications and relevant experience.

2.            A sample syllabus (preferably for this or a closely related course).

3.            A curriculum vitae.

4.            Sample teaching evaluations.

5.            Names and contact information for two outside references.

Additional Information 

This is a POOL ad, hiring will take place only as needed.


Course start dates vary by quarter:

Fall 2019 classes begin September 23, 2019

Winter 2020 classes begin January 6, 2020

Spring 2020 classes begin March 30, 2020


About Santa Clara University     

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.


Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.


EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.



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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

Letter of Interest

Curriculum Vitae

Course syllabi and supporting instructional materials

Teaching evaluations for one or more relevant courses, if available.

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