Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Colorado State University-Pueblo, Department of Sociology
United States

The bachelor's degree program in sociology at CSU-Pueblo is intended to increase the student's knowledge of social organization and social relationships and to assist students in developing skills in the processing, integration and utilization of knowledge within the discipline. The department offers majors in sociology and criminology with either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree. The curriculum reflects a core interest in critically examining the human condition, interpreting social events from diverse perspectives, and understanding stability and change in social life. Both majors are organized to provide a firm foundation in theory and research methods while allowing students to tailor their coursework to their specific subject interests. Students are encouraged to take advantage of many opportunities in the department, including field placement, service learning, and field-based research.


Department faculty prepare students to work in a wide variety of occupations or to pursue professional or graduate studies in sociology, criminology, or related disciplines. The department consists of 7 tenure ­track lines with faculty comprising an active community of scholars and educators. The department promotes teaching practices and research that facilitate student learning and the development and application of disciplinary expertise.


This nine month appointment (non-tenure track) position at the assistant professor rank is to begin August 2019. This position involves teaching and scholarship in sociology, student advising, and the provision of service to the department, university, and community. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the areas of general sociology, including theory, social psychology, race/class/gender inequality, and criminology.




**All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU-Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.**



Primary Duties

Teaches baccalaureate-level courses in accordance with the needs of the Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology. Teaching responsibilities include: prepares and presents course materials; administers appropriate tests; evaluates student outcomes; selects and orders texts and other assigned course materials; develops, administers and grades assignments; and assigns final grades. Completes reporting related to student attendance and grade checks.

Proposes curriculum changes and program modifications to the Department Chair and takes part in annual program assessment of student learning outcomes.

Engages in scholarly activity including grant writing, preparation, and submission; produces scholarly work appropriate to the discipline, and disseminates scholarship at appropriate national (or international), regional, and local venues.

Advises students; participates in student recruitment, student retention, and program development and assessment activities; attends department, college, and other campus meets and department, college, and university functions; serves on department/ college committees.

Ancillary Duties

-Training recommended or required by the department, college, or university


Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Sociology or related field (ABD acceptable)

Preferred Qualifications

Emphasis in social psychology, race/ class/ gender inequality, criminology

Teaching experience especially in the areas of general sociology, social psychology, and race/ class/ gender/ sexuality

Ability to teach classes in social deviance and criminology

Experience advising and/or mentoring undergraduate students

Capability of maintaining a program of scholarship and publication



All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted. Applicants must attach a letter of intent (cover letter); a current resume or CV; an unofficial transcript; and three professional references with contact information to the on-line application. Applications submitted without the required information above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.


Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


About Colorado State University-Pueblo


Colorado State University-Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU-Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.


CSU-Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU-Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society - local and global - and builds our sense of citizenship.


Among its unique features, CSU-Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU-Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.


At CSU-Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU-Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.


About Pueblo, Colorado


The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.


CSU-Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.


The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.


Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.


ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Jen Martin-White by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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