Pacific University: Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

The sociology department at Pacific University invites applications for a full-time, one-year (with possibility of renewal) Visiting Assistant Professor in the undergraduate sociology program beginning in Fall 2018. The teaching load is 24 credits per year, which is typically six four-credit courses. In the first year, these six courses include: two sections of Introduction to Sociology, Qualitative Research Methods (SOC300), Families (SOC309), Gender and Sexuality (SOC316), and a 200-level public sociology course in the candidate’s area of expertise. All areas of expertise will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates with interests that complement the expertise of current faculty members.

Pacific University is located in Forest Grove, Oregon, twenty-five miles west of Downtown Portland. The Sociology Department is part of the College of Arts and Sciences, a residential liberal arts campus that emphasizes small class sizes and student-centered learning.  The student body primarily comes from the Pacific Northwest while approximately 20% of the student body comes from Hawai‘i. In alignment with the university’s mission, the sociology department strives to mentor students into individuals who “think, care, create, and pursue justice in our world.” Therefore, individuals whose work is informed by culturally inclusive and social justice approaches are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply send (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a diversity statement that demonstrates ability to contribute to the university’s mission of creating a diverse community that pursues justice in the world, (4) a teaching statement, (5) a statement discussing research agenda, and (7) the names and contact information (email and phone numbers) of at least three professional references —all in a single PDF—to: Rebeka

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Questions may be directed to: Daniel Eisen, Ph.D.;

Review of applications will begin immediately 

Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a diverse workplace.  We encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.


It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color,  national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance.  Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116,



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