Gonzaga University: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2023 (3/3 teaching load). This faculty member will contribute to the Solidarity and Social Justice (SOSJ) program, teaching introductory and capstone classes for SOSJ, and SOSJ electives that cross-list with sociology. We seek a colleague dedicated to social change activism, research, and teaching who demonstrates familiarity with and/or interest in engaging Ignatian spirituality, Catholic social teaching, and/or liberation theology. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach a course on social movements. The faculty member could also support the new Health Equity minor if research and teaching interests aligned. Applicants must describe their fit with Gonzaga’s mission and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and an inclusive learning environment.

Required Qualifications

  • D. in Sociology, or a closely related field. ABD considered, with the expectation that the candidate will have degree in hand by July 15, 2023.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively create inclusive learning environments with students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds and experiences.
  • Demonstrated active research agenda in social change activism.

Job Duties:

  • Teach three courses each semester, including introductory-level courses (SOSJ 101, SOCI 101) in areas of social justice and sociology, the SOSJ internship-based senior capstone course, and electives in the candidate’s areas of expertise. A minimum of four courses per year will be dedicated to the Solidarity and Social Justice program.
  • Engage in research, publication, and other scholarly activity appropriate to the candidate’s research agenda and areas of expertise.
  • Provide curricular and career advising and mentoring to the programs’ undergraduates.
  • Support the department, university, and discipline through service and other forms of academic citizenship.

 Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/jobs. Applicants must complete an online application and electronically submit (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, including a statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of responsiveness to the academic needs of students from diverse backgrounds and experiences, evidence of teaching excellence, sample course syllabus taught by candidate, (4) unofficial copies of graduate school transcripts, (5) research portfolio, including writing sample and statement of research interests, and (6)  the names and email address for three persons who will be writing letters of recommendation.  The position closes on September 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. U.S. PST. For assistance with your online application, please contact Human Resources at (509) 313-5996. Direct other inquiries to Dr. Andrea Bertotti Metoyer, Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, bertottimetoyer@gonzaga.edu.

Gonzaga University sits adjacent to downtown Spokane, WA, along the Spokane River.  We exist on the historical lands of Salish speaking tribes in the Inland Northwest’s most metropolitan region.  Spokane is Washington’s second largest city and is home to a diverse array of neighborhoods and shopping districts, with many exciting food and beverage amenities.  We are a short drive from hiking, skiing, rafting, and climbing locations.

Gonzaga University is a Jesuit, Catholic, humanistic institution, and is therefore interested in candidates who will contribute to its distinctive mission. Gonzaga University is a committed EEO/AA employer and diversity candidates are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their disability status and/or protected veteran status.