Lecturer in Sociology

Washburn University’s Department of Sociology/Anthropology invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Sociology to begin August 2020. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in deviance and/or social inequalities. This is a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure track position with the potential for a renewable contract. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to students from diverse backgrounds and a dedication to the development of inclusive pedagogies that support equity and student success. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Sociology; ABD applicants will be considered.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate sociology course(s).
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching at the university level. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as the sole instructor for introductory sociology course(s).
  • Experience teaching in deviance and/or social inequalities.
  • Documented department and/or university service work. 


  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester, or a full time workload as defined by the faculty handbook. 
  • Advise and mentor sociology undergraduate students. 
  • Engage in service activities in the department and to the university, profession, and/or community.

 Application Procedures:

  • Application review will begin January 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Send a cover letter, vita, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Ms. Melissa Lewis at melissa.lewis@washburn.edu. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching and/or service. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Please use “Sociology Search” in the subject line. Questions may be sent to Dr. Lindsey Ibañez, Sociology Search Chair, at lindsey.ibanez@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and submit to a background check prior to hire. 

Washburn University is an open-admission university in a metropolitan setting. Our students represent diversity in terms of sex, gender identity, age, race and ethnicity, socio-economic status, and national identity. We offer a flexible program of study that features a wide array of courses that students find useful in their chosen careers and personally enriching. Successful applicants will use inclusive pedagogy designed to reach a variety of audiences and learning styles, in particular historically and contemporary under-represented populations in higher ed. Successful candidates for this position will also enjoy working in a department that values diverse research and teaching interests.

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE.  Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.


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