Washburn University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminology. This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure track position to begin Fall 2019. 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 with an emphasis in Criminology; ABD applicants will also be considered.
  • Experience teaching university-level introductory courses in sociology and/or criminology-focused sociology courses.
  • Documented active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as the sole instructor for introductory courses in sociology and/or criminology-focused sociology courses.
  • Documentation of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level.
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students in research and scholarly activity.
  • Documented department and/or university service work.


  • Teach 12 credit hours per semester typically two lower-division general education courses and two upper-division courses, which may include Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, Criminology, Law and Society, and Juvenile Delinquency.
  • Advise sociology undergraduate students.
  • Maintain a publication record through active research projects.
  • Perform teaching-related departmental and university service.

Application Procedures

Application review will continue until the position is filled. Send a letter of interest, vitae, copies of transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, examples of advising and/or mentoring students, evidence of teaching excellence, and the names and contact information of three professional references to melissa.lewis@washburn.edu. Only electronic application materials will be accepted. Please use “Sociology Search” in the subject line. Questions may be sent to Dr. Sangyoub Park, Sociology Search Committee Chair, at sangyoub.park@washburn.edu. The successful candidate will be required to provide official transcripts and submit to a background check prior to hire.

Washburn is an EOE and 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 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.