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Sociology: One-Year Visiting, Assistant Professor

Sociology - Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology beginning August 2017.  This is a full-time, one-year position, renewable for up to three years.  Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents approximately three hours west of Chicago. 

Preference will be given to candidates who have earned a PhD in Sociology; ABD candidates will also be considered.  Teaching and research specialization is open, but ideally the candidate will complement the research specializations of the department.  Teaching responsibilities will include Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and courses in the candidate’s area of interest.  The teaching load will be 7 courses for the year on a 10-week trimester calendar.  Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a desire to teach and mentor undergraduates, and to support the mission of the Department of Sociology,  Anthropology & Social Welfare and the college.  We encourage applicants with demonstrated success working with diverse populations  The college places a high priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Dr. Paul Croll at paulcroll@augustana.edu .   All complete applications received by April, 21, 2017 will receive full consideration. 

A complete application includes:

  • letter of application
  • curriculum vita
  • copy of graduate transcripts
  • statement of teaching philosophy
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • writing sample
  • three letters of recommendation (including contact information)


To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using subject line: Search #117-17 Sociology/Visiting, and directed to Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean.

Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: search #117-17 Sociology/Visiting, C/O Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639-38th Street, Rock Island, Illinois 61201.


Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed. 

Review of applications will begin April 21, 2017.

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