Tenure Track Assistant Professor

La Crosse, Wisconsin
Consistent with CUPA data
Jul 01, 2024
Sep 29, 2024
Position Type
Faculty, Assistant Professor
Work Mode
Full Time
Academic Appointment
Employment Type
Employment Sector


The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice invites applicants for one tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin no later than August 2025. We seek applications from individuals who have, or are near completion of, a doctorate in Sociology or Criminology/Criminal Justice by the start date. Doctorate must be earned by the first personnel review in the Spring 2026 semester. Successful candidates must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education. Specific areas of expertise are open. However, preference will be given to candidates who can teach from a sociological perspective in areas that will contribute to our growing Criminal Justice program. Courses taught by the successful candidate will include one of our general education courses (for example, an introductory course on sociology, or a course on race and ethnicity) one or more courses in our major core curriculum, and electives in their areas of expertise that will add to and complement our Criminal Justice program. Successful applicants will also be expected to develop new elective courses that contribute to our majors and minors in Sociology and Criminal Justice, such as: Communities and crime, Law, Sentencing, community corrections, Juvenile Justice, or State/Corporate Crime.

Successful candidates will be foremost an inspirational teacher, role model, and mentor to students with varying career goals. The successful candidate must express their dedication to high quality undergraduate education and have the experience necessary to supervise and mentor undergraduate students. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods, have knowledge of or experience working with culturally diverse groups, have the potential to obtain research funding, have experience with community-engaged research, and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research activities are preferred.

Faculty at UWL teach 12 credit hours (4 classes/3 preparations) per semester. The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice values diversity and supports the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in its effort to be a leader in Wisconsin’s movement toward increased diversity and inclusiveness. The position is open until filled, however review of applications will begin on September 15, 2024.
Qualified candidates will join the 9-member department serving 124 Sociology majors, 112 Sociology minors, and an interdisciplinary Criminal Justice minor with 137 students. The program is built around a strong core of foundational courses with the expectation of close student-instructor interaction, opportunities for in-depth participation by our students in all aspects of sociological research, and internship experiences. For more information about our program, or the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, see http://www.uwlax.edu/sociology/


• Earned Ph.D. in Sociology, or closely related field such as Criminology/Criminal Justice, by first personnel review in Spring Semester 2025.
• Ability to teach one or more courses in our Sociology Major core curriculum.


• Ability to teach one of the Department’s General Education courses;
• Ability to help grow the Criminal Justice program by bringing expertise that complements existing courses and current faculty areas of expertise;
• Dedication to high quality undergraduate education;
• Experience supervising/mentoring students;
• Experience with a variety of teaching methods;
• Strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in research activities;
• Knowledge of, or experience working with, culturally diverse groups;
• Experience with community-engaged research; and,
• Potential to obtain research funding



Required Documents:

  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter/Letter of Application Reference Contact Information

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