Visiting Assistant Professor - Sociology

University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts
Salary commensurate with experience
Jul 02, 2024
Aug 01, 2024
Interest Area
Work Mode
Full Time
Employment Sector

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. We are seeking a candidate with strong evidence of teaching effectiveness and ability to teach Introduction to Sociology from a social justice perspective. We are particularly interested in scholars who are committed to an intersectional approach and who can connect their teaching to local communities in the Greater Lowell area. The teaching load is 3/3 with expectation of service related to community engagement and/or advising.  The appointment is scheduled to begin September 1, 2024.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, through excellence in teaching, research and service, seeks to contribute to a rigorous, scientific understanding of society that will serve as a powerful resource for strengthening citizenship and communities. We are dedicated to providing an environment in which students gain the skills to think critically and to contribute to social justice and community building through their academic and professional work.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • PhD in Sociology or related field by September 1, 2024.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received, or the position is filled. 

Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Statement (please include in 3 pages or less: pedagogical approaches, incorporation of DEIB in teaching and advising, and brief summary of teaching evaluations).
  • Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process. 


The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

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