Visiting Assistant Professor in Latinx Sociology



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Job description

Classification Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Priority Review Date: 05/26/2023

Business Unit Description: Faculty

Full-Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Position Status: Temporary


Union Representation: Non-Union

Union Code: N/A

Unit/Department: Sociology

College/Unit: College of LA&S Dean

Division: Academic Division

Location: ZH 815

Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page: and


The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the Department of
Sociology seek a Visiting Assistant Professor in Latinx Sociology whose research andteaching center issues related to U.S. Latinx populations.

We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who works at the intersection of Latinx Studies and Sociology and who holds intellectual and pedagogical expertise in areas such as (but not limited to):

  • international migration;
  • social inequalities;
  • social movements and protest;
  • criminology;
  • health disparities
  • environmental justice;
  • population dynamics; and/or
  • race and ethnicity

The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach three courses per semester. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension for one additional year.

Qualified candidates dedicated to empowering students from underserved communities through their research, teaching, creative and pedagogical scholarship, community engagement, service and/or mentoring are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholars of discovery, integration, engagement, and pedagogy are all important to the NIU community. Successful applicants will teach classes within their (inter-)disciplinary expertise, as well as in conjunction with the academic diversity center where they will hold a joint appointment.

Position Summary

The Visiting Assistant Professor is expected to establish an active and innovative research program that directly engages Latinx Studies. The ideal candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latinx Studies as well as meeting curricular needs of the Department of Sociology. The position will teach courses in their areas of expertise as well as “Introduction to Latinx Studies.”

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties will include:

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses;
  • Engaging in appropriate scholarly activities in the field
  • Collaborating and contributing to ongoing research projects with faculty;
  • Providing service to the university and the profession;
  • Contribute to exam committees, thesis committees, and dissertation committees as needed.

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sociology, Latinx Studies, or related field
  • Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Additional Requirements


Preferred Qualifications

  • Use of interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies
  • Teaching experience in Latinx Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or related field

Physical Demands Summary


Anticipated Appointment Start Date

Percent of Staff Year

Standard Hours Per Week


Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range
$3,055.56 ppp-$3,333.33 ppp

Earn Type

Is Background Check Required: Yes

EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator

Health Services 230

[email protected]


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Position Number: 00035557

How to apply

For full consideration, please visit
to apply, and submit the following materials by May 26, 2023:

  • a letter of interest;
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement detailing your experiences, activities, and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion; and
  • a list of three professional references.

Additional materials may be requested after first review. Applications submitted after by May 26, 2023: are welcomed, and will be considered as needed.