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Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Colorado Springs

The Department of Sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (LAS) invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor rank to begin August 2023. We seek a broadly trained sociologist with expertise in Black Studies or Asian Studies.  Other areas of focus might include one or more of the following: community organization, deviance, globalization/borderlands, homelessness, sexuality, social inequalities and crime, sustainability/environment, and urban communities. Applicants should also have an interest in teaching courses to support university diversity, equity, and inclusiveness efforts to retain marginalized students. This position will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a 3/2 teaching load including face-to-face and possibly online courses

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS offers 53 undergraduate degree programs, 24 graduate degree programs, and 8 doctoral programs. UCCS is also home to the world’s only Bachelor of InnovationTM program, which allows our graduates to master multi-disciplinary skills and graduate ready to create real change in the world. UCCS was recently classified as a “High Research Activity” university by the Carnegie Foundation and takes pride in being the only higher education institution in southern Colorado that explicitly includes research as part of its mission. We have a strong focus in fueling student success by creating, using, and maintaining a multitude of offices – First Year Experience, Excel Centers, Academic Advising, and the Career Center just to name a few. Overall, UCCS is constantly focused of preparing our students to have success in the future, and we understand that every single employee on our campus has a significant effect on that focus.

The city, which was recently ranked as the number six Best Places to Live by U.S. News & World Report in 2021, known as Olympic City USA, rests at the base of Pikes Peak, the inspiration for the song “America the Beautiful” and a must-see for residents and visitors alike. The 14,115 foot summit is just one of dozens of area attractions, including scenic trains, museums, parks, a zoo and more. With a mild climate and 247 days of sunshine each year, the Springs boasts some of the state’s best recreation opportunities.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. For general information about UCCS, its programs, locations, students, faculty, and offerings, go to: https://www.uccs.edu/.

Work Location: Typically, on-site; position may be partially remote, based on the semester-to-semester need of the department, as determined by the supervisor.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What We Offer:

Salary Range: Generally starting at $60,000 – $63,000 per academic year

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers excellent benefits, some of which include:

  • Medical insurance, with the lowest cost option being $0 to the employee
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance
  • Mandatory retirement plans. Employees contribute 5% of their annual compensation. CU doubles that and contributes 10%
  • Tuition Assistant Benefit available to you or a dependent
  • Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of employment
  • Faculty Housing Assistance Program

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for first-round interviews will be the week of October 10, 2022.
  • The potential dates for second-round interviews will be the week of October 24, 2022.
  • The potential employee start date is August 14, 2023.

Learn more: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=25059