Job opportunity: Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas

Announcement – Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences 

Job Title: Teaching Assistant Professor 

Department/School: Department of Sociology and Criminology 

Location: Fayetteville, AR 

Start date: August 14, 2023 

Position Summary: The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at  the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor in Sociology  to start in 8/14/2023. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment. This is a full-time position, eligible for  renewal, including multi-year appointment, based on merit, funding, and needs of the department.  

Our department values teaching -centered careers; this position provides opportunities for merit-based  advancement within the University non-tenure track promotion system. The standard workload allocation for  this position (80% teaching, 10% service, 10% research) typically includes a teaching load of four courses per  semester. We prefer candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience working with diverse  student populations. 

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain  collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. degree in sociology or related social science discipline conferred by the start of employment is  required. 
  • We seek candidates with college teaching-related experience who can contribute to exceptional  teaching at the undergraduate level and contribute to research and service. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preferred candidates should have experience teaching online and in-person and familiarity with course  management software (such as Blackboard).  
  • Preferred applicants should have teaching-related experience in one or more of the following areas:  Social Theory, Research Methods, Social Science Writing, General Sociology, and/or Race, Class, Gender,  and Sexuality. 
  • Strong preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s commitment  to diversity and inclusion. 

About the Department: The Department is dynamic, productive, friendly, and student success-oriented unit in  the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, valuing both qualitative and quantitative social science  scholarship. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminology, and an M.A. in  Sociology, and affiliation with three research units: the Center for Social Research, Community and Family  Institute, and the Terrorism Research Center. The Department participates in African and African American  Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, and other interdisciplinary area studies programs, and is actively  engaged with College and University DEI efforts, including the UA IDEALS Institute to enrich diversity and  inclusion across campus and the state. The department contributes to the larger university strategic mission that is part of eight priority areas that have been outlined in detail in the University’s guiding priorities. For more  information about the department visit 


Completed applications received by March 15, 2023 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be  reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  

Applicants must submit: a cover letter/letter of application (not to exceed 3 pages), curriculum vitae, statement  of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectives (e.g. teaching evaluations) and diversity statement (not  to exceed 2 pages). Please also include a list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and  contact number) willing to provide letters of recommendation if requested during the application process.  

The diversity statement should articulate demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity,  equity, and inclusion through teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. The purpose of this  statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual  commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help the department contribute to its mission  in these areas.  

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career site:– Sociology_R0032064?locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249.  

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Mindy S. Bradley, at

Annual Salary/Benefits Package: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.  

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that  promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental,  life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate  leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of  employee salary. 


The University of Arkansas: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified  by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of  research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic  programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and  represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. 

Fulbright College: The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on  campus with 3 schools, 16 departments, and 43 academic programs and research centers. The University of  Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and  growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The Fulbright promotes  these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices  and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.

The Community: Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, and is known for its spectacular  views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country’s finest college towns, and the  surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of  the nation’s best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus. For  more information, visit:  

Culture in Northwest Arkansas 

About Fayetteville 

About University of Arkansas 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty  and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to  diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex,  gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or  military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected  under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on  the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas  Freedom of Information Act.