Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

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Job Overview

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati invites applicants for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 15, 2024. We seek candidates who can teach undergraduate courses in: race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; or quantitative research methods. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach at least one graduate-level course. Sociology is a PhD-granting department with about 150 majors and minors and 40 active PhD students.

This position will not be eligible for visa sponsorship.

Essential Functions

This position carries a 2/2 teaching load.

Courses may be taught online or face-to-face, depending on departmental needs.

Minimum Requirements

Must have all of the following prior to the effective date of appointment:

PhD in Sociology or a closely related field.

At least two semesters as instructor of record at the college level.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete the online application and provide the following:

Cover letter.

Current curriculum vitae.

Teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations from students and faculty supervisors).

Statement that includes the following: your definition of team, what makes a team function successfully and summarizing your leadership style and how you leverage the experiences and skills of your team to foster innovation, impact, and a positive working/learning environment.

Please use the Additional Documents option as needed for these documents.

After an initial round of review, applicants may be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three references from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be directed to Erynn Masi de Casanova (; 513-556-4716).

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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REQ: 95529


Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

Date:  May 8, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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