Tenure-Track Position in Sociology/Justice Administration

Department of Justice Administration

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for a tenure-track Professor of Sociology in the department of Leadership, Law, & Public Service beginning Spring 2023 or Fall 2023. Candidates must be able to teach introductory sociology and criminology. We specifically seek candidates with specialization in social justice, race, class, crime, or other relevant area of study.

The Leadership, Law, & Public Service Department houses the majors of Justice Administration, Political Science, and Organizational Leadership. The candidate’s teaching load contributes to all three majors and the general education program. Candidates with a secondary experience teaching in these fields would be welcome. This position does allow for course development in the area of specialty of the candidate. Scholarship or other creative pursuits are encouraged and supported.

Candidates would work closely with student workers as tutors and office support staff. Therefore, candidates should have experience with or be excited about mentoring students and integrating them into the classroom. We also welcome candidates who are open to include students in research or scholarly pursuits.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology (or related field), demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate students, specifically first year students, and commitment to working with undergraduate populations with diverse levels of preparation and engagement. A J.D. is not sufficient for this position. ABDs will be considered but must have a degree in hand by the start of the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Please send a letter of application addressing the above expectations, including a description of what role diversity plays in your classroom, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information of three to five references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL  62626 or email hr@blackburn.edu. Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position.  Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted.  Review of applications will begin October 10thand continue until the position is filled.

Blackburn College seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population.  We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois, a small rural community between Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO and has been called one of the “Best Small Towns in America.” It is the seat of Macoupin County and is within an easy drive to St. Louis, Missouri, and Springfield, Illinois.