Assistant Professors of Sociology and Criminal Justice

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Simpson College, a private, nationally recognized regional college grounded in the liberal arts tradition and affiliated with the United Methodist Church invites applications for two (2) tenure-track assistant professor positions. Start date is August 2015. Successful candidates must have a commitment to a liberal arts education, and a willingness to engage students in scholarship, research and/or creative work. The primary responsibilities of the positions include a teaching load of 3/3, student advising, and service to the department, college, and respective field. Both traditional classroom and a hybrid environment of teaching are required, with additional teaching opportunities in summer months.

A PhD in Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related discipline is required for Position 1. ABD candidates scheduled to complete the dissertation by the time of appointment will be considered. Relevant professional or terminal degrees (i.e. MSW) and a PhD in Sociology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, or closely related field will be considered for Position 2. Practitioners and former practitioners are encouraged to apply.

Areas of specialization:

(Position 1): We are seeking qualified candidates who can teach statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for sociology and criminal justice.

(Position 2): We are seeking qualified candidates who can teach in our core curriculum for criminal justice and sociology majors and/or social work minor.

Salary, Rank, and Tenure: The positions are nine-month, tenure track appointments with the possibility of summer teaching. The salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included (

Indianola, Iowa community: Simpson College is a 154-year-old small private liberal arts college of about 1,400 full-time students and 600 part-time students located in 25 minutes south of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Simpson College encourages innovative teaching and seeks colleagues who will help its students of all ages develop critical intellectual skills, nurture values which foster personal worth and individuality for the purpose of living lives of leadership within a creative, diverse and just community. The main campus is located in Indianola, Iowa which is just 12 minutes from the capital city, Des Moines, Iowa. Additional facilities are located in West Des Moines and Ankeny. To learn more about Simpson College, please

Application Procedure: Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three professional letters of reference, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of teaching effectiveness. The letter of application should include a description of teaching philosophy, background and interests, relevant professional and practical experiences, and research interests within a liberal arts institution. ABD applicants should include a detailed update on their dissertation progress. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received by September 30, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Please send materials and inquiries to:

Carolyn Dallinger, Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
701 North C Street
Indianola, Iowa 50125

Simpson College does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. You will find the entire EOE statement at: Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Posting Date 8/14/14