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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology (Pool)
Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California
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Date Posted October 30, 2015
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Sociology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Title Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer, Sociology (Pool)
Department, Program, Center Sociology
Specialty or Subdiscipline  
Requisition Number FAC000323
College or School College of Arts and Sciences

Position Summary Information



The Department of Sociology at Santa Clara University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution, seeks applicants for the position of Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (part-time) in Sociology to teach one or more sections of the following courses: Winter Quarter: Social Problems in the U.S. (SOCI 33); Immigrant Communities (SOCI 180); Spring Quarter: Management of Health Care Organizations (SOCI 172). Additional courses may become available during the year.
• Course Descriptions: Winter Quarter: SOCI 33: Overview of contemporary social problems in the United States from a sociological perspective, with a major emphasis on the ways race, class, and gender shape the development of specific social problems and the public policies offered to address them. Topics may include the economy, poverty, homelessness, and social inequality. SOCI 180: Explores the impact of immigration to the United States, particularly the effect of the immigration reform law of 1965 that resulted in large increases in immigration to the United States, particularly from Latin America and Asia. This wave of immigrants and their U.S.-born children has significantly changed the fabric of American society. Examines case studies of immigrants and the second generation from Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Vietnam, and Haiti using a comparative sociological perspective. Spring Quarter: SOCI 172: Explores the sociological and practical issues of operations, financing, and management in organizations providing services for people with health problems (organizations such as nursing homes and hospitals) or people with infirmities (organizations such as senior care centers and assisted-living facilities).


Salary $6,300 per course
Basic Qualifications

(1) Ph.D. or ABD in Sociology [or a closely related field if the candidate also has a high level of practical/applied work experience directly pertinent to the core themes of the course]. (2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching sociology at the college level. (3) Demonstrated expertise in the specific topics covered in this course. (4) Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications  

Duties include but are not limited to:
A. Teaching the assigned course(s), but no more than two courses in any one quarter and not more than four courses over the academic year.
B. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including
a. Conducting all assigned class meetings and individual conferences with students;
b. Assigning and evaluating written work that aligns the course description and with course learning outcomes;
c. Holding weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administer narrative evaluations approved by the Chair of the Department for each course taught
f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Start Date 09/01/2015
Work Authorization

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Posting Detail Information


Open Date 06/30/2015
Close Date  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Interested applicants must submit the items below.
    1. A letter of interest describing qualifications and relevant experience.
    2. A sample syllabus (preferably for this or a closely related course).
    3. A curriculum vitae.
    4. Sample teaching evaluations. 
    5. Names and contact information for two outside references.

Review of applications for Fall 2015 will begin July 13, 2015.

Additional Information
  • Fall term begins September 21, 2015 (with final exams ending December 11, 2015). Winter term begins January 4, 2016 (with final exams ending March 18, 2016); Spring term begins March 29, 2016 (with final exams ending June 9, 2016).
About Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. 
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

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