Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) – Social Justice & Social Change

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The Department of Social Justice and Social Change at Hamline University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Those with a PhD in African American Studies, Indigenous Studies, or Women’s & Gender Studies are particularly encouraged to apply. ABD applicants with an expected defense date by August 31, 2023, will also be considered. The area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate’s teaching and research will engage meaningfully with both empirical and normative questions of social justice. Tenure-track faculty typically teach six courses per academic year, with a one-course reduction during the first year. Ideal candidates will be ready to teach courses in the major and related minors; as well as courses that satisfy Hamline general education requirements such as the University’s First Year Seminar.
Hamline University is located in the heart of the culturally vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The College of Liberal Arts, together with Hamline’s School of Business, serves approximately 1,825 undergraduate students. The University’s mission is to create a diverse and collaborative community of learners dedicated to the development of students’ knowledge, values, and skills for successful lives of leadership, scholarship, and service.
The Department is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that Hamline University places on its commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our student body is comprised of a substantial number of diverse student groups, specifically students of color, first-generation college students, and students with immigrant/refugee backgrounds.
The Department seeks a candidate whose work is engaged with both the empirical (what is) and the normative (what should be). We seek a candidate whose work is community-engaged and concerned with real-world application. The department is committed to fostering an environment in which all members are supported and feel empowered to achieve their teaching and scholarship goals. We are also looking for a candidate whose work engages questions interdisciplinarily. Each of these elements should characterize both the teaching and research of candidates for consideration.
Further, ideal candidates for consideration will have:
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence;
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds;
  • Willingness to engage in and mentor students through research and internships;
  • The ability to teach a range of required courses, including our introductory course, Social
  • Justice and Social Change, and elective course offerings in their areas of expertise;
  • Evidence of an active scholarship and research agenda;
  • The desire to meaningfully contribute to the college and university community.
Founded in 1854, Hamline was the first university in Minnesota and among the first coeducational institutions in the nation. Hamline University provides a world-class education for undergraduate and graduate students. Our faculty, staff, and students cultivate an ethic of civic responsibility, social justice, and inclusive leadership and service.
Hamline University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Hamline University does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; creed; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; marital status; familial status; status with regard to public assistance; membership or activity in a local human rights commission; disability; age; protected veteran status; or any other status protected by applicable law in its education or employment programs or activities. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Screening of applications begins on January 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Ryan Jerome LeCount, Department Chair at 651-523-2153 or
All questions marked ‘Required’ need to be answered in order to submit the application. It is important that your application show all of the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. If rejected, you must reapply for the position in order to be considered. A resume or curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in the position, contact information for 3 current, professional references, as well as copies of transcripts (if required) must be uploaded with each application.


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St Paul, MN, USA

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