Assistant Professor of Sociology

Department: Sociology & Criminology

Job Status: Full-time  

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports To: Department Chair


Amount of Travel Required: None

Work Schedule:  Positions Supervised: None



The Department of Sociology and Criminology at Benedictine College invites applications for a faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The beautiful campus of Benedictine College is situated in picturesque Atchison, KS on the bluffs above the Missouri River. Atchison is within an hour of major cities such as Kansas City, Saint Joseph, Lawrence and Topeka as well as 35 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport. 

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2000 students, is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, and residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education by means through academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning. 


We are seeking a sociologist with a specialization in social welfare. Candidates must have a commitment to teaching excellence. Preference will be given to candidates who can integrate family studies into our department’s evolving social welfare concentration. In addition, candidates should have teaching expertise in Introduction to Social Welfare (and related coursework), Research Design, Juvenile Delinquency, and Social Theory. 




Competency Statement(s)

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Statement of your vision of social welfare within the context of Catholic Social Teaching.
  • Statement of how you will contribute to our mission to educate men and women within community of faith and scholarship.
  • Contact information for three references.


Ph.D. in sociology or allied field. ABD candidates will be considered for a non-tenure track position at the rank of Instructor but must have their committee chair certify that all requirements for the degree will be completed by December 31, 2023.


Preference will be given to candidates with relevant teaching experience.


Physical Abilities 

Stand F 

Walk F 

Sit F

Handling / Fingering O 

Reach Outward F

Reach Above Shoulder F



Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O

13-25 lbs 

26-40 lbs 

41-100 lbs

 Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs 

51-100 lbs 

Over 100 lbs 


N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+     hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)