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Assistant Professor - Sociology

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Work type: Faculty 9-Month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty

Jacksonville State University

Assistant/Associate Professor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Political Science of Jacksonville State University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire a scholar for an Assistant Professor, in the Sociology Program.

The Department of Sociology and Political Science invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a primary teaching focus. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses both online and face-to-face. Preference will be given to those with expertise in criminology and race and ethnicity. The position will also require teaching sections of Introduction to Sociology. The development of courses in areas of interest to the candidate is possible. The teaching load is four courses per semester. The successful candidate will engage in mentoring, service, and scholarship.

This position requires the following qualifications:

  • PhD in sociology. ABD candidates will be considered if the degree will be completed by August 2024.
  • Experience or potential for teaching a range of undergraduate courses, specifically in the areas of criminology and/or race and ethnicity.
  • Evidence or potential for excellence in teaching.
  • Experience or potential for teaching face-to-face, and 100% online courses.
  • Evidence or potential of a research agenda.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

The preferred candidate must possess:

  • Evidence of exemplary teaching and communication competencies.
  • Evidence of a passion for student learning and growth.
  • Evidence or potential for student recruitment.
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse population.

The position has an anticipated start date of August 2024.

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers quality academic programs through traditional, hybrid, and online course offerings.  We proudly serve the central Alabama region, as well as students from all over the world who want an excellent and affordable education.  Our school offers professional degree programs for immediate careers at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral level and preparation for success in graduate school.

Founded in 1883, Jacksonville State University is a learning-centered university in Jacksonville, Alabama, whose mission is to provide distinctive educational, cultural, and social experiences for a diverse student population.

Located in the Appalachian foothills of northeast Alabama, approximately equal distance between Chattanooga, Birmingham and Atlanta, JSU is home to more than 9,600 students representing 61 countries. As a learning-centered university, it strives to challenge students academically in a responsive environment, meeting their educational, career and personal goals. As an academic institution, it seeks to produce broadly educated graduates prepared for global engagement. As a public, comprehensive university, it promotes excellence in scholarly and service activities consistent with its academic and professional strengths. For a complete list of Goals, Core Values and Strategies to fulfill this Mission, go to

Academically JSU offers 101 academic programs and concentrations, including bachelor's, master's, post-baccalaureate, doctoral and advanced certificate programs in a variety of disciplines that prepare graduates for meaningful careers and ongoing education.  More than 40 online programs are offered.  The University features seven colleges on its 459-acre campus - Arts and Humanities; Business and Industry; Education and Professional Studies; Health Professions and Wellness; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Science and Mathematics; and Library. Most academic programs have discipline-specific accreditations, a reflection of their quality and JSU’s commitment to excellence.

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