Associate Professor and Chair

Columbus, Georgia, United States
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Job description

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor and Chair position. Specializations within the field of sociology, criminology, or criminal justice will be considered. This position is available July 1, 2018.

Teaching responsibilities may include but are not limited to: courses in the areas of race and ethnic relations, policing, corrections, urban sociology, women studies, family, and/or social welfare. Applicants are encouraged to describe how their teaching and/or scholarship will contribute to the understanding of diversity and enhance the intercultural competence of all students. Candidates committed to encouraging underrepresented minorities to become engaged in the field of social scientific research are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should show a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching.

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Sociology, or related field. Other qualifications include a record of strong teaching performance at the undergraduate and graduate level; publishing in peer-reviewed journals in criminal justice, sociology, and related disciplines; a commitment to mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues to enhance research; and a demonstrated track record of initiating and conducting funded research and/or contracts with external constituencies. The successful candidate will use active learning strategies which increase student engagement in the learning process and must have a solid record of scholarly achievement and teaching experience commensurate with a tenured faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor.

Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience, which values diversity and inclusion in all forms. The University aspires to have faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Columbus region. Serving the Southeast while attracting students from around the world, Columbus State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Students at Columbus State University find success in a learning environment that both challenges and mentors them. Our academic mission is to engage students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to thrive in, and contribute to, a pluralistic, complex world. Just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus State University is a proud member of the University System of Georgia, enrolling more than 8,400 students in a wide variety of degree programs, from online degrees to a doctorate in education. Among public regional universities in the South, Columbus State University recently ranked No. 46 in the “Best Colleges” rankings by U.S. News & World Report and No. 1 in the “Best Online Colleges in Georgia” for providing the best opportunities and value for students seeking online training and educational programs by the Affordable Colleges Online.

Columbus State University has a nationally recognized track record of partnership and outreach through efforts such as the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center, and its own residence – the Spencer House – in Oxford, England. The University has two primary campus locations in Columbus, Georgia: the original campus on 150 acres in midtown Columbus and a beautiful campus in historic downtown Columbus overlooking the Chattahoochee River. The Columbus region, with more than 350,000 residents, is home to world-class enterprises such as Aflac, Synovus, W.C. Bradley Company, TSYS and Ft. Benning, the U.S. Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. For additional information about the University visit our website at www.ColumbusState.edu.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring. A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

How to apply

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application

· Unofficial Transcripts
· Cover Letter/Letter of Application
· Curriculum Vitae
· Statement of Teaching Philosophy
· Statement of Interest Delineating Relevant Credentials/Experiences
· Other Document 1 – Contact information of three persons willing to provide letters of reference.

All applications and required documents must be submitted using the Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit https://columbusstate.peopleadmin.com/.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Kimberly Gill, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8483; or e-mail to gill_kimberly1@columbustate.edu.

Ranked among the top regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report, Columbus State offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Columbus State University provides a creative, deeply personal and Academics by the numbers relevant college experience