Chair of Department of Sociology

Carrollton, Georgia, United States

Job description

The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Sociology to begin July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will be a teacher of excellence and accomplished scholar with experience in academic administration; demonstrate the ability to lead a diverse department that houses several academic programs; and hold a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as excellent communication, mentoring, and organizational skills.

The chair will serve as a member of the College of Social Sciences Dean’s Administrative Council and be responsible for administrative leadership of a department with 11 full-time faculty, 2 full-time staff, 250+ majors in an undergraduate program that can be completed face-to-face or fully-online, a growing master’s degree program, and several undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

Faculty appointment may be at the associate or full professor rank; the chair position is a renewable 12-month contract. A doctoral degree in Sociology and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership are required.

UWG is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the USG system. On a residential campus with over 13,000 students, UWG offers more than 100 degree programs. UWG is located in Carrollton, Georgia, just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is a cultural, educational, and health care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses their leadership philosophy as well as the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Search Committee Chair, at

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.

At the University of West Georgia, the success of our students is the sole purpose of our existence. From success in the classroom and chosen career fields to success on the athletic field and the total college experience, UWG has more than 1100 full-time faculty and staff members dedicated to helping you succeed.