Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Columbus, GA

Job ID: 224325

About Us

Founded in 1958, Columbus State University, with an enrollment of nearly 8,000, is part of the University System of Georgia. CSU offers more than 70 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is ranked among the top public regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report. Columbus, located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta and the second-largest city in Georgia, is recognized as a vibrant and contemporary cultural community – https://visitcolumbusga.com.

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.

Inclusion is one of Columbus State University’s values. The 2018-2023 Strategic Plan specifically states that we will work “to attain a level of diversity among faculty and staff that more closely reflects the student population.” The range of diverse students at CSU is reflected by the diverse student organizations, including Collegiate 100 Men of CSU, Collegiate Women of Columbus State University, Minority Association of Premedical/Prehealth Students, Pride +, CHispA, and others.

Job Summary

The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology position. Specialization within the field of sociology that includes a focus on social stratification, gender, race/ethnicity, social organization, community development, and globalization is preferred. Background in social work is also valuable. This position is available August 1, 2021.

Responsibilities

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment or potential for excellence in teaching, advising, and mentoring students along with an active
research and service agenda. Preference will be given to candidates who can expand course offerings related to his or her specializations for the department and make use of experiential learning. Candidates who have experience with a variety of teaching methods; have knowledge of, or experience working with culturally diverse groups; and have a strong desire to incorporate undergraduate students in their research and/or service activities are preferred. Specializations are open. Normal teaching load is four classes per semester in both introductory and upperlevel sociology courses. Courses may be taught during daytime and evening hours, using a variety of modalities such as face-to-face, online, and hybrid.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Sociology. ABDs will be considered, but degree must be completed by the effective date of appointment. The ideal candidate should have college-level teaching experience, evidence of scholarly contributions to the fields of sociology and a commitment to undergraduate student research. The successful candidate will use active learning strategies, which increase student engagement in the learning process. Other qualifications include a commitment to mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues to enhance departmental research.

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.

How to apply

Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be received prior to an offer being extended)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Three references with emails and current telephone numbers

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site and a complete packet must be submitted for full consideration. If applicable, any international transcripts must be evaluated by an approved foreign credential evaluator prior to submission.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ben Kamau, Interim Chair Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to [email protected].

Condit ions of Employment

A successful criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

Please Note: Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

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