Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminal Justice

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Feb 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Position Title: Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies, Assistant Professor of

                        Sociology/Criminal Justice

Position Number:  20028033


The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology/Criminal Justice, which will begin on August 1, 2017.


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with an M.S. in Sociology (ABDs will be considered, but must have completed doctorate before start date); JD degree alone is not acceptable.
  • Ability to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate (masters) levels. Candidates must   exhibit teaching and research expertise and willingness to teach in areas of sociology and criminal justice with particular emphasis in the areas of gangs, hate crimes, deviance, and/or urban sociology.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary, merged department is preferred.
  • Candidates should also be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction.
  • Willingness to engage in assisting UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified by UTC’s Strategic Plan.

Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (i.e., email, phone, etc.)
  • A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of 3 references
  • Unofficial transcripts for graduate degree(s)

Review of applicants will begin on February 28, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled

Applications should be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university with opportunities for community partnerships.  We seek candidates who can meaningfully contribute to the intercultural goals and diversity of the university.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of its riverfront. Chattanooga also has the fastest internet in the country. Home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, Chattanooga has a 100% fiber network that links every home and business in a 600-square mile area. Companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, the Creative Discovery Museum for Children, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs.  People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for hang-gliding, bass fishing, mountain climbing and caving expeditions; the beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.