ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY
The Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology at Columbus State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology. Specialization within the field of sociology that includes a focus on race, ethnicity, inequality, and globalization is desirable. Experience or background in social work at the undergraduate level may also be valuable. This position is available August 1, 2017.
Teaching responsibilities may include courses on race, social inequality, statistics, urban sociology, with a possible emphasis on community law enforcement, and globalization. Teaching duties may include a combination of on campus and distance-learning course work. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated research agenda. The department actively seeks out faculty members who are research-active and will contribute to a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body.
Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate in Sociology or related field by the start date for the rank of Assistant Professor. Other qualifications include a demonstrated track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals in sociology and related disciplines; a commitment to mentoring students and collaborating with colleagues to enhance research; and a record of strong teaching performance.
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.
Required Documents to Submit with Online Application:
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Other Document 1: Contact information for three (3) 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. Michael Bailey, Department of Criminal Justice and Sociology, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.