Assistant Professor of Sociology

Farmville, Virginia
Oct 06, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies

Full-time, Tenure-Track Position #F0336


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice Studies at Longwood University, invites candidates to apply for Assistant Professor of Sociology, full-time tenure-track position, beginning August 2018.

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good. Longwood recently celebrated its 175th anniversary and is the third-oldest public university in Virginia, behind William & Mary and the University of Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one-hour’s drive from Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Richmond, Longwood is located in the two-college community of Farmville, at a historic crossroads near where the Civil War drew to a close and powerful strides in the civil rights movement began. Today, Longwood has more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students and more than 34,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, one of just a few dozen nationally accredited university art museums. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level. Longwood’s 26th President, W. Taylor Reveley IV, took office in June 2013.

The Sociology major currently has a general track and a Family Studies concentration, which has been designated by the National Council on Family Relations as an approved Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) curriculum.  Applicants with a wide variety of expertise will be considered, but the selected candidate must be able to teach courses in family studies, and contribute to the development of an additional applied concentration in Community Health.  The candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, a desire to engage in innovative and integrative curriculum development, and demonstrate a clear research agenda.  Longwood University encourages and supports faculty-student research.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Sociology; ABD with firm defense date will be considered.  Possession of Certified Family Life Educator status or willingness to obtain such certification is desirable.


Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background investigation is required.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  To apply, please submit a letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, names and contact details of three references, “Release of Information” form (, and “EEO Data Collection Form” ( The EEO form is voluntary.  Please indicate Position #F0336 and submit documents to: 


Human Resources

Longwood University

201 High Street

Farmville, VA  23909

Phone: 434-395-2074

Fax: 434-395-2666




In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA (10/05/2017)



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