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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor  

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Assistant Professor  

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Criminal Justice & Sociology  

Nature of Work:

The individual filling this position will teach a variety of undergraduate courses in sociology with an average teaching load of twelve hours per semester.  

Training and Experience:

The successful candidate should have a Doctorate degree in Sociology with a concentration in Medical Sociology, or ABD no later than first day of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in research methods, social institutions and statistics.  

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Illustrative Examples of Work:

Advises students, serves on departmental and university committees, participates in in university functions and performs other duties as assigned. 

We seek a tenure track assistant professor of sociology. The teaching requirement is 4/4/3. Preference is given to candidates with previous teaching experience within medical sociology and health disparities at the undergraduate level. Other areas of instruction include introduction to sociology, social problems, social theory, social stratification, behavioral statistics and research, as well as courses which focus on African American culture. This position is also responsible for preparing and delivering lectures in face-to-face and online environments, leading and moderating classroom discussions, and administering and grading examinations. A graduate degree in Sociology (Ph.D. or Master's Degree) is required along with at least 2 years of applicable teaching experience at the collegiate level. A strong record of teaching, particularly with diverse populations, is desired.  

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(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)

Open Until Filled



Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a cover letter CV, Teaching and Research Statement, contact information for three letters of recommendation and unofficial transcripts. Applicant should combine research statement and teaching philosophy into one word document.  

Funding Source:

General Operating (State)  

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If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:


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Commensurate with qualifications and experience  

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Facts About the Institution:

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Remission after six months of employment.

EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: 

Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education.

The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, ACAD Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705, Director of Human Resources, Steve A. Grant at 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  

Disability Statement:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  

Optional Applicant Documents:

Teaching Philosophy
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2
Unofficial Transcript 3  

Required Applicant Documents:

Curriculum Vitae  

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Faculty Profile  




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Job No: Posting Number: 0600774  
Posted: 12/7/2017
Application Due: 2/5/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience