Assistant Professor of Sociology

Job description

Title:Assistant Professor of Sociology Department:School of Arts and Professional Studies Job Category:Faculty Regular/Temporary:Regular Open Date:10/02/2018 Description:


  • Teach 15 semester credit hours per semester / 30 semester credit hours for the academic year (tenure track faculty); or as a Lecturer, 18 semester credit hours per semester/36 semester credit hours for the academic year.
  • Meet each class as scheduled at the designated time and place and for the designated length of time.
  • Maintain a minimum of ten office hours for student consultation per week, appropriate to the time and delivery method of the assigned courses (e.g.., evening, week-end, on-line, or off-campus) and post this information.
  • At the beginning of each course, provide each student with a syllabus per the guidelines in the faculty handbook.
  • Develop new courses and course materials as appropriate.
  • Faculty serve on committees, task forces, and other college-improvement activities; however, Lecturers are not assigned to USG or SGSC standing committees.
  • Attend and participate in all college-wide and appropriate School meetings.
  • Support student activities and clubs.
  • Participate in professional development activities on an on-going basis.
  • Stay current in the teaching discipline(s) and the pedagogy of that discipline.
  • Assist advisees with academic planning, scheduling, graduation, registration, and other appropriate academic issues.
  • Submit correct proof rosters and grades in Banner by the assigned deadlines. Record daily attendance according to institutional policy.
  • Submit assessment data to discipline committee chair in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Mastery of the teaching discipline.
  • Ability to engage students in higher order learning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral forms.
  • Ability to align instruction with student learning outcomes.
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures.


  • Each faculty member reports to the appropriate Department Chair and School Dean.


  • Guidelines include college policies and procedures, department policies and Board of Regents policy and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection and interpretation in application.


  • The work consists of varied administrative duties and coordination of primary functional areas. Strict regulations contribute to the complexity of the position
  • Success in this position contributes to the efficiency, effectiveness, and regulatory compliance of all department operations


  • Contacts are typically with students, co-workers, other college personnel and members of the general public
  • Contacts are typically to provide services; to give or exchange information; to resolve problems; to motivate or influence persons; or to justify, defend or negotiate matters


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending or crouching
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects
  • The work is typically performed in an office setting
  • The Functional Capacity Requirement Form for this position outlines the physical job requirements (attached)

Required Qualifications:


  • The completion of a Master’s Degree plus 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline. The Doctorate is preferred
Desired Qualifications:


  • The Doctorate Degree in the field
  • Three years teaching experience




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 6/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time