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Franklin College Sociology Department

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. The Griffin campus (https://www.griffin.uga.edu/), located 40 miles southeast of Atlanta (https://www.exploregeorgia.org/city/griffin), offers small-town charm. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit applications on-line at https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/196419. All applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement and and an original syllabus (document #1). Candidates with teaching experience should also upload recent teaching evaluations (document #2). Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an on-line link for submitting letters of reference. Applications received by June 14, 2021 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Location of Vacancy:

Griffin Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Academic (9 mo.)

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Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

Terminal degree in a disciplinary area related to the position’s responsibilities

Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin fall semester 2021, or spring semester 2022, based on the preference of the chosen candidate. The selected applicant will teach in-person sociology courses to students on the Griffin campus to support the Interdisciplinary Studies Program, a liberal arts degree with major course work concentrated in the social sciences. This is a full-time teaching position with a course load of four courses each semester. After six years in rank, Lecturers who demonstrate outstanding performance may be promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer.

Additional Requirements:

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice before the start of the first semester of teaching. A J.D. is not considered a terminal degree for this position.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated excellence in teaching and the ability to teach substantive courses in criminology and topical areas in criminal justice and sociology. Candidates who are also able to teach courses that fulfill a college-level multiculturalism requirement (see https://osas.franklin.uga.edu/franklin-college-multicultural-requirement) and a university-level experiential learning requirement (e.g., service-learning versions of Juvenile Delinquency and/or Communities and Crime) will be given preference.

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.




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Posted: 5/14/2021
Application Due: 7/13/2021
Work Type: Full Time