Limited Term Instructor of Sociology or Limited Term Assistant Professor of Sociology
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. Department Information
The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice has 32 full-time faculty, over 20 part-time faculty, and over 1,000 majors. The department offers Bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice, an accelerated Bachelor's/Master's degree in Criminal Justice, and a Master's degree in Criminal Justice. The department also offers minors in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Gerontology, Medical Sociology, and Sociology.
With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. CHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice promote diversity and inclusiveness among our students, faculty, staff, and public. Thus, we seek candidates whose experience, teaching, and service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion and have given them the confidence to engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.
Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The Department wishes to reinforce this and to provide an inclusive learning environment to prepare students for personal and professional success in an increasingly multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the diversity of the community. Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State. Job Summary
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track Limited Term Instructor of Sociology or Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice to begin August 2021. Responsibilities
Limited term faculty positions are available to teach general education Sociology courses and other undergraduate courses as needed by the department. Limited-term faculty positions are non-tenure track and contingent upon funding. The teaching load is five 3 credit hour courses per semester.
Excellence in teaching and engagement is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty in the Department teach in a variety of modalities, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online.
Candidates with demonstrated success in online teaching interested in a fully remote teaching workload are encouraged to apply. Required Qualifications
A Master's in Sociology or a closely related field, or its foreign equivalent is required as well as a record of effective university teaching. Preferred Qualifications
Ideal candidates will also possess a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field and have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Experience in teaching and/or certification in hybrid or online formats and pedagogies is recommended. In alignment with KSU's Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), applicants should also articulate a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness and provide evidence of teaching and working with a culturally and ethnically diverse community. Required Documents to Attach
CV Cover Letter addressing the candidate's qualifications for the position, including teaching philosophy Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts are due upon hire) Summary of teaching evaluations Names and addresses of three references Apply Before Date
This position is open until filled. Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Jennifer McMahon-Howard, PhD, Interim Department Chair, [email protected]
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. Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415 Background Check
Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.
All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_Employment.pdf
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