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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC

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Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Full Time

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Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies

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EHRA (Faculty)

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Hiring Range::

Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities::

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Fayetteville State University offers B.A. and M.A. programs in Sociology and a B.S. program in Interdisciplinary Studies, with minors in Africana Studies and Sociology, and a graduate certificate in Applied Sociology.

Description of Work Continued::

Primary Purpose of the Position:

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Fayetteville State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology position to begin August 2023. The area of specialization is open. We seek applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching effectiveness and the ability to teach a variety of sociology courses at undergraduate and graduate levels in both in-class and online settings. In particular, the successful applicant is expected to teach SOCI 331 (Social Statistics), SOCI 335 (Sociological Research Methods), SOCI 503 (Social Statistics, graduate level), and/or SOCI 590 (Advanced Social Science Research) courses on a regular basis. The standard teaching load is nine credit hours (three courses) per semester.
Applicants should possess active research agenda and demonstrate strong potential for scholarly activities. The successful applicant will be part of a cohesive team of culturally diverse faculty members who work closely as mentors with students in our undergraduate and graduate programs. Also, the successful applicant is expected to serve on departmental, college-wide, and university-wide committees, and to participate in recruitment events.
The department currently offers all upper-division and graduate-level courses online in Canvas. The successful applicant must complete the Canvas online faculty teaching orientation offered by the Office of Faculty Development in compliance with the NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) requirements.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements::

  • A Ph.D. in sociology is required at the time of employment.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected.
  • The ability to teach undergraduate- and graduate-level social statistics and research methods courses.

Preferred Qualifications::

  • Experience in teaching social statistics and/or research methods courses online.
  • Experience with online course development and instruction in Canvas or other online learning management system.

Special Instructions to Applicants::

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by March 19 will be given full consideration. Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student course evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy), and names and contact information for three references. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide the search committee with three reference letters during the selection process. Please address questions about this position to Dr. Greg DeLone, the search committee chair, at [email protected]

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Additional Information for Applicants:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified prior to employment. Transcripts should be provided for all earned degrees and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements. Transcript requests are the responsibility of the candidate.

EEO Statement::

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable) and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disabling condition, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement:

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Working at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a member of the prestigious University of North Carolina System. Situated in southeastern North Carolina, FSU prides itself in being in one of the most diverse cities in the country and neighbor to one of the nation’s largest military installations – Fort Bragg.

FSU has a rich history that serves as genesis for its current status as a leading institution of higher learning. A year after the Civil War ended, the Phillips School provided primary education to Fayetteville’s black citizens, and the Sumner School provided intermediate education for this population. The two schools were consolidated in 1869 and dedicated in April of that year as the Howard School, in honor of the Freedman’s Bureau chief General O.O. Howard. Seven prominent African-American men pooled $136 to purchase two lots for the first building that housed the Howard School. Robert Harris was named the first principal of the Howard School.

In 1877, the Howard School became not just the first public normal school for African Americans in North Carolina but also the first state-sponsored institution for the education of African-American teachers in the South. It was renamed the State Colored Normal School in Fayetteville that year, Fayetteville State Teachers College in 1939, Fayetteville State College in 1963, and Fayetteville State University in 1969.

While FSU’s roots are as a teacher education institution, it now offers nearly 70 degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels. Many of the programs are accredited by the top agencies. The university’s School of Business and Economics is endorsed by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB is one of the most prestigious and rigorous accrediting bodies for business programs in higher education. Currently, less than one-third of U.S. business programs and only 15% of the world's business programs have earned AACSB accreditation. Receipt of this distinguished accreditation provides evidence that FSU’s School of Business and Economics has established itself as a leader among business schools. Additionally, the Master of Business Administration program has been cited by U.S. News and World Report and The Princeton Review as one of the best graduate business school programs in the country. The Department of Criminal Justice is accredited by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). FSU’s criminal justice program is the only such program in North Carolina to hold ACJS certification.

FSU is rapidly becoming a center for research and technology. In spring 2010, the university, in conjunction with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, cut the ribbon on the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Microanalytical and Imaging Center. The center is home to the electron microprobe, an advanced imaging tool that magnifies objects up to 300,000 times.

FSU is a partner in the community. The institution has formulated a strong relationship with the local municipality and with civic and social organizations in the area. The institution enjoys its partnership with its military neighbors. In the coming years, as a result of Base Realignment
and Closure (BRAC), Fort Bragg will be home to more than 50,000 soldiers and some of the nation’s top military brass. To address their educational needs, FSU has implemented a degree in intelligence studies with plans to offer more academic programs with the military in mind.

Students who come to FSU know they will be learning in a nurturing environment from some of the top scholars in their respective fields. As they matriculate, they know their degrees will prepare them to be 21st century global scholars, change agents, and contributing members of society.

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