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Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Social Sciences / Sociology / Criminology / Social Work / G...

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Social Sciences / Sociology / Criminology / Social Work / Geography / GIS

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Purpose of Position:

The CNU College of Social Sciences is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual, in-person/face-to-face courses, as needed, in the following areas in Fall 2021 and beyond: • Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology – Sociology – Criminology – Social Work – Geography – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of related graduate course work. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Candidates for hire are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Departmental Information:

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology’s mission is to present the intellectual foundations of sociology, social work, anthropology, criminology and geography. Built on a strong liberal arts base, our programs are mindful of each discipline’s responsibility to mentor students who will be engaged citizens in a multicultural, diverse and global society. Our instructional mission is to provide students with knowledge and skills that are applicable to a broad range of settings, including the public and private sector, and to better prepare students to pursue graduate and professional degrees in sociology, social work, anthropology, criminology and related disciplines. In addition to these, the social work program prepares students for entry level social work practice. We emphasize each discipline’s core concepts, theories, bodies of knowledge, techniques of social research, the ability to think critically, and the clear expression of ideas, both written and oral. This educational mission promotes scientific and intellectual inquiry and fosters qualities of leadership. Finally, our programs advocate service to the community and Commonwealth. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit

CNU Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 4,500 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.
Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored, and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit">

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Application Instructions :

To apply, please submit the following: 1. Cover letter describing qualifications. 2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience. 3. Contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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