Assistant Professor of Sociology (Two Openings)

Morgantown, Monongalia County
Sep 30, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at West Virginia University invites applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professors, to begin August 16, 2015. The successful candidate(s) must be able to contribute courses in the area of Crime, Community, or Culture for the Department’s planned doctoral program in Sociology, and teach quantitative methods and/or statistics at the graduate level. We seek candidates who can complement the department’s existing strengths in the areas of community or culture. The successful candidate’s research agenda will be conducive to the pursuit of external funding and show promise for regular publication in peer reviewed outlets. While advanced doctoral candidates (ABD) are encouraged to apply, the successful applicant must complete the requirements for the PhD in Sociology (or equivalent degree in a related discipline) by August 15th, 2015. Interested applicants should send a letter of application, a curriculum vita, evidence of effective teaching, a sample of written research and publications, along with three letters of recommendation to: James Nolan, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, West Virginia University, 307 Knapp Hall, P.O. Box 6326, Morgantown, WV 26506–6326. Electronic submissions can be sent as a single PDF to, with letters of recommendation sent directly from letter writers. Questions may be directed to Lynne Cossman, Department Chair ( / 304–293–5801). Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Meeting the needs of today's professional couples is a critical factor in WVU's success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit and for more information and job postings.

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