Assistant Professor of Sociology

Fayetteville State University

Position Information
Position Information

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Position Number: 000409
Working Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
Full-time or Part-time: Full Time
Time Limited Position: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Department: Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies
Posting Number: 0401308
Job Category: Professional
Hiring Range: Commensurate with Education and Experience
Overall Position Competency: EHRA
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.
Knowledge skills and abilities:
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]
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
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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