Faculty Position in Sociology – Tenure Track


Website Union University

Job Summary:

This tenure-track position is responsible for teaching 24 credit hours per academic year. Faculty are also expected to fulfill departmental and university-wide faculty responsibilities and maintain an appropriate level of scholarship within the Department of Sociology and Family Studies. Rank assignment is commensurate with education and experience. Position starts August 2024.

Essential Job Duties:

· Teach a full-time load (24 credit hours per academic year) based upon department need. Courses likely include, but are not limited to, Principles of Sociology, Research Methods, and Social Problems. Design and deliver class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and the development of critical thinking skills. Integrate the Christian faith with disciplinary perspectives.

· Advise, mentor, and supervise undergraduate research within the discipline.

· Facilitate/guide the progress of students toward achievement of course and program outcomes. Plan clear course outcomes. Assess records related to evaluation of student outcomes and course grades.

· Demonstrate interest in personal and professional growth of students. Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with students. Demonstrate concern for student progress.

· Maintain regular office hours for student accessibility.

· Make relevant and realistic course assignments.

· Participate on university committees as assigned. Participate in program planning and Department standing and ad hoc committees as designated by the Dean.

· Apply Christian standards and attitudes in relationships among cohorts, faculty, staff and students.

· Contribute to a positive work climate and the team effort within the school.

· Maintain effective interpersonal relationships with full and part-time faculty, staff, and all other persons having a direct impact on the program.

· Participate in professional organizations and scholarly activities. Attend professional meetings, workshops, and/or conventions.

· Maintain a commitment to academic scholarship through the engagement of intellectual inquiry, scholarly research, and presentations to further the field of Sociology.

· Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

· Submit budget and textbook requests for assigned courses by the posted deadlines.

· Assist with Pre-Registration and Registration as necessary.

· Collaborate with others on school-related activities.

· Sponsor student organizations as assigned.

· Take part in campus and community activities related to the discipline of Sociology.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated teaching excellence is required.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Ph.D. degree is preferred.
  • Applicants who are in the process of finishing their degree will also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who specialize in family or criminology. Applicants with other specializations will also be considered.

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