Assistant Professor--Sociology - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 170037
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Nov 17 2023 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University's (WKU) Department of Sociology & Criminology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 12, 2024. Review of applications will begin on Jan 2nd, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Sociology or Rural Sociology, completed by the time of appointment. The primary expectation for the position is the delivery of high-quality instruction in Research Methods. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses per semester, with the primary area of specialization being open. However, the candidate should also be able to contribute in one or more of the areas of departmental specialization: family, gender, sexuality; community, environment, and development; or criminology. Familiarity and experience in teaching virtual courses are desirable, and a willingness to teach online courses is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, an ongoing record of scholarly research, and involvement in service activities are essential expectations for the position once selected.
The Department of Sociology & Criminology offers bachelor's degrees in Sociology and Criminology, and partners with the Department of Political Science to offer a certificate in Citizenship & Social Justice. The department currently has over 450 undergraduate majors matriculating through its programs. Specifically, 41% of students pursuing our majors are first-generation college students and 28% are underrepresented minorities with 15% who are both. Our faculty are dedicated to improving the quality of life for students of multicultural backgrounds and, through a welcoming and supportive environment, helping them excel academically and socially. For more information on our department and our programs, please visit our website at www.wku.edu/sociology-criminology.
A PhD in Sociology or Rural Sociology, completed by the time of appointment.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Institutional Equity. To request an accommodation, report a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU's Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Ms. Ena Demir, Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Ms. Demir is also responsible for coordinating the University's response to complaints related to sex and gender harassment. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https://www.wku.edu/titleix/ website.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.