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Assistant Professor Sociology

University of West Georgia
Job Location:
Carrollton, Georgia

Job ID: 233188

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Job Summary

The University of West Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in any subfield of sociology, with a start date of January 1st, 2022. With interdisciplinary pathways ranging from Women's Studies to Social and Behavioral Health, certificates in Social Diversity and Social Science Research Skills, and an MA with a focus on social justice advocacy, our department offers a rich variety of teaching opportunities. Successful candidates need to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching (in person and online), a willingness to teach at our main campus in Carrollton and our branch campuses in Newnan and Douglasville, an active research agenda, and dedication to service to the university and community. The candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a culturally diverse population.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in sociology is required at the time of appointment.

Proposed Salary


Required Documents to Attach

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and contact information of three individuals who can speak to their qualifications for this position.

Apply Before Date

Applications received by September 17th will receive full consideration.

Conditions of Employment

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, codified at 20 USC 1092 (f) as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies.

It is always the policy of the University of West Georgia Police Department to provide to the public an annual campus security report and comply with the federal law known as the Clery Act.

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.

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