Teaching Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology & Anthropology - Eberly,
Morgantown, WV 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor of Sociology starting in August 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits.

Teaching Assistant Professor appointments have renewable terms of up to three years, with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching Assistant Professors are eligible for promotion, e.g., to Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department's on-campus undergraduate major and minor in Criminology, with an emphasis on online courses serving the minor. The teaching load is 8 courses or course equivalents per academic year.

The WVU Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers B.A. programs in sociology, criminology, and anthropology and has over 600 majors. The Department also offers a PhD in sociology, which includes specializations in four broad areas: crime, law, and deviance; inequality, diversity, and equity; social psychology and group processes; and religion. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is home to many scholars who contribute broadly to the area of social justice in research, teaching, public engagement, and activism. The Department also houses the Research Center on Violence, the Survey Research Center, the Religion and Society Research Group, the West Virginia Environment and Society Lab, and the Archaeology Lab.


The successful candidate will have 1) a Ph.D. or equivalent in Sociology, Criminology, or a closely related field by time of appointment; 2) demonstrated ability or potential to teach and develop online courses in one or more of the following areas: Crime/Victimization; Law and Society; Intersectionality and Crime; Gender and Crime; Corrections, Recidivism, and Reentry; Race/Ethnicity and Crime; Restorative and Transformative Justice; Comparative and Global Criminology; Media and Crime; Immigration; and Public Policy; 3) strong potential for outstanding contribution to the Department's undergraduate teaching mission; 4) strong methodological skills (qualitative and/or quantitative).

Review of applications will begin November 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Upload (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a two-page teaching statement; (4) complete contact information for three professional references. For more information, please visit our website . Questions regarding this position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy ().

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

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Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

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West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is 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 applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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