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Job postings are updated each Friday. Jobs are posted by deadline date. Those with the closest deadline will be posted first. 

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Assistant/Associate Professor Positions

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor 

Institution: Coastal Carolina University
Department: Sociology
Job Description:The Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Professor of Sociology beginning in August 2024. This position is advertised at the Assistant or Associate level. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required at the time of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching and research experience in social justice and social inequalities (i.e., Race, Class, and Gender). The primary responsibility of the Assistant or Associate Professor will be to teach undergraduate sociology classes in the Social Justice minor including Social Justice, Community Development/Social Change, Social Welfare Policy and Social Work, Environmental Sociology, Poverty, Social Movements, and African American Communities. The Department offers the Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice. We also offer minors in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Social Justice, and Sociology. This highly collaborative and active department encourages close-knit classroom experiences and promotes experiential learning that highlights faculty areas of expertise and research. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, inclusive pedagogy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates who have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students, through a varied and innovative teaching style. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented communities. Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 49 states and 55 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the baccalaureate and master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in instructional technology, and PhD degrees in marine science: coastal and marine systems science and education sciences. Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. Domestic Partner Benefits: This employer does not offer employment benefits to domestic partners of employees. Discrimination Policy: This employer prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expressions. Applicants must submit a letter of application stating their teaching and research interests, current curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, teaching evaluations, and contact information of three references electronically at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer. Posting Number: F00353P Link to posting:

Posted: 05/16/2023
Reun Date: 11/16/2023

Instructional Professor/Lecturer

Post-doctoral Teaching Fellow

Institution: University of Kentucky
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, invites applications for a teaching post-doc position in Criminology. In addition to criminology courses, the candidate must be able to teach two or more of the following: research methods, statistics, introduction to sociology, and social inequalities. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusion mission of the department. The position will begin August 1, 2023.The position has the possibility of renewal for a second year. Applicants are expected to teach a 3/3 load. Applicants should show strong potential to provide effective undergraduate teaching and have a Ph.D. in Sociology in hand by August 2023. Applicants should submit the following: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) letter stating the candidate’s research and teaching interests (uploaded as Cover Letter), 3) copy of transcript for highest degree earned, and 4) evidence of teaching experience,particularly syllabi from courses taught (uploaded as specific request 1). Provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be used to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Questions about this position should be addressed to Dr. Edward Morris, Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Kentucky ( The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities,and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. Quick link:

Posted: 05/30/2023
Run Date: 07/30/2023