Assistant Professor - Sociology

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 19, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Security Sensitive Position? Yes Hours of Work TBA
Position Details

Posting Number TSU202278 Official TSU Title Assistant Professor - Sociology Grant Title N/A Job Description Summary / TWC Summary

Assistant Professor responsibilities include teaching courses in the Sociology curriculum (which may include online, evening, and/or weekend classes); advising students; maintaining active service and research agendas; seeking/securing external funding to support research endeavors; serving in advisory positions for student organizations, and participating in committee work in the governance of the college and the Sociology program. The ideal candidate must possess a doctorate in Sociology; however, ABD candidates will be considered. The successful applicant should have some academic teaching experience and a record of research activity.

Essential Duties Summary

Teaches classes in the Department of Sociology. Seeks/Secures external funding to support research endeavors. Provides academic advising for students in the department. Provides academic support to students in the form of assessment, evaluation, and mentoring. Serves on college/school/ and university committees as required. Performs other job-related duties as required.



Hiring Range Commensurate with experience. Education

Requires a Doctorate in Sociology from an accredited college or university; ABD’s will be considered.

Required Licensing/Certification


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Applicants should be dynamic individuals with a demonstrated ability to make significant contributions to departmental growth in the areas of curricular development, teaching, scholarly activity, and research funding. Applicants must also have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in an academic environment.

Work Experience

The applicant must have at least two (2) years of college or university teaching experience and must be committed to upholding excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Working/Environmental Conditions

Working conditions require following basic safety precautions. Physical demands include moderate physical activity including prolonged standing and/or walking, handling moderate weight objects and/or using or carrying equipment. Work may require routine travel.

Desired start date Position End Date (if temporary)
UA EEO Statement

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Manual of Administrative Policies and Procedures

Close Date 07/15/2020 Open Until Filled (overrides close field) No Special Instructions to Applicants Open to all applicants. Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Doctorate in Sociology from an accredited college or university? ABD’s will be considered.
    • Doctorate in Sociology
    • ABD
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have at least two (2) years of college or university teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Can you provide documented evidence in teaching, scholarly and research potential?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Official Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3

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