Sociology Department Chair

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 28, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position as Department Chair in the Department of Sociology to start fall, 2021. The successful candidate must be tenurable at the rank of full professor. We seek an experienced administrator and scholar with a proven record of research excellence both in publications and in external funding.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate must be tenurable at the rank of full professor. Ph.D. in sociology.

Preferred Qualifications

Administrative experience at the departmental or center level and experience with graduate programs at the doctoral level are preferred. In addition, the preferred candidate should be able to effectively lead and strategically advocate for a large department with diverse constituents, including three interdisciplinary programs, two research centers, and a high-growth major in criminology.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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Advertised: July 28, 2020
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