Assistant Professor of Sociology/Criminology
The Western Kentucky University Sociology & Criminology Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin on Dec 7th and will continue until position is filled.
The primary expectation for the position is the delivery of high-quality instruction of social statistics with a secondary need to provide skills in data literacy to a more general audience. Primary area of specialization is open, although the candidate should also be able to contribute in one or more of the areas of departmental specialization: criminology, inequality and social change, and/or research methods. Familiarity and experience, teaching web courses is desirable and a willingness to teach online courses is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and an ongoing record of scholarly research are required, and involvement in service activities is an expectation of the position once selected.
The Department of Sociology & Criminology offers Bachelor's degrees in Sociology, Criminology, and Diversity and Community Studies. The department currently has over 500 undergraduate majors matriculating through its programs. Specifically, 39% of students pursuing our majors are first-generation college students and 23% are underrepresented minorities with 12% who are both. Our faculty are dedicated to improving the quality of life for students of multicultural backgrounds and, through a welcoming and supportive environment, helping them excel academically and socially. For more information on our department and our programs, please visit our website at wku.edu/sociology-criminology.
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