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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Working Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Appointment Type: Full Time


Purpose of Position:

The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology, effective August 2023. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who have active research agendas and established teaching strengths in one or more of the following areas: sociology of race, critical race and ethnicity studies, sociology of family, family studies, sociology of gender, and women’s and gender studies. In addition to teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in their area(s) of specialization, the successful candidate will also have teaching responsibilities in lower division courses in support of the sociology major and/or the university’s liberal learning curriculum. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly research are required. The nominal teaching load for tenure-track appointments is 3-3.

The doctorate in Sociology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the doctorate by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.


Departmental Information:

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology (SSWA) is composed of 16 full-time faculty members. Based on a rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, SSWA offers majors in Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Social Work, and minors in Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Geography. Our goal is to develop students into critical thinkers, readers, and writers who go on to become global citizens with the compassion, communicative skills, and knowledge to help others. In new faculty we always seek excellent teaching, promising scholarship, supportive collegiality, and the ability to inspire passion for research in our students. For more information, please visit: .


Faculty Information:

Selected by The Princeton Review to be included in “The 388 Best Colleges: 2023 Edition,” Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience – great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. The University is located in Newport News, Virginia, enrolls approximately 5,000 students, and is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership, and service. Our Fall 2022 incoming class presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.76 and 1180, respectively. Academic programs at Christopher Newport University encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University is ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as 2nd among public regional universities in the South and 5th overall, and has recently completed more than $1 billion in capital construction on its 260-acre campus.

Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at


Posting Detail Information

Posting Number: F183P

Application Deadline: 10/17/2022

Application Instructions:

To apply, please visit to upload a letter of interest, resume or current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to
Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022.
Applications received after October 17, 2022 will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

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