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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Commensurate with Experience
Posted Date
Sep 27, 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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Position Summary:

The Criminology, Sociology and Geography Department at Arkansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology position beginning January 2023. A PhD in Sociology or related field, such as Criminology, conferred by the time of appointment is required. Specialization is open, but the ability to cover Criminology surveys is preferred. The ability and willingness to teach both in-person and online is also preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Regular responsibilities include teaching, research, advising and mentoring students as well as engaging in service at all levels in the university and for the community. The standard teaching load at Arkansas State is a 4/4, but there is commonly a semesterly course release provided for research for pre-tenure faculty. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses.



The successful candidate will be prepared to provide instruction to lower and upper division courses as well as graduate level courses that meet departmental standards for undergraduate and graduate instruction.

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


This position begins Spring 2023

Arkansas State University is a comprehensive R2 public university located approximately 70 miles northwest of Memphis. The department offers a well-rounded curriculum to approximately 300 majors in its BA programs in Sociology and Criminology and also offers courses in Geography. The department also possesses two graduate programs—an MA in Sociology and an MA Criminology and Criminal Justice. Each of the undergraduate programs is available in traditional and on-line modalities. Applications received by the deadline will receive full consideration.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology or related field.

Applications should include the following on page four of their application:
a) cover letter describing teaching and research interests
b) curriculum vitae
c) evidence of teaching effectiveness
d) unofficial transcripts
e) contact information of three references

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