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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant, Oklahoma
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Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology


Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Behavioral Sciences invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology, with possible conversion to a remote Instructor position.




SUMMARYSoutheastern Oklahoma State University is a regional university located approximately 1 hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.  The undergraduate population consists primarily of students from southeastern Oklahoma and north Texas with many being first-generation college students.  The individual selected to fill the position will be student-oriented and will teach two sections of Principles of Sociology each semester along with two upper division electives each semester, including Introduction to Social Research during the spring semester. 



If the position is converted to a fully remote non-tenure track instructor, the teaching load will increase to five courses per semester (Fall and Spring) rather than four.







Remain in compliance with all Southeastern policies and procedures in three main areas:






  • Teach all courses as assigned and in accordance with departmental and university guidelines Teach primarily in a 7-week online format with one or possibly two face-to-face courses each semester Create and/or maintain course syllabi in accordance with departmental and university guidelines Maintain well-organized, standardized Canvas platform for all courses Complete Quality Matters (QM) Online Instruction Training Modules Maintain 10 regular posted on-campus/virtual office hours per week



  • Participate in professional, program, departmental, school, and university committees Advise undergraduate Sociology majors and minors Meet with students and colleagues using Zoom technology when necessary Communicate regularly with the Sociology Program Coordinator and Department Chair





  • Maintain a modest research agenda with the understanding that effective teaching is the highest priority Participate in research activities which lead to publications and/or presentations within the field of Sociology










REQUIRED:   Ph.D. in Sociology. Will consider ABD with completion of dissertation by May 2023.






  • Experience teaching undergraduate students Experience using Canvas Collegiality, effective interpersonal skills, and a desire to work with undergraduate students



Founded in 1909 as a teacher college, Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues the strong tradition of producing outstanding educators for southeast Oklahoma and north Texas. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students and the campus is situated in rural Oklahoma.  The main campus is located in Durant, Oklahoma, which is 80 miles north of Dallas, Texas, and 150 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The community is close to Lake Texoma and the Choctaw Casino Resort. Southeastern Oklahoma State University continues to be among the nation’s most affordable universities according to the U. S. News & World Report’s America’s Best colleges.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The start date is August 1, 2023. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until filled.

Southeastern offers a comprehensive benefits package including university paid health, vision, life insurance, long term disability, retirement contributions to Oklahoma Teachers Retirement System, as well as a tuition waiver for employees and spouse/dependents who wish to enroll at Southeastern. In addition to the SE paid benefits, there are many voluntary products available to employees such as 403(b), Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Account, dental, short term disability, dependent life insurance and a variety of ancillary benefits.

Employment is contingent upon the results of a national criminal and sex offender background check. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. SE participates in E-Verify.

SE is an AA/EEO employer committed to multicultural diversity.


Notice to applicants:


If selected, official transcripts from each degree-granting institution will be required upon date of hire.

It is Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s policy that all newly hired employees must provide an original social security card during the hiring process.  Failure to provide an original social security card will delay the hiring process and ability to begin employment.






Institutional Mission

Southeastern Oklahoma State University provides an environment of academic excellence that enables students to reach their highest potential. By having personal access to excellent teaching, challenging academic programs, and extracurricular experiences, students will develop skills and habits that promote values for career preparation, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning.

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