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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Department of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology beginning August 1, 2024.


Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Sociology. Individuals who are “all but dissertation” (ABD) will be considered but must have completed their doctorate within a year of start date.
  • Area of specialization is the sociology of technology and society with a preference given to an interest in the societal effects of artificial intelligence. In addition, preference will also be given to those with expertise in applied sociology and community engagement.
  • Proven experience teaching core areas in sociology (introduction to sociology, social problems, social theory and/or research methods).
  • Evidence of scholarly research and productivity.
  • Preference given to candidates with a desire to mentor students including assisting with post-graduation career options.
  • Demonstrated interest in community engagement, both in research and teaching and willingness to teach and conduct research in an interdisciplinary environment including sociology, criminal justice, anthropology, and geography .
  • Candidates should also be willing to engage in a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction, especially High Impact Educational Practices (HIEP), including active and experiential learning.
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s Strategic Plan.
Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information within our online application system for consideration:
  • Cover letter/letter of interest, including evidence of teaching experience, established record of scholarship, and external funding for research or community service
  • CV, including up-to-date, personal contact information (email, phone, etc.)
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence including sample syllabi, teaching philosophy, and student evaluations.
  • Research statement/agenda
  • Additionally, candidates will need to include names, titles, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.
Review of applicants will begin on February 15th, 2024, and preference will be given to candidates who apply by 2/15/2024.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second-largest campus in the University of Tennessee System and serves a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has established a reputation for excellence built on a unique blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. Today, UTC brings a passion for excellence in all pursuits and is dedicated to making a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

At UTC, we welcome and cultivate diverse perspectives and populations—whether shaped by race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, intellectual diversity, political beliefs and other life experiences and ideologies—and embrace equity and inclusion.

UTC is a university distinguished by respect for the dignity, uniqueness, and value of every individual. We foster a campus community that is welcoming and inclusive of all. We value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, benefiting from the varied backgrounds and abilities of our campus community. The diversity of our voices and experiences is vital to our pursuit of excellence and fulfillment of our mission.

UTC is in the heart of Tennessee’s fourth-largest city, located in the southeastern part of the state near the border with Georgia and at the junction of four interstate highways. Conveniently situated within just a two-hour drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham, Chattanooga offers the opportunity to live and learn in an exciting and enchanting environment. Dubbed the ‘Scenic City,’ and endowed with incredible vistas and popular area attractions, the city has been recognized nationally for its downtown renaissance and a revitalized riverfront that has become the blueprint for other cities to emulate. Chattanooga achieved the first gig internet capacity in the country, and today has the nation’s fastest internet service with a 100% fiber network that links every residence and business in a 600-square mile area.

The city is home to companies such as Unum, McKee Foods, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United, and Amazon, and a number of tech startups attracted to its blazing fast internet and low cost-of-living. Thousands of visitors are drawn yearly to the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the Bessie Smith Cultural Center—Chattanooga African American Museum, Creative Discovery Museum for Children, Riverbend Festival, and the weekly Nightfall Summer Concert Series held in the heart of downtown. Chattanooga also has a long and rich history interwoven with the Civil Rights movement and Native American heritage. The Trail of Tears National Historic Route runs through the city and is on the traditional territory of Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East).

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.

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