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Job Description

The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, invites applications for a one-year Instructor position with the possibility of renewal to begin August 10, 2024. This position will provide undergraduate teaching support for the Department of Sociology. Areas of specialization are open. The position will involve teaching required courses including Introduction to Sociology and Research Methods, and elective courses in the candidate’s specialization area. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative methods, statistics, and/or criminology.

ABD in Sociology or Criminology is required, preference will be given to candidates who have completed all Ph.D. requirements by August 2024. The position requires a 4/4 teaching load. Candidates will be required to teach in person.

We seek dynamic and collaborative candidates who demonstrate commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching including creating an equitable and inclusive educational environment in their classroom and course materials.

The Department of Sociology is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. The department offers a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D in Sociology. The undergraduate program includes two majors: Sociology and Criminology.

Required Qualifications

ABD in Sociology or Criminology is required, preference will be given to candidates who have completed all Ph.D. requirements by August 2024.

The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of three references with email addresses, and a 1-2 page teaching statement that demonstrates the candidate’s knowledge and experience in providing an equitable and inclusive educational environment that supports the learning of a diverse student body and that is consistent with the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Examples of experiences, activities, and plans can help the committee to identify candidates who strengthen the university’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Other documents welcome include teaching evaluations and sample syllabi. Questions should be directed to Dr. Robert Perdue (perdue21@vt.edu), Instructor Search Committee Chair.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative methods, statistics, and/or criminology.

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

April 15, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Rhonda Hawley at rhondah@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: March 7, 2024
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