Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a
nine-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Sociology faculty
position in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice,
beginning August 1, 2022.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach our core
undergraduate sociology courses, including introduction to
sociology, sociological theory, research methods, and/or senior
seminar, in addition to other courses in one of our areas of
concentration: Culture and Social Change, Criminology, or Medical
Sociology. The current standard teaching load is nine credit hours
per semester. Faculty in the department teach in a variety of
modalities, including face-to- face, hybrid, and online. Courses
may be taught on the Kennesaw or Marietta campus and are offered
during daytime and evening hours.
The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a
productive research agenda and seek opportunities for external
funding. Strong scholarship, along with a commitment to excellence
in teaching and engagement, is expected of all tenure-track faculty
members in the Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences at
KSU. Service to the Department, College, and University is also
expected. For additional information about the department, please
see our website at https://radow.kennesaw.edu/scj/index.php.
We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated record of teaching
excellence, impactful research, and a commitment to diversity and
inclusion. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a
promising research agenda with the potential for external
An earned Ph.D. in Sociology, or a closely related field, or the
foreign equivalent is required. [ABDs will be considered but a
complete Ph.D. is required prior to the starting date.]
While the area of specialization is open, preference will be
given to strong candidates who can enhance our departmental
strengths in Social Inequalities with a specific emphasis in
Race/Ethnicity. Experience teaching core undergraduate sociology
courses as well as courses in our concentrations is a plus.
Scholars with research experience and interest areas that
complement those of current faculty and research initiatives,
including the newly created Radow Institute for Social Equity, are
of particular interest. Preference will be given to applicants with
experience working on collaborative research teams and/or
experience with externally funded research projects.
Scholars who take an intersectional approach and those who focus
on urban, global, and/or de-, anti-, post-colonial contexts are
encouraged to apply.
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known
for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering
campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just
north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one
of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest
university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and
graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral
Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of
Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed
to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to
broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on
a local, regional and national level.
For a full description of this position, application deadlines,
and application procedures, visit https://hr.kennesaw.edu/careers.php.
Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of
Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and
does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability,
national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or
veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.