The University of Pikeville is seeking applicants for a
full-time, nine-month faculty appointment in the fields of criminal
justice and sociology starting August 2022. Rank and salary
will be based on qualifications. Applicants must have a
strong commitment to teaching in a small university setting and the
ability to work effectively with others in a collegial environment
dedicated to student learning.
The ideal applicant will be a broadly trained criminologist who
is prepared to teach a range of courses in criminal justice and
sociology with specializations in corrections, social justice
issues, and/or medical sociology. In addition to introductory level
courses, the successful candidate will have the ability to teach
courses based on their interests and specialization, complementing
the programs’ existing strengths. The position also requires
advising undergraduate students, providing service to the
university and community, assisting with departmental activities,
and continuing professional growth and development.
Candidates with a Ph.D. in Criminology or Sociology are
preferred but candidates with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with
graduate courses and/or teaching experience in sociology will be
considered. Applicants with ABD status and within one year of
completion will also be considered. The J.D. degree alone is not
sufficient for this position. Professional experience, including
experience in the correctional or judicial systems, and experience
in developing and maintaining community partnerships is desired but
not required and should be addressed in the cover letter.
The University of Pikeville is a private, liberal arts
university located in Pikeville, Kentucky with a student population
(undergraduate and graduate) of approximately 2,500 students and a
student to faculty ratio of 14:1.
- Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to
innovative teaching and active learning.
- Emphasize broadly trained skills and a strong passion for
excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
- Develop, communicate, and fulfill effective course learning
- Teach courses utilizing no-cost course materials and Open
Educational Resources (OERs).
- Compose and publish syllabi containing the items listed in the
approved syllabus rubric.
- Teaching courses for both majors and non-majors.
- Advising students, providing service to the University
community, assisting with divisional activities, and continuing
scholarly growth and development.
- Ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and
fully online modalities.
- Establish mutual respect with students through effective and
timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and
feedback on work completed.
- Maintain good working relationships with faculty and
administration in all academic and non-academic sectors.
- Communicate effectively with constituents within the
University, surrounding community, and State regarding the
- Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to support
Relationships: Position requires daily
contact with co-workers, supervisor, students, faculty, and staff
in order to disseminate necessary information and coordinate for
daily operations. These relationships are maintained through
person-to-person contact, phone, e-mail, and fax.
The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary
commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a
competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and
life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition
waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, and dependent care
Important Notes: Resume and other
application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the
required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that
you meet the required qualifications, your application materials
will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified
candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications in your
resume and application materials. Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position is filled.
The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this
goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants
being considered for employment. Background investigations include
a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial
and/or motor vehicle history.
The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer
committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the
basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity,
sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities
in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of
For more information about the University of Pikeville, please
Interested applicants should complete the online application by
visiting http://jobs.upike.edu. In addition to
the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to
their application a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae,
copies of their transcripts, a teaching philosophy statement, and
the contact information for three to five professional