Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology Position: Tennessee State University

Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology Position: Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank in sociology beginning August 2021.  Teaching responsibilities are primarily at the undergraduate level.  The standard teaching load is twelve (12) credit hours per semester.  The most desirable fields include medical sociology, urban sociology, and race and ethnic relations.  Some combination of the following skills/experiences is also desirable: online teaching experience, leadership experience, experience working with diverse community organizations, experience or interest in community-based research methods, and GIS.  The successful candidate is expected to engage in research, scholarship, and public service (outreach) activities in the Department of Sociology and the College of Liberal Arts.  Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in sociology by the time of appointment and have excellent oral and written communication skills.  The successful candidate will have and maintain a strong background in working with a culturally diverse student population; demonstrated potential for/success in grantsmanship, research, and publication; and collegial personality and work habits.  

Tennessee State University is located just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville, Tennessee on nearly 500 wooded acres along the beautiful Cumberland River, the main campus of Tennessee State University offers the resources and facilities you expect of an outstanding higher education institution.  You’ll also find TSU’s, Avon Williams Complex, in the center of downtown Nashville’s government and business district.  Candidates should submit an electronic application that includes a cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.  Contact Oscar Miller, Head, Department of Sociology.