Job Opportunity: 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 2022.  Teaching responsibilities are primarily at the undergraduate level (e.g., Sociological Theory, Introduction to Sociology, Technology, Industry, Labor Relations, Social Statistics or Research Methods, and the development of new courses).  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, but all areas will be considered.  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 (including outreach and advising students) 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 a 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 from 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.  Applicants should submit an electronic application by June 5, 2022 that includes a cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.  Direct any questions to Oscar Miller, Head, Department of Sociology.

Tennessee State University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as a covered veteran, or genetic information in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Cornelius Brownlee, Director of Equity and Inclusion, 3500 John Merritt, Blvd., Nashville, TN. 37209 or via webpage: www.tnstate.edu/EEOAA.