Job Opportunity: Assistant/Associate Professor of Sociology, Tennessee State University

The College of Liberal Arts at Tennessee State University invites applicants for the position of Chair, Department of Sociology at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position that begins in January 2024.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrated scholarship, teaching, and service achievements consistent with the desired rank. A combination of the following skills/experiences is desirable: online teaching experience, leadership experience, experience working with diverse community organizations, experience or interest in community-based research methods, and GIS. Previous administrative experience is preferred.

The Chair provides leadership for and fulfills the administrative functions of the department including, but not limited to: student recruitment, retention, and graduation; faculty recruitment and retention; budget and fiscal management; strategic planning; faculty, staff, and unit evaluation and assessment; class schedules and faculty workloads; student, faculty, staff, and alumni relations; curriculum development; serving as departmental liaison; administrative unit reporting; programmatic and institutional accreditation; and teaching, research, and service. The Chair also has a 9-12 credit hour teaching load per semester. 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 online application through the TSU applicant tracking system at that includes a cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. The position closes on 9/30/23. Please direct any questions to Dr. Oscar Miller, Chair, Department of Sociology at