Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of Sociology, LaGrange College

LaGrange College seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty appointment in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The Sociology program is an anchor program within the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Through both a solid grounding in theory and engagement in the field (via internships and special programming) students receive a thorough and intensive introduction to the discipline.  The program’s engagement in LaGrange College’s Undergraduate Research Program affords students the opportunity to work directly with Sociology faculty on research projects that build their professional skills. The standard teaching load for this position is four courses each semester.

We seek a Sociologist with a specialization in Criminology.  In addition to teaching survey as well as upper division Sociology courses (including Theory/Methods, Kinship & Family, Social Policy, etc.), the selected candidate will have the opportunity to expand what is currently a minor in Criminology into a major program. This position gives the selected candidate the opportunity to develop the components of a new major program that should include the supervision and mentorship of undergraduate research projects in the field.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and service, as well as an appreciation of the mission of small liberal arts institutions.

Earned doctorate in Sociology (preferably by August 2022) required.

 

About LaGrange, Georgia

LaGrange College is in LaGrange, Georgia (pop. 30,000) about an hour southwest of Atlanta. In a recent “Yahoo News” piece entitled Seven Things to do in Lagrange, Georgia, Sucheta Rawal refers to as “a progressive small town with all the amenities of a big city.” An inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, a revitalized and thriving downtown, green spaces including The Thread, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art centersymphony, and performing arts, to great outdoor life, including Callaway GardensWest Point LakePine Mountain, and FDR State Park. also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce. A five-minute video introduction to the quality of life in the LaGrange area can be found here.

To apply please submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • If available, evidence of teaching excellence
  • A list of courses applicant is qualified to teach
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references
  • A statement of research interests and how they might mentor undergraduates in research

Review will begin immediately and will remain open until May 21, 2022.