Job Opportunity: Assistant Teaching Professor, Mississippi State University

The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a promotable, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning Spring 2025 or Fall 2025. The primary role will be to enhance the teaching mission of the Criminology undergraduate majors through development and rigor of on-campus and distance courses. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the Sociology undergraduate and graduate programs. The preferred area of teaching specialization is Criminology, broadly defined (click here to see). Candidates must have a degree in Sociology, Criminology, or a closely related field.

The department has more than 400 majors across its various programs, which include Sociology (BA, MS, PhD), Criminology (BA), and Social Work (BSW). The department has strong ties to the African American Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, the Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, the Social Science Research Center, the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center, and the Southern Rural Development Center (

All applicants must apply online at and attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching portfolio, and contact information for three references. In the cover letter and/or teaching portfolio, applicants should address their experience with and commitment to inclusion, belonging, and work with marginalized groups.  Inquiries should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Raymond Barranco (

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2024, though applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

The largest university in the state, Mississippi State University (MSU) is a public, land grant university of approximately 22,000 students classified as Doctoral/Research Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation. MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.