Job Opportunity: Associate or Full Professor/ Chairperson, Tennessee Technological University

Department: Sociology and Political Science

Job Purpose Chairperson of Sociology and Political Science and Professor or Associate Professor for Sociology-Criminology/Criminal Justice with a 50/50% split between administrative and academic duties and a classification as faculty on a nine-month contract with an expectation of summer administrative responsibilities with correlated renumeration.

Essential Functions The selected candidate must teach three Criminology courses annually. Three courses represent a 50% reduction of the typical departmental teaching load. The selected applicant must also complete chair responsibilities included but not limited to: annual evaluation of faculty and staff, hiring, course scheduling, recruitment, scholarship oversight, annual institutional effectiveness reports for both programs, five-year program reviews, student Major Field Tests, and budget supervision.

Minimum Qualifications A PhD is required from an accredited institution. The Candidate should be tenured and at the level of Associate or Full Professor in Sociology with Criminology or Criminal Justice credentials or related fields. The selected applicant must be published in the field and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching excellence and active learning teaching pedagogies. Available teaching evaluations and/or summaries should be provided to the search committee. Experience in Social Work preferred but not required.

Salary Commensurate with education and experience. Faculty Pay Grade F9.

Benefits Information Tennessee Tech offers a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the accumulation of one (1) sick leave day per month and thirteen (13) University holidays. Other benefits include medical and life insurance (shared cost with the university), retirement, optional 401k, and educational benefits. Deferred income and benefits over 12 months.

Screening Date: 01/12/2024

Chairperson of Sociology and Political Science, Tennessee Tech University. Complete position summary and application procedure available at The application screening date is January 12, 2024; open until filled. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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