Job Opportunity: Coastal Carolina University

Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a one-and a half year position (January 2022 through May 2023) as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology beginning in January 2022.  A Ph.D. in Sociology is required at the time of the appointment.  

The Visiting Assistant Professor must have teaching and research experience in social inequalities (e.g. Race, Class, Gender, LGBTQ+ identities) and a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage a diverse community of learners, including first-generation college students, through a varied and innovative teaching style. 

All candidates are expected to contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and community. The Sociology Department in the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body, and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented communities as well as the academic success of all of our students.

The Department offers the Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Sociology, and Criminal Justice (expected 1/15/2022). We also support minors in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Medicine and Health, Social Justice, and Sociology. This highly collaborative and active department encourages close-knit classroom experiences and promotes experiential learning that highlights faculty areas of expertise and research. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, inclusive pedagogy, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The primary responsibility of the Visiting Assistant Professor will be to teach 11 undergraduate sociology courses across three semesters (spring and fall 2022 and spring 2023), including (but not limited to) Introduction to Sociology and/or Social Problems. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of expertise complement and enhance at least one of the department’s specializations (Criminology, Social Justice, Medicine and Health). 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Applicants must submit a letter of application stating their teaching and research interests, current curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts, teaching evaluations, and contact information of three references electronically at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.