Job Opportunity: Criminology Instructor, Virginia Tech

Criminology Instructor

Job no: 520467
Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: Sociology
Location: Blacksburg – Main Campus
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences invites applications for a one-year Instructor position to begin August 10, 2022. This position will provide undergraduate teaching support for the Department of Sociology in the area of Crime, Law, & Deviance. Courses taught will include courses such as Sociology of Policing, Criminology, Systems of Justice, Drugs, Law, and Juvenile Delinquency. Candidates whose teaching and/or research focus on issues of power and inequalities in age, race, gender, social class, or rural/urban location in crime, law, & deviance are preferred. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology in hand by August 2022. The position requires a 4/4 teaching load. Candidates should be prepared to teach in person as well as using online modalities. 

We seek dynamic and collaborative candidates who demonstrate excellent evidence of teaching and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Sociology Department is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. The department offers a degree in Sociology at the Bachelor, Masters, and PhD levels. Concentrations in Women and Gender Studies and Africana Studies are available in the PhD program. 

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The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and list of three references with email addresses. 


Start Date

  • August 10, 2022


  • PhD in Sociology

Example of Taught Courses 

  • Sociology of Policing
  • Systems of Justice
  • Drugs, Law, and Juvenile Delinquency

Course Modalities

  • In-person
  • Online
  • Hybrid

Application Deadline

  • June 15, 2022

Application Requirements

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching evaluations
  • list of three references

Contact Information