Job Opportunity: Full-Time Temporary Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Radford University

The Department of Sociology at Radford University, a regional comprehensive university with a diverse student body and a growing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, seeks applications for a Full-Time Temporary Faculty (renewable up to 3 years) beginning in Fall 2024. We are seeking candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching Introduction to Sociology and Applied Research (SOCY 486) courses. Area of specialization is open.

Required Qualifications:  PhD in Sociology or closely related field; demonstrated record of excellence in teaching; an ability to effectively mentor undergraduate students; and evidence of applied sociological products, contributions, or experience working with community partners; ABD candidates will be considered with confirmation of a graduation date.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience or potential to contribute to the Center for Social and Cultural Research.  Specializations that complement existing expertise in the department, with particular emphasis on the use of Mixed Methods in research. The ability to develop and teach a course on grant writing.

Applicants should apply at and include (1) a letter of application that explains how they meet the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a current vita, and (3) the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references. No further information is requested at this time. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Joanna Hunter (

Radford University is a comprehensive public university that has received national recognition for many of its undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Radford University serves the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation through a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. Well known for its strong faculty/student bonds, undergraduate research opportunities, innovative use of technology in the learning environment, and vibrant student life, Radford University offers students many opportunities to get involved and succeed in and out of the classroom. Radford University offers robust academic offerings and engaging student experiences on its beautiful main campus on the New River in Radford, in Roanoke through Radford University at Carilion, and across Southwest Virginia at various sites. The University offers over 70 bachelor’s degrees, 28 master’s programs, and six doctoral programs. A Division I member of the NCAA and Big South Conference, Radford University competes in 16 men’s and women’s varsity athletics. With over 200 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service. 

For more information visit our website at Radford University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

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