Job opportunity: Instructor of Sociology, Virginia Tech

Date Position is Available: Fall 2023 

Application Deadline: 5/15/2023 

Company: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 

Department: Department of Sociology 

Region: Southeast 

Title: Sociology Instructor 

Job Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Instructor 

Tenure/Tenure Track: Not Tenure Track 

Special Program and  

Areas of Faculty 

Expertise: Open to All Specialty Areas 

Salary Range: $50,000 – $59,999 

Submission Link:

Job Description: 

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, 2023. This position will provide undergraduate teaching support for the Department of Sociology. Areas of specialization are open. The position will involve teaching required courses including Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, and elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative methods, statistics, and/or criminology. 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 Department of Sociology is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. The department offers a degree in Sociology at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels. The undergraduate level includes two majors– Sociology and Criminology. 

Questions should be directed to Dr. Stacy Vogt Yuan (, Instructor Search Committee Chair. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology in hand by August 2023. ABDs will be considered if degree completion will occur in Fall 2023. The application package should include a cover  letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework, and a list of three references with email addresses.

Employer Description:

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the  boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence  

across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Contact: Dr. Stacy Vogt Yuan 




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Age?: Yes

 National Origin?: Yes

 Race?: Yes 

Religion?: Yes

Sex?: Yes

Gender Identity or Expression?: Yes

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