Job Opportunity: Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University

The Appalachian State University Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month lecturer faculty position beginning August 2024. This is a three-year appointment with opportunities to renew. At a minimum, candidates should hold a master’s degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in sociology. However, preference will be given to candidates with:  

  • Master’s or PhD in sociology 
  • Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level (in person and/or online) 
  • Experience teaching sociology courses within a university’s general education program.  

Instructional duties typically include a 4:4 teaching load, student advising, curriculum development, honors thesis mentorship, in person and online instruction. Faculty members are also expected to participate in service activities that support the department. This position also includes the opportunity for additional compensation through summer teaching and will have access to department travel funds to support attending workshops, training, and professional conferences.  

The Department of Sociology is one of 17 departments housed in the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University. It has 21 full-time faculty members, serving approximately 170 undergraduate majors, and offers minors in sociology and health and aging. Additional information about the Department of Sociology is located at 

Please use the following link to apply for the position:

Applicants must submit the following documents to complete their applications: 

  • A cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position(s), including indicators of:
  • Unofficial copy of graduate transcripts for all relevant degrees 
  • A teaching portfolio, including teaching philosophy statement with examples of practical application and a sample syllabus 
  • Names and contact information for three professional references. NOTE: references for short-listed candidates will be contacted by phone.

Applications will be reviewed starting April 8th, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. 

For questions or more information about this faculty position in the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University, please contact Amy Dellinger Page, Search Committee Chair by email at 

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or 

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, grow holistically, act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 University of North Carolina’s campuses, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. 

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, hiring, or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation. 

Appalachian State University is committed to developing and allocating resources to create a diverse campus culture. We value diversity as the expression of human similarities and differences and the importance of a living and learning environment conducive to knowledge, respect, acceptance, understanding, and global awareness. Learn more at 

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. 

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. 

The continued employment of a special faculty member during the term appointment may be made expressly contingent on items such as the continued availability of funding from any source, enrollment levels, or any other contingency established by the institution.