Job Opportunity: Lecturer of Sociology, University of Georgia

LECTURER.  The Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin fall semester 2022.  The selected applicant will teach sociology courses to support the Criminal Justice Studies Program, an undergraduate interdisciplinary degree program (  We seek a candidate who shows a commitment to excellence in teaching with a demonstrated ability to teach substantive, methodological, and internship courses such as Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Punishment and Society, Research Methods in Criminal Justice, Communities and Crime, and the Criminal Justice Internship.  This is a full-time teaching position with a course load of four courses each semester.  

Candidates must have completed all degree requirements for a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice before the start of the first semester of teaching.  A J.D. is not considered a terminal degree for this position.  

Lecturers are eligible to participate in professional-development opportunities, such as the Service-Learning Fellows Program (, and receive funds for professional travel when they are available.  Although the desire on the part of the Department of Sociology is to have a long-term relationship with the chosen applicant, reappointment occurs annually.  The university has a promotion path for lecturers (for details see  

Please submit applications on-line at  Applicants should upload the following:  cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement about commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; teaching philosophy statement and recent teaching evaluations if available; and an original syllabus (document #2).  Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an on-line link for submitting letters of reference.  Applications received by January 10, 2022 will receive full consideration.  Review of files will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Georgia ( is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens (, 61 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital.  The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive.  Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (  Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.