Job opportunity: Lecturer, Valdosta State University

Lecturer (Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice)

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Criminal Justice in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences seeks applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of lecturer beginning August 1, 2022.  The lecturer position is renewable with a pathway for possible promotion to senior lecturer. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses in the candidate’s area of expertise and participate in service at the department and college level.


Valdosta State University is proud to have a highly diverse student body, and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who 

will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. 


The department is comprised of 17 full-time faculty serving over 500 majors in three programs and two graduate programs. The selected candidate will be responsible for teaching courses predominately in the Sociology program, teaching undergraduate and graduate Sociology courses.

For more information contact: Dr. Darrell L. Ross, Department Head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at or by phone 229-333-5943.  



Teaching a 5-5 course load in the undergraduate and graduate Sociology programs with the opportunity to teach an Anthropology course as well and participate in service at the department and college level.



  • Master’s degree in Sociology;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.



  • Doctorate degree in Sociology by appointment date;
  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant’s career stage;
  • Ability to teach in both a face-to-face and online modality;
  • Ability to teach at least one or two courses in Anthropology;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds in experiential learning such as undergraduate research. 


Online application is required and should be submitted by October 25, 2021, at   


Valdosta State University is a regional comprehensive university located on a gorgeous 168-acre campus of palm trees, vast green lawns, Spanish mission style architecture and an award-winning design. The university serves a student enrollment of approximately 11,750 from all states within the US and hosts over 300 international students from more than 76 countries. It is located in the city of Valdosta, a very family-friendly area with new housing developments, modest living costs, excellent public and private schools, a vibrant music and arts scene, and a 170-acre theme park, Wild Adventures. The city is served by the Valdosta Regional Airport and is home to Moody Air Force Base. It is located just north of the Florida state line on Interstate 75 and is within a two-hour drive of Jacksonville and Tallahassee, Florida and a three-hour drive of Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit or for information about the community visit   


Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including (but not limited to) minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.