Job opportunity: Remote lecturer position, Middle Tennessee State University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (nontenurable) faculty distance learning position (#129100) at the rank of Lecturer. This is a one-year temporary appointment with a possible annual renewal for up to three years total. The start date for the appointment is August 1, 2022. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful applicant is expected to have an interest in contributing to a program that emphasizes social justice, a willingness to work with a diverse study body that includes many first-generation college students, and a commitment to, and evidence of, quality undergraduate teaching. 

Required Education: MA in Sociology or a minimum of 18 hours of graduate work in Sociology

The position requires the online lecturer to regularly and predictably be available to online students both in class and during office hours. The posted online office hours should be the same number of hours as required of FTTs teaching on-campus courses. The person hired must be a resident of Tennessee and will be required to meet occasionally with the chair of the department or MTSU administration as requested. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the faculty member. 

Prior to beginning the teaching of online courses, the faculty must receive the appropriate online training and/or certification to teach MTSU online classes.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with substantial online teaching experience in Family, Gender, and Social Problems.

University Expectation: MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:

  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents

To apply, go to and follow the instructions on how to complete an application, attach documents, and submit online.