Job opportunity: Specialized Teaching Faculty I position, Florida State University

The Department of Sociology at Florida State University invites applications for a permanent 9-month, non-tenure track Specialized Teaching Faculty I position, effective August 2023. We are looking for a scholar with a passion for teaching and the ability to help us expand our department’s course offerings in exciting new ways. Successful candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses, and preference will be given to candidates who can contribute courses to one or more of the following broad areas: sociology of families, race and racial inequality, sexualities, deviance, the criminal justice system, social entrepreneurship, and applied skills and methodologies. In addition to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, the position will entail service to the department through curriculum development, participation in committees, and the provision of leadership for some student clubs and extracurricular activities (e.g. Honors in the Major research and activities, AKD Honors Society, Sociology Club, Sociology internship program, etc.).

Basic Minimum Qualifications: completion of all Sociology Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: completion of all Sociology Ph.D. requirements by the date of hire.

Applicants are encouraged to read about the department’s course offerings. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their relevant teaching experience and interests for future course development, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio with evidence of instructional effectiveness over the past 2 years and examples of 1 or 2 syllabi, a one-page statement indicating commitment to diversity and inclusion, and the names and contact information for three references. Please submit these materials to Florida State University at [Job ID# 53675] by January 9, 2023. The three individuals indicated as references will be contacted directly by FSU. Letters of reference will be due by January 20, 2023. Questions may be directed to Dr. Lisa Munson (search committee chair) at

Florida State University is committed to diversity and inclusion ( The College of Social Sciences & Public Policy seeks individuals dedicated to excellence in teaching and research with a strong commitment to equity and inclusiveness, reflective of the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural, and inclusive setting. We especially encourage applications by individuals from underrepresented groups, with a demonstrated commitment to a culturally and intellectually diverse workplace.