Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Fri Oct 4 2019 Job Description:
Western Kentucky University's (WKU) Department of Sociology & Criminology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2020.
The primary expectation for the position is the delivery of high-quality instruction in both undergraduate and graduate statistics with a secondary need to provide skills in data literacy to a more general audience. Primary area of specialization is open, although the candidate should also be able to contribute in one or more of the following areas of departmental specialization: criminology, inequality and social change, and/or research methods. Familiarity and experience teaching web courses is desirable and a willingness to teach online courses is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly research, and involvement in university, community, and professional service activities are expected.
Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. in Sociology, Rural Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice by the time of appointment.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) prepares students of all backgrounds to be productive, engaged, and socially responsible citizen-leaders of a global society. The University provides research, service and lifelong learning opportunities for its students, faculty, and other constituents. WKU enriches the quality of life for those within its reach.