Kent State University at Stark invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, beginning Fall Semester 2018. The Sociology Department offers Bachelor Degree programs in both Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies. In sociology, the undergraduate curriculum includes concentrations in medical sociology, family and the life course, general sociology, social inequalities, cultural sociology, social psychology and social problems, deviance, and crime. In criminology and justice studies, the undergraduate curriculum includes concentrations in corrections, criminology and deviance, law and society, policing, victimology, and justice and human relations. We seek a teacher-scholar whose teaching and research can contribute to both the sociology and criminology programs. Preference will be given to applicants who can also teach sociological theory, medical sociology, and/or juvenile delinquency.

Qualifications: A PhD in Sociology (or foreign degree equivalent) with evidence of scholarship and teaching excellence required. ABDs will be considered if degree requirements are completed by August 15, 2018. The full-time, tenure-track faculty on the Kent State University Regional Campuses teach 12 credit hours per semester and are actively engaged in pedagogical innovation. A tenure-track appointment carries with it the expectation of teaching excellence, developing a high quality research record, professional development, and campus and community service. The department of sociology at Kent State University at Stark is experiencing substantial growth and the new faculty member will be expected to help guide future undergraduate initiatives.

Application Process: All applicants are required to complete an online application, submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. In addition, applicants must submit via USPS an official transcript to: Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720, Attn: Dean’s Office.