[Ask] WKU Job Announcement

Smith, Douglas douglas.smith at wku.edu
Tue Sep 23 17:19:31 EDT 2014


Western Kentucky University (WKU) Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2015. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014 and will continue until position is filled. 

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice completed by the time of appointment. Primary areas of specialization and teaching interest are Criminology and Criminal Justice with a focus on Corrections/Penology.  The ideal candidate would also be able to contribute to instruction in the areas of Stratification and/or Research Methods. Familiarity and experience teaching web courses is desirable and a willingness to teach online courses is essential. The successful applicant will be highly involved in WKU's online Criminology Master's program and undergraduate Criminology major. Demonstrated excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarly research, and involvement in university, community, and professional service activities are expected.

The Department of Sociology offers Bachelor's and Master's degrees in both sociology and criminology. The Master of Arts in Criminology is offered completely online. The department currently has 395 undergrad and graduate majors matriculating through its programs. For more information on our department and our programs, please visit our website at wku.edu/sociology.

WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,600, approximately 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville (For more information, see visitbgky.com). The university currently enrolls 17,176 undergraduate and 2,665 graduate students. WKU values teaching and student learning. Its faculty are engaged in creative activity and diverse scholarship, including basic and applied research designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide optimum service to the state and nation. WKU provides comprehensive support for grant-funded research.

For consideration applicants should provide a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position, including brief statements about their teaching interests and research agenda.  They should also include a curriculum vitae, official university transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to: Criminology Search, Department of Sociology, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11057, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1057.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status 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 Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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