The Division of Sociology and Anthropology at West Virginia University invites applications for a teaching and advising specialist in Criminology, to begin August 16, 2007. This is a non-tenure track, renewable and promotable position that will hold the University designated title of Clinical Assistant Professor. Since it is a teaching and service position, research expectations are tertiary. A Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology is expected by the time of appointment. The teaching assignment will be in courses such as Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Justice System, Deviant Behavior, and Corrections, for a total of 12 to 14 credit hours over the academic year. The primary service responsibilities include: (1) advising Criminology and Investigations majors and pre-majors within the Division of Sociology (2) serving as a liaison for the University advising center (3) updating advising information (website, brochures, advisor’s checklists, etc.) (4) serving a key role in recruitment and retention of undergraduate majors (5) course scheduling (6) organizing professional development for undergraduates (which can include a capstone course, internships, etc.) and (7) participating in student clubs and Honors activities. The ideal candidate will have past advising experience, and will be oriented towards the goals of the teaching and learning section of the American Sociological Association.
The Division operates two related undergraduate degree programs, in Sociology & Anthropology and in Criminology & Investigations, as well as a two-year Master’s program in Applied Social Research. We are located within the WVU School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS), and work closely with the affiliated Divisions of Public Administration and Social Work, as well as the Forensic Sciences Program, the Center for Women’s Studies, the Institute for Public Affairs, and the Extension Service. West Virginia University, with some 26,000 students, is one of ten land-grant institutions that also operate medical centers. The community of Morgantown (within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh) offers plentiful educational and recreational opportunities, amid the natural beauty and rich culture of Appalachia.
Those interested should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi and evidence of effective teaching, and three letters of recommendation to:
Division of Sociology & Anthropology,
West Virginia University,
307 Knapp Hall, P.O. Box 6326,
Morgantown, WV 26506-6326.
Direct questions to the Division Chair (Melissa.Latimer@mail.wvu.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2006, and will continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, age or disability.