The Division of Sociology & Anthropology at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology, to begin August 16, 2007. We seek candidates with a specialization in criminology, who will serve primarily the Division’s sociology-based major in Criminology & Investigations. Preference will be given to those who can teach at least one foundation course (i.e., Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Justice System) with teaching excellence, including large lecture formats. Candidates should also contribute advanced elective courses (e.g., Sociology of Law, Terrorism, Investigating Professions, Organized Crime, Capstone Experience), or other advanced courses that appeal to both majors (e.g., Race and Corrections), and be able to offer instruction in undergraduate research methods. Finally, candidates must demonstrate a well defined research agenda in criminology, with good potential for securing external funding and publishing regularly in refereed outlets. Applicants should have completed the Ph.D. or be advanced to candidacy (ABD).
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, a sample of written research and publications, along with 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.