Skip to main content
Schedule a Visit Apply Now

 Assistant Professor of Sociology (full-time, tenure track)

 Effective Date: January 2019



  1. A PhD in Sociology from US Department of Education regionally accredited university. Advanced ABDs in Sociology will be considered with documented verification of pending degree completion.

  2. SACSCOC ability to teach Sociology and Criminology courses

  3. Strong commitment to quality teaching and advising

  4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  5. Ability to work effectively with administrators, faculty, staff, and students from varied socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds


  1. Experience teaching sociology and criminology courses at the collegiate level.

  2. Evidence of excellence in teaching.

  3. Evidence of achievement and potential in scholarship and grant-writing.


  1. Teach a variety of undergraduate courses, including Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Statistics, Criminology, The Criminal Justice System, and Juvenile Delinquency. Upper-level courses in Criminal Justice, Public Safety and/or Homeland Security dependent on qualifications. Teaching load is 4/4 with opportunities for additional summer and online offerings.
  2. Fulfill other duties expected of a faculty member, such as student advising, committee assignments, departmental recruitment and retention activities, research, public service, etc.
  3. Perform other duties as assigned by the Department Chairperson and/or Dean


 Salary: Dependent upon training and experience; includes excellent benefits package.

 Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

 To Apply: Send materials listed below to:

                     Dr. Mark Davis, Dean
                     College of Liberal Arts
                     The University of West Alabama
                     Station 59
                     Livingston, AL 35470

 All materials should be combined into a single PDF document and emailed to Interfolio applications will also be accepted.

  1. Letter of application
  2. Current CV or resume
  3. Three current professional letters of reference with contact information.
  4. Transcripts of all college work (Unofficial transcripts will suffice for the application; official transcripts must be submitted immediately upon employment.)

The University of West Alabama does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation in employment, or the provision of services.


Minority applications encouraged.