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Sociology Instructor

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Work type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Department: Sociology
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Instructional / Teaching Faculty

Job Description

The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech, in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, invites applications for a one-year Instructor position to begin August 10, 2023.

This position will provide undergraduate teaching support for the Department of Sociology. Areas of specialization are open. The position will involve teaching required courses including Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, and elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach quantitative methods, statistics, and/or criminology.

The position requires a 4/4 teaching load. Candidates should be prepared to teach in person as well as using online modalities.

We seek dynamic and collaborative candidates who demonstrate excellent evidence of teaching and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Department of Sociology is recognized for excellence in research, teaching, and community outreach. The department offers a degree in Sociology at the bachelor’s, master’s, and PhD levels. The undergraduate level includes two majors–Sociology and Criminology.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Stacy Vogt Yuan (, Instructor Search Committee Chair.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology in hand by August 2023. ABDs will be considered if degree completion will occur in Fall 2023.

The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, unofficial transcripts of graduate coursework, and a list of three references with email addresses.

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Review Date

Applications must be submitted on or before May 15th, 2023

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Mae Early-Wilmer at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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