Instructor Position at WKU

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The Department of Sociology at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a nine-month Instructor, non-tenure track appointment, with responsibility for teaching through the WKU Dual Credit program beginning Fall semester 2014. The Instructor will primarily teach at area high schools but may also teach online or on a WKU campus. Expectation would be an assignment of a 5 course load per term. In lieu of one teaching assignment, the Instructor may assume some administrative work related to the advancement of the discipline in the WKU Dual Credit Program. This is a revenue-dependent position subject to annual renewal.

The University

Western Kentucky University is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and is a teaching and research focused comprehensive institution with over 20,000 students. WKU is conveniently located just 50 miles north of the Nashville, Tennessee area and about 120 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Sociology or a closely related field, with a minimum of 18 hours of graduate-level Sociology courses prior to date of employment
  • Experience in college level teaching
  • Demonstrated interest in meeting student needs
  • Possess strong communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure

Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, official transcript(s), and contact information for three references to:


Search Committee Chair

Department of Sociology

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd. #11057

Bowling Green, KY 42101


Review of Applications

Review of applications will begin March 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.


Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, 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.