Position Title: Associate Professor or Professor and Department Head, Rural Sociology
Reports to: Dean of Arts and Sciences
Department: Rural Sociology
This is a 12-month, tenure track faculty position carrying the rank of Associate Professor.
Duties: The newly formed Department of Rural Sociology seeks to hire a mid-career specialist in Rural Sociology. The successful candidate is expected to build and guide the development of a strong, new department that currently houses the disciplines of Sociology, Psychology, and Criminal Justice. The new department will be integral to the continued development and revision of the Social and Community Development concentration in the unique Rural Studies baccalaureate program. In addition to teaching upper division courses that specifically address issues appropriate for the Social and Community Development concentration such as rural sociology, rural demography, social policy for rural communities, and quantitative and qualitative research methods, the successful candidate will provide leadership for faculty to develop new upper division courses that support the program. Other responsibilities include seeking and designing opportunities for student internships and creating job placement opportunities. The strong candidate will have demonstrated administrative experience in program development, working with interdisciplinary programs and faculties, and fund raising to support the program. Evidence of successful teaching and scholarly activity is essential. Ph. D. required.
Qualifications: Ph.D. required
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date: Open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.
Start Date: 1 August 2017
To apply: Send a cover letter, an ABAC faculty application, a current résumé, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references electronically only to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unofficial transcripts; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references should be mailed to Gina Wilson, ABAC 33, 2802 Moore Highway, Tifton, Ga. 31793-2601.
Location: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, Tifton, Georgia