Professor & Chair, Department of Sociology

Position ID: 37016
Location
Institution: 
University of West Georgia
College/Div/School: 
College of Social Sciences
Department: 
Sociology
Branch Campus: 
Carrollton, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Yes
Job Class: 
Department Chair, Professor
Job Description: 

 

The College of Social Sciences of the University of West Georgia invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Sociology to begin July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will be a teacher of excellence and accomplished scholar with experience in academic administration; demonstrate the ability to lead a diverse department that houses several academic programs; and hold a record of commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as excellent communication, mentoring, and organizational skills.

The chair will serve as a member of the College of Social Sciences Dean’s Administrative Council and be responsible for administrative leadership of a department with 11 full-time faculty, 2 full-time staff, 250+ majors in an undergraduate program that can be completed face-to-face or fully-online, a growing master’s degree program, and several undergraduate and graduate certificate programs.

Faculty appointment may be at the associate or full professor rank; the chair position is a renewable 12-month contract. A doctoral degree in Sociology and a record of excellence in teaching, scholarly achievement, and leadership are required.

UWG is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the USG system. On a residential campus with over 13,000 students, UWG offers more than 100 degree programs. UWG is located in Carrollton, Georgia, just 45 minutes west of Atlanta. Named a City of Excellence in Georgia and listed as one of the 50 Best Small Southern Towns, Carrollton is a cultural, educational, and health care, and commercial center for the west Georgia region.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest that addresses their leadership philosophy as well as the academic and administrative qualifications for this position, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. N. Jane McCandless, Search Committee Chair, at uwgsociologychairsearch@gmail.com.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. We welcome applications from women and minorities.

The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.

Institution Employment Link:
Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Sociology
Degree Levels: 
Doctorate
Position Type: 
Faculty
Dates
Application Deadline: 
Monday, February 5, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Dr. N. Jane McCandless, jmccandl@westga.edu
Phone Number: 
(678) 839-5170
Status
Vacancy Status: 
ACTIVE
Annual Salary: 
Competitive

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II