Associate Professor/Chair: Sociology and Criminal Justice(052-21)

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Apr 19, 2021
Full time Anthropology & Sociology Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) seeks a talented faculty member for the chair's position of Sociology and Criminal Justice Administration who is passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, CAU expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. As the department where W. E. B. Du Bo is did his seminal work and founded the journal Phylon, the successful candidate must show a recognition of the influence of race, class, and gender in his or her teaching and research. Under the general guidance of the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department Chair will be responsible for the administrative and academic functions of the Sociology/Criminal Justice Department. The department offers both the B.S. Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice and the Masters in both Sociology and Criminal Justice.

The Chair should be a positive, strategic, inspiring and visionary leader with an outstanding strategic vision and administrative experience appropriate in scope to show evidence of the ability to grow the department. The Chair should show demonstrated excellence in teaching and have an exceptional understanding of where Sociology and Criminal Justice is headed as well as research and funding trends in associated fields. Application should be made through the Clark Atlanta University Human Resources website, with a complete submission including the following components: cover letter that includes research plans, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vita, graduate transcript, and evidence of commitment to teaching excellence and scholarly potential, including working with diverse populations. The applicant should also provide contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the job is filled.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assumes responsibility for the administrative and academic functions of the department.
  • Teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Leads the faculty in continued curricular development.
  • Engages in and promotes active research.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Applicants should be dynamic individuals with demonstrated leadership ability who can lead the faculty in continued curricular development, excellence in teaching, and scholarly activity, and growth in funded research Successful candidates should have a distinguished record of successful program administration in an academic setting, a reputation for research and intellectual leadership, and a demonstrated ability for securing external funds.

Minimum Hiring Standards:
Education: An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university in Sociology, Criminal Justice, or Criminology, or a closely related field, is required. The successful applicant should be eligible for tenure or a tenure track appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

Years of Experience At least 6 years of experience in a higher educational environment showing an increasing level of responsibility
Years of Management/Supervisor Experience N/A

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