Assistant Professor of Sociology

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title:​ Assistant Professor of Sociology​​​​​​​

Department:  Department of History, Political Science and Sociology​​​​

Reports To:  Chair of Department of History, Political Science and Sociology​​​​

Location: On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   Full-time, tenure track​​​

Summary Description: Candidates for the position will teach courses in the Human Services major within the Sociology Program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach (12 hours per semester) on campus, advise and mentor students, serve on committees, and demonstrate an active interest in personal and professional development. Candidates will be expected to teach either introduction to sociology or social problems in the Liberal Arts Core.

Essential Functions

• As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan,Acorns to Oaks

• Teaching a 12 hour load each semester

• Serving as an academic advisor to students in the Sociology and Human Services programs.

• Serving on faculty committees as assigned by the Chair of Faculty Council. 

• Demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional development

• Participating in academic conferences

• Assisting in evaluating the course offerings and course requirements of the Human Services program and the Sociology major

• Participating in student recruitment events

• Other duties as assigned by the Vice President and Director of Athletics

Education: Doctorate in Sociology, or a terminal degree in a related human services field

Experience: A doctorate and teaching experience is preferred.

Required Skills: All employees are required to be a professing Christian. Evidence of an active role in a local church is expected and employee can advance our Christian mission. 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Must be able to access and navigate campus facilities

• Be ambulatory around campus and in buildings

• Required to regularly sit and stand

• Frequently use wrist, hands and/or fingers to make small repetitive movements such as typing, distributing mail, and picking up small objects

• Ability to talk frequently to convey detailed and/or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly

• Be able to hear average or normal conversations and receive verbal information

General Information: This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations: The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.