Assistant Professor of Sociology

Carson-Newman University is a leading Christian Liberal Arts institution, recently ranked Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South by U.S. News & World Report and received the President’s Award for Community Service. Carson-Newman emphasizes academic excellence through innovative teaching, advising, mentoring of students, and service-learning. The campus is located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is surrounded by beautiful lakes. More information is available from the university website,

Carson-Newman University invites applicants for an assistant professor of Sociology in the Department of History, Political Science, and Sociology. The position is full-time, tenure-track to begin August 2024.

Candidates for the position must have a Master’s in Sociology or Doctorate in Sociology, or a terminal degree in a related human services field, experience in social services, and a desire to teach courses to prepare students for careers in human services. Candidates with an interest in healthcare related or entrepreneurship will be considered. A doctorate and teaching experience is preferred. 

Carson-Newman employs faculty and staff who are actively supportive, through a local church, of its aim as a university with a Christian commitment.

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), advise and mentor students, serve on committees, and demonstrate an active interest in personal, professional development. The teaching responsibilities for this position include introduction to human services, human services practice, human behavior in the social environment, field experience, and elective substantive courses such as family violence. It will also include teaching either introduction to sociology or social problems in the Liberal Arts Core.  

The rank and salary will be commensurate with educational preparation and experience. Group life and health insurance as well as a 401K retirement plan are available on a participating basis.

Only complete application packets will be considered. A complete application packet will include a letter of interest, a statement of Christian faith, a statement of teaching philosophy, three professional references, and current vitae. If you have any questions, please email

Human Resources, Attn: Faculty Recruiting
Carson-Newman University
Jefferson City, TN 37760