Non-tenure, Lecturer, University of Central Florida

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY.  The Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a non-tenure earning Lecturer position beginning in August 2016 (pending final budgetary approval). Because of their importance to the University’s Learning Community, UCF has established promotion paths for Lecturers that reward and encourage their professional development.

A Ph.D. in Sociology from an accredited university at the time of appointment is required. The successful candidate should be able to teach courses in the core (methods, statistics, and theory). Other teaching areas are open. The successful candidate should also expect to be involved in online teaching. Strong preference will be given to candidates interested in eventually assuming the role of the Department’s Undergraduate Program Director to our 350+ majors. The Undergraduate Program Director position involves advising, leading orientation sessions, and program assessment. The teaching load for a Lecturer is 3-3, based on the current workload policy; if the successful candidate assumes the Undergraduate Program Director position, there would be a 1 course reduction to the standard teaching load.

The successful candidate will join UCF’s 20+ sociology faculty with a primary assignment at our main Orlando campus. The Department of Sociology offers degrees at the Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. levels (  The University of Central Florida is the nation’s second largest university with more than 63,000 students, has grown in size, quality, diversity, and reputation in its first 50 years.  Today, the university offers more than 200 degree programs at its main campus in Orlando and more than a dozen other locations.  UCF is an economic engine attracting and supporting industries vital to the region’s future, while providing students with real-world experiences that help them succeed after graduation.  For more information, visit   UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.  As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Qualified applicants must apply for the position online at the University of Central Florida’s Human Resources website In addition to the online application, candidates must submit a letter of application detailing their teaching experience, current curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and the names and contact information for three references at the time of application.  The application and additional materials must be submitted online by February 18, 2016, to be considered for this position.

Please address questions regarding this search to: Liz Grauerholz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, 4297 Andromeda Loop N., Orlando, FL 32816-1360 or

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