Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology, Christopher Newport University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Position Number F0174
Appointment Type Full Time
Purpose of Position The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, effective August 2018. This position is a two-year, full-time, non-tenure-track appointment with a nominal teaching load of 4-4. The successful candidate will regularly teach the department’s upper-level, required course in sociological theory, and other elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching sociological theory, and expertise in women’s and gender studies. This position may carry additional responsibilities in lower division courses in support of the sociology major and the liberal learning core. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly research are required. The Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. Individuals who are ABD and will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment and/or possess a master’s degree in a related field may be considered for appointment at the rank of Visiting Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.
Departmental Information The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University is composed of 16 full-time faculty, and offers majors in Sociology and Social Work, as well as concentrations in Criminology and Anthropology. Our goal is to develop students into critical thinkers, readers, and writers who go on to become global citizens with compassion, communicative skills, and knowledge to help others. In new faculty we always seek excellent teaching, promising scholarship, supportive collegiality, and the ability to inspire passion for research in our students. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit
Faculty Information CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2017 freshman class of 1,290 students was selected from over 7,000 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1210, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at


Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F49P
Number of Vacancies 1
Posting Date 05/09/2018
Application Deadline 05/29/2018
Application Instructions To apply, please provide a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference with at least one addressing the applicant’s teaching capabilities. Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email.

Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2018.
Applications received after May 29, 2018, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

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