The Department of Sociology at the University of West Georgia solicits applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position starting August 2015. A PhD in sociology or related discipline is required at the time of appointment. We are a growing department with teaching opportunities in our BS and MA degree programs. We encourage applications from those who have teaching/research interests in research methodology (broadly construed), discipline-specific writing, and one of the following areas:  race/ethnicity, health, education, social services, global/comparative studies. Successful candidates need a strong commitment to teaching, an active research agenda, and dedication to service to the university and community.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three individuals who can speak to their qualifications for this position. These materials should be sent in PDF format to Dr. Jennifer Beggs Weber, Search Committee Chair, at Applications received by November 14, 2014 will be guaranteed full consideration.  Finalists will be required to submit to criminal background investigations. We welcome applications from women and minorities. The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

Located 45 miles west of Atlanta, the University of West Georgia is classified as a Doctoral Comprehensive University by the University System of Georgia.  On a residential campus with over 12,000 students, the university offers more than 100 degree programs at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.  Interested applicants are invited to visit the department website at