Understanding Human Society
Sociology offers a dual degree program for students to complete both their bachelor's and master's in only five years.
Our Ph.D. program ranked 70th in the nation in 2021, according to U.S. News and World Reports.
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Why Study Sociology?
Sociology students explore the ways in which individual experiences and communal events are linked to different forms of human behavior and social relationships.
Our programs help students develop an understanding of both everyday social behavior and the structural factors that contribute to social justice. Whether you are a major or minor, we are happy that you’ve decided to make our department your home on campus.
The Department of Sociology at Georgia State University (GSU) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position beginning in August 2023. The successful applicant is expected to teach Introduction to Sociology and/or Introduction to Social Problems as well as upper-level undergraduate courses. In addition to instruction, lecturers mentor undergraduate students and participate in departmental governance.
This is a full-time non-tenure-track teaching position (4/4 teaching load), with the benefits, rights, and responsibilities of regular faculty. Lecturers have the opportunity for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Principal Senior Lecturer. Our lecturers are full members of the department’s intellectual community and leadership team. The College of Arts & Sciences supports professional success for all faculty through mentoring programs and representation of faculty from all ranks in college-level program development.
Georgia State University is an R1 institution located in the heart of downtown Atlanta with an undergraduate population that consists of predominantly racially minoritized and/or first-generation college students. Georgia State has been nationally recognized as a leader in innovation and for its efforts enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the country. Georgia State is also an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
The Department of Sociology at Georgia State is united in our commitment to antiracism and social justice in teaching, research, service and community engagement at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Our faculty hold affiliate positions in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Gerontology, Public Health, and the Urban Studies Institute. We serve more than 500 undergraduate majors who in addition to a Bachelor's degree, can obtain a Social Justice Certificate through our department before graduation. The department offers an Applied Master's program designed to build a generation of public sociologists and a Joint MA/PhD program which attracts students in the department’s six specialty areas: gender, sexuality, race, health, life course, and urban sociology. Additionally, the department offers a new Online BA Major Program in Sociology. Further information about the Sociology Department can be found at https://sociology.gsu.edu/.
- A PhD in Sociology (required by August 2023)
- Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching
- Ability to teach Introduction to Sociology or Introduction to Social Problems
- A commitment to serving GSU’s diverse student body
- Ability to deliver effective instruction across multiple modalities including online and face-to-face
We encourage applications from women; persons from racial, ethnic, LGBTQ+ and other groups underrepresented in academic and professional settings; and individuals with a commitment to mentoring members of those groups.
Applicants should submit the following materials as PDF files to [email protected]:
- Cover letter
- Teaching portfolio which includes: a statement that addresses your teaching philosophy and ability to facilitate a diverse and inclusive learning environment, sample syllabi, student evaluations of instruction, and any additional evidence of teaching effectiveness.
- Three professional reference letters (emailed directly from letter-writers to [email protected])
Review of applications will begin on May 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to the search committee chair, Dr. Sarah Friedman at [email protected].
[listed salary: $55,000]
Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity institution and an EEO/AA employer. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.
The Department of Sociology
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Director of Instruction
Director of Online Sociology BA Program
Office / Delivery Address
Georgia State University
Department of Sociology
38 Peachtree Center Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
USPS Mailing Address
Georgia State University
Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, GA 30302