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Assistant Professor
Valdosta State University in Valdosa, Georgia
Date Posted 02/05/2021
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Anthropology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

As a comprehensive institution of the University System of Georgia, Valdosta State University (VSU) is a welcoming, aware, and vibrant community founded on and dedicated to serving our communities’ rich and diverse heritages. VSU is proud to have a highly diverse student body and we are seeking to recruit and retain outstanding candidates who exhibit a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will enhance the diversity of our faculty and staff. Through excellence in teaching, basic and applied research, and service, VSU provides rigorous programs and opportunities that enrich our students, our university, and our region. As such, the VSU mission consists of three interrelated parts that includes a student mission, university mission and regional mission. The university is equally dedicated to the core values of community, including a commitment to practice civility, integrity and citizenship. As members of this community and proud Blazers we strive to uphold these core values for the advancement of the University.

Job Summary

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for a tenure track faculty position beginning August 1, 2021. The selected candidate will be responsible for primarily teaching courses in Anthropology and some courses in Sociology, maintaining scholarly productivity, and participating in service at the department, college, and university levels.

The department is comprised of 17 full-time faculty serving over 500 majors in the three programs and two graduate programs. The department is housed in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. For more information visit

For more information contact Dr. Darrell L. Ross, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice via email at


Responsibilities for this position include teaching Anthropology courses and a few Sociology courses.

Typical Allocation of Duties:

Teaching and scholarship - 80%
Teaches classes and conducts/presents research in the employee's academic discipline.

Service - 20%
Participates in service at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Anthropology by appointment date;
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, as well as scholarship;
  • A record of teaching Anthropology and Sociology courses;
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of effective teaching appropriate to the applicant's career stage in a traditional format and teaching courses online;
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative setting;
  • A record of mentoring students of diverse backgrounds;
  • A record of engaging students in experiential learning.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience

Conditions of Employment

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Position May Require Credit Check (if using P-Card, working with Cash, etc.).

Position Requires completion of VSU's Annual Compliance Training course (such as State Business Transactions, Drug Free Workplace, Anti-Harassment Policy, Introduction to Information Security, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Policy, USG Ethics Policy, Conflict of Interest/ Outside Activities Policy, Leave Procedures for Faculty and Staff, Georgia Open Records Act, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Contracts 101. Supervisory positions require training in FMLA and Worker's Compensation.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Valdosta State University is an Equal Opportunity educational institution and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and inclusion. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to minorities and individuals with disabilities. Valdosta State University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Other Information

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