Employment Opportunities

Associate or Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Rich in history, steeped in tradition, Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations.

The Department of Sociology at Hampton University, which houses the BA in Sociology, the BS in Criminal Justice, and the BS in Cyber Security degrees, seeks to identify exceptional individuals with a research background and distinguished teaching to fill two nine-month, full-time, tenure-track positions at the Associate or Assistant professor level beginning Fall 2017.

Through scholarship, research experiences, and teaching expertise, these individuals will be expected to bring new viewpoints to the fusion of sociology and criminology, social policy, theory and research to our school and University. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Area(s) of specialization are open.  The successful candidate must be committed to teaching, the advisement of students, and must demonstrate evidence of research and grantsmanship.


Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate an active research agenda, potential for, or record of, externally funded research activity, and commitment to quality teaching and mentoring of students. 



Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in criminal justice, criminology, or sociology from an accredited university, potential to teach effectively (in both online and traditional settings) at the university level in undergraduate settings, ability to conduct scholarly/funded research and publish in peer-reviewed outlets, and the ability to advise students.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates must submit a completed Application for Faculty Employment, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of grants received, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, recent teaching evaluations, contact information for at least three professional references and a transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree. Application materials may be submitted electronically to shahid.shahidullah@hamptonu.edu or to the following address via regular mail to:

Dr. Shahid Shahidullah, Chairperson

Hampton University

Department of Sociology

Hampton, VA 23668

Email: Shahid.shahidullah@hamptonu.edu

Phone 757-727-5338

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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