Employment Opportunities

Department of Sociology
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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, BS in Criminal Justice, and BS in Cybersecurity degrees, is seeking to fill a chairperson position at the Associate or Assistant professor level for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate must be committed to managing the growth and development of the Department and must demonstrate evidence of grantsmanship and research. They should also be committed to teaching, the advisement of students and capable of leading faculty in research and grantsmanship activity. Specific responsibilities will include oversight of the faculty through consistent ovservation and evaluation of teaching effectiveness and the work of the department such as development of the short and long-range plans for the academic unit, assurance of the quality and coordination of instruction, preparation of annual faculty and staff evaluations in the department, overseeing the recruitment of students, preparation of a budget for the expenditure of departmental funds, acquisition of external funding from grant sources and conducting research projects through personal initiative. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Preference will be given to candidates with strong management and leadership abilities, curriculum development experience, the acquisition of grants funding, research activity, and commitment to quality teaching and mentoring of students.


Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field from an accredited university, management and administrative abilities, leadership abilities, 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 position is filled. Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a list of grants received and leadership positions held, 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. Applications must be mailed to:

Dr. Linda Malone-Colon, Dean

School of Liberal Arts and Education

Hampton, VA 23668

Email: linda.malone-colon@hamptonu.edu

Phone 757-727-5400

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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