Faculty – Sociology

Faculty, Full Time
Highlands College
Posted 6 months ago

Highlands College is currently seeking qualified candidates to teach Sociology and Marriage and Family. The position is open to candidates of all ranks and will begin as early as June 2023.

Highlands College offers rank advancement but not tenure. Rank is determined when hired based on credentials and teaching experience. All full-time faculty are employees (non- contract) with a normal teaching load of 24-30 credit hours per academic year as needed to meet program needs. There is no research requirement.

Faculty are professional educators who have the responsibility of fulfilling the organizational mission, vision, values, strategic plan, and educational philosophy, with a primary goal of providing a quality education for all students attending Highlands College. The relationship between the faculty member and the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, mentor, and facilitator of learning. At Highlands College, the faculty are committed to ensuring every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring learning environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide face-to-face instruction for courses in the area of Sociology.
  • Develop curricula and deliver course material.
  • Foster a culture of academic excellence.
  • Support the educational purposes and objectives of the College.
  • Commit to ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Participate in shared faculty responsibilities, including serving on committees and attending faculty meetings, chapel services, commencement, and other events.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Sociology from an accredited institution (Alternatively, a completed master’s degree not in the field plus 18 graduate hours in the course content area would be considered.)
  • Passion for biblical higher education
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems
  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students with diverse perspectives
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Candidates must be compatible with the institution’s Christian vision and mission

Preferred Qualifications*

  • Doctorate in Sociology or related field
  • Experience teaching at the collegiate level
  • A demonstrated history of pedagogical excellence
  • Familiarity with Blackboard Learn Ultra

*Preference will be given to candidates with a doctorate, candidates who have experience teaching Communication at the collegiate level, and candidates with evidence of continued professional development.

Application Process

To apply, email documentation to applicants@highlandscollege.edu as one combined PDF document. Only electronic submissions will be reviewed. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submissions must contain the following to be considered.

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement (500 words or fewer)
  4. Unofficial Transcripts for master’s and doctoral degrees
  5. Three Professional References (their title, email, phone number)

For more information regarding this position, please contact Stacey Benson, Foundational Studies Department Chair at Stacey.Benson@highlandscollege.edu.

Application review will begin on April 25th and continue until the position is filled.

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