Assistant Professor of Sociology


Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Sociology, Human Services, and Criminal Justice


Position:  Assistant Professor of Sociology. Nine-month tenure track appointment.

Description:  Teaching responsibilities include courses in courses in sociology and human services. Teaching skills include a willingness to teach online and/or onsite in Hot Springs, and a willingness to incorporate innovative approaches to classroom instruction and effective learning. Additional duties include new curriculum development, academic advising, undergraduate research, professional scholarship and service. The Department enjoys dynamic programs in Sociology, Human Services and Criminal Justice with approximately 125-150 majors and six full-time faculty.

Qualifications:  Henderson State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Applicants should be ABD or have a doctorate in Sociology with a specialization in the area of Human Services from a regionally-accredited institution of higher education.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include university supplemented health insurance and retirement benefits.

University:  Henderson is located in Arkadelphia, a charming community of 11,000 residents situated one hour south of Little Rock on Interstate 30. Nestled in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, the community is home to two universities, a strong public school system, a thriving medical community, two recreational rivers, the iconic Lake DeGray, and is approximately 30 miles from historic Hot Springs National Park, one of the great American treasures. Please visit, or for more information about Henderson and our community.

Application:  Applications should be directed to Dr. Allison Vetter, Chair of the Search Committee, via e-mail in PDF format to Items to be submitted include a letter of application, current curriculum vita, a statement of higher education philosophy, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers for three references.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Final hire for this position is subject to background screening including criminal background check pursuant to university policy. New hires are also required to submit official transcripts.