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Position: Associate Professor - Behavioral Science

Grade Department Position type: Position Number
01 2GC – Department not found Full-time A97958

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Dean and the chair of the department of Behavioral Science, teaches five course's in both spring and fall semesters, including at least two of the following: Intro. to Sociology, Social Problems. Social of Family and Social Psychology.  Provide service to the University and community, produce scholarly work, and uphold professional and ethical standards.

Essential Functions, Major Duties, and/or Accountabilities:
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Sociology, Social Problems, Social of Family and Social Psychology.
  • Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives and student outcomes for each course taught.
  • Prepares all instructional materials (to include course syllabi, exams, readings, instructions, visual aids, and other materials) in electronic and paper formats.
  • Establishes and maintains office hours and be available to students during those hours.
  • Maintains and submits accurate and current records concerning student accountability, attendance, and performance.
  • Effectively and accurately participate in the School of Education accreditation process.
  • Engages in scholarly activities and produce scholarly work.
  • Serves as chair or member of graduate committees.
  • Supervises student teachers, field work students, and interns.
  • Maintains currency and improve professionally in the content and pedagogy of courses taught.
  • Provides service to the University and community.
  • Attends assigned meetings, maintain office hours, and uphold a student centered approach to education.
  • Develops positive relationships with colleagues and public school teachers and administrators.
  • Upholds professional and ethical standards.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • None.

Special Requirements of the Position:
  • None.


Graduation from an accredited institution with an earned doctorate in Sociology and teaching experience. ABD or masters degree considered with five years teaching experience.

  • Knowledge and skill in current instructional theory, methods, strategies and techniques.
  • Knowledge in student management, motivation and evaluation techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Evidence of potential for scholarly work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a diverse group.
  • Ability to apply multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching. 

This position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
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