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Department Chairperson for Criminology Sociology Geography - F00015
Arkansas State University

Date Posted Nov. 30, 2022
Title Department Chairperson for Criminology Sociology Geography - F00015
University Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, AR, United States
Department Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography
Application Deadline Jan. 12, 2023
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2023
  • Associate Professor
    Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Sociology - Crime, Justice & Law
    Sociology - General
    Criminology/Criminal Justice
    Social Sciences - General

Position Summary:

The Department of Criminology, Sociology, and Geography (CSG) at Arkansas State University invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Associate or Full Professor beginning July 1, 2023. The Department Chair needs to be motivating, organized, and supportive. The Chair leads and manages departmental faculty and staff. They are responsible to their respective Dean for the general management and operation of their academic areas

The Chair represents the department to the Dean and university administrators, supports faculty in their scholarship and professional development, and works with faculty to improve instructional programs and to develop programs that are responsive to the changing needs of students. Some administrative experience at Chair, Assistant Chair, or Program Director is preferred, though applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be considered


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and recommending faculty members to the Dean of their college for employment, retention, promotion, tenure, non-renewal, and dismissal
  • Encouraging and sustaining scholarship, research, grant activity and participation in professional activities by members of faculty in alignment with A-State’s R2 status.
  • Supervising other personnel in the department
  • Preparing and administrating departmental budgets
  • Coordinating curricular development; strategic planning; outreach and recruitment; alumni audience and donor relations; and service activities while demonstrating a commitment to excellence in teaching
  • The standard teaching load for department chairs is two courses per academic semester
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills, and abilities required or applicable to the position responsibilities and area of specialization, including special abilities

General Days/Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance


Please note: all position postings close at 12:00 A.M. CST on the position closing date

Arkansas State University is a comprehensive R2 public university located along Crowley’s Ridge approximately 70 miles northwest of Memphis. The CSG department offers a well-rounded curriculum to approximately 300 majors in its BA programs in Sociology and Criminology and also offers courses in Geography. The department possesses two graduate programs—an MA in Sociology and an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Each of the undergraduate programs is available in traditional and on-line modalities.

Review of applications will begin immediately and those received by the 11:59 p.m. CST January 12, 2023 deadline will receive full consideration. For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Justin Castro,

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology

A tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor

  • Arkansas State University does not discriminate on the basis of color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, age, national origin, religion, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or disability in any of its practices, policies or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates or financial aid.

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