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Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Social Sciences / Sociology / Criminology / Social Work / G

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Working Title:
Adjunct Faculty Member - College of Social Sciences / Sociology / Criminology / Social Work / Geography / GIS
Appointment Type:
Purpose of Position:

The CNU College of Social Sciences is accepting applications from prospective adjunct faculty members to teach individual, in-person/face-to-face courses, as needed, in the following areas in Fall 2021 and beyond:

• Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology
- Sociology
- Criminology
- Social Work
- Geography
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Along with demonstrated ability for excellent teaching, candidates must hold an earned graduate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited university in a relevant discipline, with 18 completed semester hours of related graduate course work. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Candidates for hire are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.
Departmental Information:

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology's mission is to present the intellectual foundations of sociology, social work, anthropology, criminology and geography. Built on a strong liberal arts base, our programs are mindful of each discipline's responsibility to mentor students who will be engaged citizens in a multicultural, diverse and global society. Our instructional mission is to provide students with knowledge and skills that are applicable to a broad range of settings, including the public and private sector, and to better prepare students to pursue graduate and professional degrees in sociology, social work, anthropology, criminology and related disciplines. In addition to these, the social work program prepares students for entry level social work practice. We emphasize each discipline's core concepts, theories, bodies of knowledge, techniques of social research, the ability to think critically, and the clear expression of ideas, both written and oral. This educational mission promotes scientific and intellectual inquiry and fosters qualities of leadership. Finally, our programs advocate service to the community and Commonwealth. Candidates wishing to know more about the department and its academic programs are invited to visit
CNU Information:

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; The Fall 2020 freshman class of 1,155 students was selected from 7,300 admission applications, and presented average high school GPA and SAT scores of 3.8 and 1184, respectively. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, located between Colonial Williamsburg and the Virginia coast. The campus integrates the University's liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. Facilities include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. Opening in 2021 and adjoining the Ferguson Center, the $57 million Fine Arts Center will house over 7,500 sq. ft of gallery exhibition space, state-of-the art teaching and museum learning spaces, studios and classrooms. It will serve the university community and the entire Peninsula region.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. Faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. For further information, please visit our website at
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Application Instructions :

To apply, please submit the following:
1. Cover letter describing qualifications.
2. Curriculum vitae (resume) detailing relevant teaching and/or professional experience.
3. Contact information for at least three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately.
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EEO/Diversity Statement(s):

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.
Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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