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OSU Sociology is a leading department in the nation in terms of faculty research and graduate and undergraduate programs. Our Ph.D. program is ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2014).  Our undergraduate program is one of the largest on campus, with about 1,000 Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, and Public Health Sociology majors.  Our faculty have research expertise in diverse areas with strengths in stratification and inequality, community and urban sociology, criminology, population and health, education, family, occupations and work and political sociology. Among 118 National Research Council-ranked sociology programs nationwide, we are in the top 10 percent in terms of publications per faculty and percent of faculty with grants.

Part-Time Lecturer Positions

Opportunities for part-time teaching are available on an as-needed basis. Part-time lecturers are required to have a minimum of a master’s degree in Sociology, Criminology, or a related discipline, with preference given to those with a PhD. This is a renewable appointment subject to excellent performance, availability of funds, and program needs.  Part-time lecturers teach 1-3 courses per term and those who demonstrate superior performance are eligible to be considered for full time appointments and Senior Lecturer positions as they become available.

If interested, please submit a single PDF containing: (1) cover letter/statement of teaching interests and expertise (2) curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching portfolio and/or summary of student evaluations) and (4) the names of three references to Dr. Deb Wilson, Department of Sociology at:


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Professor of History, Courtesy

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Ph.D. Level

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Ph.D. Level