Job Opportunities

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) provides a free career center for members and non-members to browse current job opportunities related to sociology. Please remember to contact each employer individually if you would like more information about a job listing. SSSP hopes you find this service valuable.

Job postings are updated each Friday. Jobs are posted by deadline date. Those with the closest deadline will be posted first. 

Please refer to the table of contents below for a list of active job postings by category:

Professor

Georgia Institute of Technology (History and Sociology)

Assistant/Associate Professor Positions

Appalachian State University (Sociology)
University of California, Irvine (Criminology)

Christopher Newport University (Sociology)
Franklin & Marshall College (Sociology and Public Health)
The George Washington University (Sociology)
Georgia Institute of Technology (Quantitative Sociology)
University of Louisville (Sociology)
University of Massachusetts-Boston (Race and Ethnicity Studies)
Miami University (Climate Change and Resilience)
University of North Carolina Asheville (Sociology)
University of Northern Iowa (Special Education)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Sociology)
The Ohio State University (Computational Sociology)
The Ohio State University (Sociology of Immigration)
The Ohio State University (Race and Ethnicity and Criminal Justice)
Oklahoma State University (Sociology-Open Specialization)
Oklahoma State University (Inequality)
Oklahoma State University (Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Sacramento State University (Behavorial Health)
Sacramento State University (Forensics)
Skidmore College (Quantitative Sociologist)

University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Criminology)
University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Political Science)
University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Political Science)
Vanderbilt University (Environmental Sociology)
University of Utah (Population and Health)
York University (Sociology)

Adjunct/Lecturer/Instructional Professor

The University of Chicago (Instructional Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Other

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP Executive Officer)
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (Social Problems Editor)
Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (Evaluator)

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Department: Sociology
Contact Name: Tyler Wall
Contact E-mail: 
twall3@utk.edu
Job Description: 
The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of criminology, beginning August 1, 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology’s strength in social justice (http://sociology.utk.edu) and whose research resonates with our other departmental areas: critical race and ethnic studies, environmental sociology, and political economy and globalization.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong international reputation for excellence. We offer a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to research, teaching, and public engagement. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has approximately 25,000 undergraduate and over 6,000 graduate students. The City of Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. Trip Advisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of about 880,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Qualifications A Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related area is required at the time of appointment.

Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure and promotion. Application Instructions Review of applications will begin September 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Please upload a cover letter (letter of application), curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement and teaching statement to http://apply.interfolio.com/112262. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide at least three letters of recommendation. Direct all questions to Dr. Tyler Wall, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail (twall3@utk.edu). More information on the Department of Sociology is at http://sociology.utk.edu

Date Posted: 09/20/2022
Run Date: 10/1/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor or Instructor in Public Health & Sociology (TT)

Institution: Franklin & Marshall College
Department: Sociology & Public Health
Contact Name: Samantha Binkley, Academic Department Coordinator
Contact E-mail: 
sbinkley@fandm.edu
Job Description
: Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Public Health program beginning in Fall Semester 2023. The Department of Sociology will serve as the new hire’s home department. The rank will be Assistant Professor or Instructor depending on qualifications.

Applicants should possess or be close to completing one of the following degrees: (1) a doctorate in a public health discipline; (2) a Master's in Public Health or its equivalent and a doctorate in Sociology or other social science; or (3) a doctorate in Sociology or other social science with research in a public health field. Areas of specialization in public health are open, and may include social scientific approaches to public health as well as experience with community engagement.

The hire will join a rapidly-growing program that is a high priority for the college. The candidate should be able to contribute to the core courses in Public Health, including Introduction to Public Health and the Public Health Research capstone. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop other elective courses to be cross listed in Public Health and Sociology and may contribute to the College’s general education program. In addition, the hire will be expected to maintain an active research program and contribute to the College’s shared governance. Candidates must submit the following items electronically via Interfolio: (http://apply.interfolio.com/110464): a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), teaching, research, and diversity statements (1-2 pages each), teaching evaluations, and names of three references (letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage). For full consideration applications should be received by October 1.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or to otherwise participate in the employment process should contact the department’s academic coordinator, Samantha Binkley at sbinkley@fandm.edu.

Date Posted: 7/28/2022
Run Date: 10/1/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Massachusetts-Boston
Department: Sociology
Contact Name: Reef Youngreen
Contact E-mail:
reef.youngreen@umb.edu
Job Description
The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) invites qualified persons to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2023. Candidates are expected to have research and teaching strengths in race and ethnicity studies. Secondary areas of interest are open but those applicants specializing in the sociology of health/mental health and/or criminology/criminal justice are especially encouraged to apply.

UMass Boston and the Department of Sociology have a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people from the communities of color best represented in Boston to apply. UMass Boston offers faculty the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campuses in the country. A majority of our students are first-generation college students, many are immigrants or come from immigrant families, and a high proportion have working-class backgrounds. Our department has a large undergraduate program with majors in sociology and criminology & criminal justice. At the graduate level, we have a Master’s Program in Applied Sociology, a PhD Program in Sociology, and a Graduate Certificate Program in Survey Methodology. Additional information about the Department can be found at http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology. The candidate’s research portfolio should be directly related to race and ethnicity. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or the potential for generating external funding. Candidates should be prepared to teach across our undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. The appointment requires completion of the doctoral degree in Sociology or a closely related discipline no later than 8/31/23.

Application instructions
Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Submit online your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching, and writing sample. Please be prepared to provide recommendation letters and a summary of teaching evaluations upon request. https://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/514959/assistant-professor-sociology

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

Date Posted: 7/29/2022
Run Date: 10/1/2022

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Position Title: Chair and Professor

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Department: School of History and Sociology
Job Description
: The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a Chair to lead a dynamic and innovative faculty composed of sociologists and historians. HSOC is a uniquely interdisciplinary unit with an intellectual culture of cross-pollination between sociological and historical scholarship, as well as work in science and technology studies. The School is united around a vision of scholarship and teaching that elucidates processes of local, national, and global change, past and present. This mission includes promoting a broader understanding of how racial, gender, and class inequalities intersect, as well as how technology, science, and culture are intertwined.

The next School Chair will be expected to:

  • Envision, articulate, and advance the unit’s unique mission within Georgia Tech’s strategic plan;  
  • Foster a collaborative and supportive work environment that supports career development and advancement for staff and faculty;
  • Provide effective financial, academic, and personnel management.  
  • Actively build effective working relationships with constituencies within and outside of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and Georgia Tech;
  • Augment the school’s financial resources through philanthropic fundraising while aiding faculty’s pursuit of sponsored projects;  
  • Work effectively in a multidisciplinary setting and bridge disciplinary boundaries to facilitate and support cross-disciplinary research and teaching efforts where possible.

For additional information about HSOC as well as expected leadership and administrative management responsibilities for the position, please consult the detailed profile available at https://iac.gatech.edu/about/hsoc-chair-search.

Date Posted: 08/02/2022
Run Date: 10/1/2022

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Position Title: Instructional Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Open Rank)

InstitutionThe University of Chicago
DepartmentSocial Sciences Collegiate Division
Contact Name: Gretchen Lyons
Contact E-mail: gholmes@uchciago.edu
Job DescriptionThe Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor who will teach in the Gender and Sexuality Studies major at the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. The appointment is renewable, with an initial term of at least one year, beginning September 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience. The undergraduate degree program in Gender and Sexualities Studies (GNSE) is the central curricular component of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality (CSGS), an interdisciplinary academic center founded in 1996. The GNSE program welcomes students from all disciplines for whom sexuality or gender is a crucial category of analysis. Majors and minors work in all world areas and time periods and with a variety of methodologies. The interdisciplinary GNSE curriculum is united by a shared commitment to illuminating the historical, cultural, and structural processes that reproduce and challenge gender and sexuality inequality broadly defined. The Gender & Sexuality Program would like to grow in the area of social science approaches to Sexuality Studies and/or LGBTQ Studies.

The Instructional Professor will teach an annual load of five courses across three 9 week quarters (Autumn, Winter, Spring). We expect the successful applicant to develop and teach two courses along the following lines: The History of Sexuality, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, The Politics of Sexuality, Research Methods in Sexuality Research, and/or Sexual Communities. The Instructional Professor may also be tasked with teaching a quarter of the Gender and Sexuality in World Civilizations Sequence, or will teach a course in their area of specialization. The remaining courses will be a two-quarter BA seminar development course for undergraduate majors. Additionally, the candidate will oversee the BA thesis process by coordinating the seminar curriculum and establishing its annual schedule with the Assistant Director for Student Affairs; coordinating students’ IRB protocols as needed; and advising undergraduate and MA thesis projects. The successful candidate also will work closely with the Faculty Director and the Assistant Director for Student Affairs at CSGS to lead the program’s strategic development and implementation of curricular goals, and will develop and participate in program events for students.

The position requires a Ph.D. in the social sciences, with an academic background in empirical research on sexuality studies and/or LGBTQ Studies broadly defined. A record of independent teaching at the college level is required. A record of research, publication, and/or cultural production in the target areas is preferred. A record of developing curriculum and coordinating curricular initiatives is preferred. To apply for this position candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at apply.interfolio.com/112585, and upload the following:

  1. letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. one proposed syllabus from the listed topics above;
  4. a teaching statement;
  5. the names and contact information for three references.

The application system will automatically solicit recommendation letters from the references you list in the online application. Review of applications will begin on September 29th, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Only complete applications will be considered.

Date Posted: 09/06/2022
Run Date: 10/06/2022

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Position Title:  Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Evaluator

Institution: WA Department of Children, Youth and Families
DepartmentOffice of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability
Job Description: The Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) Office of Innovation, Alignment, and Accountability (OIAA) is looking for a Program Evaluator to support the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) program. ESIT utilizes everyday learning opportunities to build on family strengths by providing coordination, supports, resources, and services to enhance the development of children with developmental delays and disabilities. The ESIT Evaluator will plan, manage, and conduct evaluation research to assess the extent to which ESIT meets its identified objectives, monitor the implementation of its State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) activities, and evaluate the effects of SSIP interventions on program outcomes.

Some of what you will get to do:

  • Create and implement evaluation research plans 
  • Conduct simple and complex statistical data analysis 
  • Create data collection tools and strategies 
  • Actively contribute to OIAA’s antiracist and other equity efforts 
  • Collaborate with program staff to support evaluation and continuous quality improvement capacity 
  • Identify key indicators and advise the development of processes for their ongoing monitoring 
  • Produce data visualizations to aid program use of data
  • Summarize data and write program evaluation reports 
  • Create presentations and present interim and final evaluation research findings to internal and/or external stakeholders 
  • Use data to make policy and service recommendations

Find required qualifications here

DCYF is Washington’s newest state agency, created in 2017 to be exclusively dedicated to the comprehensive social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and families, with an emphasis on reducing disparities based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or other socioeconomic factors. It is a cabinet level agency responsible for the state’s administration of child welfare, juvenile rehabilitation, and early learning services. We believe our workforce should reflect the Washington communities we serve, and are actively searching for candidates that reflect that diversity. Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental, and life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

Apply here

Date Posted: 09/07/2022
Run Date: 10/07/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: The Ohio State University
Department: Sociology
Job Description
The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in computational sociology to commence autumn semester 2023. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in sociological theory and create new computational approaches to generate knowledge and advance sociological methodology.  We welcome scholars employing a variety of methodological approaches including but not limited to – text analysis, networks, advanced quantitative methods, Bayesian statistics, analysis of large-N data, experiments, machine learning, and simulations. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the university and the profession. Scholars who can work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team are of particular interest, as are those who can engage with other programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the university. 

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field by the start of employment and present evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check. 

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22211. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, three writing samples, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Fowle at fowle.20@osu.edu.  

Date Posted: 08/15/2022
Run Date: 10/15/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution:University of North Carolina Asheville
DepartmentSociology & Anthropology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC system’s designated public liberal arts institution, seeks qualified applicants with expertise in Sociology for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position that will begin in the fall semester of 2023. The person selected for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in Sociology prior to July 1, 2023 and will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester (three classes); establish scholarly activities that involve undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community, and the profession. The department is particularly interested in individuals with expertise to teach courses in social research methods, environmental sociology, public/applied sociology, urban sociology, or other areas that complement the department curriculum. Individuals with a passion for undergraduate teaching and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.unca.edu/postings/6005. Complete applications require a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy. That includes interest in or potential for interdisciplinary teaching outside of the department, statement of planned scholarship and creative activities, statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, undergraduate transcripts, and graduate transcripts. The diversity statement should describe: (a) the applicant’s experience in advancing diversity in teaching, scholarship and/or service; (b) examples of demonstrated leadership potential in the area of equity and inclusion; and (c) the applicant’s understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion to the mission of a liberal arts university. Each applicant should also request three letters of reference to be sent separately that address the candidate’s written, verbal and interpersonal skills; and ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students. Review of applications will begin Oct 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquires may be directed to Dr. Megan Underhill, Search Co-Chair, munderhi@unca.edu, Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 

Date Posted: 09/15/2022
Run Date: 10/15/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: The Ohio State University
Department: Sociology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the fields of race and ethnicity and the criminal justice system at the assistant or associate professor level, to commence autumn semester 2023. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in theoretical perspectives relevant to the study of race, ethnicity, and the criminal justice system, including their intersections and related inequalities in modern society (e.g., concentrated poverty and segregation). Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the university and the profession. Scholars who can work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team are of particular interest, as are those who can engage with other programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the universit

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field by the start of employment and present evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22210. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, three writing samples, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Fowle at fowle.20@osu.edu.

Date Posted: 08/15/2022
Run Date: 10/15/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: The Ohio State University
Department: Sociology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the sociology of immigration to commence autumn semester 2023. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in sociological perspectives relevant to understanding the challenges and opportunities presented by the modern immigration era. Scholars who can engage with other programs or interdisciplinary research centers at the university (e.g., Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Institute for Population Research, Criminal Justice Research Center, Center for Ethnic Studies) are of particular interest. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a robust research program—including actively seeking external funding, contributing to excellence in graduate and undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and engaged service to the university and the profession.

Qualifications: Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field by the start of employment and present evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and research. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22212. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, three writing samples, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate your demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Jamie Fowle at fowle.20@osu.edu.

Date Posted: 08/15/2022
Run Date: 10/15/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Skidmore College
Department: Sociology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023. We seek a quantitative sociologist whose research and teaching interests include at least one of the following areas of specialization: crime, deviance, gender, medical sociology, sexualities, or sociology of education. Ability to teach, advise, and mentor a diverse population of undergraduates is essential. The hired candidate will be expected to teach core courses (i.e., an introductory course, Social Research Methods and/or Statistics for the Social Sciences), courses at the 200- and 300-level in their area of expertise, and a course that contributes to the College's interdisciplinary first-year seminar program. Additional responsibilities include service activities at the College. The position involves an in-person teaching load of 18-credits per year, which typically equates to five courses per academic year.

We are especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. We invite you to discuss any relevant aspects of your candidacy in your cover letter. 

Skidmore College is a highly selective, nationally ranked liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, with a student population of 2,600 (8:1 student-faculty ratio), 26 percent of whom are domestic students of color, 10 percent are international students, and 15 percent are first generation college students.

Review of applications will begin on Sept. 30, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The job is posted here (https://eodq.fa.us6.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX/job/790/?utm_medium=jobshare) and also in the ASA Job Bank as Job ID 18155. 

Date Posted: 08/15/2022
Run Date: 10/15/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Utah
Department: Sociology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2023. We seek a scholar who can contribute to the department’s Population and Health area (https://soc.utah.edu/graduate/pop-health-emphasis.php).

We are happy to meet with any potentially-interested parties at ASA. For further details contact Dr. Megan M. Reynolds  (megan.reynolds@soc.utah.edu) and/or Dr. Rebecca Utz (Rebecca.Utz@csbs.utah.edu).

Date Posted: 08/02/2022
Run Date: 10/2/2022

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Position Title: SSSP Executive Officer

Institution: The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
Job Description: 
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), an interdisciplinary and international community of scholars, activists, practitioners, and students committed to social justice through social research, seeks applications for the position of Executive Officer, to begin as early as January 2023 (no later than May 2023).

In coordination and consultation with the Board of Directors and the Administrative Officer and Meeting Manager, the Executive Officer:

  • Ensures that the vision and mission of the Society is clear and guides the actions of the organization.
  • Oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization.
  • Serves as the organization’s chief ambassador and organizational leader.
  • Assesses the personnel needs of the organization.
  • Ensures that the Society’s flagship journal, Social Problems, receives the support required to remain one of the top journals in the discipline.
  • Cultivates relationships with other organizations engaged in social justice work.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities, as outlined in the detailed description of the Executive Officer’s position posted on the SSSP website https://www.sssp1.org/.

Candidates for the position must familiarize themselves with these duties and responsibilities, be committed to the SSSP’s purposes and policies, including an expressed commitment to diversity, and work to ensure a safe, welcoming, and supportive space for all members, staff of the organization, and the staff of the venues at which the Society’s meetings are held, as outlined in the Society’s Anti-harassment Policy (click here to access policy). Applicants must also be bondable, which requires passing a background check required by the Society’s insurer.

The position is part-time, requiring an average of 10 hours a week (quarter time), with the months leading up to the August meeting possibly requiring more than 10 hours. The position will be for a three-year term, with an annual evaluation by the Board, and with the option to renew at the end of the third year. The Executive Officer is compensated with an annual salary of $25,000, fringe benefits, job-related travel funds, and release from one course (with approval from employer) for an applicant who is in an academic position.

Interested SSSP members in good standing with the Society may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a CV. Applications must be sent to the SSSP’s Administrative Officer and Meeting Manager, Michele Koontz, at mkoontz3@utk.eduApplications received by October 15, 2022, will receive full consideration. Finalists for the position will be notified no later than December 1. As a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position.

Click here to review the Job Description

Date Posted: 09/07/2022
Run Date: 10/15/2022

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Position Title: Associate Professor to Full Professor

Institution: UC Irvine
Department: Criminology, Law and Society
Contact Name: Charis Kubrin
Contact E-mail: 
ckubrin@uci.edu
Job Description
: The Department of Criminology, Law and Society (CLS) at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a faculty position in CLS. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates in all fields, who will build on our departmental strengths in theory, research, and policy analysis. We are interested in candidates whose research interests and expertise:

  1. address the problem of systemic racism and other negative impacts of the justice system;
  2. explore the limits of criminal and civil justice systems as methods of dispute resolution; and/or
  3. provide empirical and theoretical insights into the core challenges of providing equal justice in formal legal systems or through alternative means.

We have a particular interest in candidates doing work that addresses anti-Blackness in substantive areas relevant to CLS. The appointment will be made at the Associate or Full Professor rank (with tenure); we also welcome applications from current Advanced Assistant Professors who would be eligible for tenure in the University of California at the time of appointment.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by October 17, 2022. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2023 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2023). Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07628

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and provide names and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will only be requested for candidates under serious consideration. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) is also required. Evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

Please direct questions about this position to the chair of the search committee, Professor Charis Kubrin (ckubrin@uci.edu). The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Date Posted: 7/25/2022
Run Date: 10/17/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Georgia Institute of Technology
Department: School of History and Sociology
Contact Name: Kate Pride Brown
Contact E-mail: k.p.brown@gatech.edu
Job Description: The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor. The position will begin in August 2023. We seek a candidate whose research uses quantitative methods (broadly defined) to study inequalities in one of the following areas: education, health, migration, or work. Intersectional approaches to inequality are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to teach quantitative methods, particularly at the undergraduate level, and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring students. At the time of appointment, the new hire must have a Ph.D. degree and an established research trajectory that fits with the mission of the school. HSOC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including women, those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, from minority ethnic groups, identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, have disabilities, from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college students. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

We will begin reviewing applications on November 1. Application materials should be sent electronically. Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, up to three writing samples, and a list of three references through Georgia Tech’s Careers Site at https://hr.gatech.edu/careers (Job ID 249224). Requests for information may be directed to Dr. Kate Pride Brown at k.p.brown@gatech.edu.

Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Run Date: 10/22/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution:Christopher Newport University
Department: Sociology
Job DescriptionThe Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sociology, effective August 2023. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduate students. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates who have active research agendas and established teaching strengths in one or more of the following areas: sociology of race, critical race and ethnicity studies, sociology of family, family studies, sociology of gender, and women’s and gender studies. In addition to teaching upper-level undergraduate courses in their area(s) of specialization, the successful candidate will also have teaching responsibilities in lower division courses in support of the sociology major and/or the university’s liberal learning curriculum. Demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for scholarly research are required. The nominal teaching load for tenure-track appointments is 3-3. The doctorate in Sociology or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the doctorate by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology (SSWA) is composed of 16 full-time faculty members. Based on a rigorous and interdisciplinary curriculum, SSWA offers majors in Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Social Work, and minors in Sociology, Criminology, Anthropology, and Geography. Our goal is to develop students into critical thinkers, readers, and writers who go on to become global citizens with the compassion, communicative skills, and knowledge to help others. In new faculty we always seek excellent teaching, promising scholarship, supportive collegiality, and the ability to inspire passion for research in our students. For more information, please visit: http://cnu.edu/academics/departments/sswa/

The University is among the highest ranked in the nation for its quality of life and innovative spirit. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the workplace. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Application Deadline: 10/17/2022

Application Instructions: To apply, please visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, resume or current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page statement articulating how your teaching, scholarship and service would contribute toward fostering an inclusive learning environment on campus, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022. Applications received after October 17, 2022 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Link to Posting: https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/14100

Date Posted: 9/13/2022
Run Date: 10/17/2022

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Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty - Behavioral Health (2 Positions Available)

Institution: Sacramento State
Department: Division of Social Work
Job Description
: This opening is for two (2) full-time tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank beginning fall semester 2023 (August). They are in direct response to the behavioral health workforce shortage in California. These faculty members will have practice experience and expertise in behavioral health. Salary is dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.

Job duties:

  • Teach clinical behavioral health practice and other assigned courses, including practicum supervision, primarily within the graduate (MSW) program (with the possibility of teaching across both BSW and MSW programs in the future).
  • Undertake appropriate scholarly and creative activities, work in a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Attend meetings, engage in shared governance, and participate in service/contributions to the Division, College, and University levels, and within the community.
  • Promote the mission of the Division of Social Work;
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarly, and/or creative activities and other professional engagement;
  • Participate in the activities and preparation needed to maintain accreditation;
  • The candidate must continue to demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexuality, gender identity & expression, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials/curriculum development, teaching strategies and advisement.

Applicant InstructionsReview of applications will begin September 15, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application package as early as possible.  Find more information here: https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/517183/tenure-track-faculty-behavior-health-social-work

Date Posted: 08/16/2022
Run Date: 10/17/2022

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Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty - Forensics

Institution: Sacramento State
Department: Division of Social Work
Job Description
: This opening is for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Spring 2023 semester. The faculty member will have practice experience and expertise in behavioral health and forensics. The position will involve teaching, scholarship, service to the university, and service to the community. Salary is dependent upon CSU system-wide ranges, qualifications, and professional experience.

Job duties include:

  • Teach clinical and forensic-related behavioral health practice and other assigned courses, including practicum supervision, primarily within the graduate (MSW) program (with the possibility of teaching across both BSW and MSW programs in the future).
  • Undertake appropriate scholarly and creative activities, work in a collaborative and inclusive environment.
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Attend meetings, engage in shared governance, and participate in service/contributions to the Division, College, and University levels, and within the community.
  • Promote the mission of the Division of Social Work;
  • Develop and sustain an ongoing record of research, scholarly, and/or creative activities and other professional engagement;
  • Participate in the activities and preparation needed to maintain accreditation;

Applicant Instructions: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application package as early as possible. Find more information here: https://careers.csus.edu/en-us/job/517135/tenure-track-faculty-forensics-social-work

Date Posted: 08/16/2022
Run Date: 10/17/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln 
Department: Sociology
Job Description
The Sociology Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2023.  We seek a diverse candidate pool and particularly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically marginalized or excluded from higher education. We seek applicants with a strong commitment to quality research that complements department strengths in research methods, inequalities, health and/or family. 

The successful candidate will develop an outstanding research program that results in peer-reviewed publications and, if necessary to reach their goals, external funding. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses (the standard load is 2 courses per semester); mentor undergraduate and graduate students; and contribute to program, college, and university affairs as appropriate for their rank. To facilitate faculty success in meeting the position responsibilities and goals, our department assigns mentors for assistant and associate professor ranks.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent in sociology or a related field by the start of the appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct an active program of research in methods, inequality, health, or family.
  • Potential for research excellence as demonstrated through a clear and detailed research statement.
  • Potential for teaching and mentoring excellence as demonstrated through a clear and detailed teaching statement.
  • Ability to teach the required and regularly offered elective department courses.
  • Ability to articulate a vision for how to contribute to the university’s diversity mission in research, teaching, and service statements.

Review of applications will begin October 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply, visit https://employment.unl.edu/postings/80883. Applicants will need to submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Prof. McQuillan, Search Committee Chair, with a detailed description of how your research and teaching interests match the job description and how you meet the job qualifications (including how your research, teaching, and service can contribute to UNL’s diversity mission).
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. List of three references. In addition, arrange for three confidential signed letters of reference to be sent via email or mail to Dr. Julia McQuillan, sociology@unl.edu, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, 711 Oldfather Hall, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0324.
  4. Research statement.
  5. Teaching statement.
  6. Writing sample.

Date Posted: 09/21/2022
Run Date: 10/21/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track)

Institution:  The George Washington University
Department: Sociology
Contact Email: sochire@gwu.edu
Job Description: The George Washington University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2023. We encourage applications from current or recent PhD candidates and graduates; current and recent postdocs; and current assistant professors (including those who are assistant professors nearing tenure). We seek a scholar in the field of intersectionality whose work is rooted in critical, anti-racist, feminist, social justice frameworks and who will contribute to teaching and advising needs in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department. The department is interested in expanding its teaching and research on intersectionality as related to: social movements, LGBTQIA+ studies, postcolonial thought, crimes of the powerful, immigration, health disparities, Indigenous studies, education, critical science and technology studies, political economy, the Global South, and social theory. The Department strongly encourages Black, Latinx, and Indigenous scholars to apply for this position. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Basic Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology by date of appointment. Candidates must provide evidence of a strong commitment to and promise of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching, and meaningful service.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/96038 and upload:

  • a cover letter that addresses how you approach intersectionality,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of how your teaching, research, service, and life experiences prepare you to contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • a statement of research interests,
  • a statement of teaching and mentoring approaches,
  • up to three copies of sample publications or unpublished manuscripts. Reference requirements.

Applicants should arrange to have at least three (3) letters of reference submitted via email sochire@gwu.edu Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The George Washington University is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment. The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Date Posted: 09/21/2022
Run Date: 10/21/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor (Open Specialty Area)

Institution:  Oklahoma State University
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for an Open Specialty Area tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank at the OSU-Tulsa Campus.  A PhD in Sociology is required.  Areas of expertise are open, although the ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to one or more of our departmental strengths, including Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Sociology, Social Inequality, Social Movements, and Social Psychology.  Candidates with a robust research agenda, publications, and potential to develop a strong record of scholarship and extramural funding are preferred. The chosen candidate will be located at the OSU-Tulsa Campus and will be a member of the Department of Sociology on the Stillwater Campus. Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology is recognized nationally for its excellence in research and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. This distinction derives from a strong grounding in theoretical inquiry, creative promotion of critical thinking, and attention to diverse intellectual perspectives.

As a public comprehensive research university located in Tulsa's Greenwood District, OSU-Tulsa offers Oklahoma State University’s world-class academic programs in an urban setting. OSU-Tulsa students graduate with the same OSU degree that students in Stillwater receive. The successful candidate will play a significant role in the undergraduate teaching program, will contribute to the graduate program, and will have a teaching load of two courses per semester. The start date is planned for Fall 2023. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The Department of Sociology offers Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.

Review of applications begins on October 10 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/112102. Electronic attachments to the online application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, copies of two selected scholarly papers, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include a teaching portfolio with a teaching statement and sample syllabi). Provide email contact information for three letters of recommendation. After applying, references will be sent a link via the Interfolio system to electronically upload their letters of recommendation. Please direct any academic inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Kelley Sittner at kelley.sittner@okstate.edu, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK  74078-4062. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.  Position is contingent upon funding.

Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Run Date: 10/22/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor (Inequality)

Institution:  Oklahoma State University
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank for a scholar to enhance our departmental strength in Inequality with specific emphasis in Race/Ethnicity. A PhD in Sociology is required.  Candidates with a robust research agenda, publications, and potential to develop a strong record of scholarship and extramural funding are preferred. The ideal candidate will also be able to contribute to one or more of our other departmental strengths, including Criminology and Criminal Justice, Environmental Sociology, Social Psychology, and Social Movements. Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology is recognized nationally for its excellence in research and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. This distinction derives from a strong grounding in theoretical inquiry, creative promotion of critical thinking, and attention to diverse intellectual perspectives. The successful candidate will play a significant role in both the graduate and undergraduate teaching programs and will have a teaching load of two courses per semester. The start date is planned for Fall 2023. Salary is competitive and negotiable. The Department of Sociology offers Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees.

Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater Oklahoma, is a comprehensive land-grant research institution, with an approximate enrollment of 25,000, committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the OSU system. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the University community.

Review of applications begins on October 10 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/112091. Electronic attachments to the online application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, copies of two selected scholarly papers, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include a teaching portfolio with a teaching statement and sample syllabi). Provide email contact information for three letters of recommendation. After applying, references will be sent a link via the Interfolio system to electronically upload their letters of recommendation. Please direct any academic inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Kelley Sittner at Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-4062. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.  Position is contingent upon funding.

Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Run Date: 10/22/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor (Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Institution:  Oklahoma State University
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank for a scholar to enhance our departmental strength in Criminology and Criminal Justice.  A PhD in Sociology, Criminology or Criminal Justice is required.   Candidates with a robust research agenda, publications, and potential to develop a strong record of scholarship and extramural funding are preferred. The ideal candidate will also be able to contribute to one or more of our other departmental strengths, including Environmental Sociology, Social Inequality, Social Psychology, and Social Movements. Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Sociology is recognized nationally for its excellence in research and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. This distinction derives from a strong grounding in theoretical inquiry, creative promotion of critical thinking, and attention to diverse intellectual perspectives. The successful candidate will play a significant role in both the graduate and undergraduate teaching programs and will have a teaching load of two courses per semester. The start date is planned for Fall 2023. Salary is competitive and negotiable.  The Department of Sociology offers Doctorate, Master’s, and Bachelor’s degrees. 

Oklahoma State University, located in Stillwater Oklahoma, is a comprehensive land-grant research institution, with an approximate enrollment of 25,000, committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. We strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. We define diversity as engagement in meaningful actions, behaviors, and conversations that reflect a commitment to recognizing, understanding, and respecting the differences among students, faculty, staff, and visitors throughout the OSU system. OSU is dedicated to cultivating and enriching the competitive advantages that diversity and inclusion provides all members of the University community.

Review of applications begins on October 10 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications must be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/112099. Electronic attachments to the online application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, copies of two selected scholarly papers, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include a teaching portfolio with a teaching statement and sample syllabi). Provide email contact information for three letters of recommendation. After applying, references will be sent a link via the Interfolio system to electronically upload their letters of recommendation. Please direct any academic inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Kelley Sittner at kelley.sittner@okstate.edu, Department of Sociology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-4062. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions.  For more information, visit https:///eeo.okstate.edu.  Position is contingent upon funding.

Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Run Date: 10/22/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Appalachian State University
Department: Sociology
Contact Name: Jennifer Coffey
Contact E-mail: coffeyjg1@appstate.edu
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University invites applications for two tenure-track, nine-month faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2023. We seek candidates with research and teaching interests in the following areas: Position 1: Gender and sexualities Position 2: Crime and law Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, as well as an active, well-defined, and theoretically-driven research agenda. Preference will be given to candidates whose researh and teaching employs an intersectional approach. Candidates whose expertise overlaps with both areas are welcome to apply for both positions. Candidates should specify which of the sociology courses in our curriculum they are prepared to teach and how they can contribute to the department’s undergraduate concentrations: Criminology; Families and Intimate Relationships; Social Inequalities; Power and Social Change; Sociology of Health and Aging; and Applied Research Methods. The Department of Sociology is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse faculty. We encourage people from historically underrepresented groups to apply. All candidates are encouraged to address within their application materials how their teaching, research, and service will strengthen diversity and inclusion efforts. Instructional duties typically include a 3:3 teaching load, student advising, curriculum development, honors thesis mentorship, and online instruction. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship and participate in service activities. Appalachian State University and the Department of Sociology are proud to offer multiple internal funding and professional development opportunities to support faculty as they grow their research programs. Additional information about the Department of Sociology is located at https://soc.appstate.edu

Please use the following link to apply for the position: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/36215 Applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A cover letter addressing the candidate's qualifications for the position(s), including how they can contribute to, and strengthen, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts on campus;
  2. A curriculum vita;
  3. A sample of written or published scholarship;
  4. A teaching portfolio, including a teaching statement and sample syllabus; and
  5. Names and contact information for three professional references.

Short-listed candidates will be asked to arrange for three professional reference letters to be submitted to the search committee. Applications will be reviewed starting October 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For questions or more information about the available tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Sociology at Appalachian State University, please contact Dr. David Russell, Search Committee Chair, by email at russelldj@appstate.edu Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or maxeymr@appstate.edu.

Date Posted: 09/27/2022

Run Date: 10/27/2022

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Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor

Institution: Miami University
Department: Western Program
Job Description
Visiting Assistant Professor/Instructor to teach in Climate Change and Resilience.  Consideration will be given to candidates with a strong background in scientific/social science disciplines relating to climate change and climate change resilience, mitigation and/or adaptation. Areas of expertise could include climate justice, environmental policy (domestic and/or international), urban and rural planning, environmental activism, biodiversity and conservation, food security and climate-induced migration and social upheaval. Appointment begins January 17, 2023

Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences or closely related field by date of appointment for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor. Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences for appointment as Instructor. Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one-page statement on teaching goals and methods. Inquiries may be directed to Nicholas Money at moneynp@miamioh.edu.  Full posting here: https://jobs.miamioh.edu/en-us/job/500904/visiting-assistant-professorinstructor-climate-change-resilience 

Date Posted: 09/28/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Northern Iowa
Department: Special Education
Job Description
: The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Special Education seeks applications for a fulltime tenure-track Assistant Professor in Special Education, focusing on instructional methods for K-12 students with low incidence disabilities and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice through the preparation for preservice and inservice teachers, beginning August, 2023. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. The successful candidate will be welcomed to join these efforts. We seek an individual capable of fulfilling the following roles: teaching undergraduate and post baccalaureate endorsement coursework (assessment, instructional methods, and transition for students with low incidence disabilities); graduate courses in special education; collaborating with local schools, agencies and service providers; providing field-based supervision; advising students; engaging in scholarly activity and research pertinent to special education and/or related fields such as Disability Studies in Education; and providing service to the department, college, university, community and profession at large. 

The Department of Special Education provides education, advocacy, and leadership at the local, state, and national level. An earned doctorate in special education or a closely related field by time of appointment in Fall of 2023 is required. ABD candidates encouraged to apply. Required qualifications include: (1) experience providing school-based instructional services to students with low incidence disabilities in various settings with an emphasis on inclusive practices; (2) content-area expertise (e.g., literacy, math), including the provision of accommodations and differentiated instruction; (3) knowledge of assessment, and; (4) an emerging record of higher education teaching, research, and scholarship focused on special education or a closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in or experience with one or more of the following:

  • three or more years teaching experience, or related school-based experience with students with low incidence disabilities;
  • curriculum and assessment design, assistive technology (including augmentative and alternative communication), students from diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant or sustaining pedagogy and/or Disability Studies in Education practices and conceptual frameworks;
  • expertise in transition and college and career readiness;
  • inclusive education praxis;
  • teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level in a variety of formats (e.g. face-to-face, online, blended), and;
  • publication record in peer-reviewed journals and evidence of potential to secure external funding.

Applications received by October 30, 2022 will be given full consideration. To apply, submit a cover letter, current vita, and contact information for three references to the UNI jobs site: https://jobs.uni.edu

Date Posted: 09/29/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Department: Political Science
Job Description
The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track position in American Politics at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall semester of 2023. Applicants from any area of the American Politics field are welcome, but we are especially interested in a scholar whose primary interests lie in American political behavior broadly construed. A research program that addresses fundamental questions about the health, quality, and future of the American democratic system is particularly attractive. The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically oriented research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). The successful candidate must also demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, college/university teaching excellence, and exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. More information about the Department is available at: polisci.utk.edu. Faculty within the department are also associated with a variety of interdisciplinary programs and working groups across the university, including but not limited to the Global Studies program; the Intersectionality Community of Scholars; and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program. Qualifications All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science or related field must be finished at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions: All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science or related field must be finished at the time of appointment. Applicants should send a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, teaching evaluations (if available), and a statement explaining prior experience with and substantive plans for supporting an inclusive climate in the department. Please submit application materials in digital format via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/109944). All applicants should request letters from three references to be sent to the committee also via Interfolio. Review of applications begins September 20, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Pat Freeland at pfreeland@utk.edu

Date Posted: 09/01/2022
Run Date: 11/01/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Department: Political Science
Job Description
: The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in the politics of populism, nationalism, and/or identity to begin Fall 2023. We are particularly interested in applicants who use rigorous and creative analytical approaches to address substantively important questions pertaining to these themes. Relevant research interests include (but are not limited to): nationalist, populist, or nativist parties or movements; conflicts, inequalities, or other relations between identity groups such as those based on ethnicity, race, religion, caste, social class, or national origin; politics of and policies pertaining to historically marginalized groups; xenophobia and discrimination toward migrants, refugees, or other marginalized individuals; etc. The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically oriented research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). The position is open with respect to method, subfield, and geographic region. Preference will be shown for applicants who have research and teaching interests that complement existing departmental interests and strengths (especially in the areas of global security and/or the politics of inequality), have a capacity for attracting extramural funding, demonstrate evidence of or potential for college/university teaching excellence, and exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, it is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. More information about the Department is available at: https://polisci.utk.edu/. The Department also has a close working relationship with the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, which can provide a variety of resources and opportunities for faculty.

Qualifications: All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, or related discipline must be finished at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions Applicants should send a cover letter, a current CV, graduate transcripts, a sample of scholarly writing, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a statement concerning experience with and plans for contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion. All applicants should request letters from three references to be directly uploaded to Interfolio. Please submit application materials in digital format via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/109943). Review of applications begins September 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Matt Buehler at mbuehle2@utk.edu

Date Posted: 09/01/2022
Run Date: 11/01/2022

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Position Title: Assistant/Associate Professor

Institution: University of Louisville
DepartmentSociology
Contact Name: Nancy Price
Contact Email:
nancy.price@louisville.edu
Job Description
The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville (U of L) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position, at either the Assistant or Associate level, to begin August 1, 2023. The successful candidate will have primary research and teaching foci in race and/or ethnicity and in the sociology of health. Preference will be given to candidates who use an intersectional lens (such as intersections with sexuality(ies)). The Department's current methodological orientation is diverse, and we are open to a range of approaches. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level must have earned a doctoral degree in Sociology by August 2023, must have demonstrated a strong potential for excellence and productivity in research commensurate with the expectations of an R1 university, and must have a commitment to high-quality teaching in a culturally diverse environment. This position is subject to final budget approval. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have earned a doctoral degree in Sociology, have received tenure at a current/previous appointment, demonstrated excellence and productivity in research commensurate with the expectations of an R1 university, and demonstrated high-quality teaching in a culturally diverse environment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and mentor in the MA and PhD programs; develop and sustain an independent research program; participate in the department's activities and mission; and serve the profession.

All application material should be collected into one document for upload to U of L. Include;

  1. a letter outlining your experience and qualifications for the position along with your primary research interests
  2. a current curriculum vitae
  3. a statement of your teaching philosophy
  4. a statement about your approach to creating an inclusive environment for students from different backgrounds
  5. a writing sample (preferably a peer-reviewed published article, although other manuscripts written for peer review are acceptable)
  6. course syllabi of independently taught course(s) relevant to the position
  7. the names of at least three academic/professional references with full contact information. 

Candidates who are applying at the Assistant Professor level, please have your references send their letters to support your application to Ms. Nancy Price (Administrative Associate) at nancy.price@louisville.edu to be received no later than October 10, 2022. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 10, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Interviews are expected to begin early- to mid-Fall 2022. Department Information The Sociology Department has been a degree granting department since 1971, expanding to offer both an MA in Sociology and a PhD in Applied Sociology. The Department's themes of diversity and inequality are reflected in many faculty members' teaching and research interests, and the Department is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty and curriculum. Additional information concerning the Department is available at https://louisville.edu/sociology.

To apply for this position, follow the "Online App. Form" link below and then click on the "Apply Now". You must answer all required fields and submit your application by clicking the "Submit" button. Detailed instructions are available at louisville.edu/jobs in the "My Career Tools" section. Vacancies are routinely removed from the jobs portal around 7:00PM each Monday. NOTE: Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload. If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at employment@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-6258.

Full application here.

Date Posted: 09/02/2022
Run Date: 11/02/2022

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Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology

Institution: Vanderbilt University
Department: Sociology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of environmental sociology to begin Fall Semester 2023. The capacity to bring in external funding is highly desirable. Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to at least one of our existing departmental strengths in social movements and medical/health sociology. The university is home to a strong network of environmental researchers, and there are collaborative opportunities through the Vanderbilt Program in Climate and Environmental Studies. To apply, please submit via Interfolio at this link http://apply.interfolio.com/111236 

Date Posted: 08/11/2022
Run Date: 11/11/2022

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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: York University
Department: Sociology
Job Description
: The Department of Sociology, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Environmental Sociology and/or Sociology of Health at the level of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2023. This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity supports the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. To receive full consideration, candidates should complete and submit a self-identification form as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program (detailed below). The position is part of a cohort hire across a number of faculties and fields of study. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity. Candidates can learn about the university’s investments in Advancing Black Research & Scholarship, including the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.

A PhD or a PhD by July 1, 2023 in Sociology (or a related field) is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research. We seek a candidate whose work is situated in either Environmental Sociology or the Sociology of Health or addresses aspects of both fields. Environmental Sociology: We seek candidates with a research program that has a critical orientation to the study of the environment and interrelationships between social and natural processes. Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in work informed by contemporary theoretical perspectives in: the sociology of climate change; human-nonhuman relations; environmental challenges of the Global South; sustainability; the sociological analyses of disasters and crises; and issues of environmental justice and environmental racism. Sociology of Health: We seek candidates with a research program that has a critical orientation to the study of health, illness, and/or health care, that addresses issues of health inequity and social justice (broadly conceived), and with specialization in qualitative approaches to sociological inquiry. Areas of focus are open, but we are particularly interested in work informed by contemporary theoretical perspectives that addresses: mental health, public health, biomedicine and biomedical knowledge, the expert-lay divide, illness experiences, health risk and identities, the health care system, and health policy, including, for example, critiques of drug policy, biomedicalization, pharmaceuticalization, the “psy” professions, biopolitics/necropolitics, racialization, and the privatization and commodification of health care.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: a description of a research program; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals or publication venues in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong letters of reference. The position will involve undergraduate teaching as well as graduate teaching and supervision, and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: a description of teaching interests; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; and strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form. Applications should include the following materials: (1) a detailed cover letter that describes your research program and teaching interests (maximum 1000 words); (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; (3) a recent writing sample (maximum 12,000 words); (4) three confidential letters of reference; (5) the Affirmative Action Self-Identification form; and (6) the Work Status Declaration form. Applications should be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on September 23, 2022. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is December 2, 2022. Questions may be directed to Professor Mark Thomas, Chair, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: socchair@yorku.ca (Subject line: Position in Environment-Health).

Date Posted: 09/30/2022
Run Date: 12/30/2022

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Position Title: Editor of Social Problems

Institution:  The Society for the Study of Social Problems
Job Description: The Editorial and Publications Committee of the Society for the Study of Social Problems is soliciting applications for the position of Editor of the Society’s flagship journal, Social Problems.

The Editor’s three-year term will begin with the operation of the new editorial office at mid-year 2024. The new editor will be responsible for editing and promoting Volumes 72-74 (years 2025-2027). An editor may be reappointed to a second and final term not to exceed three years with the recommendation of the Editorial and Publications Committee and approval of the Board of Directors. Applicants must be members of the SSSP by the time of their application and throughout their tenure as editor.

The Editor is responsible for managing the peer review process for approximately 400-500 submitted manuscripts per year, and preparing four issues of the journal (approximately 800 printed pages) annually. The journal’s Production/Copy Editor service is provided by our publisher, Oxford University Press (OUP). OUP will provide as well the services of one of its Managing Editors, unless the new editor chooses to use their own Managing Editor. The editor will also work with relevant individuals and committees to promote the journal.

The committee seeks a diverse pool of editorial candidates with strong scholarly records, previous editorial experience (e.g., service as journal editor or associate editor, editor of scholarly editions, etc.), and strong organizational and management skills.A familiarity with and commitment to Social Problems and the SSSP are required.

The SSSP supports the operation of the editorial office with an annual budget and provides a stipend and travel expenses for the Editor. While the Society encourages applicants to secure additional support from their respective institutions, the amount and nature of that support will not be a decisive factor in the selection of the new editor. The final decision will be based principally on the strength of the complete application. Support from the host institution may include office space, utilities, the use of computers and other office equipment, tuition waivers for office personnel (if appropriate), and faculty release time. Each year the Editor will submit a budget to SSSP to cover operating expenses that the host institution does not support.

Individuals interested in applying for the editorship should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a proposed budget for the operation of the Editorial Office, and a letter of support from their Department Chair, corresponding Dean of the prospective host institution, or appropriate official with budgetary authority. Guidance in the preparation of applications is available from the Editorial and Publications Committee as well as the current Social Problems Editor, the Executive Officer, and the Administrative Officer, if necessary.

Please direct all questions, inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest, and application materials to: Dr. Yvonne Braun, Chair, SSSP Editorial and Publications Committee, Work: 541-346-5752, E-mail: ybraun@uoregon.edu.

For more information on the position, please see Section V. and Section VIII. B. 2. A. of the SSSP Operations Manual.

Deadline for Applications is January 15, 2023

Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Run Date: 01/15/2022

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