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 done each Friday.

Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Institution: Wake Forest University
Department: Department Of Sociology
Job Description: Wake Forest University’s Department of Sociology seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level beginning July 2020. We seek highly qualified candidates committed to excellence in research and teaching in the area of health/medical sociology. A complete application consists of a cover letter which includes a discussion of the candidate’s research, teaching, and work toward equity and diversity, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and quantitative summaries of teaching evaluations, 2-3 writing samples, and 3 letters of recommendation. Applicants should apply on-line no later than September 18th by visiting https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14318.

Wake Forest University seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities, and ranked 11th in teaching among national universities. With 4,800 undergraduates and 2,800 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “pro humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Run Date: 08/30/2019 - 09/18/2019
Date Posted: 08/30/2019

Position Title: Irving May Endowed Chair

Institution: University of Richmond
Department: Department Of Sociology
Contact Name: Dr. Miguel Diaz Barriga
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: Irving May Endowed Chair in Sociology The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a sociologist with a focus on critical race theory for a tenured position at the level of Associate or Full Professor. We are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching engage the social sciences and expressive culture -- ideally music -- and who can contribute to the development of programs in racial and ethnic studies. While this position is not limited by geographical or thematic areas, we are interested in work that focuses on African-American, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean and/or Latinx creative expression and experiences. The successful candidate will be housed within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and their teaching may include courses cross-listed in the Department of Music (contingent upon disciplinary expertise). The teaching load is five units per year. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, first-generation scholars, LGBTQ people, and members of other marginalized populations. PhD in sociology preferred though the search committee will consider candidates with an MA/MS in Sociology and PhD in an interdisciplinary field such as African-American Studies, American Studies, Latinx Studies, or Latin American Studies.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.” The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. The School of Arts and Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative and pedagogical activities of the faculty.

For information about the foundations, goals and initiatives of the School of Arts and Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan https://as.richmond.edu/concept30/about/index.html. For more information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology see, https://socanth.richmond.edu/; for the Department of Music see, https://music.richmond.edu/.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following materials: a cover letter containing teaching and research statements, a diversity statement that highlights the candidate’s accomplishments in promoting diversity and equity, relevant course syllabi, and current curriculum vitae. Please provide the names and contact information for three references. One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate’s record of excellence in teaching. Questions about the search as well as any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be addressed to Miguel Díaz-Barriga ( ), Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 302G Weinstein Hall, 231 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173.

Run Date: 08/30/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 08/30/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Georgia State University
Department: Department Of Sociology
Contact Name: Erin Ruel
Contact E-mail:  Job Description: The Sociology Department at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology in Sexuality, beginning August 2020. The successful applicant will join a highly ranked Sociology department in the Southeast (U.S. News & World Report), in a college that is committed to building our department’s research strength in the area of sexuality. While the specialty area within sexuality is open, overlap with one of our other core areas is preferred. Collaborative scholarship, conducting research with students, and external funding are preferred but not required. You can learn more about our Department at www.gsu.edu/sociology.

Qualified candidates will be able to teach core sexuality courses at graduate and undergraduate levels. Ability to teach other core graduate courses such as theory or methods would be a bonus. Evidence of excellence and experience in teaching is also preferred. Capable mentoring of graduate students is required, as is participating constructively in departmental governance. A Ph.D. in sociology is required at the time of appointment. Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university, is located in Atlanta, one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S. GSU enrolls and graduates one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation. The Department is committed to serving this student body and advancing innovative research by building a diverse faculty. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor in sociology, an MA in Professional Sociology, as well as an MA and PhD in Sociology. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter outlining qualifications, interest in this position, and a research statement; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) a diversity statement addressing incorporation of diversity in research and teaching philosophies; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching statement, course syllabi, student evaluations); and, 6) three recommendation letters. Submit application materials electronically via email to:  . If emailing materials is not possible, please send hard copy materials to Recruitment Committee, Georgia State University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 3965, Atlanta, GA 30302. The Committee will begin reviewing applications September 23, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Run Date: 09/23/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 09/03/2019

Position Title: Tenure-track Department Chair

Institution: Virginia Tech
Department: Department Of Sociology
Job Description: Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position as Department Chair in the Department of Sociology to start fall, 2020.  The successful candidate must be tenurable at the rank of full professor.  We seek an experienced administrator and scholar with a proven record of research excellence both in publications and in external funding.

A Ph.D. in sociology is required. Areas of research specialization are open.   Administrative experience at the departmental or center level and experience with graduate programs at the doctoral level is preferred. In addition, the preferred candidate should be able to engage with the criminology program such that he/she will be able to articulate and strategically advocate for the needs of this high growth area, as well as for the department as a whole.

Located within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Department of Sociology is the academic home of programs in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, and houses the Center for Race and Social Policy Research and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.  Each of the programs and centers has a director appointed by the Department Chair.

The department grants the B.S degree at the undergraduate level with majors in sociology and criminology.  The sociology major includes options in Research Methods, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Social Inequality. We also offer six minors. We have approximately 600 majors, a large majority of whom are in criminology, and 250 minors.

At the graduate level we offer the M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology with available options in Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Currently we have 33 tenured or tenure track faculty and 4 fulltime instructors or collegiate faculty.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law: (http://www.vt.edu/about/equal-opportunity.html).

Applications must be submitted online on or before October 1 2019, at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu (posting # 510574) quicklink: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/510574/professor-cy The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, and statement of administrative philosophy, along with a listing of three references that includes names, affiliation, and email addresses. Any additional material that cannot be submitted online should be sent to the Sociology Chair Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 560 McBryde Hall (0137), 225 Stanger St., Blacksburg VA 24061.

Run Date: 09/03/2019 - 10/01/2019
Date Posted: 09/03/2019

Position Title: Senior Scholar and Chair of Sociology

Institution: University of Miami
Department: Department Of Sociology
Contact Name: Maria Galli Stampin
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The University of Miami is searching for a senior scholar (Professor) in Sociology in one of the three fields of specialization in which the department has existing strengths: Criminology; Medical Sociology; and Race, Ethnic Relations, and Immigration. Candidates must demonstrate a distinguished record of research and teaching, including external grant/contract funding if appropriate to their field; furthermore, they must possess proven leadership and administrative skills. The successful candidate will assume the administrative position of Chairperson of the department beginning in Fall 2020 in a dynamic community of scholars that pursue research and educate undergraduate students who major and minor in Sociology and Criminology; Master’s students in Criminology & Criminal Justice; and PhD students in the three areas mentioned above.

Please apply to this position through the University's Faculty Careers Website: https://umiami.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UMFaculty. For your application, please submit a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, a current curriculum vitae, and names of three potential references. Preference will be given to applications received on or before October 11, 2019, although we will continue to consider applications until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Maria Galli Stampino, Interim Chair,  .

Run Date: 09/03/2019 - 10/11/2019 or until position is filled
Date Posted: 09/03/2019

Position Title: Research Project Specialist

Institution: Southern Illinois University
Department: Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP)
Contact Name: Amanda Fogleman
Contact E-mail: afogleman@siumed.edu
Job Description: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL) is seeking individuals to provide research operational support for community based population science and policy activities for the Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) and its affiliated faculty.  Minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s Degree in an area relevant to the position (Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Biology, Public Health, Community Health, etc.).  Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills necessary to maintain cooperative working relationships with PSP employees, physician faculty, and other research staff; computer skills and proficiency with various software packages including, but not limited to, MS Office (Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); demonstrate analytical skills necessary in order to gather, organize, and tabulate data. Typical job duties include: literature searches, collecting data, assisting with grants, and meeting with community, business, and legislative members.  Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

Run Date: 09/03/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 09/03/2019

Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Institution: Utah State University
Department: The Department of Sociology
Job Description: The Sociology Program at USU invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin Fall 2020. Successful candidates will contribute to the program through excellent undergraduate instruction and undergraduate and graduate student advising. To learn more about the position and to apply visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/1703/assistant-professor%2c-sociology/job. Contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Christy Glass ( ), with questions about the position.

Run Date: 9/13/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 08/20/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: SUNY New Paltz
Department: Department Of Sociology
Contact Name: Tyrell Connor
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The State University of New York at New Paltz is conducting a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in critical criminology for the Sociology Department. The application deadline is September 20, 2019 and the position will begin in Fall 2020. The typical teaching load is 3-3 and this position will focus on criminology core and elective courses as well as other courses in sociology. Electronic submission required. Candidate will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample or peer-reviewed published article, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates must also include a detailed description of teaching experience in a combined PDF (e.g.- statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, student evaluations). References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. Submit an application to https://apptrkr.com/1582628.  Please contact Dr. Tyrell Connor ( ) with any questions you may have about the position.

Run Date: 09/20/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 09/03/2019

Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

Institution: Ohio State University
Department: Department Of 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, gender, and/or sexualities at the assistant professor level, to commence autumn semester 2020. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in relevant theoretical approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, gender, and/or sexualities, including their intersections and related inequalities in modern society. Preference will be given to applicants with an emphasis on one or more of our core areas of departmental strength – work and inequality, population and health, crime and community, or comparative social change. We seek candidates who will maintain active research programs, including actively seeking external funding; contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching; and provide service to the department and the profession. It is expected that this person will also help us build links to programs at the university and to interdisciplinary research centers, such as the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, the Institute for Population Research, or the Criminal Justice Research Center.

This position is part of a Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative launched by the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University to achieve greater diversity in our professorial ranks, foster an inclusive university community, and promote research and teaching on topics central to racial, ethnic, gender, and sexual orientation disparities in modern society. Review of applications will begin on September 20, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Submit application materials through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14269 Inquiries may be directed to the search committee at  .

Run Date: 09/20/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 08/30/2019

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Institution: Syracuse University
Job Description: The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, seeks to hire a social scientist with expertise in the regulation, use, and social impacts of autonomous systems and emerging technologies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. This recruitment is part of an ambitious Invest Syracuse Cluster Hire Initiative in the broad area of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. As an integral part of this investment, Syracuse University will recruit multiple candidates for faculty positions for a research cluster in the focus area of Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Faculty hired into these positions will build on our existing strengths in the focus area and will participate in an organized research cluster that spans multiple departments in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the College of Law, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the School of Information Studies. This is a tenure-track appointment. Ph.D. required at time of appointment.

We seek a social scientist whose research focuses on either the policy needs or the social impacts of autonomous systems – driverless vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, pilotless ships and submarines, and so on. We expect to hire a scholar poised to make a significant contribution to deeper understandings of and suggestions for the policies and frameworks that will and should shape the development, use, and impacts of these systems. We are especially interested in candidates who connect their research to one or more of the following related themes: technology policy and regulation; transportation policy; transportation infrastructure; privacy and surveillance concerns; artificial intelligence; international security and law; the environmental impacts of emerging technologies; the future of work and mobility, particularly for marginalized communities; society and technology; and urban and regional planning. 

Candidates should demonstrate clear evidence of a strong research program moving forward and significant promise in teaching at both advanced and introductory levels. Applications from candidates who study autonomous systems in a comparative framework and from an interdisciplinary perspective are especially welcome. The ideal candidate will see opportunities to engage with existing strengths across the Maxwell School and share its commitment to socially relevant scholarship oriented toward citizenship and public engagement. The Maxwell School seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and/or lived experiences has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion not only in higher education but also in the emerging fields associated with autonomous systems.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute (ASPI), which is housed in the Maxwell School and centers on interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching related to the design, policy, and social implications of autonomous systems. Besides contributing to ASPI's research and teaching, we seek a scholar who might also contribute to initiatives across the Maxwell School. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research include the Center for Environmental Policy and Administration; the Center for Policy Research; the Aging Studies Institute; and the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Cooperation. Across Syracuse University, the Maxwell School maintains collaborative links to schools and programs ranging from law and engineering to design and architecture.

The Maxwell School strongly values excellent teaching, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses. Faculty members normally teach two courses per semester. The successful candidate will be housed in his/her disciplinary department. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: For consideration, candidates must complete an online faculty demographic summary (available at http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/81471) and attach online the following: a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by October 15th, 2019. However, the Maxwell School will continue to consider applications until this position is filled. Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Run Date: 08/30/2019 - 10/15/2019
Date Posted: 08/30/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Department: Department Of Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start as early
as July 1, 2020. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of computational sociology, social networks, or other advanced quantitative methods with substantive
expertise in any area of the discipline. Successful candidates must exhibit strong and innovative research and show potential for excellence in teaching.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, up to three writing samples, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and four letters of recommendation through UNC’s online recruitment system. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but our review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019. The Department and University are committed to fostering diversity, and we strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office at 919-966-3576 or send an e-mail to 

For more information visit https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/168547

Apply online at: http://hr.unc.edu/

Run Date: 10/01/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 09/13/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Christopher Newport University
Department: Department Of Geography
Job Description: The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Geography, effective August 2020. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates.

The successful candidate will play an important role in building a critical and applied GIS curriculum focused on using GIS for the investigation of the social world. Topical specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates whose specialization broadly fits within department strengths, including critical race and ethnicity studies; gender studies; social inequality and social justice; and criminology. In addition to developing and teaching undergraduate GIS courses, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach courses across the geography curriculum according to topical specialization. This position may also carry responsibilities in lower division courses in support of the sociology major and the liberal learning core. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3.

The Ph.D. in Geography, 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 Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa is highly desirable.

To apply, please visit https://jobs.cnu.edu/postings/ to upload a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, graduate 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, and three letters of recommendation. (Letters should be uploaded with application materials or emailed to ). Letters of reference will be the only documents accepted via email.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications received after October 15, 2019 will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Run Date: 09/20/2019 - 10/15/2019
Date Posted: 09/20/2019

Position Title: Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Chair of Sociology

Institution: The University of New Mexico
Department: Department Of Sociology
Contact Name: Kristin Barker
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the newly established Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship to begin in August 2020. For this full-time, tenured position, we seek applicants specializing in social inequality, with an emphasis on gender, race, and/or class at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants must have a conferred PhD in sociology or closely related field along with a record of employment that would support appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November, 1st 2019.

Applicants must provide evidence of an established independent research agenda and publication history in social inequality with an emphasis on gender, race, and/or class. We are looking for candidates whose research 1) engages key debates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical and methodological innovation in the sociological study of social inequality; and 2) overlaps with and enhances the department’s core research areas (health/medical sociology, race/ethnicity, criminology, and social movements). Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social inequality related to their particular expertise, as well as supervise students on masters and doctoral committees, and contribute to core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with professional record and rank, the Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship includes a generous annual stipend for professional development.

To apply please access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at https://www.unmedu/jobs and apply for posting 10016. Only applications submitted through this website can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to the “Special Instructions to Applicants,” which detail all of the required elements that must accompany the application. Applications must include a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, teaching experience, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number); and two samples of scholarly writing. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. After initial review of applications, the search committee may also request that select applicants have at least two, but no more than three letters of recommendation submitted by academic colleagues. For best consideration, all required application materials must be received by November 1st, 2019. We can only consider complete applications. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position can be directed to search committee chair, Kristin Barker ( ). Inquiries about the online application process can be directed to Dorothy Esquivel. The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply especially women, minorities, and those from underrepresented groups.

Submission Link: https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=10016&site=14 

Run Date: 08/30/2019 - 11/1/2019
Date Posted: 08/30/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology & Anthropology

Institution: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Job Descriptions: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Department of Sociology & Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology or Anthropology (and cognate fields). The purpose of this position is (1) to contribute to our strengths in environmental justice issues, the U.S.-Mexico border, and social inequality, and (2) to contribute to efforts to obtain a doctoral program for the department. All areas of Environmental Sociology or Anthropology will be considered, but we are especially interested in expertise in water, wind or solar energy and their effects on local/indigenous communities, borders, land rights, and sustainability issues. Faculty with research interests that will benefit from our primarily Latinx student population are especially encouraged to apply.

About El Paso and UTEP: Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso is located along the U.S.–Mexico border in one of the world’s largest binational communities. UTEP’s award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juárez metroplex of 2.7 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

About The Department:  The UTEP Department of Sociology & Anthropology is the historical home of the field of U.S.-Mexico Border Studies and had a major role in the growth of border studies as a global academic field. The department has 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. We have an active M.A. program and a vibrant research agenda especially concerned with Latinx Studies, U.S.-Mexico Border Studies, immigration, crime, environmental justice, social inequality, race/ethnicity, gender, health issues, and the US Southwest.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Sociology, Anthropology (or cognate fields); published research; potential to attract external funding; and the ability to teach and direct graduate research, with a high level of productivity.

Application Instructions and Contact Information: Interested candidates must submit: 1) letter summarizing qualifications and fit within the department and program; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) relevant reprints or pre-prints (no more than three); 5) complete contact information for three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, you may contact Jayajit Chakraborty, Search Committee Chair at jchakraborty@utep.edu. To apply, visit www.utep.edu/employment 
Hiring decisions are subject to budgetary approval.

Run Date: 10/1/19-Until position is filled
Date Posted: 08/22/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Social Welfare/Public Sociology

Institution: University of Delaware
Department: Department Of Sociology & Criminal Justice
Contact Name: Dr. Asia Friedman
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: Assistant Professor Of Social Welfare/Public Sociology The University Of Delaware Department Of Sociology & Criminal Justice Newark, DE The University of Delaware’s academic leadership has identified the Department Sociology & Criminal Justice (https://www.soc.udel.edu/) (SOCJ) as a priority for academic growth and prominence. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Welfare/Public Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2020. We seek scholars whose research advances our knowledge of policies that address economic and social inequality and/or provides a deeper understanding of the welfare of individuals and families. The preferred candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related social science and, in addition to contributing to the sociological understanding of social welfare, will engage in public sociology, interpreting social scientific knowledge for multiple audiences outside of academia. Secondary area of specialization is open but we particularly welcome scholars engaging with the areas of Race/Ethnicity, Sociological Theory, and Law & Society. We seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and service will support and advance UD’s core values of diversity and inclusive excellence. In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda and enhancing the department’s course offerings in Social Welfare/Public Sociology, the position has the potential to collaborate with other units, including the Biden School of Public Policy, Women and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, and the Legal Studies program, as well as two leading research centers: the Center for Drug and Health Studies (CDHS) and the Disaster Research Center (DRC). The SOCJ department holds twenty-six core faculty with an extensive record of high-quality scholarship, funded research, strong professional and public service, and exemplary teaching.

The department is located in the Social Sciences portfolio within the College of Arts and Sciences and offers highly competitive graduate programs in Sociology (MA, PhD) and Criminology (MA, PhD), including a highly USNWR ranked doctoral program in Criminology. We are committed to hiring a scholar who shows exceptional promise as a leader in the field and in our department. Using the UD application system, http://www.udel.edu/006256 applicants should upload a single document that includes a cover letter, C.V., three separate statements covering teaching, research, and a commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and a page listing the names and contact information for three references. Please direct questions, but not application materials, to Social Welfare/Public Sociology Search Committee chair Dr. Asia Friedman:  .

Run Date: 10/4/2019 - 11/4/2019
Date Posted: 08/23/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee
Department: The Department of Sociology
Contact Name: Dr. Robert (Bobby) Jones
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of environmental sociology, beginning August 1, 2020. The UTK Sociology Department helped to establish environmental sociology within the discipline and we are looking for a scholar who will add to our reputation as a leader in this field. Our needs include expertise in ecojustice, communities, the green economy, and the global environment. 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: criminology, political economy and globalization; and critical race and ethnic studies. 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. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related area is required at the time of appointment.

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 Department and the University seek candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has approximately 22,000 undergraduate and 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 more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement and teaching statement to https://apply.interfolio.com/66470. In addition, we require three recommendation letters, also to be uploaded to https://apply.interfolio.com/66470. Direct all questions to Dr. Robert Jones, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail ( ). More information on the Department of Sociology is at http://sociology.utk.edu.

Run Date: 10/7/2019 - 12/7/2019
Date Posted: 08/23/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee
Department: The Department of Sociology
Contact Name: Dr. Paul Gellert
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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 political economy, beginning August 1, 2020. 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: criminology; environmental sociology; and critical race and ethnic studies. 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. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related area is required at the time of appointment. 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 Department and the University seek candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has approximately 22,000 undergraduate and 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 more than 857,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, Nashville, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement and teaching statement to https://apply.interfolio.com/66446. In addition, we require three recommendation letters, also to be uploaded to https://apply.interfolio.com/66446. Direct all questions to Dr. Paul Gellert, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail ( ). More information on the Department of Sociology is at http://sociology.utk.edu.

Run Date: 10/7/2019 - 12/7/2019
Date Posted: 08/23/2019

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Institution: University of South Alabama
Department: The Department of Sociology
Contact Name: Christopher R. Freed
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Job Description: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at the University of South Alabama, a Carnegie-classified high research activity doctoral university, welcomes applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin August 15, 2020. Applicants for the position must have primary expertise in sociological theory; secondary areas of specialization are open. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Sociology or a related field, but ABDs near completion of the degree will be considered. Prospective candidates for the position should expect to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory, introductory courses in sociology, and upper-division undergraduate as well as graduate courses in sociology consistent with secondary areas of specialization. The candidate who fills the position should be ready to pursue and sustain an active research agenda involving sociological theory and secondary areas of specialization that attracts and includes undergraduate and master’s students in Sociology. The position also carries expectations for service to the Department, College, University, and local community.

Please see the following link to apply for the available tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the University of South Alabama: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/usouthal/jobs/2488988/asst-or-assoc-professor?page=2&pagetype=transferJobs To be considered for the position, applicants must initially upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae that includes complete contact information for three references, evidence of outstanding teaching skills, and a sample of published or other written scholarship. Applicants who are selected for a telephone interview should additionally arrange for three letters of recommendation and for unofficial academic transcripts of all doctoral-level coursework to be sent directly to the search committee chair at this address: Dr. Christopher Freed Humanities Building, Room 34 5991 USA Drive N. University of South Alabama Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002 Candidates for the position who are invited for a campus interview must arrange to have official academic transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended sent directly to the search committee chair. Subsequent to meeting with potential applicants at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, review of all initial application materials will begin on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions or more information about the available tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the University of South Alabama, please contact Dr. Christopher R. Freed, Chair, Faculty Search Committee for Sociology, by telephone at (251) 460-6348 or by email at  . The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Run Date: 10/15/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 07/12/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee
Department: The Department of Political Science
Contact Name: Dr. Jana Morgan
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Job Description: The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Public Law to begin Fall 2020. Area of specialization in Public Law and field within Political Science are open. We are particularly interested in applicants who use rigorous analytical approaches to address substantively important questions including but not limited to issues of race, gender, and/or inequality in the law or legal processes. 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). Preference will be shown for applicants with teaching and research interests that complement existing departmental interests and strengths, 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 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: http://web.utk.edu/~polisci. All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, 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, and teaching evaluations (if available). All applicants should request letters from three references to be directly uploaded via Interfolio. Please submit application material in digital format via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/66892. For questions or inquiries, contact Professor Jana Morgan at  .

Run Date: 10/15/2019 - 12/15/2019
Date Posted: 08/23/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Tennessee
Department: The Department of Political Science
Contact Name: Dr. Jana Morgan 
Contact E-mail: 
Job Description: The Department of Political Science at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure track, assistant professor position in economic, racial/ethnic, and/or gender inequality, to begin Fall 2020. The position is open with regard to field in Political Science (or related discipline) and methodological approach. We welcome applications from scholars across the discipline who analyze how political actors, processes, institutions, outcomes or individuals are racialized, classed, and/or gendered and/or who take intersectional approaches to understanding these questions. We are particularly interested in applicants with substantive research agendas that grapple with challenging issues of marginalization and exclusion and who exhibit a commitment to diversity and inclusion. The successful candidate must have strong research skills and a theoretically motivated research agenda that will lead to publication in peer-reviewed outlets (journals and/or books). 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: 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 Critical Race Collective; the Global Studies program; the Intersectionality Community of Scholars; and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality program. All the requirements for a Ph.D. in political science, public policy, 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, and teaching evaluations (if available). All applicants should request letters from three references to be directly uploaded via Interfolio. Please submit application material in digital format via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/66902.

Run Date: 10/15/2019 - 12/15/2019
Date Posted: 08/23/2019