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Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Southern Connecticut State University
Sociology - Criminology
Job Description:
 Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus-wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is an innovative, student-centric university, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston. Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach. The Sociology Department is seeking to hire a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Sociology to begin August 2022. We are seeking a social scientist whose teaching and scholarly work takes a critical approach to criminology. The preferred candidate’s teaching, scholarship and service will contribute to the department’s commitment to antiracism, intersectionality, equity, and social justice. All areas of specialization in criminology will be considered. The successful applicant will be working with colleagues who are committed to social justice and diversity. Students at Southern express a variety of sociological interests that complement our faculty expertise in critical criminology, urban sociology, and intersectional approaches to contemporary social problems. The department oversees a B.A. in Sociology, B.S. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a M.S. in Sociology emphasizing the study of Social Justice. The department also serves popular concentrations, including Women's and Gender Studies, Criminal Justice, and Racism and Intersectional Justice Studies. The successful candidate will participate in curricular development in criminology and social justice broadly defined. The candidate must be committed to teaching within a vibrant public regional university and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring, and research with undergraduates and graduate students. All faculty at SCSU share in academic advising and participate in department and university service. The successful candidate will complete 12 credits of load activity (including teaching, administrative responsibilities, or other instances of reassigned time). Required Qualifications The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology by the time of appointment. The candidate must show evidence of ability to teach university level core courses in sociology (e.g. research methods, statistics, sociological theory, and/or senior capstone) and criminology. The candidate must demonstrate a strong potential for scholarly activity that takes a critical approach to criminology. Preferred Qualifications Preference may be given to candidates who have experience teaching a range of courses in criminology and sociology who can contribute to our core curriculum, and who have an established record of scholarship. Application Process Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching philosophy that highlights the candidate’s approach to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the classroom, research statement, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted electronically to Criminology Search committee Chair at For best consideration, materials should be received by Friday, October 29, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Date Posted: 10/4/2021
Run Date: 10/29/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Public and Environmental Affairs
Job Description:
 The Department of Public & Environmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of sociology with a research emphasis in criminology and criminal justice. Preference will be given to candidates with additional teaching experience and/or research interests in racial and ethnic groups, social inequality, public policy and/or intersectionality. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach a wide variety of courses for the department of Sociology & Anthropology. In addition, this candidate will have the opportunity to play a critical role in the curricular development and teaching of an interdisciplinary minor in criminal justice that supports the University’s larger vision of a “commitment to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, and educational opportunity.” The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is housed in the Department of Public & Environmental Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Start date is August, 22 2021 For further details, including how to apply, please refer to our Human Resources page at:

Date Posted: 10/5/2021
Run Date: 10/25/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Alma College
Job Description: The Sociology Program at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2022. The department seeks a candidate with an innovative research agenda and teaching experience in one or more of the following areas: issues of justice and equality, criminal and social justice, sociology and the family, and areas that would contribute to a graduate program in public health. Candidates should be able to contribute to teaching core courses in sociology, including introductory sociology, social theory, research methodology, and senior seminar. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and evidence of effective teaching are essential. Alma College prioritizes inclusive pedagogy, experiential learning, and opportunities for student research. Typical teaching load is six units per year. A Ph.D. is expected prior to the start date. Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please send an e-mail with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: C.V.; a cover letter; a statement of teaching philosophy that incorporates your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment; a research statement that highlights opportunities for the active involvement of undergraduate students; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants at a later stage in the process. Natashia Swalve Chair, Department of Sociology C/O Jaqueline Gage Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and fee to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Date Posted: 10/4/2021
Run Date: 11/2/2021

Position Title: Managing Director

Institution: Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health
The Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Job Description: The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) is the nation’s preeminent think tank committed to achieving economic equity for women and eliminating structural and institutional barriers to women’s full participation in the workforce and society. IWPR’s mission is to build knowledge and evidence to support policies that help grow women’s economic power and influence in society, close inequality gaps, and improve the economic security and well-being of girls, women, and families. We generate the ideas that build power and economic equity for all women. The Center for the Economics of Reproductive Health at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) seeks to advance public understanding and awareness of the link between access to reproductive health care services for women and their long-term economic security and well-being. We conduct original research and policy analysis at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, and reproductive health to improve economic outcomes, and educational and employment opportunities for all women. Statement on Racial Equity and Intersectionality At IWPR, we believe social and economic mobility in the United States is determined and influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other markers of difference. In working to achieve economic equity and to better understand the experiences of all women in the workforce and in society, we use both racial equity and intersectional frameworks in our research and analysis to help generate strategies and solutions that are grounded in the economic realities of women and families. We also prioritize building an inclusive and welcoming work environment that values the diverse perspectives and experiences of staff in its research and efforts to improve gender and racial equity.

IWPR seeks a Managing Director to lead its new research center, The Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health (CERH). The Managing Director will oversee IWPR’s currently-funded work in this area and fundraise to support new research as well as policy and outreach initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of access to reproductive health services for women’s economic and overall well-being. They will engage in strategic thinking to determine the value CERH can add to the research and policy spaces around reproductive health and develop a cohesive research and policy agenda. They will also position CERH as a hub for high-quality research in this area and a go-to source for policymakers, advocates, and others seeking to advance reproductive justice for all women. The ideal candidate is a dynamic, forward-thinking, experienced, and a collaborative leader. They are a trained economist, political economist and/or possess deep knowledge and experience working on issues related to building women’s long-term economic security and well-being. They also have experience with translating high-level research for broad audiences through op-eds, blogs, reports, briefing papers, or other similar mediums. They are a proven fundraiser with a strong interest in the intersections of research, policy, and practice. They are also adept at building relationships with community partners, national experts, and funders; have experience directing large-scale projects; and have expertise on reproductive health and justice. They will also be detail-oriented, efficient, highly organized, and a strong writer and public speaker. They will hold a strong commitment to gender and racial equity and be driven to generate power and agency for marginalized communities through policy and practice. This position is based in Washington, DC and is full-time, exempt. The Managing Director, Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health reports to the Vice President of Research. Duties and Responsibilities Research Strategy, Vision, and Leadership Develop and implement a cohesive research and policy program and agenda focused the intersections of reproductive health care access and the economic security and well-being for women; Identify and assess emerging research gaps in the field and potential innovations and opportunities for IWPR; Represent IWPR at high-level convenings, conferences and meetings; Nurture and expand existing funding relationships and cultivate new sources.

Ability to perform advanced, complex quantitative data analysis of large datasets and trends, utilizing econometric, network science and/or other statistical methods, including creating data visuals; developing, programing, and fielding online surveys; and conducting interviews and focus groups; Familiarity and experience conducting research and/or policy analysis on issues related to reproductive health, educational and employment outcomes for women, macro and micro economic shocks, and women’s and family economic security; Experience with multivariate statistical methods, survey research and/or qualitative research and design and analysis; Experience using and integrating racial equity and intersectional frameworks and analysis in research study designs, written reports, and briefs; and Ability to write high quality working papers, reports and presentations based on the data work and analysis. Program and Research Management Strong program and project management skills, and ability to manage multiple deadlines and competing demands; Ability to oversee the overall execution of Center research projects and publications including major reports, briefs, government testimony, regulatory comments, data analysis, infographics and other visuals focused on reproductive health care access and economic outcomes for women; Experience managing junior and mid-level level research and program staff; Fundraise and manage donor relationships including writing proposals and grant reports; Work with communications staff to initiate policy campaigns and efforts on key issues and priorities; Coordinate research content and report releases with the other IWPR programs and units; and Organize convenings, symposia, and roundtables with national leaders, scholars, and practitioners and other key stakeholders on issues related to race, ethnicity, gender and the economy. Other Professional and Personal Qualities Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including presentation skills; A strong existing network—the candidate will be known and respected in the progressive research community, bringing existing relationships that will facilitate expansion of our research and policy work; Proven track record of effectively interacting with diverse stakeholders including executives, researchers, practitioners, policy and advocacy organizations, public officials, and Boards of Directors; Superior problem-solving, managerial, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across the organization; Effective, versatile, and action oriented; and Ability to work well under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple priorities. Education and Experience 7+ years related experience managing high-level projects and programs. A PhD or equivalent experience/expertise in a related field (e.g.  Public Health, a social science discipline, or related field (e.g., economics, sociology, political science, public policy, law etc.). Salary This position is classified as a Researcher V position in IWPR's compensation program. The salary for the Managing Director, Center on the Economics of Reproductive Health is  $115,000 to $150,000 and will be commensurate with experience. IWPR provides competitive salaries and a generous benefits package.

APPLY VIA OUR CAREERS PORTAL AT Please submit a cover letter in addition to your resume. Applications without cover letters will not be accepted. Please direct any questions to  Individuals from underrepresented groups encouraged to apply. IWPR is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Date Posted: 8/2/2021
Run Date: 12/2/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Western Georgia
Job Description: Since 1906, UWG has been home to those who are eager to take their own path, learn, and grow. With more than 13,400 students and 85+ programs, we've come a long way since then. Today, we're a regional powerhouse with locations in Carrollton, Douglasville, and Newnan, Georgia, making a difference in the lives of our students, our neighbors, and the world. The one thing that's never changed: Amazing things happen when you Go West.

Becoming UWG
Becoming is about what we grow to be. UWG is positioning for Success in the 21st Century, introducing Strategic Priorities to help shape a comprehensive blueprint for our university. Relevance, Competitiveness and Placemaking serve as the pillars for the future of the institution. Learn more at

UWG Commitment Statement
Dedicating ourselves to the curation of a first-choice university.

Department Information

The Program offers dynamic undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees, and engages an integrative approach with roots in humanistic, existential/phenomenological, transpersonal, critical, and feminist psychologies. We emphasize qualitative research, social justice, and studies in consciousness and spirituality.

Job Summary

The Psychology Program at the University of West Georgia invites applications for two tenure-track positions to commence Spring 2022. Successful candidates will teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and may teach online or in person on our Carrollton, Newnan, and Douglasville campuses. Tenure-track faculty will have active research agendas and engage in departmental and university service activities.

Required Qualifications

Qualified applicants will have a doctorate in psychology or related discipline (which must include 18 hours of graduate psychology credits).

Proposed Salary


Required Documents to Attach

Curriculum vitae, names/contacts of three professional references, writing sample(s), and statement of your vision for psychology (including your teaching philosophy and research interests).

Apply Before Date

Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Date Posted: 9/9/2021
Run Date: 12/9/2021

Position Title: MSSD - Teacher

Institution: Green Valley School
Job Description:
 This position involves developing and directing the special education program of pupils as assigned to a classroom.

The incumbent must have the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accomodations. Design and implement appropriate individualized education program for students with disabilities considering school, community and home learning environments. Analyze student's learning style based upon charted progress and adapt teaching strategies and ctivities to meet the student's specific educational needs. Choose age appropriate, functional and safe activities, materials, equipment and sites for teaching. Integrate appropriate related services into student's day-to-day instructional program. Conduct IEP team meetings and staffings. Coordinate the design and implementation of behavioral support plans for students with hallenging behaviors. Develop and follow an instructionally time efficient daily schedule for implementation of students' IEPs. Direct daily activities of teacher aide and classroom volunteers. Follow student specific special health care procedures as trained by the school nurse. Maintain safe environment for students. Accept supervision, cooperate with change and be flexible. Treat all persons with respect and maintain positive interpersonal relationships. Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, using correct grammar, punctuation, clarity, and consistency of thought. Maintain confidentiality of parent, student, and staff personal identifiable information. Follow policies and guidelines of the MSSD program. Accurately complete required reports on or before established deadlines. Complete a professional development plan as required by certification or new employee status. Collect academic assessment data to improve student learning. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, access inrmation via the internet, and possess knowledge of assistive technology devices.

Carry out daily self-care needs of students as needed. (i.e., diapering, feeding, hand washing, tooth brushing, etc.) Lift and move 50 pounds to include assisting in changing positions of students. Maintain CPR certification at the level determined by the American Heart Association or Red Cross as Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. Participate in a minimum of one staff development activity per year to keep teaching skills updated and current. Perform other duties as assigned. Infrequent travel for training and staff meetings. Reasonable and necessary travel expenses will be eimbursed at approved rates.

Bachelor's Degree Missouri Teaching Certificate in an area of special education. Experience with individuals with disabilities is preferred. Apply Here: PI145404106

Date Posted: 9/10/2021
Run Date: 12/10/2021

Position Title: Gender and Qualitative Methods

Institution: Syracuse University
Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Job Description: We seek a sociologist whose research focuses on gender, who does work in the US or internationally, and who uses qualitative methods, including ethnography, in their research. We are particularly interested in a scholar who works on and can teach courses on gender and intersectionality. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit and to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline. In addition, candidates must have a demonstrated record of success in scholarly achievement and productivity, including a substantial research profile on an upward trajectory, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. Preference will be given to candidates who are currently a tenured associate or full professor. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest that includes a research statement, vita, one publication or writing sample, teaching statement, and a diversity statement. A list of the names with contact information for three references should be provided at the time of application. Letters will be solicited at the time of application. Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Date Posted: 9/28/2021
Run Date: 11/1/2021

Position Title: Gender, Race, Health Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Institution: The University of South Carolina
Women's and Gender Studies Program
Job Description: Women's and Gender Studies Program invites applications for a fulltime, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a focus on Gender, Race, and Health that will begin on August 16, 2022. We seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching emphasizes the intersections of gender, race, and health. Field of study is open, including (but not limited to) fields such as women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, anthropology, human geography, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): health and healthcare disparities involving race and gender; the gendered and raced dimensions of science, technology, and medicine; transgender and LGBTQIA+ health; institutional/structural violence and health; and reproductive health, rights, and justice. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary and firmly grounded in intersectional and anti-racist analyses that draws on women of color feminisms, Black studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, and/or Indigenous studies. The person will hold a 50/50 joint appointment in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and in another department, depending on degree field and area of expertise. The department will be the unit for tenure and promotion. Qualifications The position requires a Ph.D. in a relevant field (such as women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, anthropology, human geography, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.) by the first day of employment. The successful candidate will also have: a research area closely tied to the intersectional study of gender, race, and health; the potential for a strong trajectory of innovative teaching, research, and scholarship on gender, race, and health; demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and equity in scholarship and teaching; and a productive record of scholarship related to specialty area. Application Procedure Complete application materials, except for confidential letters of recommendation, must be submitted by November 15, 2021 via the USCJobs site at the following link:
A complete application includes:
(1) Cover letter and/or personal statement that includes:
  • the applicant’s focus on gender, race, and health,
  • a projected research agenda/plan,
(2) Curriculum vitae
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy, with evidence of teaching and mentoring if applicable
(4) A representative sample of scholarship (e.g., in-press or published articles, dissertation chapter, etc.)
(5) Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts
(6) Names and affiliations of three references
The University of South Carolina is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (UofSC Aiken, UofSC Beaufort and UofSC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (UofSC Lancaster, UofSC Salkehatchie, UofSC Sumter, UofSC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the UofSC System institutions offer more than 450-degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians, and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. The University of South Carolina has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a “doctoral institution with highest research activity” and a “community-engaged institution.”
The University of South Carolina is home to several health-related research institutes, including:
  • The Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology, and Society (AJI for STS). AJI is an endowed Institute whose mission is to build STS friendships and academic communities among those with a broad range of humanistic and social science interests including but not limited to historical, philosophical, scientific, medical, and engineering approaches. • The Humanities Collaborative takes a wide view of humanistic inquiry supporting intellectual, creative and investigative pursuits from the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences.
  • The Carolina Consortium on Health, Inequalities, and Population (CHIP). CHIP brings together a collaborative group of interdisciplinary scholars conducting innovative research aimed at understanding and addressing the social processes that influence population dynamics and health inequalities. • The University of South Carolina is home to multiple SmartState centers of excellence, including the SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality (CHQ), which is committed to engaging in innovative research that will enhance the quality of health for individuals in South Carolina and around the world. The center’s mission is to contribute to advances in healthcare and population health through rigorous research, education, community engagement, and policy advocacy.
  • The Rural and Minority Health Research Center. The mission of the RMHRC is to illuminate and address the health and social inequities experienced by rural and minoritized populations to promote the health of all through policy-relevant research and advocacy.
  • The Community Health Worker Institute (CHWI). Housed in the Arnold School of Public Health, the CHWI trains community health workers to fill population health gaps, connect vulnerable populations to health and social service resources in the community, improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery, and help health systems achieve a significant financial return on investment.
Diversity Statement:
At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees. The Women's and Gender Studies Program (WGST). WGST faculty and students are committed to think critically about gender and equality through the lens of social justice and intersectionality. Emerging from an activist tradition, the WGST program serves university, local, state, national and global communities by acting as a resource and guide for intersectional issues related to women and gender. Since its inception in 1974, our program has had a distinctive emphasis on health in underrepresented communities that has guided faculty research and our students’ learning experience. In WGST, students engage with the community to explore gender and its intersections with various social identities and inequalities as they relate to health and justice. WGST offers a major, minor, and graduate certificate. WGST includes the Women's Well-Being Initiative (WWBI). WWBI engages faculty, staff, and students in campus-community partnerships that promote the well-being of women and girls in the Midlands, and enhance the recognition of the full diversity of women's experiences across race, class, age, ethnicity, ability, and other dimensions of difference. WGST also includes the Partnership Council, comprised of members from the community who advise the Women's and Gender Studies program on community issues and opportunities related to the well-being of women and other underrepresented groups. The Council also works to strengthen the Women’s and Gender Studies Endowment and to raise money to support projects directed toward improving the wellbeing of women and other under-represented groups throughout South Carolina. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Date Posted: 10/15/2021
Run Date: 11/15/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Wichita State University
Job Description: Assistant Professor of Sociology Wichita State University Wichita, KS Full-Time The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time (9-month), tenure eligible position (#998075) at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2022, with a primary specialty area related to health disparities, health equity, and/or the social determinants of health. The ideal candidate’s teaching and/or research scholarship will focus on health in Latinx and/or other underrepresented communities experiencing systemic health disparities in the United States. Candidates must have an interest and/or ability to teach classes across the curriculum including courses such as Introduction to Sociology, Health & Lifestyles, and Medical Sociology, with the potential for developing other courses related to their specialty area that could expand our Sociology of Health offerings. Secondary research and/or teaching focus is open, though an emphasis on racial/ethnic inequality or disability studies is preferred.
Primary Responsibilities will include:
  • Teaching three courses per semester, including the potential for interdisciplinary teaching opportunities contributing toward Latinx Studies, the Tilford Diversity Certificate, the Women’s Studies Program, and/or the Aging Studies Program. • Engaging in on-going social scientific research scholarship leading to publication, with the potential for generating external grant-funding over time. Opportunities exist for collaboration with current faculty members as well as potential involvement with the WSU Institute for Health Equity Advances: Education, Research, and Technology.
  • Contributing service to the department, college, university, and the profession or community, including activities related to recruitment and retention of students. A start-up package (contingent on funding) may be available over the first-three years to aid the candidate in pursuing their program of research. Minimum Qualifications: • PhD in Sociology or closely related field by time of appointment. • Evidence of or potential for effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. (Modes of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, remote, or any combination thereof).
  • Strong methodological skills (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research designs).
  • Demonstration of scholarly potential or a record of publication and/or external grant funding.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds in an urban-serving environment.
  • Ability to mentor student scholarship by supervising undergraduate and graduate student research and applied projects.
  • Ability to contribute to core coursework (such as research methods, statistics, and/or theory) at the undergraduate or graduate level.
Applicants should submit:
  • A brief letter of interest discussing qualifications for the position
  • CV
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy, with evidence of teaching effectiveness if available
  • Research Statement, with sample(s) of scholarly writing
  • Diversity Statement
  • Names, phone number, and email addresses of three professional references. (References will be notified and asked to upload recommendation letters to the system).
All materials must be submitted using Wichita State University’s People Admin online employment site ( and complete packets must be submitted for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled, however, the priority deadline for completed applications is December 1, 2021.
Conditions of Employment:
Offers of employment are contingent upon the submission of an official transcript from the doctoral granting institution indicating successful completion of doctoral degree by time of employment as well as the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by the Kansas Board of Regents policy.
About Wichita State University:
Wichita State University is a metropolitan university located on a beautiful 330-acre main campus within the urban environment of Wichita, Kansas. WSU serves more than 15,000 students and is distinctive for opening career pathways through an emphasis on applied learning and research experiences. Located within the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Department of Sociology offers both B.A. and M.A. degree programs and contributes heavily to the university’s General Education curriculum. Please visit our home page at for more information about the Sociology Department. All employees of Wichita State University are expected to support the WSU Vision, Mission and Values and to help foster an environment rich in diversity of culture, thoughts and experience. Candidates for faculty positions should be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and empower a diverse student population. Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Date Posted: 9/28/2021
Run Date: 12/1/2021

Position Title: Professor

Institution: Purdue University
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Purdue University invites applications for one tenured Full Professor position in the area of aging/gerontology, life course, health, or medical sociology. Beyond contributions of high-quality research aligned with the description above, the position involves serving as the Director of the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC). This position is part of a broader initiatives by the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University. CLA has embarked on an innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university. In addition, the college is hiring more than 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. This position has an anticipated start date of fall 2022 or negotiated date. Indeed, this position is one of six for which the Sociology Department is actively recruiting this year, including specialties in Cultural & Cognition, Data Science & Social Organization, Digital Criminology, Science & Technology, and Health Disparity. Purdue offers competitive salaries. The university is located in an affordable metropolitan area of over 200,000 people, conveniently situated between Indianapolis and Chicago. The Center was established in 1985 as a university-wide entity to strengthen interdisciplinary inquiry on aging and the life course, with the specific aims of advancing research to optimize the aging experience of diverse populations and preparing future leaders for the field of gerontology. CALC emphasizes the application of the life course perspective—studying the aging process from gestation to death—and leads inquiries at multiple levels of analysis (from cells to societies). CALC draws upon the expertise of Faculty Associates from more than 20 departments at Purdue, fostering a vibrant interdisciplinary community. More than 40 students have completed the dual-title Ph.D., linking an established discipline-based program of study with an interdisciplinary perspective on aging, since the program began in 2006; twenty-one students are currently pursuing a graduate degree related to aging (either an interdisciplinary minor or a Dual-title PhD). Further details regarding CALC can be found at the center web page Qualifications: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field. The candidate also must have an established record of scholarly publications in the areas of aging/gerontology, life course, health, or medical sociology, as well as graduate mentoring experience, a history of external funding as PI or MPI from federal agencies or major foundations. The candidate must have a record of scholarship commensurate with full professor at Purdue University. Preference will be given to candidates who have administrative skills or experience, as well as a history of teaching, collaborating, or training others in interdisciplinary settings. Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue program through their research that uses cutting-edge social science research methods and tools. Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry. Application Procedure: To apply, please visit Names of references will be solicited for finalists.
Applicants must include:
1) a letter of application explaining how their qualifications and experience make them a good candidate for the position,
2) a curriculum vitae,
3) a statement regarding administrative skills or experience, and
4) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement addressing this prompt: Purdue University’s Department of Sociology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. In a separate statement, candidates should address this prompt: “How does your thinking about diversity, equity, and inclusion influence your teaching, research, and/or mentorship? How will this help you to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion?”
Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2021, but applications received after this date may be accepted until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. For additional information, contact the Search Chair, Dr. J. Jill Suitor, Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. Purdue University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.l 

Date Posted: 9/28/2021
Run Date: 12/1/2021

Position Title: Executive Officer

Institution: The Society for the Study of Social Problems
Job Description: The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) seeks applications for the position of Executive Officer, to begin at the conclusion of the Society’s August 2022 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. The SSSP is an interdisciplinary and international community of scholars, activists, practitioners, and students committed to social justice through social research. Applicants must be a current member of the Society. 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; and performs other duties and responsibilities, as outlined in the detailed description of the Executive Officer’s position posted on the SSSP website Candidates for the position must familiarize themselves with these duties and responsibilities and be committed to the SSSP’s purposes and policies, including an expressed commitment to diversity and the creation of a safe, welcoming, and supportive space for all members and 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). The position is a part-time position (20%), but the time required varies throughout the year and is most demanding in the months leading up to and at the Annual Meeting in August. The Executive Officer is compensated with a salary; fringe benefits; and a course release, if they are teaching and if it is approved by their employer -- and provided with a budget for job-related travel.

Interested SSSP members in good standing may apply by submitting a letter of interest, CV, and a letter of support from the applicant’s Department Chair and/or corresponding Dean of the prospective host institution, or appropriate official with budgetary authority in the prospective nonacademic host institution. The names and complete contact information of three other references must also be provided. The letter of interest should include the support the host institution is willing to provide for the prospective Executive Officer. Institutional support must be corroborated by the letters from the Dean and/or Department Chair, or the appropriate official with budgetary authority in nonacademic institutions. Applications must be sent to the SSSP’s Administrative Officer and Meeting Manager, Michele Koontz, at Applications received by December 15, 2021 will receive full consideration. Finalists for the position will be notified no later than May 15. As a social justice organization, the SSSP seeks a diverse applicant pool for the position.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2021
Run Date: 12/1/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin August 2022. The primary responsibility will be to teach Social Theory and Senior Seminar, as well as elective courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The teaching load is typically three courses per semester. As SUNY New Paltz is primarily a teaching institution, the candidate must be able to teach  effectively at introductory and advanced undergraduate levels as well as to develop a productive research program that integrates New Paltz undergraduates. The successful candidate’s research and training should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: medical sociology/public health; political economy; sociology of education. We are especially interested in candidates whose research engages with historically marginalized groups. The successful applicant will also be expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong scholarly agenda, to advise students and to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college.

We welcome applicants from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, especially scholars working on issues of race and are committed to diversity and inclusion in their scholarship and teaching. We ask that candidates highlight in their application materials experience that promotes equity and diversity.

Required: Ph.D. in sociology required; exceptional ABD candidates with firm completion date will be considered.

Preferred: Post-secondary teaching experience highly desired.

Contact Information
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. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. Candidates must also include a detailed description of teaching experience in a single combined PDF (e.g.- statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, student evaluations). Document not to exceed 9MG.

To apply, please visit Please contact Karl Bryant ( with any questions you may have about the position.

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until position is filled. Review of applications will begin on 10/15/21.

Other important information about this vacancy:

This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.

SUNY New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer. Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at Web Site:

Date Posted: 10/4/2021
Run Date: 12/15/2021

Position Title: Open Rank Professor

Institution: University of South Carolina
Job Description: The Department of Sociology ( at the University of South Carolina invites applications for one Open Rank faculty position, with an emphasis in health and well-being. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more of our other departmental emphases, including social psychology, race, gender, sexualities, institutions, and other kinds of inequality. Quantitative and qualitative scholars, as well as specialists in mixed-methods, are invited to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teach, contribute to departmental service, and mentor graduate students in our Ph.D. program. The position is expected to begin August 16, 2022. Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank must have PhD degree in sociology or closely related field by the start date of employment. Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor rank Applicants for Associate or Full Professor rank must also have years of experience consistent with academic policy and an established record of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the profession.

The Sociology Department has a collegial and intellectually diverse faculty with strengths in Social Psychology, Stratification & Social Structure and Population & Health ( The Department has a strong graduate program and a reputation for rigorous research methodology.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching agendas, three letters of recommendation, and up to three writing samples. Candidates are encouraged to discuss how they support diversity, equity and inclusion in their research and teaching. Candidates at the Associate Professor level or above may submit their applications without letters of recommendation but will need to provide three letters later in the process. All materials must be submitted online via the USCJobs portal at:

The faculty will begin reviewing applications by November 1st and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact the Recruitment Committee Co-Chair, Matthew E. Brashears, at

Date Posted: 9/30/2021
Run Date: 11/30/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of South Carolina
Social Psychology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology ( at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for one Assistant Professor position with expertise in Social Psychology, including quantitative and qualitative scholars, as well as specialists in mixed-methods. Successful candidates will be expected to teach, maintain an active program of research, contribute to departmental service, and mentor graduate students in our Ph.D. program. The position requires a PhD in Sociology or closely related field by the start date of employment (August 16, 2022).

At the last ranking, the UofSC social psychology program was ranked 4th nationally by US News and World Report. The Sociology Department has a collegial and intellectually diverse faculty with strengths in Social Psychology, Stratification & Social Structure and Population & Health ( The department has a strong graduate program and a reputation for rigorous research methodology.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching agendas, three letters of recommendation signed on letterhead, and up to three writing samples. Candidates are encouraged to discuss how they support diversity, equity and inclusion in their research and teaching. All materials must be submitted online via USCJobs at:

The faculty will begin reviewing applications October 15th and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact the Recruitment Committee Co-Chair, Shane Thye, at

The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists UofSC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 450-degree programs. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the center of a greater metropolitan area which has a population over 800,000. The University of South Carolina has been a leader in the SEC in combatting COVID-19, having been one of the first to deploy widescale saliva testing, has been and is energetic in promoting vaccination.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

Date Posted: 9/30/2021
Run Date: 11/30/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Washington State University
Human Development and Sociology
Job Description: The Departments of Human Development and Sociology and The Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Washington State University invite applications for a nine-month, full-time, permanent tenure-track position in Black Families and Health Equity at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2022. Candidates should have a research focus on health equity in and related to Black families that seeks to address structural barriers and conditionsThe conception of health for this interdisciplinary position is intentionally flexible, including physical, mental, and social-emotional health. Research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, expertise in areas such as reproductive justice, sexual and reproductive health (SRH), care work, family health, feminist/queer kinship, or health across the lifespan, among others. We especially welcome applications from scholars taking intersectional and qualitative approaches.

The position will have a single tenure home in either Human Development or Sociology and carry affiliate status in WGSS. The position, located on the Pullman campus, is part of a WSU faculty cluster hire initiative in the scholarship and teaching about racism and social inequality, with a focus in this cycle on health inequities and health justice. The university is particularly interested in hiring scholars whose research is deeply connected to communities, as a means to build on our strong tradition of engaged and applied scholarship at WSU.

As a public research university, WSU is committed to its land-grant heritage, its formal Memorandum of Understanding with Native American tribes in the region, and a tradition of service to society. We encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of traditionally underrepresented groups, including but not limited to African American or Black, Asian American, Pacific Islander, First Nations, Indigenous, Native American, and Latinx populations.

We are committed to the retention of new faculty and as such the successful candidate will be provided with a faculty mentor within the home unit, benefit from peer/mutual mentoring opportunities, and have access to university programs such as the External Mentor Program (


The successful candidate will be expected to pursue an active research agenda leading to publication and involving community engagement and possible extramural funding. They will be expected, as part of a regular load of two courses per semester, to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to structural racism and inequalities, family, and health in their home unit; to teach courses in race, health, and qualitative methods in WGSS; and to mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to engage in service at the unit, department, university, and professional levels.



A PhD in Human Development, Sociology, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, or a closely related field is required prior to appointment start date. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of expertise in the study of Black families, structural racism, and health justice, broadly conceived, and demonstrate commitment to campus diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Candidates must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses related to health, race, and family, and be able to mentor students at all levels.


The ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of, or strong potential for, taking an intersectional and interdisciplinary approach in their scholarship; will possess a research program that enhances the strengths of WGSS and either the Department of Human Development or the Department of Sociology; will have experience in teaching and mentoring effectiveness; and will supply a record of effort in or commitment to collaboratively creating a more equitable society and world.


To apply, visit, and search for R-1854. Direct link:

Complete the online application and be prepared to upload:

  1. A detailed application letter addressing each of the required and preferred qualifications, including evidence of or potential for teaching and mentoring effectiveness.

  2. A current curriculum vitae.

  3. A one-page statement addressing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  4. A chapter, article, or writing sample, preferably less than thirty pages.

  5. The names and email addresses of three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. Letters will be requested at a later time.

We will begin accepting applications on July 19, 2021. Review of applications will begin September 15, and the position will remain open until filled. Please direct inquiries via email to Dr. Pamela Thoma, Search Committee Chair, at


Founded in 1890, WSU is a comprehensive land-grant university with teaching, research, and extension missions, and one of two research universities in Washington State. WSU is organized into ten academic colleges, the Honors College, and the Graduate School. It has an enrollment of more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on six campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, Everett, and Global) with approximately 20,000 students located on the Pullman campus. WSU ranks among the top 60 public research universities and is a Carnegie I, Doctoral/Research Extensive University. WSU strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students and seeks to ensure a welcoming community for all.Further information about WSU can be found at:http://www.wsu.eduhttp://hd.wsu.eduhttp://soc.wsu.edu


Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere with a high quality of life and connected community. Located 80 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is also a quick drive away from the scenic Idaho panhandle and Moscow Mountain. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities and a true four-season climate. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hub of both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, in the neighboring town of Moscow, Idaho. Additionally, Pullman has an excellent public school system and was recently ranked by Bloomberg Business as the best small town in Washington to raise children. To learn more about the Pullman community, visit

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, Indigenous nations, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including a partner accommodation program and an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (see

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Date Posted: 9/30/2021
Run Date: 12/30/2021

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of South Florida
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida seeks candidates who specialize in social aspects of health, illness, and/or disability to fill a nine-month, full-time, tenure-earning position as Assistant Professor to begin August 7, 2022. This position aligns with two of USF’s areas of strategic emphasis – health and social justice. QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience): Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology from an accredited institution is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Must meet university criteria for the rank of Assistant Professor. Preferred Qualifications: Applications from scholars with research and teaching records in health inequities or health/disability-based inclusion/exclusion preferred. Preference also given to scholars who demonstrate success in publication, teaching, and potential for funding. A variety of epistemological and methodological approaches considered, and applications from qualitative sociologists are particularly encouraged. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in academia are also especially encouraged to apply. Information for Applicants Teaching load for research productive tenured faculty in our doctoral granting department is typically 2/2, and we provide a one course per year reduction during the tenure-earning period. Our department is a multi-campus, multi-program unit with Tampa being the home campus for this position. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit and upload a single pdf containing the following materials in this order:
  1. a cover letter (addressed to, Dr. S. Crawley, Search Committee Chair);
  2. a CV, including the names and contact information for three references;
  3. a research statement;
  4. a teaching portfolio, including teaching philosophy and evidence of successful teaching;
  5. a DEI statement (1-2 pages) that explains your experience with and commitments to working with diverse populations and promoting inclusive excellence; and
  6. a writing sample.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of complete applications will begin promptly on November 7, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
How To Apply
Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. Click here for additional tutorial information

Date Posted: 10/7/2021
Run Date: 12/7/2021