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: 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: 08/20/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: St. Lawrence University
Department: 
The Department of Sociology - Stratification
Contact Name: 
Dr. Leah Rohlfsen
Contact Email: 
Job Description: 
The Department of Sociology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor beginning August 2020. ABD in Sociology is required at the time of application and preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment. We seek an individual with primary teaching and research interests in social stratification. Applicants whose interests include family and households, work and occupations, and/or community based learning are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should address their ability to meet these preferences in their cover letter. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Regular contribution to the department’s introductory level courses is expected as well as contributions of sociology elective courses that serve majors, minors, and the general student body.Opportunities also exist to collaborate with and mentor student research.

Department aims and goals include encouraging the development of the “sociological imagination” in students, the teaching of skills to articulate this, and providing opportunities for students to engage in praxis. There is also opportunity to contribute to the university’s area studies programs. The department is interested in candidates, who can substantively contribute to the diversity of the: a) university community, b) knowledge that students are exposed to, and c) department’s culture of intellectual innovation. ABD in Sociology at the time of application. Interested applicants must apply online at http://employment.stlawu.edu uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications begins Sept 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about the position may be sent to Dr. Leah Rohlfsen ( ), Search Chair. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check. Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit http://www.stlawu.edu.

Run Date: 9/15/2019 - 12/15/2019
Date Posted: 08/20/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Alabama, Birmingham
Department: 
The Department of Sociology
Job Description: 
We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarship in any area within medical sociology.  Candidates shouldhave a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, a record of strong independent research, experience with or potential for obtaining external funding, and a strong commitment to quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and a B.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. Research in the department focuses on medical sociology and health-related topics. Currently, the department has about 75 undergraduate majors, 25 Ph.D. students, 75 professional master’s students, and 11 full-time faculty members with anticipated growth in the next few years. See the department website for more information: http://www.uab.edu/cas/sociology/.

To apply, please use the PeopleAdmin link below. You will need to include along with the application your CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement. Please have three professional reference letters submitted to the PeopleAdmin link https://uab.peopleadmin.com.

Questions may be directed to Verna M. Keith, Ph.D., Chair, Sociology Department,  .

Run Date: 8/20/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 08/20/19

Position Title: Tenure Track Position for Assistant Professor

Institution: Dartmouth College
Department:
The Department of Sociology
Job Description: 
The Department of Sociology at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2020. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in Sociology or a related field before the appointment begins and should have research and teaching expertise in inequality, broadly construed. Special consideration will be given to candidates who can contribute to one or more of our research areas (Health, Political and Economic Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, and Social Psychology) and to our core undergraduate curriculum. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2019.  Dartmouth has a strong commitment to supporting both quality research and teaching. These goals are facilitated by the school’s resource-rich research environment as well as the quarter system, which allows the four course annual classroom teaching load to be covered in two ten-week terms with a third term in residence for research and other departmental obligations and a fourth term off.  For more information about the department, see: http://sociology.dartmouth.edu/.  Applications should be submitted through interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/66665

Run Date: 8/20/2019 - 9/1/2019
Date Posted: 08/20/19

Position Title: Tenure Track Position for Assistant Professor

Institution: Lewis and Clark College
Department: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Job Description: We seek candidates whose research and teaching complement the department's strengths. Areas of particular interest include: Critical criminal justice; education; global capitalism; medical sociology; science and technology studies. Preferred areas of regional complementarity include the United States. PhD. or terminal degree in sociology required at the time of appointment as a tenure-track member of the faculty. The usual teaching load is five courses per academic year and will at times include teaching critical theory and research design. It may also include participation in the College’s general education program. Potential for excellent teaching and an appreciation of the role of research at an undergraduate liberal arts institution are essential.

All materials should be addressed to Professor Jennifer Hubbert, Chair, SOAN Search Committee and must be submitted via Interfolio, http://apply.interfolio.com/65333. Click “Apply” to create your free account.

Run Date: 8/20/2019 - Until position is filled
Date Posted: 08/20/19

Position Title: Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Department: Department of Gender and Women's Studies and/or the Department of Sociology
Job Description: The position is part of the exciting Reproductive Equity Cluster, developed to build world-class, cross- disciplinary research expertise to examine inequities in reproductive health and to identity potential solutions. The interdisciplinary exchange of the cluster will be used to expand research activity in this area and add greater diversity to the voices engaged in these discussions. The Reproductive Cluster has already recruited faculty in two areas: 1) an assistant professor in health services research, with appointments in Population Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology, and 2) an associate professor in public policy, with an appointment in La Follette School of Public Affairs. We are now recruiting candidates for the third and final position within the cluster: an assistant professor of the social causes and consequences of reproductive health, with future appointment(s) in Gender and Women’s Studies and/or Sociology.

Candidates should be able to provide evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an energetic, cutting-edge, highly visible research program; advise graduate and post- graduate research; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate.

Candidates must apply to the formal position vacancy listing (PVL) using the following link: Assistant Professor, Social Causes and Consequences of Reproductive Health, Cluster Hire (PVL # 99842).

Interested candidates may contact the search committee chair, Jenny Higgins ( ), with any questions or queries.

Run Date: 8/20/2019 - 10/1/2019
Date Posted: 8/20/2019

Position Title: Assistant Professor (tenure-track, Open Specialization) (Two positions)

Institution: University of British Columbia 
DepartmentDepartment of Sociology
Job Description: For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.

Run Date: 08/06/19-09/06/19
Date Posted: 08/06/19

Position Title: Social Work, Assistant Professor 

Institution: California State Polytechnic University-Pomona 
Department: Sociology 
Job Description: Areas/Special programs: Social Welfare/Social Work, Human Rights.
For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.

Run Date: 08/06/19-09/06/19
Date Posted: 08/06/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Sociology (Quantitative Methods) 

Institution: Davidson College 
Department: Sociology
Job Description: For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.

Run Date: 08/06/19 - 09/01/19
Date Posted: 08/06/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Department: Department of Sociology
Job Descriptions: Job ID: 15685. Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor.  Areas/Special Programs: Collective Behavior/Social Movements , Migration/Immigration. For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org.

Run Date: 08/01/19-09/01/19
Date Posted: 08/01/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor 

Institution: Syracuse University 
Department: Sociology 
Contact Name: Cecilia Green 
Contact E-mail: cagree01@syr.edu 
Phone: 315-443-3079 
Address: 302 Maxwell Hall Syracuse University Syracuse, NY 13244 
Job Description: The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track position at the advanced Assistant Professor level to begin Fall, 2020. We are seeking a scholar of race who has a strong background and research interest in African American/Black American/Black immigrant experiences and issues, and whose work uses ethnographic research methods. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in qualitative research methods, with an emphasis on interviewing and ethnography, in addition to substantive courses on race and related topics. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/soc/Faculty_Research_Areas/) as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Faculty members have the opportunity to affiliate with one of the Maxwell School’s research institutes or a number of other interdisciplinary centers and programs. For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by September 3. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, and one publication or writing sample on line. In addition, candidates must ask three people to submit letters of reference by September 3. Candidates will be notified if additional letters are needed. 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.

Run Date: 07/05/19-09/05/19
Date Posted: 07/05/19

Position Title: Research Associate (Post-doc)

Institution: Michigan State University 
Department: Sociology
Contact Name: Aaron M. McCright 
Contact E-mail:    
Job DescriptionThe Dean of the College of Social Science (CSS) at Michigan State University (MSU) has launched a Research Associate (Post-Doc) Program, which is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment in which outstanding scholars in the social sciences support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the academy.

The Dean’s Research Associates will have a minimal teaching load, will be mentored and supported, and will participate in a Dean’s Research Associate Development Institute, with the goal of possibly transitioning them into tenure-system positions at MSU.  The College has hired 4 Research Associates who are beginning their positions in August 2019.  Now, we are searching for another 2-3 Research Associates to begin in August 2020.  Each will have an appointment within a College department.

MSU’s Department of Sociology (https://sociology.msu.edu/) is actively seeking high-quality candidates for this Research Associate Program.  Scholars must have a PhD in Sociology (or closely related discipline/field) earned between May 2017 and August 2020.  We especially encourage underrepresented minority scholars to apply for this novel Research Associate Program.  The most competitive candidates would help strengthen departmental signature areas: health/medicine, environment and migration.

Highly qualified applicants should contact the Sociology Chair, Aaron M. McCright ( ), who may help them craft their application materials to optimize the match with departmental signature areas (health/medicine, environment and migration) and the Dean’s Research Associate Program.  The Department will write a letter of support for the most highly qualified applicants.  To draft a strong letter to the College-level search committee, Dr. McCright will need evidence that the applicant:

A. is an outstanding scholar with potential to transition into a tenure-system faculty position;

B. is interested in an appointment at MSU; and

C. will support the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion at MSU.

Here is the official position description, where interested scholars may begin the application process: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/501736/research-associatefixed-term.

The College-level search committee will begin reviewing applications on August 28, 2019 and will continue until this year’s positions are filled.

Run Date: 07/09/19-09/09/19
Date Posted: 07/09/19

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: University of California, Irvine
Department: Criminology, Law and Society
Contact Name: Professor John Hipp
Contact E-mail Job Description: The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for one or more Assistant Professor positions in CLS. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates in all fields. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) Policing; 2) Global challenges in criminology, law & society; 3) Technology, law, and social control. We also aim to deepen our departmental strengths in conducting innovative research that addresses problems of inequality and injustice in a range of social and institutional settings, including within those three substantive areas of interest.

To ensure your application is given full consideration, files should be completed by September 20, 2019. Priority will be given to applications received by that date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in a field related to Criminology or Law and Society. The position will begin July 1, 2020 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2020). Applications must be uploaded electronically through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05504

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, representative publications, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) is also required. For an appointment at an advanced Assistant Professor rank, evidence of success in securing extramural funding to support research and graduate students is desired.

Please direct questions about this position to the chair of the search committee, Professor John Hipp ( ).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education

Run Date: 07/09/19-09/09/19
Date Posted: 07/09/19

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology 

Institution: University of South Alabama 
Department: Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work 
Contact Name: Christopher R. Freed 
Contact E-mail:  
Phone: (251) 460-6348 
Address: 5991 USA Drive North Room 34 Mobile, AL 36688 
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 cfreed@southalabama.edu. 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: 07/09/19-11/09/19
Date Posted: 07/09/19