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.

Jobs are posted by deadline date. Those with the closest deadline will be posted first. Please refer to the table of contents below for a list of active job postings by category:

Assistant/Associate Professor Positions:

Other Opportunities:

Assistant/Associate Professor

Inaugural Director (Public Health)

Position Title: Inaugural Director
Institution: York College of Pennsylvania
Department: Division of Public Health
Job Description: This position will create an innovative Master of Public Health (MPH) program, including curriculum and course development, models for students learning and advising/mentoring and internship, co-op and research opportunities. This position will have administrative oversight of both the recently approved Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program (first cohort expected fall 2024) while also serving as the Inaugural Program Director of a new MPH program (first cohort expected fall 2025). The position will be responsible for Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation, until both the BPH and MPH programs are accredited. This position requires the skills and knowledge necessary to provide leadership and vision for quality public health programs. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position with administrative responsibilities, reporting directly to the Chair, Department of Health Professions, and the Dean, Myers School of Nursing and Health Professions.

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Posted: 01/03/2024
Run Date: 03/03/2024

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Visiting Assistant Professor (Law, Politics, and Society)

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Politics, and Society - 998529
Institution: Drake University
Department: Law, Politics, and Society
Contact Name: Maureen De Armond
Contact E-mail: jobs@drake.edu
Job Description: The Program in Law, Politics, and Society (LPS) at Drake University is a unique interdisciplinary undergraduate legal studies program. LPS faculty come from various disciplines but share a commitment to undergraduate teaching and scholarship in the field of Law and Society. Students enjoy small, discussion-based classes on topics ranging from constitutional law to crime and film. Many students go on to law school, but LPS graduates can also be found in government, politics, advocacy, nonprofits, and more. LPS is housed in the College of Arts & Sciences, the largest academic unit at Drake University. Students choose from a variety of majors, including several unique interdisciplinary programs. The student experience includes opportunities for community engagement, campus involvement, study abroad, and internships taken for course credit. Advanced students pursue their own research interests through independent study and senior capstone courses.

The Law, Politics, and Society Program (LPS) at Drake University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor to start August 2024. The appointments are for 1-year with the possibility of renewal. Successful candidates will have a Law and Society orientation, a commitment to interdisciplinarity, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching. The field of specialization and disciplinary focus are open. PhD or advanced ABD required. Teaching load is 4:3 and includes special topics electives in the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise. The start date for this appointment will be August 2024. We seek candidates for this position who have experience working with students from a diverse background and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive learning. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their teaching, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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Posted: 02/16/2024
Run Day: 03/25/2024

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Open Rank Professor (Sociology)

Position Title: Professor of Sociology (Open Rank)
Institution: North Park University
Department: Sociology
Job Description: North Park University is seeking a well-qualified Professor of Sociology. This nine-month position begins August 2024. The College of Arts and Sciences at North Park University seeks applicants, with a Ph.D. in Sociology, for an open rank, full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. Candidates with immediate interests and aptitudes to serve as departmental chair will be extremely attractive. The department is grounded in sociological discipline with sociology majors having to complete four core courses, and electives in four main concentrations of social identity, social organization, social deviance, and social change. About 25 percent of departmental students are sociology majors with 75 percent being criminal justice or double majors. This is a sociology hire where the ideal candidate will significantly contribute to the development of those majors in general and specific ways. Each fall and spring semester, the successful candidate will carry three teaching loads. One load is the equivalent to teaching one course of four semester hours. They are expected to fill the department’s most pressing teaching needs in the subjects of race and ethnicity, social problems, social thought, introduction to sociology, and urban sociology.

Additional proficiencies in teaching some of the following courses are expected: sociology of deviance; methods of social research; power, privilege and inequality; criminology; marriage and family; sociology of religion; gender studies; sociology practicum, senior seminar; Africana studies; and civil rights. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Sociology with an additional graduate degree in law, criminology, or criminal justice will be advantageous. The ideal candidate will have maintained an active research, publication, and action agenda relevant to key aspects of their teaching expertise. Departmental and broader responsibilities include advising and mentoring undergraduate students, maintaining a focused scholarly agenda, and participating in university-wide service. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Posted: 10/26/2023
Run Date: 04/26/2024

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Assistant Professor (Medical Anthropology)

Position Title: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Institution: The University of Akron
Department: Medical Anthropology
Job Description:The Department of Anthropology at The University of Akron seeks a cultural or biological anthropologist with expertise in medical anthropology to join our expanding undergraduate program. This tenure-track Assistant Professor position starts in August 2024. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Anthropology or equivalent terminal degree at the time of hire. This position carries a typical teaching load of 9 credit hours per semester. Candidates must apply through the Careers at UA website.

Applicants should demonstrate their ability to teach medical anthropology, as well as courses in anthropological theory and methods, and upper-division undergraduate courses within their areas of research interest. Preference will be given to candidates whose research advances our understanding of health disparities, social and environmental justice, or displaced populations. The candidate will also be expected to maintain and advance active collaboration with campus and community partners.

The Department of Anthropology has five full-time faculty members and offers an undergraduate B.A. degree in Anthropology, a minor in Anthropology, and a Certificate in Field Archaeology. Traditional departmental strengths are undergraduate research, hands-on and experiential learning. As an urban research university in a diverse locale, the University of Akron is committed to advancing diversity goals within the community writ large. As such, candidates must submit a brief ‘Contributions to Diversity’ statement as it relates to their teaching experiences and research interests. EEO/Vet/Disability. Please contact the search chair matney@uakron.edu with questions.

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Posted: 10/27/2023
Run Date: 04/27/2023

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Associate Professor and Director of Community Studies (Sociology)

Position Title: Associate Professor (tenured) and Director of Community Studies (initial review Mar. 11, 2024)
Institution: University of California Santa Cruz
Job Description: The Community Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Community Studies. Founded in 1969, Community Studies is UCSC’s oldest interdisciplinary undergraduate program and a national pioneer in experiential education related to community activism, social movements, and social justice. Now aligned with the Sociology Department, the program’s core curriculum is centered on an extended Field Study in which students work to build community capacity for social change within organizations and social movements. We seek an outstanding candidate who is widely trained in Sociology, critical human geography, or adjacent social sciences, enthusiastic about undergraduate instruction, and well versed in the history and contemporary state of social movements, activism, and the politics of the possible. The standard teaching load is four courses per year with at least one course release for administrative responsibilities. Some of the teaching will be within the core Community Studies curriculum and some will be in the candidate’s areas of expertise. We are seeking a colleague with research expertise in areas such as economic justice, critical public health, climate justice, labor, and inequalities arising from race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, dis/ability, immigration status/citizenship, and class. We encourage applicants whose research engages such issues as the institutionalization of social movements in the non-profit sector; the relationship between philanthropic organizations and neoliberalism; and the reconfiguration of public and private organizations in the delivery of public welfare and regulatory protections. Applicants should be committed to critically appraising the shifting discursive field of social change efforts connected to community activism, indigenous and de-colonial struggles, social movements and the non-governmental/non-profit sector of civil society, social entrepreneurship, and emergent social movement and activist formations. We welcome candidates with experience integrating their scholarly work with social change activism, and we encourage applicants from groups historically underrepresented in higher education employment.

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Posted: 2/15/2024
Run Date: 6/30/2024

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Other Opportunities 

Director (Sponsored Programs Administration & Research Compliance)

Position Title: Director, Sponsored Programs Administration & Research Compliance
Institution: Drake University
Department: Sponsored Programs/Research
Contact Name: Maureen De Armond
Contact E-mail: maureen.dearmond@drake.edu
Job Description: Department Summary: The Office of Sponsored Programs Administration & Research Compliance (SPARC) plays an important role at Drake University, providing our faculty, staff, and students with comprehensive guidance and support as they pursue and conduct research and scholarly activities. SPARC works collaboratively with Drake University’s research community and provides the highest-quality customer service and technical expertise in five primary areas: Pre-Award, Post-Award, Research Compliance, Technology Transfer, and Training. Learn more about SPARC.

The Director will be an innovative, forward-thinking leader who can bring their ideas and perspectives to this vital office. Reporting to the Deputy Provost of Academic Affairs, the SPARC Director is responsible for directing the University’s efforts in grant development and procurement, grant management and oversight, and strategic planning and partnerships. Candidates holding tenured faculty positions are encouraged to apply. Consideration for tenure and dual appointment within one of Drake University’s academic units will be reviewed by the subject academic unit and the Provost consistent with the institution’s needs and the qualifications of the candidate. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

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Posted: 01/31/2024
Run Date: 03/15/2024

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Adjunct Professor (Cultural Anthropology)

Position Title: Adjunct, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology - 200020
Institution: Drake University
Department: Anthropology and Sociology
Contact Name: Maureen De Armond
Contact E-mail: jobs@drake.edu
Job Description: The Anthropology and Sociology Department seeks an outstanding anthropology instructor for Fall 2024 semester to teach one section of Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. Classes start late August. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Successful candidates should have an advanced degree in anthropology or course equivalents and prior experience teaching first-year courses. Masters or Ph.D. in Anthropology, record of quality teaching and inclusive pedagogy. Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching Intro to Cultural Anthropology. Questions about this position can be directed to the search chair: Sandi Patton-Imani, Department Chair of Anthropology and Sociology, sandra.patton-imani@drake.edu. Questions about the application process, working at Drake, reasonable accommodations, benefits, or additional information about Drake or Des Moines, Iowa may be directed to Drake Human Resources at jobs@drake.edu. For full consideration, apply by March 30th. The position will remain posted until filled. For faculty positions, selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate's scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate's satisfactory passing of a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview. For staff positions, selection will depend upon careful review of each applicant’s references, education, and, if applicable, experience.

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Posted: 02/22/2024
Run Date: 03/30/2024

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Research Associate (Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Sciences)

Position Title: Research Associate - Pediatrics and Cardiovascular Sciences
Institution: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Department: Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship
Contact Name: Dmitry Tumin
Contact E-mail: tumind18@ecu.edu
Job Description: The Brody School of Medicine Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship, a unit of the Department of Academic Affairs, supports learner, faculty, and staff excellence in scholarly activities pertaining to patient care, population health, health professions education, and professional development in academic medicine. The office directly supports clinical and educational scholarly projects within Brody School of Medicine, provides education and consultation on project methodology and dissemination of findings, and fosters scholarly collaboration within Brody School of Medicine and ECU Health, a not-for-profit hospital system serving more than 1.4 million people across 29 predominantly rural counties in eastern North Carolina. The primary purpose of the Research Associate is to assist the departments of Pediatrics, Cardiovascular Sciences (CVS) and Academic Affairs in the development, execution, and publication of investigator-initiated research and other scholarly activities. The Research Associate will work with departmental and school research leadership to contribute to study design, regulatory approval, data collection, data analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing. Additionally, this position will contribute to research education and research mentorship for department faculty, residents, fellows, and students.

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Posted: 02/12/2024
Run Date: 04/12/2024

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