Job Opportunities

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

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

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

Assistant/Associate Professor Positions

University of Cincinnati (Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology)
Eastern Illinois University (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology)

Miami University (Climate Change and Resilience)

University of Utah (Population and Health)
The University of Washington Tacoma (History and Labor Studies)
York University (Sociology)

Instructional Professor/Lecturer

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (Sociology and Criminology)
Rock Valley College (Sociology Instructor)


East Carolina University (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Lewis & Clark (Date Science Post-doc)
The Sociological Quarterly (Editor)

Position Title: Editor

Institution: The Sociological Quarterly
Job Description: The MSS seeks an individual or team with a distinguished scholarly record and previous editorial experience. Past experience can come in the form of a previous journal editorship, deputy/associate editorship, or book review editorship. The applicant should possess strong organizational and management skills, the ability to work well with others, and a commitment to the mission of The Sociological Quarterly. All members of the MSS are encouraged to apply and/or to nominate candidates. Preference will be given to applicants within the nine states that make up the MSS region - Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The successful editor candidate will be appointed by the MSS President with consent of the board upon recommendation of the Publications Committee for a four-year, non-renewable term.

Responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting, reviewing, and making decisions about all manuscript submissions.
  • Oversee the production of the four annual issues of the journal (7-9 articles in each issue)
  • Monitor and ensure each articles make it through peer review via ScholarOne.
  • Ensure submissions are in line with professional standards (i.e., proper methods, format, grammar).

The new editor and the outgoing co-editors will work together to negotiate a date for the new editorial office to open no later than March 1, 2024. The first issue produced by the new editor will be the Winter issue of 2025, Vol. 66, Number 1.

Additional Support from the MSS:

  • Annual stipend for the editor
  • Travel funds
  • At least one course release buy-out
  • Half-time managing editor

One of the expectations of the MSS is that the editor’s host institution will also provide support which might come in the form of additional faculty release time, summer salary, office space, utilities, the use of computers and other office equipment, support for student workers, and/or other basic expenses. The precise scope of editorial office support will be negotiated by the finalist, the finalist’s institution, and the Publications Committee. 

Submit a C.V., letter outlining qualifications, experience, and vision for The Sociological Quarterly. The review process will begin March 1, 2023. Finalists should be prepared to be interviewed during the MSS Annual Meeting, March 23-26, 2023, at the Royal Sonesta Downtown in Minneapolis, MN.  Applications, nominations and requests for additional information should be sent electronically to the MSS Publications Committee through Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director, via email to: Please put “TSQ editor application” in the subject line of your email. If you have questions about the TSQ or the application/selection process, please contact either Jennifer Talarico or Chris Conner, chair of the Publications Committee (  

Date Posted: 02/17/2023
Run Date: 03/17/2023

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Position Title: Sociology Instructor

Institution: Rock Valley College
Department: Arts & Social Sciences
Contact Name: Rachel Boge
Contact E-mail:
Phone: 815.921.4759
Address3301 N Mulford Rd Rockford, IL 61114
Job Description: Teach each assigned classes and perform related activities to classroom instruction. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: Meet classes at assigned times and hold office hours at times that meet the needs of students. Plan course content and assign appropriate course work in accordance with the Master Course Syllabi. Maintain electronic student records. Evaluate student learning progress on a continuous basis and assign grades. Assist with revision of Master Course Syllabi as needed. Select appropriate texts and teaching materials. Maintain office hours convenient for students and as required by college policies. Prepare course/class reports as required. Attend and participate in conferences related to teaching area; membership in appropriate professional organizations is recommended. Submit budget requests and written narrative when appropriate. Keep abreast of current developments in the profession. Participate in department, division meetings and in-service training, etc. Participate in assessment of student learning at the course, program, and institution level. Participate in short and long-term department planning. Teach online, in person and hybrid courses using the college’s learning management system. Assist with program review. Assist with program assessment planning. Assist in student recruitment and retention activities.

Required Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Earned Master’s Degree in Sociology or related field with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in Sociology and immediate ability to teach multiple sections of Introduction to Sociology and Criminology courses.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with diverse populations that reflect Rock Valley College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Core Values (Cultural Competence, Equity-mindedness, Fairness, Mutual Respect, Objective Truth, Sense of Belonging & Solidarity) Course work and post-secondary teaching experience in the following areas: Social Problems, Criminology, Sociology of Deviance, The Aging Process, Urban Sociology, Sociology of Sex and Gender and Sociology of the Family. Commitment to the mission of the community college and to high academic standards, as well as interest in department, division, college-wide and community initiatives. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional growth/development in discipline (professional organizations, webinars, conferences, trainings, workshops, etc.)

Applicants are encouraged to submit the following materials as a part of their application. Cover letter (The cover letter should be 400 words or less indicating why you are the best candidate for this position) Current resume’/curriculum vitae (does not serve as a substitute for a completed application) Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial) Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your professional skill set, teaching ability and/or related work experience. Unofficial transcripts of all completed college-level work. Offer to hire will require official transcripts. Rock Valley College values diversity and is committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse and respectful environment, as we believe that diversity in our organization encourages a rich and creative environment. We are actively engaged in building a more diverse organization and encourage all qualified applicants to apply today. We are also committed to providing accommodation for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact our Human Resources Department at (815) 921-4760. Check out Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Wellness, Benefits, job openings, and more at Rock Valley College!

Date Posted: 02/22/2023
Run Date: 03/22/2023

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Institution: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
DepartmentAcademic Affairs
Job Description: The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship 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 BSOM, provides education and consultation on project methodology and dissemination of findings, and fosters scholarly collaboration within BSOM and ECU Health, a not-for-profit, 1,447-bed hospital system serving more than 1.4 million people across 29 predominantly rural counties in eastern North Carolina

Job Duties: The Postdoctoral Scholar reports to the Assistant Dean of Clinical and Educational Scholarship at the BSOM Department of Academic Affairs. This position will participate in the design, conduct, and dissemination of clinical research projects, and contribute towards building excellence in rural health and health equity research at BSOM and ECU Health. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have opportunities to collaborate with BSOM faculty, staff, and students, as well as clinicians and administrators at ECU Health. Projects assigned to this position may include research on increasing access to health care for rural and disadvantaged patient populations; research on addressing social determinants of health within clinical and community-based contexts; research on improving healthcare quality and the patient experience for patients from minoritized and historically disadvantaged groups; and evaluation of clinical practice changes and quality improvement programs through an equity lens. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. 

Minimum Education/Experience: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills [PhD, MD, DDS, DMD or a combination of these degrees] Doctoral degree in a discipline related to the field assigned. ABD (all but dissertation) candidates will be considered if doctoral degree will have been conferred prior to the position start date. Experience with quantitative research in areas related to health equity is required. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with peer-reviewed publication in the health sciences. Publication or presentation of research projects related to rural health, health equity, population health, health services, patient outcomes, or health professions education. Experience with qualitative research or mixed-methods research. Training or experience in advanced quantitative methods. Training or experience in program evaluation or interventional study design.

Special Instructions to Applicant: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience.

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Date Posted: 01/25/2023
Run Date: 03/25/2023

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Position Title: Data Science Post-Doc

Institution: Lewis & Clark College
DepartmentData Science
Contact Name: Ellen Seljan
Contact E-mail:
Job Description: Located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark College is a small liberal arts college with 2,100 undergraduates. We invite applications for a 2-year post-doctoral position in Data Science. The Data Science program at Lewis & Clark consists of an undergraduate minor supported by an interdisciplinary group of faculty members. This position will collaborate with existing faculty to elevate the data science program by offering enriching introductory and upper division data science courses. Candidates must be committed to supporting the development of an innovative Data Science program in a liberal arts undergraduate setting, and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. We will consider candidates who have completed or are on track to complete a PhD in any applied field (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities) who have advanced training in data science. The successful candidate must be able to teach Introduction to Data Science, an intermediate data science course with an applied emphasis, and an upper division course in an area of their expertise, for example applied statistical modeling. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop courses that further connect our data science program to its mission of promoting the usage of data science for the social good. We invite applicants to join a supportive, creative, and collaborative community of scholar-teachers as we prepare students for meaningful careers, civic engagement, and lifelong discovery. Together we seek a just and sustainable society, both locally and globally. We seek candidates who wish to become excellent teachers and scholars at an undergraduate institution and whose varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community of critical thinkers.

Fellows teach three courses per year – one or two each semester. Lewis & Clark has a well-developed mentorship program and offers a unique opportunity for a recent Ph.D. to develop as a teacher and scholar. The fellow is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus through interactions with faculty and students, and a scholarly presentation each academic year. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. The fellowship begins mid-August 2023 and continues to the end of the spring 2025 semester. A complete application must include a cover letter which describes your interest in joining Lewis & Clark College, your research interests, your teaching philosophy, your preparation to teach students from diverse backgrounds, and a description of the ways you can contribute to a culture of equity and inclusion on our campus. We also require a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarship (which may be work in progress), graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by your recommenders).

Materials may be addressed to Ellen Seljan and must be submitted via Interfolio: Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on February 25th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check at the time an offer is made. Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators:

Date Posted: 01/25/2023
Run Date: 03/25/2023

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Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Cincinnati
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati invites applicants for a one-year, full-time position as Visiting Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2023. The position carries a 2/2 teaching load, and courses may be taught online or face-to-face, depending on departmental needs. We seek candidates who can teach undergraduate courses in: race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; or quantitative research methods. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach at least one graduate-level course. This position will not be eligible for visa sponsorship. Review of applications will begin on 4/1/2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must apply online at (type 92077 in the search field) by providing the following:

  • Electronic employment application form;
  • Cover letter;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations from students and faculty supervisors); and
  • 5,000 character or fewer statement of experience with and/or commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion.

After an initial round of review, applicants may be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be directed to Erynn Masi de Casanova (; 513-556-4716). The University of Cincinnati is a diverse public university with a total enrollment of 47,000 students and a Carnegie designation of very high research activity. The university lies in the heart of Cincinnati, a beautiful river city that combines the amenities of a major metropolis with a small-town cost of living. Sociology is a PhD-granting department with about 150 majors and minors and 40 active PhD students. UC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. In that spirit, we encourage a broad spectrum of applicants, including women, people of color, LGTBQ+ individuals, persons with disabilities, covered veterans and disabled veterans.

Date Posted: 03/03/2023
Run Date: 04/25/2023

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of U.S. History and Labor Studies

Institution: The University of Washington Tacoma
Department: School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Contact Name: Naomi Demmings
Job Description: The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure track position in U.S. Labor History, with an emphasis on working-class, and social justice movements in the nineteenth, twentieth, and/or twenty-first centuries. The successful candidate will engage in research and teaching focused on labor and labor related issues as they pertain to social and/or civil rights movements, transnational migration and/or diaspora studies, or related topics of the candidate’s choosing. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, a record of teaching and research that emphasizes race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social class and/or intersectionality, and the ability to teach methods courses in History and Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies. The base salary range for this position will be $8,222-$8,926 per month ($74,000-$80,340 per 9-month academic year), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. Other compensation associated with this position may include a one-time relocation allowance, if applicable. A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at

Qualifications: This position requires an earned PhD (or foreign equivalent) in history, sociology, political science, American studies and/or related fields at the time of appointment. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation may be appointed on an acting basis. Submit all application materials through Interfolio Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin March 22, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Will Burghart, search co-chair, at

Date Posted: 02/28/2023
Run Date: 04/25/2023

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Positions Title: Teaching Assistant Professor

Institution: University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
DepartmentSociology and Criminology
Contact NameNatalia Karnes
Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for a non-tenure-track Teaching Assistant Professor in Sociology to start in 8/14/2023. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment. This is a full-time position, eligible for renewal, including multi-year appointment, based on merit, funding, and needs of the department. Our department values teaching -centered careers; this position provides opportunities for merit-based advancement within the University non-tenure track promotion system. The standard workload allocation for this position (80% teaching, 10% service, 10% research) typically includes a teaching load of four courses per semester. We prefer candidates with demonstrated excellence in teaching and experience working with diverse student populations.

Apply here!

Date Posted: 03/20/2023
Run Date: 04/25/2023

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