Going on the job market?

Are you going on the sociology job market this year? Do you have students who are going on the market? The CBSM Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is publishing a special issue of Critical Mass to highlight the accomplishments of junior social movements scholars. The issue will be published in early August. 

To publish your profile, please provide the following:

  • Photograph (optional) 
  • Current affiliation 
  • List of up to 10 representative publications (including forthcoming publications and works in progress) in ASA or APA format
  • 200-word candidate statement in 1st person 
  • Website and email address

Please send all materials to Critical Mass co-editors Stacy Williams and Daniel McClymonds at cbsmnews@gmail.com by July 31, 2020.

Jobs, talks, PhD, and other opportunities

  • from CriticalMass Bulletin, Volume 45(1) Spring 2020: The newsletter of the Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements, American Sociological Association

Highlight your accomplishments for the job market!

Are you going on the sociology job market this year? Do you have students who are going on the market? The CBSM Section of the American Sociological Association (ASA) is publishing a special issue of Critical Mass to highlight the accomplishments of junior social movements scholars. The issue will be published in early August.

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Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of the environment, beginning August 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in applied social science research on socio-environmental factors impacting communities in the United States. Teaching interests and collaboration with others in promoting community resilience; renewable energy, alternative agriculture and food systems, green economic development and technology, and other projects related to the human dimensions of ecosystem management and environmental policy would also be welcomed.

Our environmental faculty collaborates on educational and research projects with variety of departments and groups within the university (e.g., Offices of Sustainability, the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, the Sustainable Studies Working Group, the Water Resource Research Center, the Center for the Study of Social Justice, the Human Dimensions Research Lab, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Environmental and Global Studies and Geography). The Department helped to establish environmental sociology within the discipline and we are looking for a scholar who will add to its reputation as a leader in this field. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our strength in social justice and whose research resonates with our other programs in political economy, globalization and criminology. The Department has a strong international reputation for excellence, has a vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as experience or strong commitment in seeking external funding. Situated near the Smoky Mountains, our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to the world. The Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, two samples of writing, and a teaching statement to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Robert Emmet Jones (via email to: nloftis@utk.edu). For more information on the department, please see our website. (http://sociology.utk.edu).

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Department Head – Texas A&M

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for the position of Department Head.

The position carries the rank of Professor and will have a starting date of July 1, 2016, or as otherwise negotiated. The Department Head reports to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in Sociology or a closely related field, a nationally or internationally recognized record of scholarship, excellence in teaching, and administrative experience. The department specializations are: culture; crime, law and deviance; demography; organizational, political and economic sociology; race, class and gender; and social psychology. Areas of specialty are open but preference will be given to candidates whose teaching and research interests match those of the department. Once hired, the department head will be expected to conduct research and publish, teach courses and engage in administrative activities.

Texas A&M University offers a wide range of research opportunities including the Texas Research Data Center (TXRDC), the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. The Sociology Department: (http://sociology.tamu.edu/html/home.html) is large, collegial, and intellectually and demographically diverse with 35 faculty members.

The department’s undergraduate program has about 600 majors and the doctoral program has about 90 students. Texas A&M University is a large and expanding research university in Bryan/College Station, a growing metropolitan community with a clean environment, attractive amenities, and a low cost of living. It has close proximity to the large metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The University is a land, sea, and space grant university.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application that includes a discussion of their leadership philosophy, and administrative, teaching, and research experience. They should also submit a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references to: Dr. Reuben May, Search Committee Chair, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Alternatively, electronic submissions in Word or pdf files may be emailed to: SOCIsearchDH@tamu.edu. References will be contacted only after candidates are informed.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, but continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.

Two Assistant Professor positions — Scuola Normale Superiore

n. 1 full time assistant professor in Sociology, Political Sociology for three years, renewable for additional two years
The candidates need to have  experiences in research on social movements, political participation, civil society, democratic innovations; strong methodological skills in qualitative and/or quantitative methods as well as an international profile. The selected candidate will participate in the research activities of the Center on social movement studies–Cosmos. The selected assistant professor will teach courses at doctoral level on democracy and social movements at the PhD program on Political science and sociology at the Institute of human and social science, at Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze.

n. 1 full time assistant professor in Political Science for three years, renewable for additional two years

Candidates need to have a strong background in Comparative Politics and/or Comparative Public Policy.  Whatever the empirical focus of their research, they have to show capacity to  bridge empirical and theoretical research and contribute to cross-field discussions within the Institute. Furthermore, we require strong methodological skills in qualitative and/or quantitative methods as well as an international profile. The selected assistant professor will teach courses at doctoral level in comparative politics and/or public policy at the PhD program on Political science and sociology at the Institute of human and social science, at Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze.

Information available at

deadline 21.9.2015

Head, Department of Sociology – University of British Columbia – Vancouver

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Sociology, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full Professor; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level also will be considered. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research preferably in any of the Department’s broad areas of specialization, a strong commitment to advancing all areas of research, a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and possess a track record of successful graduate supervision.  The Department is committed to international visibility, research excellence and societal impact.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the Department. The Head is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the financial health of the unit. For information about the Department, visit www.soci.ubc.ca. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The appointment as Head is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment.
Submissions should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae sent to Laura J. Hart,Manager, Dean’s Office, via email (laura.hart@ubc.ca).  At a later stage of the process, long-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean’s Office. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Assistant Professor – Washington University in St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from outstanding scholars and teachers to join our recently re-established Department of Sociology. We are authorized to fill two tenure-track assistant professor positions. Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in sociology or finish the Ph.D. by July 1, 2016. Duties include research for scholarly publication, teaching, student advising, and participation in department planning and university service. Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of under-represented and minority groups. Salary, teaching requirements, and research support will be highly competitive.

Applications should be received by October 1, 2015 if at all possible, but the search committee will consider applications until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference, and writing samples.  Applications and supporting materials, except reference letters, should be submitted electronically through the Washington University HR system at https://jobs.wustl.edu. Candidates should create an account as an external applicant, search for job requisition number 31369, complete the application form, and upload a CV and supporting materials.  Letters of reference should be e-mailed directly to Sarah Crean at sarahcrean@wustl.edu.

If applicants have questions about the application process, they should email Sarah Crean, sarahcrean@wustl.edu, for additional instructions.  All other questions may be directed to Heather Sloan-Randick, office manager for the Department of Sociology, at (314) 935-5852 or hsloanra@wustl.edu.

Professor of Sociology, Brown University

As part of a major new hiring initiative across multiple fields, the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Department of Sociology at Brown University seek to recruit a Professor of Sociology (tenured, senior appointment) who works on the sociology of the Middle East beginning July 1, 2016. We are seeking applicants whose research focuses on aspects of governance, development, and/or security broadly defined. The successful candidate must have an outstanding record of national and international scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. The new faculty member will hold a joint appointment and have equal teaching, advising, and administrative responsibilities in the Watson Institute and the Department of Sociology.

Candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement, and (4) the names of five references who would be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Please submit application materials on line at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21893

Professor, East Carolina University

East Carolina University


Position Number:946716

Job Description: The Institute for Coastal Science and Policy (ICSP) at East Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track joint appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

The successful candidate will be required to develop an externally funded research program, including receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, NOAA, the National Park Service, or similar agencies and foundations. He or she will also contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching at the master’s and doctoral level, through the PhD Program in Coastal Resources Management; and provide service to the university, community, and profession. The joint appointment will be made between the Institute and an academic department appropriate to the candidate’s interests and experience.

ECU is a member of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system with an enrollment of about 27,000 students, with over 5,500 pursuing graduate and professional degrees. It is located in a geographic region that is rich in estuaries, barrier islands, wetlands, and agricultural, fishery, and forest resources. Greenville’s population of an estimated 90,000 is located 85 miles east of Raleigh, the state capital, and is within easy driving distance of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system, the state’s extensive barrier islands (including the Outer Banks), and a full spectrum of pristine to highly developed coastal environments. Additional information about ECU, ICSP, the Graduate School and doctoral programs can be found at:http://www.ecu.edu.

The Institute for Coastal Science and Policy’s mission is to integrate the social, natural, and engineering sciences for research, teaching, and outreach related to coastal and marine phenomena. The Institute for Coastal Science and Policy is comprised of university faculty, staff and students dedicated to conducting interdisciplinary research, integrating social, natural, and engineering sciences to investigate and educate people about issues of critical importance to coastal and marine environments in North Carolina and around the world. ICSP faculty have a wide range of expertise including (but not limited to) anthropology, biology, ecology, economics, engineering, geography, geology, social psychology, outdoor recreation and tourism. Faculty work with coastal stakeholders, managers and scientists around the world to address challenges involving coastal science, policy, and management.

Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in the social sciences (anthropology, economics, geography, political science, social psychology, sociology, or an interdisciplinary degree that includes social science/ human dimensions training, etc.) from an appropriately accredited institution. Strong interdisciplinary research interests in social, behavioral, political, or institutional aspects of coastal and marine phenomena, such as demographics, development, resource use and availability, climate change, and policy responses with an established publication record and relevant work experience. Candidates should have solid grounding in the conceptual approaches and methodologies of their discipline, experience collaborating with colleagues in the natural, social, engineering, and policy sciences, and enthusiasm for innovative research. Of particular importance is a professional interest in interdisciplinary studies and research. A record of research, teaching, service, and publication is expected, particularly a demonstrated ability to generate external funding. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.

Preferred Education and Experience: An interdisciplinary academic background or experience would be an asset. A demonstrated familiarity with social science theory and methods as applied to human dimensions of coastal environments would enhance an application. Post-doctoral and non-academic career experiences are desirable. A strong foundation in qualitative and quantitative methods, research design, and proposal development is a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of intent, a statement of vision for program development, a C.V. and a list of references, including contact information online at www.jobs.ecu.edu for the joint position as soon as possible; review of applications will begin January 3, 2015. Review of qualified applicants will begin thereafter, with a decision anticipated on or about March 15, 2015. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. David Loomis, Search Committee Chair, atloomisd@ecu.edu. Official transcripts and two original letters of reference are required at the time of employment.

Additional Instructions to Applicants: Applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system. In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Assistant professor, Manhattanville College

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor whose teaching and research focus on race and ethnicity in a department which focuses on social justice and global approaches to social change. In addition to courses in their specialty areas, candidates will be expected to teach Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology. The ability to teach theory or methods is also preferred. Ph.D. is expected by time of appointment (July 2015). The successful candidate will begin at the start of the Fall 2015 semester subject to financial availability.

Interested candidates should submit to the following address humanresources@mville.edu (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, and (4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Deadline for applications: February 1, 2015.