Assistant professor position, California State University, San Bernardino

The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a position at the rank of Associate Professor or advanced assistant professor in sociology to begin in Fall 2015. The successful candidate has an opportunity to serve as Director of the Center on Aging at CSUSB in addition to teaching, research and service. In addition to teaching courses on social gerontology, secondary areas of expertise include ability to teach courses related to social inequality, research methods and sociology theory.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in sociology, satisfy rank and tenure expectations at the associate rank, or advanced assistant professor rank with a minimum of 3 years post-PhD.

Specialized Areas: Aging/Social Gerontology/Social Inequalities

Responsibilities: Teaching, research and scholarly activities. Potential leadership for the Center on Aging.

Preferred candidates will be expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) teaching and learning excellence; b) student access, retention, and success; c) excellence in research and creative activities; d) campus community; e) community engagement; and f) infrastructure.

Apply: please visit our web site at and click on “Instructional Faculty-Sociology.””

Please submit the following documents to the website above: 1) a cover letter that includes (a) a statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, (b) research/professional accomplishments and goals, and (c) the names, telephone, and e-mail addresses of three references; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) a copy of your most recent transcripts. Candidates fulfilling the minimum qualifications will receive instructions regarding how recommendation letters should be sent or uploaded, in due course.

Salary Range: Negotiable.

Deadline: Applicant files will be reviewed beginning on January 16, 2015. Position open until filled.

Contact: Requests for information should be addressed to Dr. Elsa Valdez (

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Kansas State University

Deadline: 1 November 2014

Tenure-Track Position as Assistant Professor of Sociology
Kansas State University, USA

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State
University invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant
Professor of Sociology, to begin August 2015. We seek a productive scholar with
expertise in global sociology. The successful candidate will have a strong
publication record and demonstrate success in, or exceptional promise for,
securing external funding to support their research. Preference will be given
to candidates whose expertise complement and/or extend existing faculty
strengths in social movements, culture, and development.

Additional preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to one or
more of the following interdisciplinary areas identified by the university as
grand challenges: global food systems, water, community vitality, and health.
The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate
programs in sociology by teaching (two courses per semester), advising, and
mentoring graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) students. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required
at the time of appointment.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, one example of
their strongest written work, three letters of reference, and a summary of
teaching experience. These materials should be sent in one PDF attachment to<>

Inquiries should be sent to Matthew Sanderson:<> or Matthew
Sanderson, Chair of Global Sociology Search Committee, Kansas State University,
Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, 204 Waters Hall,
Manhattan, KS 66506-4003.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014, and continue until the
position is filled.
Applications received by November 1 will receive full consideration. Incomplete
applications will not be reviewed.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with
disabilities and protected veterans. Kansas State University actively seeks
diversity among its employees. Women and minority scholars are strongly
encouraged to apply. A background check is required prior to hiring.

Post-doctoral fellowships, research associates and student bursaries — University of Johannesburg

Post-doctoral fellowships, research associates and student bursaries

Over the past four years there has been an unprecedented level of popular struggle around the world. Sometimes this has led to regime change; sometimes there have been conservative reactions. During this period, South Africa probably experienced more industrial strike days and protests per capita than any other country. For the next five years, the Chair in Social Change will focus on Protest, Strikes and Revolutions, both the contemporary scene and historically.

South African Research Chair in Social Change

The South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) is funded by the Department of Science and Technology and administered by the National Research Foundation. Together with additional support from host institutions, it funds a professor, a senior researcher, post-doctoral fellows, student bursaries, and administration and running costs. The Chair in Social Change is one of 23 SARChI chairs in the social sciences. It was launched in 2010, and a second five-year phase will commence in January 2015. The chair is hosted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and is physically located at the university’s Research Village on its Bunting Road campus. The chair holder is Professor Peter Alexander. Alexander has gained pre-eminence for work on the Marikana Massacre, South Africa’s rebellion of the poor, and comparative labour history. His unit is inter-disciplinary, and although the emphasis is on sociology and history, members have also come from politics, development studies, anthropology, communication studies, economics and philosophy. The unit places a strong emphasis on collegiality. All members are expected to participate in a weekly seminar and an annual symposium, and to reside in Johannesburg during term time.

Post-doctoral Fellows (PDFs)

Successful candidates will have an interest in the Chair’s focus area, possibly undertaking research in a country outside South Africa. PDFs are discouraged from participating in teaching or any activity other than research and publication. They should plan to submit four papers, or the equivalent, per year. In the first year it is likely that most submissions will be based on doctoral research. Post-doctoral fellowships are ideally suited to individuals wishing to strengthen their CV prior to securing permanent academic employment. All of the chair’s previous PDFs now hold senior positions in good universities.There are no nationality restrictions; however the Chair is keen to appoint at least one PDF from South Africa. PDFs currently receive a non-taxable stipend of R240, 000 per annum, and this will be increased in 2015. This income is sufficient to pay rent on a cottage or flat and buy a car. PDFs normally hold their position for two years, subject to review at the end of their first year, and in exceptional cases an extension beyond two years will be considered. PDFs must have a doctorate before appointment, but applicants who have submitted their dissertation will be considered.

Research associates and senior research associates

The Chair would also like to appoint senior research associates and associates, that is, researchers associated with the work or the chair, particularly around its focus on Protests, Strikes and Revolution. Senior research associates must have a doctorate. These are honorary positions, but the Faculty of Humanities offers a R20,000 reward for peer-reviewed articles published in most journals, and the Chair can normally provide office space.

Doctoral bursaries

The Chair seeks to appoint at least two doctoral students. These should preferably work on projects associated with it focus area. Most doctoral students will come from South Africa, but a minority can be nationals of other countries, and these may want to undertake comparative research. We would be interested in research on the struggle against apartheid. Supervision will be provided by Prof. Alexander. In 2015, bursaries will be worth R100, 000. Bursars are eligible for additional bursaries provided by UJ. Successful candidates will have received their MA with a South African mark of at least 70%, or its equivalent from elsewhere (e.g. an upper second), but students who have submitted their dissertation may apply

MA bursaries

The Chair seeks to appoint at least two MA students. Case studies of protests and strikes in South Africa are regarded as particularly appropriate. Successful applicants will be registered for an MA at UJ. In 2015, bursaries will be worth R50, 000. Bursars are also eligible for bursaries provided by UJ. Successful applicants will have received their Honours degree with a South African mark of at least 70%, or its equivalent from elsewhere (e.g. an upper second), but students about to complete their degree may apply.

Honours bursaries

The Chair seeks to award bursaries to three honours students. These must be South African citizens registered at UJ. They will be integrated into the work of the chair as if they were interns. They must demonstrate an interest in social change, preferably the proposed focus area. In 2015, bursaries will be worth R25, 000. Students are also eligible for bursaries provided by UJ. Successful applicants will have received their bachelor’s degree with a mark of at least 70%, but students about to complete their degree may apply. Application Applications should reach Mrs. Lucinda Becorny,, by 29 October 2014. These should include a CV, transcript, names and contact details of three academic referees, and a covering letter that includes a summary of proposed research. For further details about the Chair, visit our website

Assistant professor position at University of Georgia

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. The Department of Sociology and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin fall 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 10, 2015. We are looking for outstanding scholars whose empirical research and substantive interests focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos and Latinas in the U.S.  The successful candidate will be able to teach courses not only in sociology but also in Latin American and Caribbean studies.  Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach sociological theory. We seek candidates with a record of high quality research and who show promise of securing external funding.  We invite interested candidates to visit the web sites of the Sociology Department ( and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (<>).  LACSI is a vibrant, interdisciplinary academic community with 150 affiliate faculty and opportunities for collaboration across the university. The Institute has recently been awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC and FLAS grants. Please submit applications online at  Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (<>;<>). Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the recruitment committee, Patricia Richards (<>).

Assistant professor position in Middle East Studies, UMass-Amherst

The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications for a position in Middle Eastern Studies. The appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level, tenure track, beginning Fall 2015. Discipline and sub-discipline are open, though the following are areas that the Department seeks to develop: Ottoman and/or contemporary Turkish society, Iran, Islam and society, and gender issues in the Middle East and North Africa.  Competitive applicants will have high-level language proficiency relevant to their field and will demonstrate an innovative, engaging and rigorous research agenda. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses on the Middle East and North Africa, including large introductory and upper-level courses. The ideal candidate will have a research agenda that engages the scholarship of department members working in Judaic studies and permits the development of courses that will bridge the Middle Eastern and Judaic Studies majors. The new hire will be expected to collaborate on academic initiatives for the study of the Middle East and North Africa at UMass and in the Five Colleges. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required at the time of hire, September 1, 2015

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two writing samples no greater than 40 pages in length(as PDF) and the names and e-mail contact information for three references to the link below:

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 12, 2014, in order to ensure consideration.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities.  We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree.

Assistant professor position, University of Washington

The University of Washington Department of Sociology invites applications for one permanent full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of stratification/social inequality and/or migration/immigration to begin September 2015. Applications from scholars whose research addresses both of these topics are of particular interest. Researchers using a diverse set of methodological approaches are encouraged to apply. We are also interested in candidates whose research interests complement other subfields in sociology and/or our research/education affiliate centers. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. Applicants should have the PhD by the start of the appointment and will be expected to teach core graduate and undergraduate courses, conduct independent research, and engage in service activities. Applications should be made to:

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and writing samples. Three letters of recommendation should also be uploaded to Reviews of applications will begin on October 10, 2014; applications received by that time will be given priority consideration. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

Assistant professor position, Salem College

​Salem College, a liberal arts college for women in Winston-Salem, NC, seeks an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology.  Position begins August 2015, but an earlier appointment may be possible.  The candidate should be able to teach core courses in sociology, including social statistics. Other areas of specialization are open. A Ph.D. in sociology, evidence of teaching excellence and a promising scholarly agenda are required.  ABD considered but doctoral degree must be in hand by August 2015.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, teaching portfolio (philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi), unofficial graduate transcripts and three letters of reference to<>. Electronic submission is preferred. Letters should be addressed to Professor Teresa Rust Smith, chair, Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Criminal Studies, Salem College, 601 South Church St., Winston Salem, NC 27101.  Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, applications should be received before October 31, 2014. Salem College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

Founded in 1772 by Moravian settlers, Salem College is ranked as the oldest women’s institution in the nation by founding date and the 13th oldest college overall by the American Council on Education. It provides a four-year liberal arts experience to a diverse and vibrant undergraduate student body. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1, average class size is twelve, and full- and part-time faculty number approximately one hundred. The college offers a number of special programs including a January term featuring study trips and experimental courses, the Women in Science and Mathematics Program, the Center for Women Writers, the Center for Women in Business, graduate programs in education and the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education. Salem’s beautiful 64-acre campus is located in the Old Salem historic district in the heart of Winston-Salem. For more information on Salem College, see

Assistant Professor – Rutgers New Brunswick

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor whose work addresses global economic inequalities and transnational patterns of labor and economic organization. The position entails teaching undergraduate and graduate level Sociology classes and a significant scholarly research program. We will consider innovative work including the impact of global markets, the transnational circulation of persons in relation to global labor markets and migration, and/or the organization and political economy of global organizations that impact upon inequality. Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. A PhD in Sociology or a related field is required by start date. The position will begin Fall 2015 pending budgetary approval. Questions regarding the search should be directed to

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Assistant Professor position — UT-Austin

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level
to begin Fall 2015. Area of specialization is open, but the applicant will
be expected to contribute to one or more of the core strengths of the
department in social inequality, population studies, and global social
change. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research,
publication, and service to the department, college, and university.
Applicants should at a minimum have a PhD in hand or expected by August
2015, demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, and have a clearly
defined research agenda.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a
description of current and planned research, current Curriculum Vitae,
writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee Chair,
Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, via Review of applications will begin on October 15,
2014. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check
will be conducted on the successful candidates. Position funding is
pending budgetary approval.

Assistant Professor position — College at Brockport, State University of New York

The Department of Sociology at the College at Brockport, State University of New York invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position beginning fall 2015.  We seek an active scholar with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence. Ph.D. in Sociology is required, with primary teaching and research interests in globalization and/or immigration. ABDs may be considered, but those hired ABD must earn their doctoral degree within six months of being hired.  The successful candidate must be able to teach sociological theory. Secondary interests should ideally be in one or more of the following areas: work and organizations or politics and social change. Scholarship, professional development, student advising and mentoring, departmental and college service, and an ability to teach a diverse student population are expected.  Financial support for research and scholarship is available. For further details on the position and to apply, see the college’s official employment website:  For best consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2014.  Brockport is a medium sized college located 20 minutes from Rochester, a vibrant intellectual and cultural center, situated between the scenic Finger Lakes region and Lake Ontario.  For more information about the department and the College, go to<>.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply (AA/EOE).