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.