Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor of Sociology – Race and Social Justice in Global/Transnational Contexts

The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University is searching for an Assistant Professor of Sociology in Race and Social Justice in Global/Transnational Contexts, beginning in Fall 2022. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required and must be in-hand by August 12, 2022. The candidate will teach a regular 2-2 load and contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The ideal candidate will be able to teach courses in Sociology, including Sociological Theory, while also contributing to a highly interdisciplinary department. We welcome work from a range of critical perspectives including decolonial/postcolonial, diaspora, feminist/intersectional, DuBoisian, and queer of color perspectives, with a transnational and/or global geographic scope.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate the ability to develop a publication and external research funding record in line with FIU’s tenure and promotion guidelines for promotion to Associate Professor and the University’s R1-level research status. The person hired may also find community amongst colleagues working in numerous initiatives and centers across campus, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, the Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Asian Studies Program, the Moshin & Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies, the Research Network for Health and Society, and the Global Indigenous Forum, among others. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply. We welcome applicants to reflect in their cover letter on how they could enhance the Department’s strengths and offerings.

In September 2021, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) received full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). This prestigious organization includes the top 40 schools of international affairs in the world. The SIPA is among 25 in the US with this designation, 5th in the Southeastern United States, and the 1st and only in the State of Florida.

Qualified applicants should apply to Job Opening ID 525729 at Please submit your cover letter, C.V., and a diversity statement (, in a single PDF file. Three letters of reference will be solicited from finalists at a later date. In your cover letter, please discuss your scholarly profile, your teaching expertise and pedagogical innovations, any externally funded projects, and how you envision your work enhancing and diversifying the Department’s strengths. Your cover letter should also speak to your demonstrated commitment to creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive campus community and your vision for contributing to this work at FIU. For more information about ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at FIU, visit and Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Nelson Varas-Diaz at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Pursuant to Florida law, any citizen of a foreign county who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of employment or training in China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, or Syria is subject to additional screening. Applicants meeting those criteria will be required to provide the following information in the application: every institution of higher education attended; all previous employment since the applicant’s 18th birthday; list of all published material, current and pending research funding from any source, including details about the research, your role, funding source, and amount; list and description of any non-university professional activities; any affiliation with an institution or program in a foreign country; a complete copy of your passport; the most recently submitted DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

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