Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor, tenure-track position

The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track position at the advanced Assistant Professor level to begin Fall, 2020. We are seeking a scholar of race who has a strong background and research interest in African American/Black American/Black immigrant experiences and issues, and whose work uses ethnographic research methods. The successful candidate for this position will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in qualitative research methods, with an emphasis on interviewing and ethnography, in addition to substantive courses on race and related topics. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Faculty members have the opportunity to affiliate with one of the Maxwell School’s research institutes or a number of other interdisciplinary centers and programs. For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by September 3.

For consideration, interested candidates must apply at by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, and one publication or writing sample on line. In addition, candidates must ask three people to submit letters of reference by September 3. Candidates will be notified if additional letters are needed.

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