Assistant Professor of Sociology
The Department of Social Sciences at Texas A&M International
University (TAMIU) seeks an Assistant Professor of Sociology
(tenure-track, 9-month position) to begin Fall 2020. Duties include
teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses. A reduced load (2-2
for the first year) is provided to allow for other duties, such as
publishing research in Sociology or closely related areas, and
serving on departmental, University, and professional committees.
We desire candidates who: demonstrate strong research skills, have
a strong record of or potential for sustained publication in
peer-reviewed journals (commensurate with experience), have the
potential for or prior experience with seeking and/or securing
external grant funding, work with diverse student populations, and
have the ability to teach in areas that complement or strengthen
our undergraduate and graduate programs.
The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in
Sociology or closely related field. ABDs may also be considered but
must have earned a doctorate before appointment. The candidate must
have substantive geospatial research skills that uses GIS. The
application of the required geospatial skills can follow a mixed
method (qualitative/quantitative) approach. A general emphasis on
social inequality (race/class/gender/sexuality, etc.) as a research
theme is also required.
TAMIU is a growing university of over 8,000 students located in
Laredo, Texas, a vibrant bi-lingual, bi-cultural city with a
population of about 250,000 on the U.S./Mexico border. For more
information, visit www.tamiu.edu. We offer a reduced
teaching load for junior faculty. Normal course load for junior
faculty is 3 courses per semester, although we offer opportunities
for course release. Additional pay is available for summer
teaching. TAMIU offers competitive salaries and a benefits package
covering health insurance, retirement benefits, and paid parental
leave. Financial support for professional development
opportunities, such as attending academic conferences, is also
provided. Moving expenses are covered by the university.
The completed employment application must include a letter of
interest that addresses qualifications, curriculum vitae,
unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of
three professional references. Applications must be submitted
online at https://employment.tamiu.edu.
Review of applications will begin November 8, 2019 and continue
until the position is filled.
For more information, contact Search Committee Chairs: Dr.
Andrew Hilburn (firstname.lastname@example.org and
956-326-2662) and Dr. Pamela Neumann (email@example.com and
TAMIU IS AN EO / AA / VETERANS / DISABILITY EMPLOYER
Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation and
employment is contingent on the results of the criminal history