Assistant Professor - Sociology - (FAC001462)
The Department of Sociology at the University of Houston invites applications for an Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall Semester of 2021. Applicants should be engaged in research on the sociology of organizations, occupations, and work, broadly conceived. Research areas could include: workplace disparities, occupational roles, organizational challenges, changing workforces, labor demography, or related topics. This position is aligned with one of the Department's areas of concentration, that of workplace diversity.
The applicant must hold a PhD in Sociology at the time of the appointment. Scholarly publications are required, and success in generating external funding is preferred. In addition to a course in sociology of work or formal organizations, the applicant must also be able to teach undergraduate research methods. This is a 9-month benefits-eligible position, with salary based upon qualifications and experience.
The UH Department of Sociology has a research-focused, highly active faculty. The Department offers undergraduate degrees (B.A. and B.S.) and an M.A. in Sociology, with approximately 225 majors and 150 minors in the undergraduate program and approximately 20 in the graduate program. Undergraduate and graduate students receive a strong foundation in sociological theory, research methods, and both qualitative and quantitative methods.
UH is a growing urban research institution and its student body reflects the racial, ethnic, and international diversity of the Houston metropolitan area. Located in the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is home to one of the largest medical centers in the world, numerous global energy corporations, and a vibrant arts community, all of which provide exciting research opportunities. In Fall 2020, the University of Houston is projected to welcome the first incoming class to its medical school, which will focus on primary care and underserved populations.
Candidates should apply online at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/ The position number keyword is FAC001462. Application materials should include a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience; curriculum vitae; and copies of recent publications. Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2020, but the position will remain open until an acceptable short list is compiled. Questions about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Prof. Samantha Kwan at skwa2@Central.UH.edu
The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The applicant must hold a PhD in Sociology at the time of the appointment. Scholarly publications are required, and success in generating external funding is preferred.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.