Assistant Professor of Sociology

UNC Charlotte
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 22, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a tenure‐track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin fall 2021. Requirements for this position include 1) a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field; 2) a strong research program that focuses on macro or micro aspects of organizations, occupations, labor market, and/or work; 3) a commitment to quality graduate and undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment; and 4) potential to secure external funding. Ideally, strong candidates’ research will also have strong research methods skills and can teach in this area. The Department of Sociology is a core member of the interdisciplinary Organizational Science Doctoral Program, and the selected candidate will serve as a core faculty member in this doctoral program. More information on the Organizational Science Doctoral Program is available at Additionally, the candidate will collaborate with faculty from The School of Data Science ( Tenure will be earned in the Department of Sociology.

The Department of Sociology offers the B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and our faculty participate in multiple interdisciplinary doctoral programs. The core strengths in the Department of Sociology are sociology of organizations, health, public policy, education, and social psychology. For additional information about our department, visit our website at

As the largest and most diverse college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 21 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and military sciences, as well as 28 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. With its 35 graduate degrees and 78 undergraduate degree options, the College is connected to the world and its concerns, and is particularly supportive of the greater Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research‐intensive urban university, located on an expanding modern campus. The second largest of the 16 UNC System campuses, UNC Charlotte offers more than 30,000 culturally and ethnically diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus and an APLU Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. It supports faculty with excellent family and medical leave policies, junior faculty development awards, internal faculty research grant opportunities, and other research opportunities. Charlotte offers a dynamic space to live, work and connect for faculty, students, alumni, and staff, with its outstanding cultural, recreational, and business amenities. As the 15th largest U.S. city, Charlotte is consistently ranked one of the best cities to live (#20 by U.S. News & World Report.)

Please apply on‐line at and include your curriculum vita, a writing sample, a statement about teaching and research, and a list of three references. Applicants should also submit a one‐page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching and/or outreach. Applications received by [November 20, 2020] are assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Department of Sociology is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students.

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how they address diversity and inclusion while teaching and conducting research. Applicants are subject to a criminal background check.



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