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Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tenure Track, August 2021

Chapman University
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Oct 28, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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General Information

The Sociology Department, within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology with primary research and teaching interests in the areas of African Studies or Diaspora Studies beginning August 2021. Secondary areas of interest may include global issues, family/gender, health, immigration, research methods, and social psychology.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the President recently announced a new Vice President position in Diversity and Inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. The successful candidate for this position would have opportunities to propose initiatives and participate in such programming. In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues, beginning with “The Significance of Race” in Fall 2020: More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at



Requirements include a Ph.D. from an accredited University, scholarly work which promises to make a significant contribution, evidence of effective and innovative teaching, and commitment to a student-centered learning environment and cultural diversity.

The Sociology Department seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology. The department is seeking sociologists who work in the areas of African Studies or Diaspora Studies. Other areas of interest may include global issues, family/gender, health, immigration, research methods, and social psychology.

The department is interested in sociologists who address their field of sociology in innovative ways, linking the global and local. The department seeks candidates who can teach lower-division surveys and upper-division seminar courses in their areas of interest. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in the Africana Studies minor and will also teach and advise students in the Masters of Arts in International Studies program.



The successful candidate will offer lower and upper division courses in Sociology and contribute to a nascent interdisciplinary minor in Africana Studies and existing MA in International Studies Program. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service.


Contact Information

Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, faculty application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:

Mr. Greg Walswick, Sociology Department

Please use “Sociology Faculty Position” as the email subject line. Application review begins immediately. Writing samples, dossiers with letters of recommendation, and a statement on diversity and inclusion in teaching and research will be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. This position is subject to final budget approval.


Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.


Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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