Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Texas at Tyler
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 24, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

FLSA Status



Earliest Start Date

Fall 2021





Hours per Week

40 hours


Hiring Department

Social Sciences


Required Application Materials


A single PDF or Word document containing a curriculum vitae, letter of interest that addresses teaching and research, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three (3) professional references are required to apply.


Important Instructions:   

When prompted to upload your “resume”, upload your combined documents as one file.

  • Please do not upload documents to “Cover Letter” or “References”.


If the required application materials were not uploaded at the “resume” prompt, please withdraw your application and re-apply to upload your combined documents as one file.


Job Description

The Department of Social Sciences at The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology starting Fall 2021.

Focus will be teaching and research in Sociology. Course load will be 3 courses each semester. In addition, a 1 course load equivalency is to be devoted to research and service.

Essential Functions

  • Full-time sociologist in a merged Social Science major with Anthropology and Geography.
  • Teaching and research in Sociology.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and service.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or Cultural Studies by date of appointment.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching at the undergraduate college level, experience teaching in diverse (or multiple) platforms—face to face, online, and hybrid, as well as the ability to teach a wide range of Sociology classes.
  • Experience teaching Introduction to Sociology and/or Contemporary Issues/Social Theory.
  • Active research agenda.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and service.


Working Conditions

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Exposure to standard office conditions.
  • Sitting, Standing, Walking, and Bending.


About The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler is a comprehensive institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs as an institution of the renowned University of Texas System. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences houses the Department of Health and Kinesiology and the School of Nursing. 

UT Tyler is situated 100 miles east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex amidst the beautiful lakes and woods of East Texas, is an economically strong and rapidly growing community. With a population of 100,000, Tyler is the regional center for the arts, medical care, finance, and higher education.

The University contributes to the strong healthcare industry in Tyler through its College of Nursing and Health Sciences, the Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, and its partnerships with sister institutions UT Health Northeast and UT Health East Texas, as well as CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis and Baylor Scott and White Texas Spine and Joint Hospital.


Additional Information

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


EEO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.