Assistant Professor in Sociology

University of Houston-Downtown
Texas, United States
Competitive Salary
Jan 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Social Sciences at the University of Houston-Downtown invites applications for at least one tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Sociology with expertise in the area of Latino Studies beginning in Fall 2021.  Applicants with additional specialization in social theory or social movements are especially encouraged to apply. Duties of the position include teaching at the undergraduate level in face-to-face, hybrid and/or online formats.  In addition to a 3/3 teaching load in the first year and a 4/3 teaching load thereafter, the position requires that the candidate establish a successful program of research and work with others, including students, to engage in research and service activities that support the Department, College (including the Center for Latino Studies) and University.  This position is part of a Latino Studies cluster hire in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Salary is competitive and commensurate with a candidate’s experience. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The University of Houston- Downtown is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. 


  • Candidates must have received a doctorate in Sociology or related discipline from a regionally-accredited institution by the time of employment. 


  • Teaching and/or research expertise in Latino Studies
  • Demonstrated active research agenda
  • Experience teaching social theory and/or social movements
  • Qualified to teach a range of undergraduate sociology courses 

Required Attachments by Candidate: 

Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Unofficial Transcripts, and (3) Letters of Recommendation. Please have the letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Joanna Kaftan at  

About the University and College: The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor's and selected master's degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Opened in 1974 and located in the heart of one of the country’s most diverse metropolitan areas, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Area, and through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service and scholarly research to develop students' talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. The Department of Social Science exists within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at UHD.