Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Job Description


Join a vibrant and growing, diverse, group of scholars in the department of Sociology at Montclair State University. The ideal scholar for this role would be a person committed to our social justice mission and who has expertise and the desire to teach courses related to quantitative methodology. The role would be at the assistant professor level and is a tenure track role. The department has both an undergraduate major and minor as well as a new and expanding program at the graduate level in Social Research and Analysis. Many opportunities for interdisciplinary offerings reside within the college as well as across the college, particularly studying inequalities related to sexuality, race, ethnicity, poverty, or social policy. Experience with R is a plus but not required, and evidence of the potential for successful sponsored research will be considered. Montclair is the place to be if you desire a career that involves both excellence in teaching and scholarship. Our students, many from diverse backgrounds and most of whom work very hard for the opportunity a university education provides, deserve the best when it comes to faculty members. Does this sort of role interest you? Are you ready for Montclair State University?

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or equivalent by the time of appointment is required.

  • All candidates are expected to show scholarly productivity and excellence in teaching.

  • Evidence of successful grant acquisitions or future plans will also be considered.


The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) at Montclair State University combines a traditional liberal arts education with focused preparation in a wide range of disciplines and professional areas. With more than 20 majors, nearly 50 minors and numerous areas of graduate study and professional certificate programs , we offer students the opportunity to begin a lifetime of learning in the humanities and social sciences while preparing for a successful career. The Sociology Department is housed in CHSS, offers an undergraduate major and minor as well as an MA in Social Research and Analysis as well as other graduate certificates.

Montclair State University is a nationally recognized R2 research doctoral institution that empowers students, faculty, and researchers to rise above their own expectations. Building on a distinguished history dating back to 1908, the University today has 13 colleges and schools that serve more than 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate programs. Situated on a beautiful, 252-acre suburban campus just 12 miles from New York City, Montclair State welcomes a diverse population of students, many of whom are first generation, and delivers the instructional and research resources of a large public university in a supportive and sophisticated academic environment.


Montclair State University is committed to establishing and maintaining a diverse campus community that is representative of the State of New Jersey through inclusive excellence and equal opportunity. Montclair State University's commitment to access and equity is designed to prepare each graduate to thrive as a global citizen. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution we are working to support a campus-wide agenda to foster a community that both values and promotes the varied voices of our students, faculty, and staff. The University encourages candidates to apply who will contribute to the cultural tapestry of MSU and who value teaching a diverse student population, many of whom are first generation students.

SALARY RANGE : Commensurate with experience

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2024

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  • 3 letters of recommendation, which can be sent to:

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