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Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
North Carolina, United States
Posted Date
Oct 2, 2017

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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 August 15, 2018. Applications received by October 29, 2017 are assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Requirements for this position include 1) a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field; 2) a strong research agenda that focuses on organizations, occupations, and work; 3) commitment to teaching in a diverse environment; and 4) potential to secure external funding. Ideally, strong candidates’ research will incorporate a micro-level component. This may include, as examples, workplace inequality and diversity, intra-organizational processes, organizational culture, teams and groups, and other related topics.


The Department of Sociology offers the B.A. and M.A. in Sociology, and department faculty are core members of interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Organizational Science, Public Policy, Health Psychology, Health Services Research, or Public Health. For additional information about our department, visit our website at The successful candidate will have a tenure home in the Department of Sociology and will serve as a core faculty member in the Organizational Science Doctoral Program. More information on the Organizational Science Doctoral Program is available at


UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban research university. Approximately 29,000 culturally diverse students are currently enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 36 master's degrees and graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.


UNC Charlotte is located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC and Atlanta. Charlotte is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The metro area boasts world-class events, dining, culture, and professional sports, plus such hot spots as the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Mint Museum of Art, Discovery Place, the Children’s Theatre, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and more. Charlotte hosts a professional football team, a professional basketball team, and minor league baseball. We offer a thriving craft beer industry and plenty of opportunities for live music at one of two outdoor amphitheatres.


Please apply on-line at (position #7536) and include your curriculum vita, a writing sample, contact information for references, and a statement about teaching (graduate and undergraduate) and research. Please ask your references to email their letters to with the subject “SEARCH.” As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. 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 criminal background check.

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