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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Texas Christian University
Texas, United States
Closing date
May 22, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure track position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor level beginning the fall semester, 2019. While areas of research and teaching specialization are open, we are most interested in candidates whose areas would add to the department curriculum and research specializations. Some key areas of expansion under consideration are environmental sociology, work and occupations, and community/urban sociology, but other areas of research concentration will be considered. In particular, we are interested in candidates with a desire to teach undergraduate sociological research methods. Further, candidates who demonstrate a commitment to service learning, social justice, and community engagement are encouraged to apply. All applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and scholarship. A Ph.D. at the time of hire is expected. The teaching load is five courses per academic year. The Sociology program is part of a collegial, multidisciplinary department that includes an Anthropology program and exists within a supportive and progressive academic community. TCU has over 8,500 undergraduate students and close to 10,000 students overall, including graduate students. The university is situated in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area in close proximity to Fort Worth’s cultural and business districts. The salary is competitive.


TCU only accepts online applications. To apply go to the TCU HR system at On the drop down menu under “School/College” select “AddRan College of Liberal Arts”, click “Find Jobs”, then select the appropriate sociology position. Please submit: a cover letter expressing teaching and research interests, a vita, copies of transcripts, publications, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Questions regarding the online process can be answered by contacting TCU Human Resources at 817-257-7790. The deadline for applications is September 10th, 2018; review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates can direct questions about the search to Carol Thompson, Search Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. 


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