The Department of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University
invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor
position to begin August 2019. We are seeking a sociologist
specializing in Digital Sociology, particularly as it relates to
technology and inequality. Secondary area of specialization is
open. We are interested in digital cultural production, digital
labor and/or organizations, digital health and/or digital social
movements. Those with methodological skills particular to digital
data such as social network analysis, digital ethnographies,
digital data collection and/or data visualization are preferred.
This new hire will work alongside other faculty within the
department and across the university to strengthen VCU's growing
interdisciplinary scholarship and course offerings related to the
study of the digital world broadly defined.
The successful candidate will be required to have an established
research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, as
appropriate, and potential for scholarship or creative expression
to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.
Teaching responsibilities will include courses at both the graduate
and undergraduate level in their area of research specialization,
along with providing support to the program's online Master's
program focused on Digital Sociology. Required qualifications
include a PhD in Sociology in hand by August 1, 2019 and a record
of or demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty,
staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty
member at VCU is required.
Virginia Commonwealth University is a large urban university
located in the center of Richmond, Virginia. The Department of
Sociology at VCU offers both a Bachelors and Masters program.
Currently, we have 300+ undergraduate majors and 30+ graduate
students. The M.S. program has two options-thesis and applied. The
thesis option is taught on campus; the applied option includes both
on-campus and online modes. Existing faculty areas of research
include gender, sexuality, race, health, labor, digital sociology,
and environmental sociology with expertise in multiple research
methodologies including social network analysis, quantitative and
qualitative methods. Both the graduate and undergraduate programs
are grounded in a strong theoretical foundation in the structural
bases and processes of social inequality around social class, race,
and gender. For more information, visit sociology.vcu.edu.
Only electronic applications will be accepted.
Please apply online at www.vcujobs.com.
Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF
format as well as any teaching documentation with your online
application (please submit these documents under the website's
category for “Other Document”).
Three letters of reference are required.
Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been
asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.
Start date will be August 16, 2019.
Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Tressie
M. Cottom, chair of the search committee, at
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities,
and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.