Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

Sep 16, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Until Filled: Yes

Job Summary: The Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies (IAAS) at the University of Georgia invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor position to begin fall 2017.We seek an outstanding scholar whose empirical research and substantive interests focus on race and ethnicity. Successful candidates will have a record of high quality research and demonstrate potential for a strong publication record. Preference will be given to candidates who also show promise in obtaining extramural funding. Successful applicants will demonstrate their ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We invite interested candidates to visit the websites of the Sociology Department ( and the Institute of African American Studies ( Please submit applications online at Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college's goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (; Applicants whose files are complete by October 14, 2016 will be assured full consideration. The position will be open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the recruitment committee, Ron Simons (

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 1, 2017. Candidates must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research in the area of race and ethnicity.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who also show promise in obtaining extramural funding.


Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor

Tenure Status: Tenure-Track

Employee Percentage: 100

Location od Vacancy: Athens Area

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