Assistant Professor LatinX (Tenure Eligible, Sociology)

Virginia Commonwealth University
Sep 11, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University embarks on a cluster hire in Migration Studies: Focus Latin America to enhance the study of Latin American migration at VCU and position the university as a thought leader in addressing the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly diverse nation. Four new faculty positions will enrich the departments of History, Sociology, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the School of World Studies

The Sociology Department is seeking applications for a tenure track assistant professor position to begin August 2018.  We are seeking a sociologist specializing in LatinX communities in the United States and quantitative methods.  Preferred secondary specializations include social psychology, migration, health, globalization and/or urban sociology. 

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 core curriculum and general education requirements. Candidates with the interest and ability to teach in our online Master’s program focused on Digital Sociology will be preferred.

Required qualifications include a PhD in Sociology in hand by August 2018 and a record of or demonstrable potential for excellence in scholarship. Native- or near native proficiency in Spanish preferred as is potential for engaging students in research experiences in migrant communities both locally and abroad. 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.

Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please apply online at Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample 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 1, 2017. Start date will be August 16, 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. McKenna Brown, chair of the search committee, at

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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