Assistant Professor

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Position TitleAssistant ProfessorDepartmentSociologyPosition Description

The Department of Sociology at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin July 2021. Areas of specialization are open, but our faculty engage in research pertaining to social inequality and culture, and we encourage applicants whose work embraces intersectional frameworks. We also encourage applicants to visit our website ( to learn more about our scholarship and department foci. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional applicants at a more senior level may be considered, subject to University approval. Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform research in their specialized area, and contribute to university service. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Rice is a Research 1 private institution in Houston, Texas with PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programs, competitive salaries, and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2021.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically using the link provided below: (1) letter of application, (2) research statement, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work. In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the same online system at time of the application. The application deadline is September 8th, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Candidates selected for further consideration will be asked to provide a Statement of Contribution to Diversity. A statement of contribution to diversity invites applicants to describe their past, present, and/or future aspirations to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their careers as researches and educators, and/or to convey how they see these commitments continuing at Rice University. Such articulation can focus on teaching, research, or service, or all three factors.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Submit all application materials electronically via the following link:

EEO StatementEducation RequiredPhD or other Doctoral DegreeSpecify Concentration / Degree TypeEducation PreferredOther Required QualificationsOther Qualifications PreferredPhysical DemandsRice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Requisition Details

Requisition NumberF21004Open Date07/20/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesBest Consideration Date09/08/2020Desired Start Date07/01/2021Position StatusFull-TimeBenefits EligibleYesSpecial Instructions to the Applicant

Publications should be combined into one document.

Posting Link DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement
  4. Publications
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you currently have a Ph.D. or will you complete your Ph.D. by July 1, 2021?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 8/27/2020
Application Due: 10/26/2020
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