Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty


Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)



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Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Primary Purpose of Department:

The Department of Sociology seeks to advance sociological knowledge and to serve the university and larger community through the dissemination of sociological knowledge. We work toward this mission in at least six ways.
1. We seek to advance sociological knowledge through our individual and collaborative research and scholarship.
2. We seek to teach sociology and related academic and intellectual skills to our undergraduate students and to our graduate students.
3. We seek to teach our graduate students research and analytic skills that will foster their development as professional sociologists and/or will increase their effectiveness in their work outside of professional sociology.
4. We seek to foster the scholarly and professional growth of our faculty members.
5. We seek to promote intellectual community both within and beyond the Department.
6. We prepare students to understand and contribute to a diverse global society.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Requirements for this position include 1) a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field; 2) a strong research program that focuses on macro or micro aspects of organizations, occupations, labor market, and/or work; 3) a commitment to quality graduate and undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment; and 4) potential to secure external funding.

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Ideally, strong candidates’ research will also have strong research methods skills and can teach in this area. The Department of Sociology is a core member of the interdisciplinary Organizational Science Doctoral Program, and the selected candidate will serve as a core faculty member in this doctoral program. More information on the Organizational Science Doctoral Program is available at Additionally, the candidate will collaborate with faculty from The School of Data Science ( Tenure will be earned in the Department of Sociology.

Special Notes to Applicants:

Please apply on-line at and include your curriculum vita, a writing sample, a statement about teaching and research, and a list of three references. Applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching and/or outreach. Applications received by [November 20, 2020] are assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

UNC Charlotte is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. The Department of Sociology is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from a diverse background and demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for all students.

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how they address diversity and inclusion while teaching and conducting research. The chosen candidate will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

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Job No:
Posted: 10/23/2020
Application Due: 12/22/2020
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