Professor and Chair of Sociology

Washington D.C., United States
Jan 19, 2014
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences, Sociology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Posting Number: Fac/Lib000468
Position Number:
Academic Title: Professor and Chair of Sociology
Administrative Title:
Discipline Social Sciences
Specialty: Inequality, Urban Sociology, or Criminology
Position Status: Preapproved - New
Contract Type: With Tenure
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2014
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Employee Class Code/Category: F9 - UV Faculty Chair/Director RFT
Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University. The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenured position as Professor and Chair to begin in Fall 2014. We seek a nationally prominent scholar with research and teaching interests in any of the department's areas of specialization at the graduate level: inequality, urban sociology, or criminology. The department offers MA programs in sociology and (jointly with Forensic Sciences) criminology along with majors and minors in sociology, criminal justice, and human services, and a minor in Law & Society.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

This scholar will serve as chair of the department and conduct reserch and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his areas of specialization.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Sociology, a distinguished and ongoing record of scholarly achievement as demonstrated by excellence in research (including extramural funding) and teaching, and prior experience in academic administration. Applicants at the advanced Associate Professor level whose records are commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor and who meet the above qualifications will also be considered.

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Other Benefits:
Other Information:

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload:
-A statement of research and teaching interests and of leadership philosophy under “Statement of Teaching and Research Interest”
-Copies of sample publications or unpublished manuscripts under “Sample Publications”

References will not be contacted without prior consent of applicants. Questions can be addressed to Professor Steven A. Tuch, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, The George Washington University, 801 22nd Street, NW, Suite 409, Washington DC 20052 (

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Posting Open Date:
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
EEO Statement:

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a doctorate degree in Sociology?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have a record of excellence in research (scholarly articles, books, extramural grants) as demonstrated by publications or works in progress that is commensurate with appointment at the Professor level?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have a record of excellence in teaching that is commensurate with appointment at the Professor level?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have a record of excellence in academic administration at a college or university?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Statement of Teaching and Research Interest
  4. Sample Publications
Optional Documents

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.


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