Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position ID: 37223
Georgia State University
Arts & Sciences
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Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Log# 19-016

The Sociology Department at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology in Race and Ethnicity, beginning August 2018.  We seek a creative and engaging scholar who is committed to developing an active research program and collaborating with faculty in our Department, College, and University to become a national leader in scholarship in this area.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose interests and scholarship intersect with one of our other specialties: aging and the life course; community and urban studies; education; gender; health; and/or sexuality.  In the heart of one of the largest and most racially/ethnically diverse metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S., our Department is strategically focused on conducting community-engaged research in the Atlanta metro-area and in other cities around the world; securing external funding to support our research; involving graduate and undergraduate students in our work; and, achieving excellence in teaching and mentoring.

Georgia State University, an enterprising R-1 university located in Atlanta, is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. In the heart of one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the Southeastern U.S., the Sociology Department is an academic unit with the College of Arts and Sciences, and many of our faculty hold joint or affiliate appointments in other units across the University, including African American Studies; the Gerontology Institute; the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Institute; the Global Studies Institute; the School of Public Health; and the new Urban Studies Institute.  The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor in sociology, an MA in Professional Sociology, as well as an MA and PhD in Sociology. You can learn more about our Department at

In addition to developing and maintaining a productive research program, all tenure-track faculty are responsible for teaching four courses per academic year, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and participating in some departmental governance. Essential qualifications include a PhD in sociology at the time of appointment and basic knowledge and familiarity with race and ethnicity studies in sociology.  Applicants with significant interest in conducting community-based research, seeking external funding, and involving students in their research are preferred.  Evidence of excellence and experience in teaching is also preferred.

Application procedures:

Applicants should submit:  1) a cover letter outlining qualifications for and interest in this position; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two examples of scholarly writing; 3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching statement, course syllabi, student evaluations); and, 4) three letters of recommendation.  

Submit application materials electronically via email to:   If emailing materials is not possible, please send hard copy materials to:   Recruitment Committee, Georgia State University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 5020, Atlanta, GA  30302.  The Committee will begin reviewing applications October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. 

An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.  

Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  We enthusiastically encourage applications from minority candidates.

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University System of Georgia
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The University of Georgia
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Phone: (706) 542-7817
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