Assistant or untenured Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Studies

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
18 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Aug 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Assistant or untenured Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Studies

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Sociology and Committee on Degrees in Social Studies

Position Description 

The Harvard Sociology Department and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seek to fill two full-time tenure-track positions as Assistant or untenured Associate Professor of Sociology, beginning fall 2019. This is a joint position between Sociology and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, an interdisciplinary undergraduate honors concentration at Harvard College. We are particularly interested in scholars and teachers who work on ethnicity, race, and/or migration. The successful candidate(s) must be able and willing to teach sociological theory and research methods (including mixed-methods inquiry) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching duties will also include undergraduate thesis advising.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have Ph.D. by the expected start date.

Additional Qualifications

Candidates should have demonstrated the promise of excellence in both research and teaching.

Special Instructions

Applicants should submit a dossier including: (1) a vita listing published and unpublished papers, (2) a cover letter, (3) a statement describing current and projected research activities, (4) a statement describing teaching experience and interests, and (5) two or three pieces of written work including at least one dissertation chapter. Please also include names and contact information for three references. All materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted on line. The deadline to submit applications is September 15, 2018.

Contact Information

Suzanne Ogungbadero
Coordinator of Academic Affairs
Harvard Sociology Department
668 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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