Tenure Track Faculty Position in the Sociology Department at the University of Memphis

The Sociology Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in Fall 2024. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field no later than August 2024.  Area of specialization is open, although we seek a scholar who can teach core classes in sociological theory.  Preference will be given to a scholar who will be active in the pursuit of grant funding.  The Center for Community Research and Evaluation, an on-campus Center that is externally funded and connected with the Sociology Department, provides opportunities for collaboration on externally funded work.  

The University of Memphis has recently been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution.  The University is committed to maintaining this status and there is strong support for new faculty developing their scholarly agendas. Faculty in the department teach a 2-2 load.  The Sociology Department offers the B.S. and M.A. degrees and is a partner in the Ph.D. program in Urban Affairs so faculty teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and work with graduate research assistants.  The successful candidate will join an exciting and collaborative department in a dynamic urban university.    

Applications must be made on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/37728.  Please upload a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a research statement highlighting the potential for grant funding, a statement of teaching philosophy or interests, and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023 and may continue until the position is filled. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.