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Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies

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Position Information

Position Information

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Posting Number 2016_00201F
Posting Type
Working Title Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies
Title Code 55100
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Department SOCIOLOGY
Salary Range
Job Summary

The Department of Sociology and the Institute for African American Studies (IAAS) at the University of Georgia invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor position to begin fall 2017.We seek an outstanding scholar whose empirical research and substantive interests focus on race and ethnicity. Successful candidates will have a record of high quality research and demonstrate potential for a strong publication record. Preference will be given to candidates who also show promise in obtaining extramural funding. Successful applicants will demonstrate their ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity at both the undergraduate and graduate level. We invite interested candidates to visit the websites of the Sociology Department ( and the Institute of African American Studies (

Please submit applications online at Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference.

The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (;

Applicants whose files are complete by October 14, 2016 will be assured full consideration. The position will be open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the recruitment committee, Ron Simons (

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 1, 2017. Candidates must have demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research in the area of race and ethnicity.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who also show promise in obtaining extramural funding.

Degree Level Doctorate
Posting Date 09/12/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Closing Date
Appointment Status Regular
Location of Vacancy Athens Area

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Vitae
  3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents