Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 007536
Working Title Assistant Professor of Sociology
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Sociology seeks to advance sociological knowledge and to serve the university and larger community through the dissemination of sociological knowledge. We work toward this mission in at least six ways.

1. We seek to advance sociological knowledge through our individual and collaborative research and scholarship.

2. We seek to teach sociology and related academic and intellectual skills to our undergraduate students and to our graduate students.

3. We seek to teach our graduate students research and analytic skills that will foster their development as professional sociologists and/or will increase their effectiveness in their work outside of professional sociology.

4. We seek to foster the scholarly and professional growth of our faculty members.

5. We seek to promote intellectual community both within and beyond the Department.

6. We prepare students to understand and contribute to a diverse global society.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Requirements for this position include 1) a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field; 2) a strong research agenda that focuses on organizations, occupations, and work; 3) commitment to teaching in a diverse environment; and 4) potential to secure external funding.

Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how they address diversity and inclusion while teaching and conducting research.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Ideally, strong candidates’ research will incorporate a micro-level component. This may include, as examples, workplace inequality and diversity, intraorganizational processes, organizational culture, teams and groups, and other related topics.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin August 15, 2018. Applications received by October 29, 2017 are assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

Please apply on-line at (position #7536) and include your curriculum vita, a writing sample, contact information for references, and a statement about teaching and research. Please ask your references to email their letters to with the subject “SEARCH.” As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Applicants are subject to criminal background check.

Job Open Date 09/18/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest