Assistant Professor, Macalester College

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2017. We seek to hire a sociologist whose primary teaching and research interests are the sociology of race and ethnicity. A conferred Ph.D. in sociology by the beginning of appointment is required. Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and evidence of scholarly promise. Preferably, the new faculty member would also welcome the opportunity to teach courses in one or more of the following specializations: immigration and immigrant populations, the sociology of culture, sociology of family, sex and gender, sociology of work, and research methods – qualitative, quantitative, or network analysis. The normal teaching load is 5 courses/year. Successful applicants may also contribute to the advancement of one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including American Studies, Latin American Studies, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Urban Studies.

Please submit electronically a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate work, three letters of recommendation, an example of recent scholarship, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a statement of research agenda and any other supporting materials to, and addressed to Erik Larson, Chair, Department of Sociology, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105. Applications received before October 1, 2016 will be given first consideration. For questions about the position, please contact Professor Larson at

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college located in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. As an equal opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups