Assistant or Associate Professor, Texas A&M University

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant or associate level with the starting date of August 2018. We seek a candidate with scholarly expertise in sociological approaches to criminology, focusing on social inequality and social justice. Preferred research agendas will address disproportionate contact in the juvenile and criminal justice system, such as (but not limited to) mass incarceration, detention, state/police surveillance, or re-entry. All methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and geographical areas of concentration are welcome. Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology or a closely related field by the time of appointment and a record of scholarly publications, successful teaching, and contributions to diversity. In addition, we welcome candidates who will contribute to or complement existing department strengths and have a record of (or potential for) success in externally funded research. The successful candidate will be expected to do research, publish in peer reviewed journals, and teach in fields related to sociological approaches to criminology and social justice.

Texas A&M University offers a wide range of research opportunities including the Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center (TXRDC), the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. The Sociology Department is large, collegial, and intellectually and demographically diverse with roughly 35 faculty members, 800 undergraduate majors and 90 graduate students. Apart from our six areas of concentration, we have a strong commitment to Latinx and Mexican-American Studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will contribute to the department and university through teaching, research, and publication in fields related to criminology and social inequality.

Texas A&M University is a large research university in Bryan/College Station, a growing metropolitan community with a clean environment, attractive amenities, and a low cost of living. It has close proximity to the large metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The University is a land, sea, and space grant university. Applicants should send a letter that explains their interest in the position, research program, teaching experience/proficiency, and contributions to diversity. Applicants should also send a curriculum vitae and writing sample. Applicants for the position at the rank of Assistant Professor should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Search Committee Chair, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Alternatively, electronic submissions in Word or pdf files may be emailed to

Applicants for the position at the rank of Associate Professor should provide references to three people that the search committee can contact for letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish in leading scholarly outlets, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and engage in service activities.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples, and is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.