Assistant Professor, Texas State University

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, beginning fall 2018. Teaching, service, and research expectations are commensurate with tenure expectations in the department.

Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to contribute to our graduate programs and research areas of health, aging, and/or sustainability. A Ph.D. in sociology, applied sociology, social gerontology, or sustainability by August 2018 is required. Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful teaching and scholarly achievement commensurate with career stage will be evaluated.

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered To assure full consideration, please submit the following: (1) a cover letter, (2) a statement on research, (3) a statement on teaching and example of recent or suggested syllabus, (4) curriculum vitae, and (5) the names of three references. Letters of reference are not requested at this time. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting Universities.

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Descriptions of our degree offerings and faculty can be found at Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please direct questions to: Dr. Deborah Harris, Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX 78666 at

The Department of Sociology at Texas State University has a student-centered and collegial faculty that engages in a wide-ranging array of specialties comprised of both quantitative and qualitative methods. The faculty takes pride in our strong teaching reputation, while publishing articles and books of national and international significance. The Department of Sociology offers B.A., B.S and M.A., M.S. degrees in sociology and applied sociology. The department also houses an interdisciplinary online Master’s program in Dementia and Aging, as well as an interdisciplinary Master’s program in Sustainability Studies.

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