Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley


DESCRIPTION: The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position. The expected start date is July 1, 2017. Candidates will be considered regardless of field of specialization. The position’s duties include: academic research and publications, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative service. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching. The University is committed to supporting employees as they balance work and family.

MINIMUM BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application.

The Ph.D. or equivalent degree must be held within one year of employment. Applications must be received by September 8, 2016. Please direct all questions to John

O’Donnell at

To apply, please go to the following link: REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  1. Curriculum Vitae – Your C.V. as of the date of application
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Research
  4. Statement of Teaching
  5. One of your best papers, published or not, or a dissertation chapter
  6. One of your best papers, published or not, or a dissertation chapter
  7. One of your best papers, published or not, or a dissertation chapter

OPTIONAL DOCUMENT: Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants should also provide contact information only for three to five referees. Letters of reference will only be solicited for candidates placed on the long short list. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: