Assistant Professor – Sociology, Texas Woman’s University

The TWU Department of Social Sciences and Historical Studies, a newly created multidisciplinary unit, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sociology. Candidates with specialization in areas such as race and ethnicity, social inequality, ethnic studies, Latinx, or Indigenous Studies are particularly sought. The ability to contribute to the concentrations of the Ph.D. program in criminology/criminal justice will be a plus. Applicants should demonstrate a strong social justice orientation.

This position is part of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) cluster hiring initiative on diversity and social justice that includes multiple searches across the college.

The goals of the cluster hire are to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) support our diverse student population in majors and minors in CAS disciplines; and 4) strengthen the college’s course offerings in diversity and social justice that enhance a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, and Sociology, as well as M.A. programs in History, Political Science, and Sociology, and a Ph.D. in Sociology. Department faculty are research-active, publishing numerous books, articles, and receive major grants. Faculty regularly present at regional, national, and international conferences.

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in Sociology
  • A record of scholarship appropriate for the applicant’s rank
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research.
  • Demonstrated excellence in university teaching.


Position responsibilities include:

  •  Teaching graduate and undergraduate courses.
  •  Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  •  Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant’s research agenda
  •  Service to the school, college, university, and community.
  •  Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.



Please submit the application via email to and include IRC46843 in the subject line. Attach (a) a cover letter addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (b) the current curriculum vitae; c) a representative sample of scholarly work; d) copies of recent teaching evaluations, and (e) the names and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

University Information

Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women, and the only system in the country with an emphasis on educating women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral-level, research-intensive public university emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Men have been admitted to the University’s graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994 and currently comprise approximately 10% of the university’s nearly 16,000 students.

TWU is a system encompassing three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The DFW metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Hallmarks of a TWU education include respect for diversity in all dimensions (TWU is currently ranked 6th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (TWU is among the safest campuses in the nation). TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a “learn by doing” experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life’s challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students and future librarians as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.