Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Positon in Sociology, Texas Christian University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at TCU invites applications for a tenure track position in sociology at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2024. Seeking applicants with research and teaching specialization in medical sociology/sociology of health and illness. The following areas of research and teaching are of particular interest: social determinants of health and illness, health disparities and health justice, and/or environment and health. Successful candidates will have demonstrated scholarly achievement, the capacity for excellence in the classroom and the ability to collaborate with departmental and college faculty on health, medicine, and social jus-ce related research and curriculum development.

PhD in sociology is required before hire date. This full–me faculty position is on-campus and in-person. All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and statement describing how they address diversity and inclusion in their teaching and broader work. Applicants whose candidacy we wish to pursue further will be contacted for three letters of recommendation and a writing sample. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023. Applica-ons must be submitted online:

This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Direct inquiries to Jeannine Gailey, Search Chair (


Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a collegial department within a supportive and progressive college and academic community. The TCU Department of Sociology & Anthropology has 13 full-time faculty members and about 200 undergraduate majors and minors. The Department houses an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate in Medical Social Sciences and Health Humanities and the Human-Animal Relationships minor. The Department has strong interdisciplinary teaching and research networks across university programs and the metroplex provides abundant opportunities for cultivating research initiatives and partnerships. TCU is a selective, private university committed to academic freedom.