Sociology, University of South Carolina Columbia

Position ID:University of South Carolina Columbia-Sociology-AP2 [#10368]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Focus: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Quantitative Methods
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbia, South Carolina 29208, United States [map]
Subject Area: Sociology
Appl Deadline:2018/01/01 finished (2017/11/01, finished 2018/07/08, listed until 2018/01/01)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Focus: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Quantitative Methods


The Department of Sociology ( at the University of South Carolina invites applications for TWO tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. For both positions, we seek candidates with research and teaching interests in Social Stratification and Inequality. This solicitation seeks candidates who also have the ability to teach quantitative methods at the graduate level. Candidates who have research and teaching interests in Social Stratification and Inequality but are not interested in teaching graduate quantitative methods are encouraged to see our other solicitation ( Applicants qualified for both positions are encouraged to apply for both. Both positions are to begin in August 2018. Completion of PhD degree by the time of employment is expected.


Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement outlining their research and teaching agenda, three letters of recommendation, and up to three samples of writing.  All material should be submitted via our online portal at:


The faculty will begin reviewing applications by November 6th and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact the Recruitment Committee Chair, Matthew E. Brashears, at


The Sociology Department has a collegial and intellectually diverse faculty with strengths in Social Psychology, Stratification & Social Structure and Population & Health. The department’s Social Psychology program is ranked by U.S. News and World Report as 4th in the country and the department has a strong graduate program with student-high NRC rankings tied for 3rd in the nation. The department has historically maintained a strong reputation for rigorous research methodology.


The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

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Contact: Matthew E. Brashears, 8037773679, 8037775251 (fax)
Email: email
Postal Mail:
University of South Carolina
Department of Sociology, Sloan College, Room 321
911 Pickens Street
Columbia, SC 29208
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