Arizona State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:ASU-School of Social and Behavioral Sciences-SOCPROF [#12400]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Sociology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Sociology / Gender, Transnational/Global or Social Movements
Appl Deadline:2018/12/14help popup finished (2018/10/17, finished 2019/06/16, listed until 2019/04/15)
Position Description:    

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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure track Assistant Professor of Sociology with a focus on study of Gender and/or Global and Transnational Sociology from an empirical perspective. The current position coincides with a general rebuilding of strength in Sociology presently occurring across ASU and within the School. This scholar will be expected to (1) conduct her or his own independent program of research, (2) teach, supervise and mentor B.A. and M.A students, and (3) engage in service at the unit, college and university levels. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing faculty, whose research and teaching focuses on: gender roles and identities; citizenship and representation; and social justice & human rights.


The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences is presently in a period of expansion and innovation around new initiatives and new programs. Since Fall 2017, the School has added seven new tenure- track faculty, two new postdoctoral scholars, six new lecturers and a new School Director. This academic year, the School will be conducting searches for three additional tenure-track / tenured faculty, a Clinical Assistant Professor, and a Lecturer as well as two new postdoctoral scholars.


Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a doctoral degree in sociology or related field by the time of appointment; and, b) demonstrate excellence in research commensurate with appointment at the level of Assistant Professor at ASU.


Desired Qualifications: a) empirical research with a focus on study of Gender and/or Global and Transnational Sociology from an empirical perspective; b) a research and/or teaching focus that aligns with current faculty expertise in gender roles and identities; citizenship and representation; and social justice & human rights; c) a willingness to pursue extramural funding to support their program of research; d) an interest in engaging in interdisciplinary collaborations in research; e) a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring; and, f) demonstrated interest and/or experience in promoting and supporting diversity through service and research.


More information about ASU’s School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found at More information about ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences can be found at To learn about ASU's unique mission and charter:


ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty; one that is reflective of the contemporary United States.


Deadline: December 14, if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online.


Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information; 3) a research statement; 4) writing sample; 5) teaching statement; and, 6) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).


ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) and Title IX policy are located at and .


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
1 602 543 6682
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
4701 W Thunderbird Rd, Mail Code
Glendale, AZ 85306

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