University of South Alabama: Assistant/Associate Professor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work at the University of South Alabama, a Carnegie-classified high research activity doctoral university, welcomes applications for a full-time (9 month), tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the rank of assistant or associate professor to begin August 15, 2020. Applicants for the position must have primary expertise in sociological theory; secondary areas of specialization are open. Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree in Sociology or a related field, but ABDs near completion of the degree will be considered. Prospective candidates for the position should expect to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in sociological theory, introductory courses in sociology, and upper-division undergraduate as well as graduate courses in sociology consistent with secondary areas of specialization. The candidate who fills the position should be ready to pursue and sustain an active research agenda involving sociological theory and secondary areas of specialization that attracts and includes undergraduate and master’s students in Sociology.  The position also carries expectations for service to the Department, College, University, and local community.

Please see the following link to apply for the available tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the University of South Alabama:

To be considered for the position, applicants must initially upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae that includes complete contact information for three references, evidence of outstanding teaching skills, and a sample of published or other written scholarship. Applicants who are selected for a telephone interview should additionally arrange for three letters of recommendation and for unofficial academic transcripts of all doctoral-level coursework to be sent directly to the search committee chair at this address:

Dr. Christopher Freed

Humanities Building, Room 34

5991 USA Drive N.

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

Candidates for the position who are invited for a campus interview must arrange to have official academic transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended sent directly to the search committee chair. Subsequent to meeting with potential applicants at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, review of all initial application materials will begin on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions or more information about the available tenure-track faculty position in Sociology at the University of South Alabama, please contact Dr. Christopher R. Freed, Chair, Faculty Search Committee for Sociology, by telephone at (251) 460-6348 or by email at

The University of South Alabama is an EO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression), religion, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.