American Sociological Association

2017 Job Announcements

2017 Job Announcements


The Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at UW-Madison is searching for a tenure-track (junior) faculty member with an outstanding record of teaching and research relevant to environment and health. The position requires a Ph.D. in sociology or related field. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will teach and mentor in our top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs, and will carry out a vigorous research program that improves the ability to understand and intervene on the intersecting social causes and consequences of environmental and health problems. Consistent with the mission of the University of Wisconsin System, the candidate will be committed to service to the community, state, nation, and profession for the benefit of all citizens.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to eliminating the achievement gap between majority and underrepresented students; recruiting and retaining a more diverse faculty and staff; preparing all students, staff, and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a diverse, global, interconnected world; and enhancing the campus climate for inclusion.

Review of applications will begin 15 September 2017.

For further details, including instructions to applicants, a list of possible areas of expertise, and the many opportunities for contribution and collaboration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, please browse for 90808 at

Questions about the position are welcome, and should be directed to:


Brandeis University

The Department of Sociology at Brandeis University invites applications for a tenure–track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor in medical sociology/sociology of health and illness. The appointment will begin Fall 2018.

Area of secondary specialization is open.  We are especially interested in scholars whose research focuses on inequalities – including those structured by gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and disability – and/or who work in global and transnational contexts.  The appointment will be in the Department of Sociology with an affiliation with Brandeis University's vibrant interdisciplinary program in Health: Science, Society and Policy.

Applicants should demonstrate potential for high-quality research and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  More senior candidates should have a record of publications in journals and/or books from established publishers and a substantial teaching portfolio.


Applications, which must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at (, should include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and syllabi, if available), an article length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.   Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by August 15, 2018.

Brandeis recognizes that diversity in its student body, staff and faculty is important to its primary mission of providing a quality education. The search committee is therefore particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service experiences, will increase Brandeis’ reputation for academic excellence and better prepare its students for a pluralistic society.  Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to supporting a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 15, 2017.    


Keough School for Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame

The Keough School for Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame has FOUR searches for this fall that may be of interest to global sociologists, spanning a variety of substantive areas and ranks.  More information about the school and all the searches is available here:

Asian and Gender Studies, (junior preferred), Michel Hockx, chair

  • The successful hire will work closely with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, one of the constituent institutes of the Keough School, in furthering the integration of Asia-related expertise into the activities of the School. The successful hire will also further the study of gender across campus by making appropriate contributions to the Gender Studies Program in the College of Arts & Letters, with the possibility of a concurrent appointment in the Program. In addition to an active research agenda on aspects of gender in the Asian context, they should have a firm grounding in gender theory and the ability to teach about gender both at the theoretical and methodological level, as well as in the context of specific case studies. Our preference is for scholars working on East and/or South Asia. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Environmental Politics and Policy (senior preferred), Ted Beatty, chair

  • Seeking applicants whose research and teaching are focused on environmental politics and policy in an international context. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a social science discipline or in public policy, and should have an interest in collaboration with scholars across disciplines, including environmental scientists and policy experts. Preference will be given to tenured applicants at the associate level or above, but strong junior applicants will be considered. Review of applications will begin on September 25, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Global Religion; Director of the Ansari Institute (senior), Scott Appleby, chair

  • Seeking the inaugural director of the newly endowed Ansari Institute for global religion. The mission of the Ansari Institute is to engage the world’s religions in collaborative efforts to reduce poverty, mediate conflict, build peace, promote human rights and in other ways advance integral human development.  Review of applications will begin August 25, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Global Education (open rank), Paolo Carozza, chair

  • A preference for scholars whose work and interests include a focus on the intersection of education and development or international and comparative education policy. Applicants should have an interest in interdisciplinary cooperation. Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.