American Sociological Association

Career Center

ASA Job Bank

The ASA Job Bank is the place to find and list a job in the field of sociology.

Job Seekers: ASA members receive free access to the Job Bank. Non-members may subscribe to the Job Bank for a fee. Job seekers can view positions in the field of sociology, as well as post their resume for employers to review.

Employers: Looking for a professor, researcher, analyst, or fellow with a social sciences background? Then join the many universities, colleges, research organizations, corporations, and government agencies that have used the American Sociological Association’s online Job Bank to advertise their positions to our members.

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Annual Meeting Career Center

The Career Center at the ASA Annual Meeting consists of the Employment Fair and Prep Talks and serves both employers and job seekers. Any meeting registrant, whether currently on the job market or a future candidate, may attend Career Center events. The informal environment of the Employment Fair is designed to be flexible to fit your meeting schedule and offers the opportunity to meet with employers to learn more about their institutions, as well as positions currently available or future employment opportunities. Prep Talks are short, dynamic presentations cover useful job search and career planning topics for job seekers at all stages of their career search.

Grants and Fellowships

ASA's grant and fellowship programs provide educational stipends and small grants to members for supporting research initiatives and other important scientific activities including conference attendance.

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Careers in Sociology

We all have been asked at one time or another, “What are you going to do with a sociology degree?”  The answer is that a sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for a variety careers in many diverse fields.  You can easily transfer the skills you obtain with your undergraduate or graduate degree in sociology, the trick is to understand how to translate what you have learned into terms future employers find valuable. 

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Research on Careers

Findings from ASA studies on jobs and careers, including topics such as academic and non-academic employment, gender, race and ethnicity, salaries, career paths, job satisfaction, and aspects of sociology departments.

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Check out our archive of videos and webinars, exclusively for ASA members. We offer video series on academic publishing and on how to engage with the media, as well as recordings of all our member webinars. 

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