Michigan State University: Assistant Professor in Migration and Work in New Economies

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-system, position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2016 in the area of the Sociology of Migration: Migration and Work in New Economies. The ideal applicant should have a solid understanding of the intersection between migration, work, social conflict, family stratification, culture, race, ethnicity, immigrant reception and/or social policy. The individual in this position will have a 100% appointment in the Sociology Department and will be expected to develop a well-defined research program in international migration, work/labor, and to contribute to other departmental specialty areas and/or centers on campus. The ideal candidate will focus on migrants’ economic and social impacts in host societies and on migrants’ relations with members of the host society. She/he will also have experience in and a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in sociology and in other disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to seek external funding for his/her research.  In addition, the candidate will teach four classes per year, and will engage in department and university service and outreach.


The candidates must display evidence of excellence in research and must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education.  A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. All applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and examples of published research. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses for three references whom will be contacted via email by the system after you finish applying.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, Search Committee Chair (soc2@msu.edu).  All applications must be submitted through the MSU Applicant Page website at https://jobs.msu.edu as posting #1318. The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.