Job Opening: Tenure Track Assistant Professor Sociology, George Mason University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at George Mason University seeks to hire a quantitative sociologist for a full-time (9-month) tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 20, 2016. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in one of the following substantive areas: global public health, aging, and/or demography, although other areas that support existing program strengths are also welcome ( A Ph.D. in Sociology is required by the date of appointment.  We expect the successful candidate to have a well-defined research agenda, and to demonstrate evidence of, and/or potential for acquiring, external grant support for this research.  We expect the hire to contribute to the department’s specialty area in globalization and to complement and expand the current research portfolio of The Center for Social Science Research (, the applied arm of the Sociology program, as well as the Institute for Immigration Research ( Applicants should have experience teaching quantitative analysis and be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and be prepared to teach at the undergraduate as well as graduate (MA and Ph.D.) levels. The teaching responsibility is two courses per semester. The candidate also should be able to demonstrate a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in Sociology, Anthropology, and related disciplines, and expect to engage in department, college and university service. We are especially interested in candidates who have diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

All applications should include a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least two examples of published research. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses of three references whom we can contact for letters of support.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Shannon Davis, Search Committee Chair (  Applications must be submitted electronically for position F5617z at The deadline to ensure full consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.