Position Announcement – Cornell University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level. The start date of the position is July 1, 2016. Applicants must have a PhD and demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Areas of research specialization are open, but we have a preference for candidates with strong quantitative skills. 

The review of applications will begin Monday, October 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. All candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to [academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5864]. Junior candidate should submit 2-3 writing samples. Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the process.


Qualifications: PhD required.  Demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to Cornell Sociology’s excellence in research and teaching.  He or she will be required to maintain an active, vibrant, and intellectually rigorous research agenda that will make major contributions to, and shape the direction of the field.  We expect that he or she will contribute to other social science initiatives on campus, where such connections are appropriate to his or her intellectual agenda. Consistent with Department and Graduate School objectives, the successful candidate will contribute to the high-quality training and professional development of graduate students in the Field of Sociology.  He or she will contribute to the undergraduate education mission of the Department and College through advising and informal instruction as well as formal instruction.  The successful candidate will be expected to take on a fair share of departmental and university service, as well as service to the broader profession.