Position Announcement – Department of Sociology, Rice University

Pending administrative approval, the Department of Sociology at Rice University located in Houston, Texas invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position to begin July 2016. We welcome applicants who can build on our areas of research study or expand upon and broaden our existing strengths (please see our department website for more information on our specialties as a department and as individual researchers:  http://sociology.rice.edu). Rice is a Research 1 private institution and offers several unique advantages including PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programs, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the Baker Institute for Public Policy, competitive salaries, and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.  PhD required, and applicants should have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service.   A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. A successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field and demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

All candidates should submit: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) two recent samples of published work. Senior candidates (full and associate) should include names and contact information for up to five references who would be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee. Junior candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. Senior candidates should submit materials at the following link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4462 Junior candidates should submit materials at the following link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4459. The application deadline is October 1st, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Rice University is and Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information, please visit the website http://sociology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=131