Texas A&M Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology

Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, Two Positions

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for 2 tenure track positions at the assistant or associate level with the starting date of August 2017. (Appointment at a higher rank is possible depending on the qualifications of the candidate and budgetary constraints.) We seek candidates whose scholarly expertise is in at least one of the following areas: Latina and Latino Sociology, Immigration, Migration, and Demography. All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome. Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology or closely related fields by the time of appointment and a record of scholarly publications and successful teaching. In addition, we welcome candidates who will contribute to or complement existing department strengths and have a record of (or potential for) success in externally funded research.

Texas A&M University offers a wide range of research opportunities including the Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center (TXRDC), the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. The Sociology Department is large, collegial, and intellectually and demographically diverse with 35 faculty members. The department’s undergraduate program has about 600 majors and the doctoral program has about 90 students. The successful candidates will address two department needs: at least one candidate will contribute to the Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (or LMAS) minor and graduate certificate at Texas A&M University and at least one candidate will cover graduate seminars in migration supporting the graduate major in demography.

Texas A&M University is a large research university in Bryan/College Station, a growing metropolitan community with a clean environment, attractive amenities, and a low cost of living. It has close proximity to the large metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The University is a land, sea, and space grant university.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Alternatively, electronic submissions in Word or pdf files may be emailed to socisearch17@tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish in leading scholarly outlets, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and engage in service activities. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.