Assistant Professor

Rice University

Job Description

Department: Sociology

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at Rice University invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin July 2021. Areas of specialization are open, but our faculty engage in research pertaining to social inequality and culture, and we encourage applicants whose work embraces intersectional frameworks. We also encourage all applicants to visit our website ( to learn more about our scholarship and department foci. The position is at the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional applicants at a more senior level may be considered, subject to University approval. Assistant professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, perform research in their specialized area, and contribute to university service. Therefore, all applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Rice is a Research 1 private institution in Houston, Texas with PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programs, competitive salaries, and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates must currently have a Ph.D. or complete the Ph.D. by July 1, 2021.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically using the link provided below: (1) letter of application, (2) research statement, (3) curriculum vitae, (4) a statement of contribution to diversity, and (5) two recent samples of published work. In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the same online system at time of the application. The application deadline is September 8th, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Rice University is an 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.

Submit all application materials electronically via the following link:

Education Required: PhD or other Doctoral Degree

Rice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Requisition Number: F21004

Open Date: 07/20/2020

Open Until Filled: Yes

Best Consideration Date: 09/08/2020

Desired Start Date: 07/01/2021

Position Status: Full-Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please attach your statement of contribution to diversity as 'other document.'

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