Assistant Professor Sociology
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Oglethorpe University - Atlanta, GA
Full-Time Faculty

The Sociology Program at Oglethorpe University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank to begin July 2023. We seek a broadly trained sociologist with expertise in the study of race/ethnicity and one or more of the following subfields: social inequality, medical sociology, environmental sociology, quantitative methodologies and/or global/transnational sociology.

The successful candidate will be housed within the Sociology Program and contribute to one of the interdisciplinary programs offered at the university, to include African American Studies, Womens, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Core, Oglethorpes general education curriculum. Demonstrated experience and enthusiasm for teaching in a liberal arts setting is a must; the teaching load for this position is a 3/3. Faculty are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and contribute to departmental and university service.

A Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment is required. ABD applicants will be considered if requirements of the Ph.D. will be completed by August 1, 2023.

Interested applicants should submit the following items:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and interest. Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service and/or life experiences aligns with the universitys commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., sample syllabi, course evaluations, teaching statement)
  • unofficial graduate transcripts
  • a curriculum vitae
  • contact information for three professional references

Complete applications submitted prior to January 15, 2023 will be given full consideration. Inquires may be sent to

Position is pending budgetary approval.

Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University is a private liberal arts and sciences institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. Oglethorpe is committed to fostering a campus community and intellectual environment that recruits and maintains diverse faculty and staff, promotes a culture of respect for diverse experiences and perspectives, and understands and addresses the role of inequality in shaping our individual and collective identities. We value faculty mentorship and support faculty teaching, research, and development through the Office of the Provost which works closely with the VP of DEI. The university currently enrolls a diverse population of nearly 1,500 students who represent more than 30 states and 30 countries. More than half of Oglethorpes students identify as persons of color and 40 percent are the first in their families to attend college. Candidates from historically excluded groups, whose work furthers the institutions diversity, equity, and inclusion goals, and who bring varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Oglethorpe University has entered an era of innovation, reinvigoration, and growth with the opening of the $16M Turner Lynch Campus Center in 2013 and the $22M Cousins Center for Science and Innovation in 2019. Renowned for its groundbreaking Core program, Oglethorpe is a member of the Annapolis Group, comprised of the nations most selective liberal arts institutions, and has been named among U.S. News & World Reports Best Liberal Arts Colleges, Forbes Americas Best Colleges, and Princeton Reviews Best Southeastern Colleges. Website:

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