Assistant Professor of Sociology Position: Birmingham-Southern College

Assistant Professor of Sociology Position: Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates with a demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Sociology position. We are seeking candidates with a teaching and research focus related to Public Health Studies. All candidates should have interest and expertise in teaching “Introduction to Sociology.” Candidates should be able to teach statistics, although experience in teaching statistics is not required. The position will also include the opportunity to teach upper-level electives in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates whose work may contribute to the Urban Environmental Studies (UES) Program, Human Rights and Conflict Studies, or Global Comparative Studies as well as experience with community partners will receive special consideration.

The teaching load is three courses in the fall term, one January term project course, and three courses in the spring term. Ph.D. is highly preferred, but ABDs will be considered if the defense date is set.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1250 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical care and research in the Southeast. A vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; a zoo; botanical garden; the largest art museum in the Southeast; a world-class civil rights institute and annual art, music, and film festivals–as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities. In 2015, Birmingham was ranked as the #1 “next hot food city” by Zagat’s.

Review of applicants will begin January 1st. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial), and three professional recommendation letters. Email applications are preferred: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE