Assistant Professor of Sociology Position: Xavier University of Louisiana

The Department of Sociology at Xavier University of Louisiana invites applicants for a tenure-track entry-level/early career tenure-track position in sociology at the assistant professor level beginning August 2021. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, with a background in Health Disparities and Health Equity. See full posting here

The department is particularly interested in candidates who study the systemic mechanisms and human outcomes of health disparities as well as the underlying social inequalities that cause these disparities. The candidates should be prepared to contribute to the “Health, Medicine and Society” program concentration. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching and research and be able to support HBCU students through advising as well as mentorship. The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester, including interdisciplinary teaching opportunities in related programs such as Xavier’s Core Curriculum, African American and Diaspora Studies, and Women’s Studies. Summer school teaching opportunities are also available, although not required for this position. The department is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, minimizing barriers and increasing equity and completion rates between members of different demographic groups.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply using Xavier’s online application site by logging in to

Please submit the following materials: (1) A letter of interest emphasizing qualifications for this position; (2) comprehensive curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) transcripts; and (5) contact information for three references.

Please contact search committee chair, Brian Turner at for additional information or questions. Xavier University of Louisiana is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Department of Sociology is especially interested in exceptionally well qualified applicants who will contribute, through their research, teaching and service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. All applications received before January 22, 2021 are assured consideration.

Founded in 1925 by Saint Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, Xavier is the only Historically Black and Catholic University. Located in New Orleans, the ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.