Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Clemson University

Clemson University: College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences: Sociology & Anthropology


Brackett 112

Open Date

Oct 02, 2023


Oct 27, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2024. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the time of the appointment. We are especially interested in scholars focused on social inequality (broadly defined) who will strengthen the department’s existing areas of expertise.

Clemson University is a Carnegie Research 1 (R-1) public land-grant institution with over 20,000 undergraduates and 5,500 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice is a member of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and is home to 30 faculty members across the three represented disciplines. Candidates will have the opportunity to engage with our growing department’s newly formed Center for Criminal Justice and Social Research. Successful candidates will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to the interdisciplinary focus of the department.


Interested individuals must demonstrate both an active research agenda and a track record of publishing their work in well-respected peer-reviewed outlets. Applicants should also exhibit a clear strategy for funding their research through external grants, with preference given to those with prior success in securing extramural funding. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a willingness and ability to teach across the discipline of Sociology. While not necessary, the ability to teach graduate methods (quantitative and qualitative), health or medical sociology, and/or social class and poverty is an asset. Applicants should highlight how they will contribute to the department M.S. in Social Science program and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Policy Studies program. Tenure-track faculty typically teach two courses per semester.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio:(1) a letter of application, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching philosophy, along with teaching evaluations for up to two classes, (5) one writing sample, and (6) the names and email addresses of three references. Applicants should submit materials to Interfolio. Application review will begin on October 27, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.