Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Agnes Scott College

Sociology Job Announcement 2022

Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Agnes Scott College Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks to hire a full-time, assistant professor of sociology. The position requires a Ph.D. in sociology and specialization in the study of inequality (gender, sexuality, race/ethnicity, class, disability, etc). The 3/2 teaching load includes introductory sociology, social theory, research methods, other topical specialties, and contributions to SUMMIT, the college’s global learning and leadership initiative. Ideal candidates will be able to contribute to other programs, such as Africana Studies; Asian Studies; Environmental Studies; Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies; International Relations; and Human Rights. The ability to teach both qualitative and quantitative research methods and digital technologies is strongly preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to working with a socially and economically diverse student population.

To apply, please email the following materials to

  1. Cover letter, outlining research and teaching competencies, and teaching philosophy (max 2 pages)
  2. CV
  3. Diversity statement, describing how your experiences demonstrate your commitment and ability to engage with issues of diversity and inclusion, and how those values would be reflected should you join our community (max 2 pages)
  4. Names and contact information for 3 references

Additional materials, including teaching evaluations and official transcripts, will be solicited from selected applicants later in the hiring process. Application review begins October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent, national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse region with a vibrant cultural life. The college has been nationally recognized for innovation, a highly diverse student population, and excellence in teaching and is committed to providing its faculty with a supportive academic environment. All faculty reviews evaluate the candidate’s performance in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service, with the highest priority given to teaching. Support for faculty development includes travel funding, a one-semester research leave at full pay after successful completion of the third-year review, a post-tenure sabbatical program, and the opportunity to apply for internal professional development awards. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.