Job opportunity: Assistant professor of sociology, Clemson University

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

Location: Brackett 132, Clemson University

Open Date: Jun 21, 2022


The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2023.

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 in introductory, methods, and specialized topical courses. Applicants should highlight how they will contribute to the department M.S. in Social Science program and an interdisciplinary PhD in Policy Studies program.

Tenure-track faculty typically teach two courses per semester.

Clemson University is a Top 25, 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 24 faculty members across the three represented disciplines. Successful candidates will integrate and complement existing strengths in our program and contribute to the interdisciplinary focus of the department.

Clemson University and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ-plus communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first- generation college graduates.

Applicants should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Clemson’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Applicants should have a PhD in Sociology or a closely related field by the time of the appointment. Areas of expertise include (but not are limited to) environmental sociology or medical sociology, including health disparities, food insecurity, environmental racism, or community-based participatory research.


Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following items via Interfolio: (1) a letter of application explaining how their qualifications and experience make them a good candidate for the position along with a description of past activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a research statement, (4) a teaching philosophy, along with teaching evaluations for up to two classes, and (5) the names and email addresses of three references.

Applicants should submit materials to:

Application review will begin on September 12, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.