Job opportunity: Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Georgia

The Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia invites applications for an Assistant Professor in the  area of Computational Sociology to begin on August 1, 2024. The successful candidate will join the Social and  Behavioral Dynamics of Health, Well-Being, and Security hiring cluster, which is part of a larger Presidential  Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring Initiative in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Georgia Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline, be  well-grounded in sociological theory, and have strong computational and data analytic skills. We welcome  scholars employing a variety of methodological approaches – including but not limited to – text analysis,  networks, advanced quantitative methods, Bayesian statistics, analysis of large-N data, experiments, machine  learning, and computer simulations. Responsibilities of the position entail maintaining a robust research  program, including actively seeking external funding, contributing to excellence in graduate and undergraduate  teaching and mentoring, and engaging in service to the university and the profession. Scholars who can work  collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team are of particular interest, as are those who can engage with other  programs and interdisciplinary research centers at the university. We also seek a scholar with strong  commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.  

Computational sociologists rely on data-intensive modeling to understand social movements, dynamic social  systems, organizational behavior, complex contagions, social solidarity and conflict, migration and immigration,  crime, economic development, and dynamics of belief polarization, as well as to identify cultural meanings,  reveal stereotypes, and model local and large-scale interactions. The sociologist in this cluster will use  computational methods to study social and cultural dynamics related to health, security, and/or well-being as  well as be able to teach classes in quantitative methodology that will support the graduate and undergraduate  training missions of sociology, psychology, international affairs and political science.  

The Department of Sociology on the main Athens campus is an intellectually diverse department specializing in  the study of race/ethnicity, criminology, gender, social psychology, health/medical sociology, and Latin  American studies. Departmental faculty participate in a number of university centers and institutes such as the  Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, the Criminal Justice Studies Program, the Institute for African American  Studies, the Center for Family Research, the Institute for Women’s Studies, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute. For more information about the department, see For questions  about the position, please contact Dr. Dawn T. Robinson, Search Committee Chair (  

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to  increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and to creating a work and learning environment that is  inclusive. Women, people from historically excluded groups, and people with disabilities are encouraged to  apply. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants  will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity,  age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons  needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged  to contact Central HR (  

To apply, visit We will begin screening applicants on August  22, 2023 and continue accepting applications until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a CV, cover  letter, research statement, teaching statement, writing sample, and contact information for three references.  Letters of recommendation will be requested later in the search process. A statement on diversity, equity, and  inclusion should be uploaded as “other documents #1.”