Job Opportunity: Assitant Professor of Quantitative Methods, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor beginning August 1, 2024, in the area of race and/or gender with the skills necessary to train students in one or more of the following methods: generalized linear models, structural equation modeling, spatial analysis, network analysis, hierarchical modeling, and big data analysis. Applicants will be expected to teach regression techniques at the doctoral level. UT is part of the consortium that comprises the Atlanta Research Data Center, so experience working in the Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) is useful. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology’s long and enduring reputation for advancing social justice research ( and whose research resonates with our four departmental areas: critical race and ethnic studies; criminology; environmental sociology; and political economy & globalization. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellence in teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure and promotion. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a related area is required at the time of appointment.  

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong international reputation for excellence. We have built a mutually supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make important contributions to research, teaching, and public engagement. The Department and the University are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has approximately 28,800 undergraduate and 7,200 graduate students. The City of Knoxville has a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly downtown, active community organizations and neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, music venues, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. Tripadvisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise. The Knoxville metropolitan area has a population of more than 907,000 and is located within easy driving distance to Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Review of applications will begin October 16th and will continue until the position is filled. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement, and teaching statement to In addition, we require two confidential recommendation letters. Direct questions to Dr. Deadric Williams, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail ( More information on the Department of Sociology is at

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.