Mississippi State Job: Assistant Professor Position

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY—The Department of Sociology seeks qualified applicants for several tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor rank to begin in Fall 2014. A Ph.D. in Sociology or closely related field is required at the time of appointment but excellent ABD candidates will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do research in and teach (at both the graduate and undergraduate level) in two or more of the following areas: social demography, rural sociology/community, research methods, race, gender, and family. Standard teaching load is 2/2. Programs offered include BA, MS, and Ph.D. in Sociology. The department consists of 22 faculty members (18 in Sociology and 4 in Social Work), more than 400 undergraduate majors, and typically 50 sociology graduate students. The Department has strong ties to the University’s African American Studies and Gender Studies Programs. Applications should include a vita, a letter describing research and teaching interests and any supporting materials that demonstrate teaching and/or service achievements. Candidates are requested to note membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Materials should be sent to: MSUSociologySearch@gmail.com, preferably with one PDF attachment of all materials. At least three letters of recommendation must also be sent to that email address. Applicants must also apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu(PARF# 7294). Review of applications begins September 15, 2013, though applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled. The largest university in the state, Mississippi State University is a public, land grant university of approximately 20,000 students classified as Doctoral/Research Extensive by the Carnegie Foundation. MSU is an AA/EOE.

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