Job Announcement: Professor and Department Chair, Sociology and Anthropology at Clemson University

Date position is available:  July 1, 2016

Listing active:  January 20, 2016 – March 7, 2016

Title: Department Chair

Department: Sociology and Anthropology

Company:  Clemson University

Academic Position:  Full Professor

Region:  Southeast

Salary range: Competitive and commensurate with rank


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Clemson University invites applications for the position of Professor and Department Chair to begin on July 1, 2016.


The department offers BA and BS degrees in both Sociology and Anthropology and a MS in Applied Sociology. A new undergraduate degree in Justice Studies will be initiated in Fall 2016.  The position includes academic and administrative leadership for a department of 14 tenure-track faculty and five lecturers and senior lecturers who serve approximately 200 sociology majors, 40 anthropology majors and 10 graduate students. Faculty represent diverse disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, and social work. Departmental faculty are actively engaged in research and interdisciplinary collaborations across the university. We also actively contribute to the university’s mission to enhance its status as a top R-1 U.S. public research university.


The Department Chair is expected to provide leadership and foster excellence in all departmental efforts. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: promoting the academic success of students; shared administration of undergraduate and graduate programs; recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation of faculty; management of budget and departmental resources; planning, assessment and reporting; and maintenance of accreditation for instructional programs. The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with rank.  


By July 1, 2016, The Chair will report directly to the Dean of the newly established College of Behavioral, Social, and Health Sciences (CBSHS). CBSHS includes the following departments: Communication Studies; Nursing; Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Political Science; Psychology, Public Health Sciences; Sociology and Anthropology; and Youth, Family and Community Studies. The Chair represents the Department on the College leadership team, and is an advocate for the Department with College and University administration.


Applicants must have the qualifications and record to be hired at the rank of full professor in the department, meet the departmental qualifications for tenure, and hold a Ph.D. in one of the disciplines represented in the department. Candidates should have a strong commitment to strengthening a multi-disciplinary department and the university’s mission of teaching, research, and service at a R-1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The ideal applicant has administrative experience and/or evidence of potential for effective administration and communication; a national reputation for excellence in research and teaching; an active research agenda and experience in securing major grants; and strong leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.


Clemson University ( is a state land-grant institution with nearly 18,000 undergraduates and over 4,000 graduate students, located near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For more information about the Clemson University, please see The departmental website is   


Applicants should provide a cover letter that addresses their academic and administrative qualifications for this position and includes a leadership philosophy and a vision for the department, a CV, and a reference page that includes contact information for five references. All material should be submitted as a single pdf file and addressed to the search committee and submitted to To ensure full consideration, please submit applications by March 7, 2016.  Review of applications will begin on March 7, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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