The Department of Sociology and Communication at Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2024. Primary teaching responsibility will consist of 6 undergraduate courses per academic year (3/3 load), with one course release during the first year and an additional course release during the tenure-track period and the possibility for summer teaching. In addition to teaching responsibilities, the hire will participate in department and university committees and maintain an active research agenda. Specialization in demography is preferred.
Candidates for this position should have an active research agenda leading to high-quality publications. We will consider applicants with a wide range of research interests in demography and population studies. We are particularly interested in scholars focused on (a) health, (b) environmental justice, or (c) migration. Scholars with a focus on Latinx populations, community-based research, and/or critical perspectives in demography will be strongly considered. Additionally, those with GIS experience should apply. The successful candidate's teaching responsibilities may include sociology capstone, statistics, and demography, and should be interested in teaching future graduate-level courses in their areas of specialization. A highly qualified candidate will demonstrate a strong critical interdisciplinary focus and knowledge, and/or experience of student-centered learning, community engagement, and working with majority Latinx student populations. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an active commitment to the inclusion of underserved, underrepresented, and/or marginalized populations in their research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service.
Teach the equivalent of 18 course credits per academic year (3/3 teaching load) in sociology capstone, statistics, demography, and/or specialty areas.
Develop a research program at A&M-SA that results in tangible products (articles, books, grants, etc.).
As part of an involved Sociology Program team, provide service at the program, department, college, university, community, and professional levels.
Education and Experience:
A Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related discipline is required, as well as outstanding research potential, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and professional service. ABDs will be considered, but must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
Prior teaching experience in a university setting is required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to complete tasks and work cooperatively with others.
Strong self-discipline and ability to work independently.
Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to interact with students from all backgrounds.
Applicants must complete the application/faculty form as well as upload a letter of interest and their curriculum vitae on our employment system: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMUSA_External
Please make sure to provide the following documents:
A Curriculum vitae (CV)
A cover letter
Overview of research experiences and current research agenda (2 pages or less)
Overview of teaching experiences and teaching philosophy (2 pages or less)
Contact information for three references that will provide letters of recommendation, if requested.
Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting an application. Once the application process is submitted, no changes or revisions may be made.
The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin within one month of posting.
If selected for the position, prior to issuing a letter of appointment, the official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective candidate to have the transcript translated, evaluated, and notarized.
Verified Electronic Copies of your Official transcript should be sent to:
If necessary, hard copies of official transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution to the address listed below:
Assistant Professor of Sociology
c/o Alissa Meyer (e-mail: Alissa.firstname.lastname@example.org)
Office of the Provost
Texas A&M University-San Antonio
One University Way
San Antonio, Texas 78224