Human Resources

Assistant Professor - Sociology (Tenure Track)


Anthropology & Sociology


Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology for the Fall of 2023. We seek a sociologist with expertise on race in the United States. The Department offers a single, inter-disciplinary major, in Anthropology & Sociology.


  • Teach Thinking Sociologically (SOC 100) and upper-level topical courses in sociology, including one or more courses on race in the United States.
  • Teach the core, interdisciplinary requirements of the Anthropology & Sociology major, including Methods in Anthropology & Sociology (ANSO 200), which covers quantitative and qualitative methods; Using Social Theory (ANSO 210), which covers anthropological and sociological theory; and Seminar in Anthropology & Sociology (ANSO 460W), the capstone course for the major.
  • Teach in the College’s signature writing-intensive, discussion-based first-year liberal arts seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience (CIE).
  • Supervise student research and honors theses, particularly those employing quantitative or mixed methods.
  • Establish an ongoing program of research on race in the United States.
  • Academic advising of majors and non-majors.
  • The Ursinus College faculty is a diverse community of teacher-scholars dedicated to providing transformative experiences for a diverse student body in a highly reflective process embedded in our core curriculum. It is the expectation of all faculty members that they will be similarly reflective.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Clear and compelling vision of how the discipline of sociology can contribute to a liberal arts education
  • Clear and compelling vision of how quantitative or mixed-method approaches to research can contribute to a joint anthropology and sociology department
  • Evidence of promise as a teacher, particularly in discussion-based courses
  • Evidence of ability to teach quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Evidence of promise as a researcher on the topic of race in the United States
  • Quantitative or mixed-method researcher preferred
  • PhD in sociology by Fall 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2023


Please send cover letter,CV, Statement describing teaching philosophy,Statement describing scholarship/research program, Statement describing experience and/or ideas for supporting an inclusive community and Undergraduate and graduate transcripts to  Apply - Interfolio.

Candidates who are invited for phone interviews will be asked to provide three letters of reference

To ensure full consideration, please apply by September 30, 2022.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.