Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

Assistant or Associate Professor of Sociology

Washington University in St. Louis - Danforth Campus: School of Arts & Sciences: Sociology


St. Louis, Missouri

Open Date

Jul 17, 2023


Sep 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


The Department of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor positions focused on social inequality, broadly conceived. We are especially interested in candidates who, as part of their research program, will contribute to the development of an ambitious multi-method project to examine inequality in and beyond the St. Louis region.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology or related field, or else complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2024, along with an active research agenda and a commitment to excellent teaching. Candidates for the rank of associate professor should have an outstanding teaching, service, and publication record commensurate with tenure at that rank. Duties include research for scholarly publication, teaching, student advising, and participation in department and university service. Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Washington University and the Department of Sociology especially encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented and minority groups. Salary, teaching requirements, and research support will be highly competitive.

Application Instructions

The search committee will consider applications until the search is closed, but applications should be received by September 15, 2023, to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, names and contact information for three references, and two writing samples. Applications and supporting materials should be submitted electronically via Interfolio.

If applicants have questions about the application process, they should contact Opal Anderson at or call the department at 314-935-8660.

Employment eligibility verification required upon hire.