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Assistant Professor

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Position Title Assistant Professor

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Department Sociology

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2018. Applicants must have a PhD, or PhD requirements fulfilled by November 1, 2018 in sociology or a related field. Areas of specialization are open, but we particularly seek applicants who can teach statistics at the graduate level. Our faculty engage in research pertaining to social inequality and/or culture, and we welcome applicants that will enhance and/or expand this focus. We also encourage all applicants to visit our website ( to learn more about our scholarship and department focus. Assistant Professors are expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and perform research in their specialized area. Therefore, all applicants should demonstrate excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Rice is a Research 1 private institution with PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programs, competitive salaries, and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.

To apply, please submit the following materials electronically using the link provided below: (1) letter of application, (2) research statement, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work (writing sample 1 and 2). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the same online system at time of the application. The application deadline is September 8th, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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PhD or PhD requirements fulfilled by November 1 of the year employment commences in sociology or a related field.

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
Physical Demands

Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F17047
Open Date 06/19/2017
Close Date 09/08/2017
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Research Statement
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Writing Sample 2
Optional Documents

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