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Four Faculty Positions to Be Filled in 2017-18

The Department of Sociology invites applications for three tenure track assistant professor positions and one non-tenure track specialized faculty position, effective August 2018. Questions about these opportunities may be directed to the department chair (jrreynolds@fsu.edu).


[Position 1] is for a scholar with expertise in political sociology and/or social policy who will build on our department’s strengths in inequalities and social justice, health and aging, and demography. Those who study the US or international contexts are equally encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their relevant research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent in PDF format to sociology@fsu.edu with subject line “political search” by September 30, 2017.


[Positions 2 and 3] are for two scholars with expertise in demography and/or population health. The two positions will contribute to interdisciplinary degree programs in demography and public health, and at least one of the positions is intended to be filled by a scholar who can teach demographic techniques or migration. Candidates’ doctoral degrees may be in Sociology, Demography or a closely related discipline. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their relevant research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017. Materials should be sent in PDF format to sociology@fsu.edu with subject line “demography/health search.”


[Position 4] is a 9-month, non-tenure track position that carries a 4/4 teaching load, with possible reductions in relation to the establishment of an undergraduate internship program. Successful candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses including Social Problems and Research Methods, and preference will be given to candidates who also can contribute to FSU’s interdisciplinary public health programs for undergraduates. Candidates must have their PhD at time of appointment. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio with evidence of instructional effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent in PDF format to sociology@fsu.edu with subject line “specialized faculty search.” Review of applications will begin December 11, 2017.

Specialized teaching faculty at Florida State University are covered by the UFF-FSU faculty collective bargaining agreement (http://bit.ly/2wXVV8q), which stipulates raises and contract lengths with promotion from Teaching Faculty I to II, and II to III (http://fla.st/2vywYAf).


Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city, with a metropolitan population of over 375,000. Its principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions, including an HBCU. Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage racial/ethnic minority applicants to apply.