Job Description
The Brown University Department of Sociology invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professor position, to begin July 1, 2024, for scholars in the area of social demography. Secondary substantive areas of sociology should reflect the departmental foci (refer to We particularly seek candidates who conceive their work broadly, whose research contributes to the discipline at large, and who can engage creatively with other areas of strength in the department. The appointee will be 100% in Sociology with a concurrent affiliation with the Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC). The successful candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence the field and demonstrate the intention to obtain external funding. Candidates must have strong analysis skills in quantitative methodological approaches and be qualified to teach courses and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas related to social demography.

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To receive full consideration applications must be received by September 15, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral to the Sociology Department and University. Accordingly, we seek qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship. Further, we are keenly interested in diversifying and encourage applications from diverse candidates. Applicants who have a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive environment are essential.

Application Instructions
All candidates should submit:

  • a cover letter describing research completed and planned;
  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a writing sample,
  • a teaching statement, and
  • a diversity statement that describes how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion in the scope of their teaching and broader work.

Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

How to Apply
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