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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: AddRan College of Liberal Arts

Application Deadline
Review of applications begins Oct 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled.

Position Details
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Texas Christian University invites applications for a tenure track position in sociology at the assistant professor level beginning fall 2022. Research and teaching specializations are open, although areas under special consideration are: symbolic interaction; social psychology; media, culture and digital sociology; sociology of education; sociology of disability; law and transformative justice. It is favorable for applicants to have the skills, experience and willingness to teach in the research methods sequence and to help advance the applied and community engagement components of the sociology curriculum. 
In addition, the department seeks applicants who will contribute to and expand departmental programs and scholarship related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice.

A Ph.D. in sociology is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated success as a scholar and the capacity for excellence in the classroom. The teaching load is 3/2 and the salary and benefits are competitive.

This position is part of the TCU AddRan College of Liberal Arts diversity, equity and inclusion cluster hiring initiative on race, ethnicity, and social justice that includes searches in history, political science, religion and sociology. The cluster hire serves to 1) recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars; 2) create a network and support system for a diverse community of scholars; 3) strengthen the colleges course offerings in race, ethnicity, and social justice that enhances a university-wide core curriculum with a DEI component; and 4) attract students from diverse backgrounds to major and minor in AddRan College of Liberal Arts disciplines.

Department Details
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a collegial department within a supportive and progressive college and academic community.

School/College Description
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 11 departments (Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, and Spanish and Hispanic Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 15 Bachelor of Arts and six Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.

University & Fort Worth Description

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
To apply go to: to Upload a letter of application, complete CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness and sample syllabi, unofficial transcript, writing sample, philosophy of teaching statement, research statement, and statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity. Also, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to Full review of applications begins on Oct 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled. All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at or 817-257-7790. Candidates can direct questions about the search to Professor Jeannine Gailey, Search Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology,

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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