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Assistant Professor of Sociology

AddRan College

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Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • 499277
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Feb 6 2024 at 09:00 CST
  • AddRan College

Application Deadline:

March 4, 2024

Position Details:

This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at TCU invites applications for a tenure track position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor beginning fall 2024. A wide range of research and teaching specializations will be considered, but preference will be given to those that expand the sociology curriculum and departmental research areas. We are particularly interested in candidates who can teach in the areas of social research methods, sociology of religion, and/or social psychology, and whose research and teaching addresses intersections of race, ethnicity, class and/or culture.

Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active and robust research program, demonstrate high-quality undergraduate teaching, offer courses that contribute to departmental degree programs; collaborate with departmental and college faculty on course and curriculum development, and to engage in professional service commensurate with career stage. This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person. The teaching load is 3/2 per year.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Sociology before start date, August 2024.
At least one year of effective undergraduate in-person teaching in sociology.
Broad research methods training and experience teaching undergraduate research methods.
Evidence of recent and active scholarship in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated commitment to inclusive frameworks in teaching.
Commitment to seeking extramural funding to support research and/or program development.
Commitment to undergraduate mentoring and creating hands-on research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Department Details:

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a vibrant and supportive community of teacher-scholars in a progressive college and academic community. The TCU Department of Sociology & Anthropology has 13 full-time faculty members and about 200 undergraduate majors and minors. Program strengths include the sociology of gender and sexualities, social determinants of health and medicine, political sociology, ethnicity and race, social movements, and human-animal studies. The Department also houses an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate in Medical Social Sciences and Health Humanities and a minor in Human-Animal Relationships. The Department has strong interdisciplinary teaching and research networks across university programs and the DFW metroplex provides abundant opportunities for cultivating research initiatives and partnerships. TCU is a selective, private university committed to academic freedom.

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, 13 departments (Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and 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 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five 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 and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.


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 and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. 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:

All applicants should submit:
1. Cover letter expressing interest, qualifications, and potential contributions to the department
2. Curriculum vitae with contact information for three (3) references
3. Research statement
4. Teaching statement
5. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
6. Statement of how equity and inclusion are addressed in teaching, mentoring of students and broader work
7. Writing sample
8. Unofficial transcript

Letters of recommendation (LOR) will be requested at a later time in the process from your three references. Your references will receive an email from TCU asking them to upload a LOR on your behalf.

Review of applications will begin March 4th. Applications must be submitted online: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Direct inquiries to Jeannine Gailey, Search Chair (

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.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at

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