Sociology, Assistant Professor

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Social Stratification/Inequality and Quantitative Methods


Department, Rank, & Specialty: Sociology, Assistant Professor, Social Stratification/Inequality and Quantitative Methods.


The Department of Sociology at Syracuse University invites applications for a position at the rank of assistant professor in the areas of social stratification/inequality and quantitative methods. We seek a scholar with expertise in the theories, concepts, and statistical methods for sociological research on social stratification/inequality related to social class or other dimensions of socioeconomic status. Specific topics of interest could include but are not limited to recent patterns and trends in inequality; causes and consequences of inequality; the impact of institutions, culture, power, politics, and globalization on inequality; and/or intersections related to social class and other axes of inequality.


We seek candidates whose substantive interests in social stratification/inequality are paired with advanced quantitative skills. These skills may include but are not limited to multilevel modeling, machine learning, social networks, causal inference, and/or longitudinal methods. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to other strengths in the department (please visit as well as the Maxwell School more broadly.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Demography and have a track record of, or show potential for, success in academic publishing and securing external research funding. Candidates must have the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate course in both social stratification/inequality and advanced quantitative methods, as well as advise doctoral students in sociology. We also seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.


Review of applications will begin September 1, 2022. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, curriculum vita, one publication or writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and a diversity statement. A list of names with contact information for three references should be provided at the time of application. Applicants with be notified prior to references being contacted.


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