Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago invites applications for an assistant professor or associate professor specializing in urban sociology. Area of specialization and methodological approach is open. We are looking for candidates with evidence of active and innovative scholarship as manifest in an ambitious research agenda and/or methodological innovation.


Applications must be submitted online, at the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website,, and are required to include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for at least three references who may be contacted at a later date; 3 a research statement including concrete descriptions of future plans for research and teaching; 4) one or more recently published chapters, articles, or books.


Review of applications will begin on September 15th, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled or the search has ended. Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2019.


For questions concerning the application process, please contact Meredith Clason at


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