Assistant Professor in Sociology
Worcester State University, Department of Sociology
United States

Job Description:

The Department of Sociology at Worcester State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in sociology position to begin September 2020. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for excellence in research and strong commitment to teaching and service. They must be able to teach core courses within the major (e.g. sociological theory, research methods and/or statistics). In addition, we seek teacher-scholars committed to public sociology and social justice with interests in one or more of the following specialty areas: children/youth/families, structural inequality/social stratification or politics/power/social movements.


Please address your ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. As a department engaged in public sociology and social justice, our faculty strive to teach in ways that stress critical thinking coupled with action. If you join the department, you will have opportunities to work collaboratively with the Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Ethnic Studies Program, Global Studies Program, Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, Center for Civic Engagement, Center for the Study of Human Rights and Center for Social Innovation.




Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in Sociology, conferred by August 2020. 





Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.


Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.



Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at:


Submission should include: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of reference dated within 6 months of the posting date.  Original transcripts will be required if degrees cannot be verified through the National Student Clearinghouse.


All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or sent to the following address:


Director of Human Resources


Worcester State University


486 Chandler Street


Worcester, MA  01602-2597


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