Faculty Recruiting

Washington University in St. Louis Department of Sociology Announces Assistant Professor Search

The Department of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis strives to understand the origins and reproduction of social inequality. Our particular areas of focus include race/ethnicity, gender, the sociology of work and the workplace, immigration, social movements, and economic inequality. In keeping with this mission, we invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position from candidates with interests in social inequality broadly defined, including its various dimensions and consequences, mechanisms of reproduction and change, and political responses. As we work to develop a new Ph.D. program, we are especially interested in candidates whose research methods will contribute to a rigorous and methodologically diverse graduate curriculum.

Essential Functions

Duties include research for scholarly publication, teaching, student advising, and participation in department and university service.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a recent Ph.D. in sociology or finish all requirements for the Ph.D. by July 1, 2019.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


-Retirement Savings Plan 

-Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children 

-Free Metro Link/ Bus pass

-Free Life Insurance

-Health, Dental, Vision 

-Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

-Long Term Disability Insurance 

-Flex Spending Plan 

-Other Benefits 

Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)

Applicant Special Instructions

The search committee will consider applications until the search is concluded, but applications should be received by October 1, 2018 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, three letters of reference, and two writing samples. Applications and supporting materials, except reference letters, should be submitted electronically through the Washington University HR system at https://jobs.wustl.edu. Candidates should create an account as an external applicant, search for job requisition number 40993, complete the application form, and upload a CV and supporting materials. Directions to upload supporting materials can be found here. Confidential letters of reference should be sent via e-mail to sociology@wustl.edu.

If applicants have questions about the application process, they should contact Candace Hall at hallcn@wustl.edu or call the department at (314) 935-5790.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Apply here!