Job announcement: Brown sociology, Assistant Prof, tenure track

This Fall, the Brown University Sociology Department will be recruiting for a tenure track position in Organizational Sociology, at the Assistant Professor level. We’ve defined our search as broadly as possible, and we’d welcome applicants from any field in the general domain of Organizational Sociology, Economic Sociology, Work and Occupations, and Organizational Theory.  We’re particularly interested in candidates who can build on our department’s strengths in development, environment, health, urban studies, demography, and spatial analysis, or who can connect in interesting ways with Brown’s interdisciplinary activities in entrepreneurship, innovation, international studies, and healthcare.

Brown offers a vibrant organizations community, with an interdisciplinary faculty, a lively graduate program, and engaged and intrepid undergraduates.  The university is situated in a wonderfully hospitable locale, with affordable housing (by Northeastern standards!), abundant coastline, ready access to Boston, rail links to the entire Eastern seaboard, and convenient domestic and international air travel.   Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, with a strong commitment to fostering diversity at all levels.  We enthusiastically encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, who can share in the diversity of our growing intellectual community!

Potential candidates should note the relatively early application date:  Monday, September 15.  All application materials should should be submitted via Interfolio, using the link in the attached position listing.

Thanks in advance for passing this along!

Mark Suchman
Search Committee Chair


Brown University Department of Sociology
Assistant Professor in Organizational Studies

The Brown University Department of Sociology seeks applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Sociology, to begin July 1, 2015, for a scholar with a specialization in the area of organizational studies. Within this focus, we particularly seek candidates who conceive their work broadly, whose work contributes toward the larger discipline of sociology, and who can engage creatively with other areas of strength in the Department, such as development, environment, health and medicine, urban studies, demography and spatial analysis. The new faculty member will also join the growing community associated with Brown’s interdisciplinary program on Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations, and should be able to participate enthusiastically in dialog, scholarship and teaching on topics in both micro-level organizational behavior and macro-level organizational theory. A successful candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field, demonstrate the intention to obtain external funding, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

All candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a short writing sample, and (4) a teaching statement. Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. To receive full consideration applications must be received by September 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Submit your materials via:

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