Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at the University of Kansas

Sociology of Race & Ethnicity Search

University of Kansas

ASA Job Bank ID: 15913

The Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.  This appointment, which will begin in the fall of 2020, will build on our long-standing commitment to critical inquiry into racial and ethnic diversity and disparity, both globally and domestically.

This search is open in terms of research emphasis, but we seek a scholar with teaching strengths in core areas of African American experience.  We would expect our new colleague to publish in major outlets, enhance our international and national research profile, and contribute to our ongoing effort to build cross-disciplinary connections with units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology in hand or a credible claim that they will soon obtain that degree.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. A complete online application for this position will include the following materials:  a cover letter, curriculum vitæ, research and teaching statements, documentation of teaching experience (such as student course evaluations), and names, emails and contact information for three (3) references.  Application review will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until a pool of qualified applications is obtained.  Apply online at  Contact for questions is the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor David N. Smith, Department of Sociology,  Only complete applications will be considered.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).​

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