Job Posting: Assistant or Associate Professor in the Inter-Disciplinary Program (IDP) initiative–Sociology of Organizations at UT Austin

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking to fill an advanced assistant professor or associate professor position in the area of work and organizations to begin in Fall 2022. The candidate’s field of study may be in Sociology (any subfield) or adjoining disciplines so long as their course of study and subsequent research centers on organizations, broadly defined.

The normal teaching load is two courses per long semester (four per academic year). Two courses will be offered in the Human Dimensions of Organizations program to advance their curricular offerings. These will reflect that program’s needs for introductory courses in the field, research methods instruction, and applications of organizational research. The precise content of the courses may be tailored to fit the candidate’s interests and background. Despite the split teaching load, the candidate will be a full member of the Sociology Department, though formal affiliation in a cognate department may be possible upon request.

Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and service to the Department of Sociology, the College of Liberal Arts, and the University.


Candidates must have a PhD. The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their experience, teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research and teaching.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, relevant examples of scholarly work, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement through the online portal at:

Applications must include a diversity statement addressing past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. In particular, the statement may highlight any experiences working with diverse populations – mentoring activities, research interests, committee service, courses taught, recruitment and retention activities – and describe how their professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in related activities would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.

Please address any questions to Ken-Hou Lin (, chair of the search committee. The department will begin reviewing applications November 5, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

UT Austin is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples and single parents. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Position funding is subject to budget availability.

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