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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Sociology at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9 month, full-time, and tenure-earning Assistant Professor position to begin fall of 2019.

PhD in Sociology is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Preference will be given to scholars who specialize in research on climate change and community resilience, aspects of which may include: structural inequalities; health, healthcare, or disability; urban, regional, or global dynamics; migration or displacement; social movements; governance; culture; STS; as well as others.

Salary is negotiable. To Apply, please visit and attach: a cover letter (addressed to Margret Kusenbach, Search Committee Chair); CV; names and contact information for three references; teaching portfolio (including evidence of successful teaching); and a recent publication or dissertation chapter. The deadline to apply for this position is October 31st, 2018.

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three, separately accredited institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is ranked in the Top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. The Sociology Department especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. For disability accommodations, contact Bianca Johnson at (813) 974-2396, a minimum of five working days in advance.