Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Sociology and Anthropology
Job Description: 

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY. The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall 2020. The successful candidate will have a primary area of research in social stratification utilizing quantitative methods. The position will be in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology. The candidate will be expected to teach introductory sociology courses and quantitative methods courses, as well as courses in their area of interest.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the starting date of August 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program and contribute to the department’s academic programs ( To be considered, candidates must have at least one scholarly work accepted for publication or have secured extra-institutional research funding and must provide evidence of effective teaching as an instructor of record or teaching assistant.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 13 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology and an MA degree in sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs.

Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of its community and curriculum. Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer and offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

Review of Applications: 
Candidates should submit the following at 1) a cover letter, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by September 15, 2019 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Ziad Munson, Search Committee Chair, at

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community.

Lehigh University is a recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award for promoting the careers of women in academic science and engineering. Read more about Lehigh’s ADVANCE Center for Women STEM Faculty at:

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at:

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty.

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