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Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will begin August 1, 2022, and a PhD in Sociology by July 31, 2022 is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a primary scholarly focus on race and ethnicity or gender or sexuality. Candidates will be evaluated on their potential for becoming leading scholars, generating external research funding, and achieving excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected.


Located in the heart of Cincinnati, a beautiful river city that combines the amenities of a major metropolis with a small-town cost of living, UC is a diverse public university with a total enrollment of 47,000 students and a Carnegie classification of R1 doctoral, very high research activity. Sociology is a PhD-granting department with about 150 majors and minors and 40 active PhD students, about two-thirds of whom are U.S.-born students of color or international students. The department houses the endowed Kunz Center for Social Research, which supports faculty and graduate student research. Sociology is also one of 15 units affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, which disburses over two million dollars per year in research and travel grants to faculty and students.

Essential Functions

This position will carry a 2/2 teaching load.  Courses may be taught online or face-to-face, depending on departmental needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have obtained a PhD in Sociology or a closely related field prior to the effective date of the appointment.
  • Must have high proficiency in written and spoken English

Application Process

Qualified and interested applicants must complete the online application and must include a current copy of your curriculum vitae; a cover letter; a one-three page statement of current and future research interests; two examples of scholarly work (e.g., publications, dissertation chapters, etc.); a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations from students and faculty supervisors; and an online statement of experience with or commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion. Upload these items to the Additional Documents field.


After an initial round of review, applicants may be asked to provide the names and email addresses of three referees from whom we will request confidential letters of recommendation. Questions about the positions may be directed to Jeff Timberlake at jeffrey.timberlake@uc.edu.




The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 71722


Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Date:  Oct 8, 2021

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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