Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Memphis

University of Memphis. The College of Arts and Sciences invites applications and nominations for the appointment of an experienced scholar to serve as Chair of the Department of Sociology. The successful candidate will join a dynamic department in a metropolitan research university. The University of Memphis, a comprehensive, doctoral-extensive state university, enrolls over 20,000 students annually. The department offers the B.A. and M.A. degrees in Sociology, which has 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 14 full and part-time graduate students, and 160 undergraduate majors. Faculty research interests include social inequality, comparative social change, institutions and organizations, deviance and social psychology, and methodology. Please visit the university or department websites at and for additional information.

Successful candidates will have a national reputation for scholarship, a substantial record of publication, evidence of commitment to and excellence in teaching, a demonstrated capacity for intellectual leadership, and a record of academic leadership and administrative expertise. A PhD in Sociology is required, and the successful applicant must be eligible for the rank of Full Professor in the department. The substantive area of specialization is open. Please upload a letter of application (or nomination), curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to: Review of applications will begin December 16 and may continue until the position is filled. The position will begin in August 2016 and is contingent on funding. Please address any questions to Dr. Roger Kreuz, committee chair ( The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status.

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