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Harvard University Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sociology in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Sociology

School Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area Sociology

Position Description

The Department of Sociology seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology. The area of specialization is open. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2025. The tenure-track assistant professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as undergraduate thesis advising.

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in sociology or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and advising is desired.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( Applications must be submitted no later than September 1, 2024.

  1. Cover letter

  2. Curriculum Vitae

  3. Teaching/advising statement (describing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and practices as well as their approach to creating a learning environment in which students are encouraged to ask questions and share their ideas)

  4. Research statement

  5. Service statement describing efforts to strengthen academic communities, e.g., the candidate’s department, institution, and/or professional societies.

  6. Names and contact information of 3-5 referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. At least one letter must come from someone who has not served as the candidate’s undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral advisor.

  7. Publications or copies of creative works, if applicable. One of the publications can include a dissertation chapter.

The health of our community is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC -recommended vaccines.

Contact Information

Khue Nguyen

Coordinator of Academic Affairs

Harvard Sociology Department

Contact Email

Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Minimum Number of References Required 3

Maximum Number of References Allowed 5


assistant, faculty, tenure track, sociology

Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England

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