Department of Sociology

Faculty Recruitment

The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Sociology
Faculty Search
Open Rank, Qualitative Methods Position

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin invites applications from qualitative sociologists for one tenure-track position, open rank, to begin in Fall of academic year 2022-23. Candidates of all ranks are encouraged to apply. The area of specialization is open. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, publication, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate is encouraged to engage with the department’s Ethnography Lab, a collaborative space that fosters graduate student training in ethnographic methods. The department affirms its commitment to diversity, equity, and social justice through a wide array of teaching, research, and publication. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research and service.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand no later than August 18, 2022, demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, and have a clearly defined research agenda.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of current and planned research, current Curriculum Vitae, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference to: Sharmila Rudrappa, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, via Review of applications will begin on September 27, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Teaching materials will be requested from competitive candidates following preliminary review of applications.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Position funding is subject to budget availability. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.


  • Department of Sociology

    The University of Texas at Austin
    305 E 23rd St, A1700
    RLP 3.306
    Austin, TX 78712-1086