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Assistant Professor of Sociology

Georgia Tech
United States, Georgia, Atlanta
October 29, 2023
Job ID
Atlanta, Georgia
Full/Part Time
About Us

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) is a uniquely interdisciplinary unit with an intellectual culture of cross-pollination between sociological and historical scholarship, as well as work in science and technology studies. The School is united around a vision of scholarship and teaching that elucidates processes of local, national, and global change, past and present. This mission includes promoting a broader understanding of how racial, gender, and class inequalities intersect, as well as how technology, science, and culture are intertwined.

One of six schools in the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, the School of History and Sociology offers a Bachelor of Science degree in History, Technology, and Society (HTS), a research-intensive major that equips our graduates with the analytical techniques and communication skills necessary to understand and meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. In collaboration with other schools within the Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, HSOC sponsors many innovative programs, including undergraduate Minors in Sports, Society, and Technology; Social Justice; Women, Science, and Technology; and Health, Medicine and Society. At the graduate level, HSOC offers master's and doctoral degrees in the History and Sociology of Technology and Science. Our graduate students come from across the globe to gain expertise in these increasingly important fields of study- and have been exceptionally successful in gaining employment throughout the world, including in academe, government, nongovernmental organizations, and corporations. For more information about the School of History and Sociology, please visit .

Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities.


Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

The School of History and Sociology (HSOC) at Georgia Institute of Technology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in sociology at the rank of assistant professor. The position will begin in August 2024. We seek a candidate whose research specializes in social justice and inequality. We are especially interested in scholars whose research uses intersectional approaches and can contribute to the school's interest in Black, gender, and/or sexuality studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their areas of expertise and demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and mentoring students. At the time of appointment, the new hire must have a Ph.D. degree and an established research trajectory that fits with the mission of the school.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. conferral required by start of the appointment, August 1, 2024.

Required Documents to Attach

Please submit a letter of application which speaks to your qualifications for the position, a curriculum vita, up to three writing samples, and three letters of recommendation.

Apply Before Date

A review of applications will begin on September 8, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply on or before this date for optimal consideration; however, the search will continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information

Inquiries for the position may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Singh, Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, at jennifer.singh@hsoc.gatech.edu.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

HSOC believes diversity is foundational to creating the most intellectually vibrant and successful academic communities. Therefore, we are especially interested in applicants who will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds, including women, those who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color, from minority ethnic groups, identify with LGBTQIA+ communities, have disabilities, from lower income backgrounds, and/or first-generation college students. Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.