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Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia (Fall 2023)

Job Description

The Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in gender. We seek a theoretically engaged scholar whose research and teaching focus on gender, sexuality, and related topics.  Comparative, global and/or transnational scholarship is also welcome.  We particularly value candidates who would contribute to diversifying our faculty. 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the capacity for independent research that contributes to the field, indicate promise of sustained research excellence, and provide evidence of strong teaching and/or mentoring skills.  Candidates must hold a PhD or appropriate terminal degree by time of appointment.

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Review of applications will begin November 17, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2023 with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2023.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday (, and search for R0041291.  Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • Cover letter that discusses the candidate’s research agenda and demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in their work.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Teaching portfolio that includes a pedagogical philosophy statement and two sample syllabi.
  • A chapter-length writing sample.
  • Contact information for three references.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission.  Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs'. 

Questions about this position should be directed to: Teresa A. Sullivan, President Emerita and University Professor at  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Melanie Sponaugle, Academic Recruiter, at

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

UVA is located in beautiful Charlottesville with easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, the eastern shore and the nation's Capital. Charlottesville is one of the best places to live; outdoors, vibrant town with culture, music, restaurants, excellent schools, etc. Opportunities for excellent clinical, and laboratory-based research and teaching pursuits working within the collegial work environment are available.

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Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Society​

Review of applications will begin January 16, 2023.

In conjunction with the Rising Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Mellon Foundation, the UVA Department of Sociology welcomes applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Race and Society. Scholars who received (or will receive) their Ph.D. degree between August 24, 2020 and August 24, 2023 are eligible to apply.

Race and racialization are anchoring and enduring concerns within Sociology. We welcome applications from sociologists specializing in the sociology of race, as well as from sociologists whose work exemplifies the transformation of many sociological subfields vis-à-vis the study of race and racism.  Scholars whose work centers the Black experience, historically, globally and/or in the contemporary U.S., are encouraged to apply.  

Consistent with the College of Arts and Sciences’ commitment to advancing Race, Justice and Equity, we understand this postdoctoral fellowship as an opportunity to enhance the career trajectory of a scholar whose work advances our understanding of Race and Society, and whose research and teaching contributes to the vibrant intellectual community that is UVa Sociology. Underrepresented scholars are encouraged to apply.

An online application and further information are available here: Please contact Simone Polillo, Department Chair, with any questions: