SOCIOLOGY: Environmental Sociology Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

 The Department of Sociology at Tufts University invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology to begin Fall 2020. Preference will be given to those candidates who also teach or conduct research in one or more of the following areas: political sociology, social movements, media, gender, and network analysis.

 The successful candidate will have an opportunity to connect outside of the department with supportive departments and programs including Environmental Studies, International Relations, American Studies, Community Health, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, and the Tufts Institute of the Environment. Tufts University is a category I research university located in the vibrant intellectual community of Boston. The Department of Sociology is an undergraduate-serving department, and candidates should be committed to teaching a highly motivated, undergraduate student body.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related discipline, a demonstrated record of academic research and publications, and relevant teaching experience.

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following materials through Interfolio at cover letter, CV,  writing sample, teaching statement (and teaching evaluations if available), three letters of recommendation uploaded directly to Interfolio by the recommenders, and a statement describing how their past and future contributions can help to advance Tufts University’s diversity efforts and commitment to inclusive excellence.

A review of applications will begin September 23, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact John LiBassi, Department Administrator at [email protected].

The department will hold informal meetings at the employment fair at this year’s ASA annual meeting in New York City, from 11am - 4pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019. All interested applicants are welcome to stop by. We expect to schedule longer interviews with select candidates on August 11 and 12.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at [email protected]. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at