Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of California Berkeley Department of Sociology

United States

Assistant Professor - Sociology

Job #JPF02650
  • College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences - Sociology

Recruitment Period

Open July 24th, 2020 through Monday, Sep 7, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position. The expected start date is July 1, 2021. Candidates will be considered regardless of field of specialization. The position’s duties include: academic research and publications, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative service.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Sociology. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia.

MINIMUM BASIC QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION: Receipt of the Ph.D. or equivalent international degree within one year of employment.

Applications must be received by September 7, 2020. Applications that are not complete by the deadline will not be considered. Please direct all questions to John O’Donnell at

To apply, please go to the following link:

Letters of reference will only be solicited for candidates placed on the long shortlist. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see

Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • Writing sample 1 of 3 - One of your best papers, published or not, or a dissertation chapter
  • Writing sample 2 of 3 - One of your best papers, published or not, or a dissertation chapter
  • Writing sample 3 of 3 - One of your best papers, published or not, or a dissertation chapter
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

In your application, please refer to


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