Professor of Sociology

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

United States

Posting Information

Posting Information


Department Sociology - 316500
Posting Open Date 10/30/2023
Application Deadline  
Open Until Filled Yes
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title William Burwell Harrison Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID FAC0004826
Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2024
Position Information


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC Chapel Hill Department of Sociology ( works to advance sociological knowledge and the public’s understanding of society through research and teaching at the highest levels of the discipline. We are committed to a vision where all members of the community feel welcome and valued and can thrive.
Position Summary
The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a Senior Full Professor to fill the William Burwell Harrison Distinguished Professorship of Sociology. We seek applications from scholars specializing in any area of Sociology who exhibit a record of strong and innovative research and excellence in teaching. Applications from scholars studying immigration, work or inequality are especially welcome. Candidates’ work should align with our departmental mission and values as outlined on our website.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field and be a Full Professor at their institution.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field and be a Full Professor at their institution. Applications from candidates with strengths in areas of immigration, work, or inequality are especially welcome. A record of external funding for this research program is also desirable.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements  
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Special Instructions
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and the names and contact information of four references through UNC’s online recruitment system. Please use the “Other Document” attachment to provide the teaching statement. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but our review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023.
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Department Contact Name and Title Jennifer Eissing, Business Officer
Department Contact Telephone or Email
Academic Personnel Office Contact Information
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document
  4. List of References
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of education?
    • High School
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PhD

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