Assistant Professor in Sociology (Quantitative Methods)

The Department of Sociology at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology starting July 1, 2020. Area is open, but the candidate must have expertise in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will teach five courses annually (reduced to four courses in the first year), which includes one introductory social statistics course, one quantitative methods course, and three other courses in areas of the applicant’s expertise.

New sociology courses and potential contributions to Davidson College’s interdisciplinary programs (including Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Latin American Studies) will be viewed favorably. The position includes mentoring senior thesis projects.

Candidates are expected to be highly committed to excellence in both undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. Experience teaching undergraduates is strongly preferred. The Ph.D. degree should be in hand by July 1, 2020.

Apply online at Candidates must submit a letter of application (which includes brief descriptions of all courses the applicant is prepared to offer in addition to statistics/quantitative methods courses required); curriculum vitae; draft syllabi of courses applicant is prepared to offer; a concise teaching statement (which includes how they would fulfill the needs of a diverse student body through inclusive pedagogy) accompanied by concise summary of evidence demonstrating excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching; and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Direct inquiries to: Gerardo Martí, Chair of the Search Committee (

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1. The position will remain open until filled.

A top-tier highly selective liberal arts college in Davidson, N.C., twenty miles from Charlotte, Davidson College has a low student-faculty ratio and a collegial atmosphere honoring teaching and academic excellence. At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.