Assistant Professor, Washington State University

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Assistant Professor. Washington State University, Department of Sociology in Pullman, WA invites applications for one permanent full‐time, nine‐month tenure‐track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2014 or January 2015, depending on time to degree. Duties include teaching courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels related to environmental sociology and/or other areas of expertise, scholarship leading to publication, and service to the department, university, and the discipline. We also seek candidates who will advance the university’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism among faculty, staff, and students through research, teaching and community outreach.

Requirements: PhD in sociology or closely related social science by employment start date. The area of primary specialization is environmental sociology. Candidates must have demonstrated research and teaching excellence, and show potential for generating external funding. Preference will be given to strong candidates whose research demonstrates capacity for interdisciplinary inquiry and methodological rigor while creating synergies with existing departmental strengths. (For information about the department, please see

Application: submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a current curriculum vitae, three samples of written work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi and course evaluations), and request three letters of reference. These materials should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Protected group members are encouraged to apply.

Please direct inquiries about the position to Scott Frickel, Search Committee Chair (