Southern Methodist University — Assistant Professor, Sociology

Position Number 00050341. The Sociology Department at Southern Methodist University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2022. We seek candidates with primary research and teaching interests in economic sociology and/or the organization of work. Associated or supplemental emphasis in global/international economic dynamics or financialization are of interest, but not required. The successful applicant will have an ambitious research program and excellent teaching skills. The position offers a teaching load of two courses each semester. In addition to Sociology courses, applicants will teach core courses in, and have an opportunity to contribute to the continued development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate Markets and Culture major that is managed by the Sociology Department. A strong commitment to inclusive teaching and mentoring with our diverse undergraduate students is essential.

To ensure full consideration for the position, completed application must be received by December 8, 2021. To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, a one page research agenda, two article or chapter-length samples of research writing, evidence of teaching effectiveness including a sample syllabus and teaching evaluations, and 3 letters of reference to A PhD is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should direct questions to Matthew R. Keller ( or Anne E. Lincoln (, Co-Chairs of the Search Committee. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

SMU is a private, nonsectarian university of 11,000 students located in University Park, a highly regarded residential community that is 15 minutes north of downtown Dallas. SMU offers strong undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools – humanities and sciences, business, the arts, engineering, education, law, and theology. To learn more about the rich cultural environment of SMU, please see:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.