The George Washington University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Sociology

The George Washington University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2023. We encourage applications from current or recent PhD candidates and graduates; current and recent postdocs; and current assistant professors (including those who are assistant professors nearing tenure).  We seek a scholar in the field of intersectionality whose work is rooted in critical, anti-racist, feminist, social justice frameworks and who will contribute to teaching and advising needs in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department. The department is interested in expanding its teaching and research on intersectionality as related to: social movements, LGBTQIA+ studies, postcolonial thought, crimes of the powerful, immigration, health disparities, Indigenous studies, education, critical science and technology studies, political economy, the Global South, and social theory. The Department strongly encourages Black, Latinx, and Indigenous scholars to apply for this position. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Basic Qualifications. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology by date of appointment. Candidates must provide evidence of a strong commitment to and promise of scholarly publication, excellence in teaching, and meaningful service.

Application Procedure. To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at and upload:

  • a cover letter that addresses how you approach intersectionality, 
  • a curriculum vitae, 
  • a statement of how your teaching, research, service, and life experiences prepare you to contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion,
  • a statement of research interests, 
  • a statement of teaching and mentoring approaches, 
  • up to three copies of sample publications or unpublished manuscripts.

Reference requirements.

Applicants should arrange to have at least three (3) letters of reference submitted via email

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The George Washington University is committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment.  The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.