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Assistant Professor/Sociologist, Digital Sociology

Posted: 8/5/2018 (Employment)

Virginia Commonwealth University is a large urban university located in the center of Richmond, Virginia. The Department of Sociology at VCU offers both a Bachelors and Masters program. Currently, we have 300+ undergraduate majors and 30+ graduate students. The M.S. program has two options-thesis and applied. The thesis option is taught on campus; the applied option includes both on-campus and online modes. Existing faculty areas of research include gender, sexuality, race, health, labor, digital sociology, and environmental sociology with expertise in multiple research methodologies including social network analysis, quantitative and qualitative methods. Both the graduate and undergraduate programs are grounded in a strong theoretical foundation in the structural bases and processes of social inequality around social class, race, and gender. For more information, visit

Only electronic applications will be accepted.

Please apply online at

Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format as well as any teaching documentation with your online application (please submit these documents under the website’s category for “Other Document”).
Three letters of reference are required.
Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.

The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018.
Start date will be August 16, 2019.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Tressie M. Cottom, chair of the search committee, at


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Deadline: 10/15/2018

Location: Virginia Commonwealth University