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Assistant Professor, Sociology (Data Analytics)

Posted: 11/9/2018 (Employment)


APPLICATION DEADLINE : Open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.



The Department of Sociology seeks to fill a vacancy at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure track position set to start in Fall 2019.

We are seeking candidates with a strong empirical bent and expertise in advanced analytics techniques, whether quantitative or qualitative. Area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate will have a research agenda that applies computational research techniques to mainstream sociological topics. We seek a candidate who can, in addition to producing cutting edge research, help us to move our curriculum forward at both the MA and BA level, which share an emphasis on data analytics.

Most research-active faculty in the department have an affiliation with the CUNY Graduate School Doctoral Program in Sociology and such an affiliation would be possible for the successful candidate.

The Sociology Department at Queens College has a large, research-active faculty that places a premium on high quality scholarship with real-world applications, and we support a public Sociology that emphasizes broad dissemination of findings in highly regarded academic outlets as well as to lay audiences and popular media.

Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum is unusual in its strong emphasis on quantitative analysis and research methods. We seek to emphasize these skills even more strongly in our recently developed minor in Data Analytics and our MA program in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research (

Our rigorous MA curriculum prepares graduates for promising careers in a variety of fields—including market research, public opinion research, program assessment, educational assessment, policy analysis, market research, and academic research—or to pursue doctoral work in competitive PhD programs. Our program emphasizes advanced analytic skills, including data handling, manipulation, interpretation, and analysis. We also emphasize research process, preparing students to conduct independent projects using a variety of research methods and designs. We offer five concentrations, all sharing the basic core of data analytics and applied research: Applied Social Research, Market Research, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Media and Marketing, and Data Science (“Big Data”).


A Ph.D. degree in Sociology or related discipline (by the time of hiring) and significant experience doing teaching and research related to data analysis and visualization, research methods and design.  Our ideal candidate has a history of research publication and grants, social media savvy, and an ambitious research agenda that incorporates advanced analytic techniques.


Open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.

For more information on the position and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Queens College Human Resources website and click on Job ID XX.


We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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Deadline: 01/15/2019

Location: Queen's College-City University of New York