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Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Sociology

Posted: 8/16/2018 (Employment)

The Urban Studies Program at Barnard College, Columbia University invites applications for a tenure track assistant or advanced assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Sociology Department beginning in fall 2019. We seek an urban sociologist with a focus on the United States or the US in global context. Preferred specializations include race, ethnicity, migration, and/or space. Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or related discipline by the start date, should have a promising research agenda and record of scholarship, and a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. Responsibilities include teaching courses in urban sociology, research methods and related fields; an active research agenda; student advising; and faculty service.
Applicants should include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and names and email addresses of three academic references who will be asked to upload their letters when the application is complete. We also encourage candidates to include a brief statement detailing their past experiences with, or future plans for, advancing diversity, equity and inclusion through their research, teaching and/or service. Applications should be submitted to For questions about the position, please contact Gergely Baics, co-director, at
Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Deadline: 10/01/2018

Location: Barnard College