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Job Opening: Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology

Position Details

Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor

Location: College Station, Texas

Position Type: Tenure-Track

Position URL:

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position (Tenure-Track) in Environmental Sociology with a 9-month academic appointment starting Fall 2024. We are seeking candidates with the promise of national and international prominence in Environmental Sociology. The successful candidate will be expected to publish, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and engage in service activities.

Texas A&M University is one of the largest AAU universities in the U.S. with a student population of approximately 70,000 and is consistently rated as one of the top universities in the U.S., particularly on “best value” and “affordability” ( Texas A&M offers a wide range of research opportunities including the TAMU Energy Institute, Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center (TXRDC), the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Texas A&M University ranks in the top 10 university endowments in the U.S. and ranks among the top 10 U.S. public universities in research expenditures.

The College of Arts and Sciences is in the process of developing a major environmental initiative that includes an interdisciplinary Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Studies designed to educate students about the scientific and human-dimension and policy aspects of environmental issues facing the state, nation and global spheres. This broad initiative also includes establishing an interdisciplinary Environmental Research Center to bring scholars together that address environmental issues such as extreme weather and sustainability, workforce and economy, equity and access to opportunities, and well-being. It is anticipated that these environmental initiatives will include several additional hires in various departments in the College within the next few years.

The Sociology Department is large and intellectually robust with roughly 30 faculty members, approximately 520 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate students.


Completed Ph.D. in sociology or closely related field is required. All methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and geographical areas of concentration are welcome. We are especially interested in candidates who conduct innovative environmental sociology research that will augment existing research areas within the department and have the potential for external funding. An ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in theory and/or research methods is desirable.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin October 2, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted online through Interfolio at

Interested candidates must submit:

(1) Cover letter

(2) curriculum vitae,

(3) personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research, and service and

(4) three letters of reference.

The letter of application should include the candidate’s past accomplishments and future plans in research and teaching. The application materials must be submitted online at:

Please direct any applicant inquiries to Harland Prechel, Recruitment Committee Chair,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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