Sociology at Wesleyan explores life as it is lived in and through institutional structures and dynamic social formations—from the intimate, micro-interactions of everyday life to macro-dynamics of global power.  The faculty of the Sociology Department offers courses in a variety of fields including social theory, social movement, critical media studies, sexualities, family, gender, race & ethnicity, education, inequality, globalization, economy & development, work, leisure, healthcare, urban sociology, religious movements, philanthropy, political sociology, and sociological methods of analysis.

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Applications Accepted for Two Tenure-track Assistant Professorships beginning Fall, 2016 for the Sociology Department

Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning Fall, 2016. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Areas include, but are not limited to, food; education; transnational migration and diaspora; and the politics of knowledge production. In addition to Introductory Sociology, ability to teach Sociological Theory and/or Sociological Analysis is a plus. The department encourages applicants with critical and interdisciplinary approaches to social inquiry. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.  Wesleyan University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  Applications completed by September 14, 2015 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit

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