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The Department of Sociology at Stanford invites applications for an open rank, tenure track position for scholars who study race in American Society. This search is part of a university-wide initiative in which Stanford seeks to hire as many as 10 strong researchers and scholars who study the significance of race in American society, including the nature and persistence of racial inequality and its consequences.  Stanford seeks to support, deepen, and enhance the important research and teaching in these areas long underway on our campus. Appointments may be made in the following schools and departments: Stanford Law School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and the following departments within the School of Humanities and Sciences: Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, History, and Religious Studies. Rank is open, although a majority of the appointments are expected to be made at the assistant professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates with an active program of research in progress or, for established scholars, to have outstanding records of achievement in developing or using innovative approaches in the broad areas of their discipline. A strong commitment to excellent teaching is essential.

Stanford Sociology has a rich tradition in the study of inequality and in research in race and ethnicity. We seek to build on these rich traditions. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2020 and will continue until all of the positions are filled. Candidates are invited to apply online via, with a cover letter describing academic background and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent scholarship and a research statement of no more than three pages. Applicants for a non-tenured position should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted directly to Academic Jobs Online by October 15, 2020.


Social Sciences
Department of Sociology