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Associate Professor of Sociology

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Associate Professor to begin in the Fall of 2024. We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields. A Ph.D. in Sociology or other appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit materials by November 3, 2023. Please submit all materials through the interface accessible at

Additional instructions for submissions: 
Applicants should submit a cover letter (up to three single spaced pages) that includes a statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and (up to two) sample(s) of their best scholarship. Applicants also should be prepared to submit three letters of reference upon request. Applications will only be accepted via online submission.  Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.

- Cover letter (not to exceed 3 pages single spaced) that includes a statement of research and teaching experience
- CV
- Writing samples (up to 2)
- three references prepared to submit upon request

Address inquiries only to Katie Shirilla ( 
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