Assistant or Associate Professor
Sociology, University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus (Pittsburgh campus)
October 1, 2021
Starting Date: 
September 1, 2022
Post date: September 1, 2021

The Sociology Department at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the level of Assistant or early Associate Professor, pending budgetary approval. We are seeking candidates whose research focuses on understanding Latinx perspectives and experiences related to themes of urban equity and sustainability. We aim to complement our research and teaching strengths in social movements, politics, and culture while broadening the perspectives, questions, theories, methods, or sources of evidence used to study social practices and institutions. We encourage applications from scholars whose research employs civically engaged or participatory scholarship within the Latinx community.

This search is part of the first stage of a three to five year-long university-wide cluster hiring initiative in Latinx Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in that initiative, intended to create a critical mass of scholars with expertise in Latinx studies at the University. Currently being planned are connections with Pitt’s Center for Latin American Studies and the development of certificate programs in Afro-Latin American and US Afro-Latinx Studies. More detailed information about the Provost’s Latinx cluster hiring initiative can be found here: .

The starting date for the position is September 1, 2022. Successful candidates are expected to engage in research, teaching, and service that contributes to the department’s mission. Required qualifications: applicants have or expect to have a Ph.D. in hand before the appointment begins, research interests related to Latinx politics, demonstrated ability or potential to publish high-quality scholarship, and demonstrated commitment or potential to contribute to equity and inclusion. Additional preferred qualifications: research interests related to the sociology of race & ethnicity, environmental conflict, cities, migration & diasporas, and/or social movements.


Application Instructions 

Applications should include a cover letter describing how your research and teaching interests complement the current strengths of the department, one writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available), a brief description of how your research, teaching, or service demonstrates a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference.  Please apply online at: Job Description - Faculty Professor Associate - Full-Time (21005420) ( ; have the three letters of reference sent to Tiara Nicholson at In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2021. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Please contact Tiara Nicholson at with any questions or concerns.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


Review Begins: 
October 1, 2021

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