Now Accepting Applications for an Open Rank Position in Sociology to Begin Fall 2017

University of Oklahoma

The Department of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma invites applications from scholars for an open rank position (tenure-track assistant, associate, or full) to begin August 14, 2017. The Department seeks candidates whose teaching and research focus on the relationship between criminology/criminal justice and race/ethnicity or social inequalities. We are particularly interested in candidates who are working toward or already have a nationally visible research record and who have an established record, or show promise, in securing external funds. The successful candidate must be able teach courses related to criminology and criminal justice at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Commitment to public sociology and community engagement is also desirable. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in sociology or related field (JD-only candidates need not apply). The teaching load is two courses per semester and the salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Oklahoma is located in Norman, a university community approximately 20 miles from Oklahoma City, the state’s largest city and capital. The University has strong programs in Women and Gender Studies, African and African American Studies, and Native American Studies, offering possibilities for collaboration with faculty across the campus.

About OU

OU is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. OU serves the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and Tulsa Schusterman Center. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2,700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant community located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is often cited in “best places to live” rankings. Visit and for more information. The greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area has a population of over 1.25 million residents and offers all of the culture, dining, entertainment and amenities typical of a modern metropolis.

Application and Deadline Information

Interested individuals should submit a single PDF file to Susan McPherson, Staff Assistant, at containing the following: a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a diversity statement about how the applicant addresses/has addressed diversity in the areas of research, teaching, and service, and a sample of written work. Applicants should also request three letters of recommendation and have them sent directly to

To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by December 1, 2016. Additionally, candidates attending the American Society of Criminology meetings in New Orleans are encouraged to apply by November 15, 2016. Screening will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any additional inquiries to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Meredith G. F. Worthen,

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. OU complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The Department of Sociology has a strong commitment to diversity and has received the Seal of Excellence from Sociologists for Women in Society for creating a climate that is welcoming to women and gender scholars. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.