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Birmingham Southern College
  • Position Number: 1121607
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
  • Position Type: premium
Birmingham-Southern College seeks candidates with a demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate courses for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Sociology position beginning August 2018. We will give special consideration to candidates with expertise in social inequality who would be able to significantly contribute to our Distinction in Poverty Studies and Distinction in Public Health programs. However, candidates in any subfield of sociology will be considered. All candidates should be well prepared to teach introduction to sociology as well as statistics and research methods. A demonstrated ability to make connections with local community partners is highly valued.

The teaching load is three courses in the fall term, one course in the January term, and three courses in the spring term. Ph.D. is highly preferred, but ABDs will be considered if the defense date is set.

Review of applicants will begin immediately. Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial), and three professional recommendation letters. Email applications are preferred: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope's Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College's curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College's faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation visit

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical care and research in the Southeast, and a vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; a zoo; botanical garden; the largest art museum in the Southeast; a world-class civil rights institute and annual art, music, and film festivals – as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities. In 2015, Birmingham was ranked as the #1 "next hot food city" by Zagat's.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE

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