FREE listings for jobs and opportunities of interest to sociologists.

  1. Please send description, as a Word document or pdf, by email to MSS Executive Office.
  2. In the subject line, please indicate “MSS Online Ad”.
  3. In the body of the email, please indicate ad start date and end date. If no date is provided, the ad will be posted as soon as possible and remain active for 3 months from posting.

MSS Volunteer Opportunities

Members of MSS may self-nominate for MSS committees by emailing the Executive office with your name, contact information and committee interest. Appointments will be finalized at the Fall board meeting. All appointments are made by the current MSS Board President.

Members interested in nominating themselves or others for elected seats on the MSS Board of Directors(President, State Director, or At-Large Director) may contact the Executive office with your name, contact information and the nominee’s name and contact information. Nominations will be submitted to the Nominations and Elections committee for review. Please confirm the nominee’s interest prior to submitting names.

Jobs / Academic Positions

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position (one-year term from August 1, 2018 through May 31, 2019). The classes taught will primarily consist of core sociology courses such as Diversity & Inequality, Social Theory, and Social Problems. Other courses to be taught may include Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Social Statistics, or Research Methods. Previous teaching experience is required, and the candidate must have already earned or be near completion of a PhD in sociology. The Sociology Department at the University of Louisville offers a BA, BS, and MA in sociology, and a PhD in applied sociology. 

All applicants must complete the online application form at and submit either electronically (preferred) or by mail the following materials by April 12, 2018:

  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • three letters of recommendation
  • teaching portfolio, which includes, at a minimum, a philosophy of teaching statement, an example syllabus, and teaching evaluations (if available)
  • diversity and inclusion statement
  • writing sample
  • unofficial graduate transcript

The application materials listed above should be sent to Dr. Jonetta Weber at [email protected] or addressed to her in care of the Sociology Department, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. The electronic/postmark deadline for the application and all supporting materials is April 12, 2018.

-posted through April 12, 2018


Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to begin September 1, 2018.

Major/Essential Functions: The teaching assignment for this position will include three courses per semester and a possible one-month experiential course taught in January (depending on candidate interest and the needs of the College). Primary teaching responsibilities will include two sections of cultural anthropology, two topical area courses of the candidate’s choosing (e.g., Psychological Anthropology, Anthropology of Religion, Political Anthropology), and a geographical area course appropriate to the candidate’s expertise (preferably related to Latin America, the Caribbean, or indigenous North American populations, but open to other areas). Please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching.

Required Qualifications:We seek candidates who have an earned doctorate in anthropology, but will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status. Candidates must have demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Prior experience teaching undergraduate students preferred. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Application and Institution Information: To apply, visit and complete the online application. The application materials that must be uploaded include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research interests; transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and the names and contact information for three professional references. At least one of the references must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness.

For more details, visit the College’s website at or contact Dr. Elizabeth Jenner at [email protected]. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 8th, 2018. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Only finalists will be asked to submit syllabi and student evaluations.

-posted through April 8, 2018

Other Opportunities

The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Latino Center for Leadership Development are excited to share a call for proposals for research grants for up to $10,000 for scholarly research projects that have policy implications for the Latina/o population. Faculty with doctoral degrees and students enrolled in doctoral programs at higher education institutions, as well as individuals with doctoral degrees with positions in national and local research-based and public policy institutions and/or organizations are welcome to apply. Applicants may be from any academic discipline. Please see this Tower Center website for more information and for the application link. 

We have shared the call for proposals with you because you are affiliated with a professional organization or network that we are targeting for outreach. We encourage you to share this call widely with your networks (through email listservs and other social media), as we seek to fund a diverse set of proposals. The applications are due online 4/15 here. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Danielle Lemi ([email protected]) or Dr. Jennifer Cook ([email protected]).

 -posted through April 15, 2018

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, October 11-13, 2018.

Theme: “Translating Complexity into Action.”

The call to participate in the 2018 AACS Annual Conference is now open to all applied social scientists, as well as those looking to use their social science skills in applied and clinical areas. Deadline for abstract submission: June 01, 2018.

We are looking for submissions of: individual papers, panels, posters, demonstration of applied and clinical work, professional development seminars, and workshops. AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly conference for both undergraduates and graduate students, featuring student problem solving, paper competitions, and mentoring opportunities.

The conference location is Hilton Norfolk The Main, located just off the downtown Norfolk waterfront.

For more information email: [email protected]

Submit your proposal

Deadline: June 1, 2018.

-posted through June 1, 2018