Job Opportunity: Tenure track assistant professor in sociology of religion at Purdue Univeristy

Purdue University is searching for a tenure-track asst. prof. position in sociology of religion for fall of 2014 (deadline before October 15th). The announcement and description can be found on the department’s website at

Purdue University, The Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2014. We seek a scholar whose primary research and teaching interests are in the sociology of religion. The candidate should have a vibrant research program and will be expected to provide teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Interest in teaching social theory is a plus, but is not required for full consideration. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required by the time of appointment. Complete applications include:

(1) a letter of application describing research and teaching interests;

(2) curriculum vitae;

(3) teaching evaluations, if available;

(4) a writing sample; and

(5) three letters of recommendation.

Electronic applications are required in the form of two PDFs, one consisting of documents 1-3 (ordered as specified above) and the other consisting of the writing sample. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommenders. Address all materials including letters of recommendation to: Sociology Faculty Search Committee,, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2059. Purdue offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is located in an affordable metropolitan area of 167,000 people, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2013, but applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.