Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology in Undergraduate Social Research Statistics and Research Methods

  • FIU Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies
  • Miami, FL, USA
  • Jan 22, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description


Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good. 


Assistant Teaching Professor of Sociology in

Undergraduate Social Research Statistics and Research Methods


The Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University is

searching for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor Position in Sociology to teach undergraduate Social Research Statistics (up to simple linear regression, with emphasis on practical skills of quantitative data analysis) and Social Research Methods (qualitative and quantitative), beginning in the Fall 2024. Ability to teach courses using Geographic Information Systems, while not required, is a plus. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required and must be in-hand by August 12, 2024. The candidate will teach a 4-4 load, with potential course releases for coordinating the continued development of the Department’s undergraduate curriculum and highly interdisciplinary extra-curricular programs.


The person hired may find community among colleagues working in numerous initiatives and centers across campus, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, the Cuban Research Institute, the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Asian Studies Program, the Mohsin & Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies, the Research Network for Health and Society, and the Global Indigenous Forum, among others. We strongly encourage historically underrepresented minorities and people with experience in teaching diverse student populations to apply. We welcome applicants to reflect in their cover letter on how they could enhance the Department's strengths and offerings.


In September 2021, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) received full membership in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). This prestigious organization includes the top 40 schools of international affairs in the world. The SIPA is among 25 in the US with this designation, 5th in the Southeastern United States, and the 1st and only in the State of Florida.


Qualified applicants should apply to Job Opening ID 531183 at 

Please submit your cover letter and C.V., in a single PDF file. Three letters of reference will be solicited from finalists at a later date. In your cover letter, please discuss your scholarly profile, your teaching expertise and pedagogical innovations, any externally funded projects, and how you envision your work enhancing and diversifying the Department’s strengths.


Please address any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Richard Tardanico at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.