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CUNY Assistant Professor- Sociology (Big Data) in Queens, New York

Job Title: Assistant Professor- Sociology (Big Data)

Job ID: 19642

Location: Queens College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Often referred to as “the jewel of the CUNY system,” Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention. This formula has made us one of New York’s premier educational institutions.

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges. Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

The Department of Sociology seeks to fill a vacancy at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure track position set to start in Fall 2019.

Duties include: Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions

We are seeking candidates with a strong empirical background and expertise in advanced analytics techniques, whether quantitative or qualitative. Area of specialization is open, but the preferred candidate will have a research agenda that applies computational research techniques to mainstream sociological topics. We seek a candidate who can, in addition to producing cutting edge research, help us to move our curriculum forward at both the MA and BA level, which share an emphasis on data analytics.

Most research-active faculty in the department have an affiliation with the CUNY Graduate School Doctoral Program in Sociology and such an affiliation would be possible for the successful candidate.

The Sociology department at Queens College has a large, research-active faculty that places a premium on high quality scholarship with real-world applications, and we support a public Sociology that emphasizes broad dissemination of findings in highly regarded academic outlets as well as to lay audiences and popular media.

Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum is unusual in its strong emphasis on quantitative analysis and research methods. We seek to emphasize these skills even more strongly in our recently developed minor in Data Analytics and our MA program in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research (

Our rigorous MA curriculum prepares graduates for promising careers in a variety of fields—including market research, public opinion research, program assessment, educational assessment, policy analysis, market research, and academic research—or to pursue doctoral work in competitive PhD programs. Our program emphasizes advanced analytic skills, including data handling, manipulation, interpretation, and analysis. We also emphasize research process, preparing students to conduct independent projects using a variety of research methods and designs. We offer five concentrations, all sharing the basic core of data analytics and applied research: Applied Social Research, Market Research, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Media and Marketing, and Data Science (“Big Data”).


A Ph.D. degree in Sociology or related discipline (by the time of hiring) and significant experience doing teaching and research related to data analysis and visualization, research methods and design. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Our preferred candidate has a history of research publication and grants, social media savvy, and an ambitious research agenda that incorporates advanced analytic techniques.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review to begin January 15, 2019.


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