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At the University of Nebraska–Lincoln you will be part of over 150 years of excellence in higher education and leadership in sociology. Sociologists at Nebraska engage with some of society’s most urgent contemporary challenges as scholars and teachers. We are committed to the university’s research, teaching, and service missions and aspirations to transform lives and learning. We aim to advance the discipline of sociology and promote evidence-based knowledge to the public. We are looking for bold thinkers to join us in our work.

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Over 150 Years of Excellence

In 2019, the university marked a 150-year legacy of improving the quality of life for Nebraska and beyond—and began charting a bold future.

Why Sociology at Nebraska

Come join a faculty that is driven, collaborative, collegial, and successful. We work together to ensure each of us can be successful in our professional and personal lives. We are leaders in our department, campus, communities, and professional associations.

Our faculty

  • strives for excellence in research, teaching, and professional service
  • asks novel and forward-thinking research questions
  • collects innovative qualitative and quantitative data and applies cutting edge analytic techniques
  • values and pursues multidisciplinary collaborations
  • provides formal and informal mentorship
  • prepares graduate students for academic and applied positions
  • encourages undergraduate students' curiosity and experiential learning

Why Nebraska

Our Big 10, distinguished, land-grant public research university is filled with collaborators and scholars who have come together to build on each other’s strengths and forge a better future.

  • Ranked by Forbes as one of America's Best Large Employers
  • Member of the Big 10 Conference and Big 10 Academic Alliance
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Small campus feel with global connections

Why Lincoln

Much like its 285,000+ residents, Lincoln is where you'll find a place to call home.

  • Buzzing arts and music scene
  • Bustling startups
  • Plenty of activities to kick your feet up, stay active or network
  • Growing Haymarket area with the world-class Pinnacle Bank Arena
  • Great downtown nightlife just one block from campus
  • Top 50 Best Bike City (
  • Cornerstone of the booming Silicon Prairie

What others say about us

Number 1

Happiest City
Men's Health, 2021

Number 3

for First-Time Homebuyers
WalletHub, 2021

Number 3

for Quality of Life
NerdWallet, 2017

Number 7

Overall Financial Wellbeing, 2017

Number 9

for Places to Live, 2019

Open Positions

As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See


A tenure-track assistant professor with specialization in health, inequalities, methods, and/or family.

Assistant Professor in Methods, Health, Inequalities, or Family

  • We are planning to review applications and interview candidates in fall 2022.
  • The position would start in fall 2023.

Learn more about us here on our website and @UNLSOC on Twitter. Feel free to contact us with any questions.


Julia McQuillan
Professor and Search Committee Chair