COVID-19 Update

Rutgers University has moved teaching online for the remainder of the semester. For all those enrolled in classes, all instructors should have provided you with information on how to best contact them during this period. If you have more general departmental inquiries, please contact one of us using the email addresses below. Take care, all.

Department Chair: Julie Phillips, Email:
Graduate Director: Steven Brechin, Email:
Undergraduate Director: Sharon Bzostek, Email:
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Undergraduate Administrative Assistant: Carissa Nadonley, Email:


New Faculty Position Opening: Sociology of Data and Technology

The Sociology Department at Rutgers University seeks to hire a junior scholar in the area of data and technology in social life. We seek a scholar with research and teaching interests in the role of large-scale data and digital technologies within or across social and institutional domains including the economy, politics, healthcare, criminal justice/punishment, and/or culture. Preference will be given to candidates who understand the mechanics of digital technologies and computational methods and use them in their research within a substantive area of focus. The ability to secure external funding is desirable. This is a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin September 1, 2020. We will start reviewing applications on October 1, 2019. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-2 writing samples and three references to

Three recommendation letters are also required, to be sent directly to
The Sociology Department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented populations. Offer is contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.