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OSU Sociology is a leading department in the nation in terms of faculty research and graduate and undergraduate programs. Our Ph.D. program is ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2014).  Our undergraduate program is one of the largest on campus, with about 1,000 Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, and Public Health Sociology majors.  Our faculty have research expertise in diverse areas with strengths in stratification and inequality, community and urban sociology, criminology, population and health, education, family, occupations and work and political sociology. Among 118 National Research Council-ranked sociology programs nationwide, we are in the top 10 percent in terms of publications per faculty and percent of faculty with grants.

Open Faculty Positions


Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of inequality with a focus on the determinants and/or consequences of food inequality/insecurity.Detailed information and application instructions.

Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Social Stratification with a focus on quantitative models and methods or large and/or complex data.Detailed information and application instructions.



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Ph.D. Level

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Professor Emeritus

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Associate Professor

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Ph.D. Level