Let’s begin at the end.


Graduate students from Notre Dame Sociology have gone on to careers as tenure track faculty, as researchers in industry, government, and research institutes and think tanks. We’re incredibly proud of our placement record, which we believe speaks for itself. 


“The best recommendation I could give any program is the fact that I’m employed in a job I love, doing the research and teaching I trained to do. The job market workshop, which offered fantastic hands-on preparation for the academic job market during my last year in the program, is indicative of the thoughtfulness and support offered to graduate students in this department.”  

Kelcie Vercel, Assistant Professor, Augustana University


“Unlike some departments, Notre Dame Sociology sets itself apart through the tight-knit relationships students have with their faculty mentors. Even though I am an associate professor, I still regularly rely on the mentor relationships I formed while at ND. And, it wasn’t just about placing students to improve the department’s reputation. Faculty are genuinely invested in the lives and careers of the graduate students, from beginning to end.”

Justin Farrell, Associate Professor, Yale University  


Research Universities (Tenure Track)

  • Yale
  • Brandeis
  • Lehigh
  • Pepperdine
  • Valparaiso
  • Brigham Young
  • San Diego
  • Oklahoma
  • Missouri
  • Creighton
  • New Mexico State
  • Arkansas
  • Mississippi
  • Bowling Green

Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities (Tenure Track)

  • Augustana
  • Carthage
  • Calvin
  • Furman
  • Malone
  • Marian
  • University of Mary
  • Southern Maine
  • Westmont

International Universities (Tenure Track)

  • Central European University
  • Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Zhejiang University
  • Duke Kunshan University

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Oxford
  • Cornell
  • Emory
  • Rice
  • Ohio State
  • Tulane
  • Rutgers
  • UC-Irvine
  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • University of North Texas
  • Centro de Estudios de Conflicto y Cohesión Social (Chile)

Research Positions

  • Facebook
  • Princeton University
  • MIT
  • NORC
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Boston University Public Health
  • Perelman School of Medicine
  • Capture Higher Education
  • Coalition of Muslim Women
  • D.J. Case and Associates Environmental Research
  • Institute for Educational Initiatives
  • Maine Legislature
  • U.S. Air Force
  • OECD