Position Title: Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor
Institution: Northeastern University
Department: Criminology, Law, and Justice
Job Description: Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.
About the Opportunity: The https://cssh.northeastern.edu/sccj (SCCJ) at Northeastern University is seeking to fill an open-rank teaching professor position in the area of law and criminal justice administration beginning in fall 2021. Housed within https://cssh.northeastern.edu/about/deans-welcome, SCCJ brings together more than 20 research-oriented scholars and distinguished practitioners on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research and criminal justice policy. The School has a highly-ranked PhD program, a quickly growing Master's program, and a unique undergraduate program comprised of a large number of combined majors with other units including psychology, political science, computer science and cybersecurity, and sociology. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching and will have expertise in areas of law and criminal justice administration. In addition to experience in teaching courses related to law and criminal justice administration, candidates should indicate their interest and relevant expertise in additional courses in the areas of race, crime, and justice, or law and psychology. Responsibilities: This is an untenured, but continuing and tracked position with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts.
Qualifications: A PhD in criminology, criminal justice, or a related field or a JD is required by the appointment start date. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.
FAC Additional Information: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness including sample syllabi and teaching evaluations, a diversity and equity statement, and contact information for three letters of recommendation.
To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Please address nominations and inquiries about the position to Professor Kevin Drakulich, at email@example.com. Review of applications will begin March 15th and will continue until the position is filled. https://cssh.northeastern.edu/about/deans-welcome is a leader in the Experiential Liberal Arts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities. The College is strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcomes nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please click here. To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2166700.
Date Posted: 3/16/2021
Run Date: 5/16/2021
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Job Description: Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a comprehensive college of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely-recognized institutions of higher education in the nation, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in its Sociology Program, with a start date of Fall 2021. A doctorate in sociology or a related area is required. Primary responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and service to the program, division, school, and university. Course releases are provided in the first two years to help the successful candidate pursue a program of research. Expertise in race and ethnic studies is preferred, with an emphasis on the intersection of gender, race, and class. An understanding of race/ethnicity in global context is desirable. Other desirable areas include social movements and social change, sociological theory, migration and immigration, social inequality, and family diversity.
The ideal candidate will possess a strong desire to help recruit, mentor, and retain students. Preference will be given to candidates with a philosophy of scholarship oriented toward issues of social justice. Consistent with the mission of the University and the Sociology Program, the ideal candidate for this position should be a teacher-scholar who is a good departmental citizen and demonstrates a commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. An active program of research with potential for external funding is expected.
Workforce diversity, cultural inclusiveness, and employment equity are deeply rooted in Penn State's historic mission. Just as we are committed to being a diverse educational environment, we are also committed to being a diverse working community. As a community, we endeavor to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace. The administration, faculty, and staff of Penn State Harrisburg (PSH) take pride in the fact that PSH is one of the most diverse and inclusive campuses of Penn State University, and we are deeply committed to supporting a culturally, ethnically, and racially inclusive environment.
Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The College is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York. Penn State Harrisburg has an enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, including a broad, diverse and non-traditional population and brings nationally accredited academic programs, award-winning faculty, and the resources of a world-class research university to Pennsylvania's Capital Region. The College offers students the opportunity to earn baccalaureate degrees in 39 academic majors. As a graduate center, the College offers 28 master's degrees and 2 doctoral degree programs. To learn more about the College and the School of Behavioral Sciences, which is the home for the Sociology Program, please visit http://harrisburg.psu.edu and www.hbg.psu.edu/bsed.
To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site and submit the following:
- Cover letter of application specifically addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications, including a statement of teaching and research interests
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Current curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three professional references
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Kamini Grahame, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Search Committee.
Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2187573
Date Posted: 3/22/2021
Run Date: 5/22/2021
Position Title: Full-Time Faculty Ethical and Creative Leadership
Institution: Union Institute & University
Department: PhD Program in Interdisciplinary Studies
Job Description: Full-Time Faculty in Ethical and Creative Leadership Union Institute & University, a national non-profit university for adult students offering bachelor’s, master's and doctoral degrees, seeks a full-time faculty member for its interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Ethical & Creative Leadership (one of four concentrations that include Educational Studies, Public Policy & Social Change, and Humanities & Culture, plus a unique specialization in Martin Luther King Jr. Studies). The faculty position requires a Ph.D. in leadership studies or a discipline like psychology, sociology, political science, or history that encompasses leadership studies; evidence of an active, productive research agenda; and successful college or university teaching experience. Leadership experience within or outside the academy is an advantage. Union Institute & University’s interdisciplinary Ph.D. program is designed for working/professional adults (master’s degree required) offered in a unique “blended learning” structure that combines face-to-face residencies with state-of-the-art approaches to distance learning, e.g. interactive video seminars and teleconferences. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary study, strongly oriented to social justice, creativity, and engaging difference.
The low-residency, distance format does not require Cincinnati proximity. Faculty and students attend a week-long residency in Cincinnati to start the term (early January & early July), creating together a dynamic intellectual community. The learner-centered program fosters individualized instruction strengthened by commitment to learning as a shared collective endeavor. The concentration in Ethical and Creative Leadership is structured around contemporary scholarship, personal intellectual development, and professional application of leadership values, knowledge, and skills. The curriculum focuses on ethical action and decision making and creative approaches to leadership (and followership) in a variety of settings and professions and in facing the vital challenges of our times, curriculum prioritizes creative approaches to leadership, including collective leadership, inclusive leadership, group leadership, and horizontal leadership, as well as more conventional forms. We encourage applications from scholars in historically underrepresented groups and who have had experience working with diverse student populations.
Academic Qualifications: The candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in leadership studies or in a discipline involving leadership as a major component, whose graduate study and dissertation focused on leadership issues, of the following: recognized and emerging leadership philosophies; women’s and/or feminist leadership; African American, Latinx, Asian American, or Native American/indigenous leadership; demonstrated success in integrating leadership theory or the candidate needs to evidence work experience demonstrating significant leadership expertise. Their work should demonstrate significant engagement in interdisciplinary scholarship, research and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with Ph.D. level teaching experience who have chaired doctoral dissertation committees and whose research/teaching specialties include some and practice in scholarship and teaching (such as incorporating leadership opportunities and community engagement in pedagogy). The candidate should evidence innovative approaches to leadership study and development through program creation, research modes, organizational involvement, and/or teaching innovations. We seek a candidate with knowledge of both ethical and creative leadership as well as the synthesis of ethical and creative leadership. Expertise desirable in leadership related to organizational leadership, global conflicts, leadership in international settings, regions such as Mideast, sub-Sahara Africa, or Latin America, transnational organizations, or NGOs global and local; as well as expertise in methods of leadership measurement and assessment. Ability to teach methodologies like case study, ethnography, phenomenology, grounded theory, and narrative analysis are added strengths. The successful candidate must have facility with online learning (use of Zoom etc.) and with digital learning technologies including course management platforms like Campus Web and Brightspace. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Teaching and Professional Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research agenda with regular publications; to teach foundational and advanced seminars (mostly online) at the doctoral level; to be involved with dissertation advising and mentoring; and show collaborative skills in faculty governance, serving on program and university committees. Participation in professional scholarly organizations, advocacy groups, or organizations related to one’s areas of scholarship and the program goals is also expected.
Application Materials: Application letter (including qualifications and reasons for interest), curriculum vitae, and names/contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on April 5. The new faculty position will begin July 1, 2021.
Apply here: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/UNI1045UIU/JobBoard/704a0f73-1839-4901-8568-35e47e5d0530/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=c89139be-144a-4f12-80e4-2cbcb7f047e0 Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the search process. Candidates selected for further review will be asked to submit a summary or examples of teaching evaluations, a conference paper or (preferably) published work. No references will be contacted without prior notification. Candidates may be asked to give a 30 minute presentation on a topic they select. Union Institute & University is a private, non-profit university accredited by the regional Higher Learning Commission. Union Institute & University is an Equal Opportunity educator and employer. We are committed to fostering a multiracial and multicultural learning community and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Date Posted: 4/21/2021
Run Date: 6/21/2021
Position Title: Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives
Institution: Policing Project at NYU Law
Job Description: The Policing Project at New York University School of Law seeks applicants for a Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives to build and manage a dynamic team and portfolio of projects to reimagine public safety, and provide scientific expertise across all Policing Project efforts. Candidates ideally will have a doctoral degree in criminology, sociology, public policy, economics, or other related fields, and have direct experience leading or contributing to research in some of the following areas: public safety, public health, racial justice, urban science, violence prevention, or other related issues. Candidates must have at least 3 – 5 years of post-doctoral experience, ideally including as a principal investigator. Project management experience is essential. We are open to considering course buy-outs and similar temporary arrangements with professors who are willing and able to fill this role full time for a period of at least 18 months.
About the Policing Project The Policing Project partners with communities and police across the country to promote public safety through transparency, equity, and democratic engagement. We bring an innovative and creative approach to this area, one grounded in democratic values. In pursuing our mission, we work in close collaboration with groups from across the ideological spectrum and with stakeholders that often find themselves at odds, including policing agencies, community organizations, government agencies, and other non-profits. Broadly speaking, our work has three focus areas:
- Front-End Voice in Policing: In a democratic society, the public must have a voice in how it is policed. This is particularly so for communities of color, who historically have been under-served and over-policed.
- Regulation of Policing Technology: As law enforcement increasingly relies on technology—from social media monitoring to face recognition—it is essential to ensure that these technologies are used responsibly, and with minimal impact on civil rights and civil liberties.
- Reimagining Public Safety: It is past time for a national conversation about what public safety for everyone looks like, and how it is best achieved. We are developing ways to help communities address social problems without a law enforcement response, and in so doing reallocate resources in ways that benefit everyone.
In pursing these goals, we use a variety of tools to do our work, among them social science research, direct engagement with private companies and law enforcement agencies, cost-benefit analysis, drafting model legislation and testifying, and litigation. You can learn more about our work—past and present—at www.PolicingProject.org.
Job Description and Responsibilities: The Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives will manage a small, dynamic research team of post-doctoral fellows and research assistants, and will play a critical role in developing and implementing our Reimagining Public Safety initiative. The Policing Project is on the forefront of national efforts to rethink public safety in order to meet vital community public safety needs without an over-reliance on police enforcement, and to understand the structural and procedural requirements of the reimagined system. We are building a series of social science research projects and pilot interventions to drive these efforts and are in the early stages of implementation. The Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives will be expected to further develop and spearhead these efforts. This position also will be consulted frequently in the development of other Policing Project initiatives, both for methodological guidance and for substantive input on the current state of relevant criminal justice research. This position will also serve on the Policing Project’s leadership team, offering input and strategic guidance on organizational priorities and development, representing the organization in public forums and media, managing strategic partnerships, and mentoring junior staff.
Desired Experience, Skills, and Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in criminology, sociology, public policy, economics, political science, or other related fields, and have direct experience leading or contributing to research in some of the following areas: public safety, public health, racial justice, urban science, violence prevention, or other related issues. Although we strongly prefer a candidate with a doctoral degree, we would consider applications from individuals with strong research experience and another terminal degree such as a JD. Applicants must have at least 3-5 years of post-degree relevant experience, including project management and/or supervision of research teams. Ideal candidates will have prior experience as a principal investigator. We are specifically interested in candidates who are passionate about applying their skills to generate research and creative interventions that immediately support the transformation of policies and practice. Additionally, we seek candidates with:
- Advanced knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodology and experience working in applied research settings.
- Experience overseeing and conducting primary data collection using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong attention to detail with exemplary analytical and organizational skills.
- Strong managerial skills and experience supporting supervisee professional development.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data, methodology, research findings, and implications for practice in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences.
- Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams and supporting strategic partnerships.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adjust quickly to shifting priorities.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge and experience of relevant focus areas.
We prefer candidates willing to reside in the New York area but will consider other situations on a case-by-case basis.
Required Application Materials
- Cover Letter
- 1-2 research papers (working papers and drafts are acceptable)
- 1-2 examples of work product communicating research findings to a non-research audience
- Contact information for 3 references
To apply, please submit your CV, cover letter, 1-2 research papers, and reference contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please indicate “Director of Research and Strategic Initiatives” in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should include when you are available to start and where you heard about the listing. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis
, and candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview. We offer competitive compensation, which includes an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision. Further information regarding benefits can be found here
. Salary for this position is commensurate with experience, between $90,000 and $120,000.
The Policing Project heartily welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds. NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Please note that candidates wishing to be considered must be authorized to work in the United States.
Date Posted: 4/9/2021
Run Date: 6/9/2021
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rural Health Disparities
Institution: Penn State
Job Description: The Department of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to be housed in the new Rural Health Disparities Lab to begin in August of 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Danielle Rhubart on interdisciplinary research projects related to health and aging across rural-urban and within rural contexts. Applicants should have a background and/or interest in health disparities, spatial disparities in health and aging, and/or the social determinants of health, including the built, policy and natural environment. Applicants with interest in rural health disparities are especially encouraged to apply. Approximately 20 percent of the postdoctoral researcher’s time can be spent on their own research.
Under the direction of Dr. Rhubart, the postdoctoral fellow will assist with assembling project datasets, conducting quantitative analyses of secondary data, and coauthoring peer-reviewed publications. The fellow will also have the opportunity to develop new lines of research under the mentorship of Dr. Rhubart on research related to rural-urban or within rural health disparities.
A doctorate in behavioral science, sociology, demography, public health, geography or a related field by August 2021 is required. Preference will be given to applicants with strong writing skills and with experience using spatial regression modeling and spatial software (e.g. ArcMAP and GeoDa). Experience working on or with interdisciplinary research teams is preferred.
Read more: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Postdoctoral-Fellow-in-Rural-Health-Disparities_REQ_0000012698-1
Date Posted: 4/27/2021
Run Date: 6/27/2021
Position Title: Associate or Full Professor of Sociology
Institution: Boston University
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Boston University invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor to begin July 1, 2022. We seek a colleague with an innovative research agenda and teaching interests in race/ethnicity. Subfields are open and we are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to one or more departmental strengths including culture, economic sociology, gender/sexuality, global/comparative, health, law and crime, migration, race/ethnicity, and urban sociology. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching on race and ethnicity, will mentor graduate students, and will teach courses on theory and/or methods. The candidate will build bridges with other relevant units across the university including but not limited to the African American Studies Program; Howard Thurman Center; Initiative on Cities; School of Global Studies; School of Public Health; School of Social Work; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality (WGS) Program.
Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research, and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community. To apply, please submit 1) a cover letter describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) Names and contact information for three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee. The department has actively sought to create an inclusive departmental culture, and candidates are welcome to share ways they hope to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion in their application materials. Submit to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18459. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Please reach out to Heather Schoenfeld email@example.com with any questions.
Date Posted: 4/27/2021
Run Date: 6/27/2021
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Institution: Purdue University
Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Purdue University (https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/sociology/) invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to support the development of early-career scholars from diverse backgrounds with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups on the professorial faculties of colleges and universities in the United States. This year we seek applications from scholars who show promise in the areas of:
- Life Course Origins of Health Disparities in Later Life. We seek a scholar with strong quantitative skills for analyzing longitudinal data on health (e.g., growth curve modeling, survival analysis). Sponsors: Ken Ferraro and Patricia Thomas.
- >Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Effects of Drug Policy. We seek a scholar with quantitative and/or qualitative methods skills with an interest in how the implementation of public policies related to psychoactive substances may produce differential outcomes in drug use and related health outcomes. Sponsor: Brian Kelly
Applicants will be encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship for a portion of their time as well as work closely on research with a mentor. In addition to an annual salary of $54,000, the fellowship provides office space and computer equipment. Formal screening will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is fall 2021 or January 2022, however a late start date can be considered. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Linda Renzulli, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, please submit your application at https://careers.purdue.edu/ and include the following materials: (1) letter of application that also addresses future research plans, 2) curriculum vitae, and (3) a writing sample. In addition, candidates should list the names and email addresses of three writers of letters of reference at the time of the application.
Prior to the start of the Fellowship, applicants must have completed the PhD in sociology or a closely related field such as demography, human development, sociomedical sciences, or public health.
Date Posted: 4/27/2021
Run Date: 6/27/2021