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Jobs are listed in chronological order by date posted. Job postings are done each Friday.

Position Title: Social Entrepreneur in Residence 

Institution: Swearer Center at Brown University

Contact E-mail:

Address: 25 George Street Box 1974 Providence, RI 02912

Job Description: Are you a social changemaker looking to support the next generation of student innovators? Brown University's Social Entrepreneur In Residence spends an academic semester on our beautiful New England campus reflecting on their own work, pursuing research projects at a world class university, mentoring and coaching student leaders, and teaching a course tailored to their own interests. Applications for Fall 2018 are open now. For more information and to apply, visit: swearer.brown.edu/SEIR

Run Date: 11/17/17-01/17/18
Date Posted: 11/17/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Valdosta State University

Department: Sociology

Contact Name: Dr. Darrell Ross

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 229-333-5943

Address: Valdosta State University Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Dept 1500 North Patterson St Valdosta, Ga 31698

Job Description: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice seeks applicants for a ten-month, tenure track, faculty position. The position will be responsible for teaching a 4/4 course load during the academic year (fall/spring). Courses of instruction will include Sociology, primarily Medical Sociology, Research Methods and Statistics, and Racial Inequalities. The successful candidate must be able to successfully conduct research, publish and actively engage in service related activities. https://valdosta.peopleadmin.com/postings/14898.

Run Date: 11/06/17-12/06/17
Date Posted:11/10/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor 

Institution: University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Department: Sociology and Criminal Justice

Contact Name: Shauna A. Morimoto, Ph.D.

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 479-575-3205

Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Sociology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August 2018. Salary is very competitive, with typical teaching load of two courses per semester. The Assistant Professor will design graduate and undergraduate courses, provide curriculum material, construct syllabi, lead classroom instruction, write and administer exams, coach students in the writing of essays, evaluate students, and mentor students. The position will develop and implement new methods of teaching to reflect changes in the field and to create interest, understanding, and enthusiasm among students. Regular, reliable and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others. For the full job description and application information see http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/23555.

Run Date: 11/03/17-01/03/18
Date Posted: 11/06/17

Position Title: Postdoc to Assistant Professor 

Institution: Dartmouth College

Department: Sociology

Contact Name: Laura Mitchell

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 603-646-3995

Address: Dartmouth College Department of Sociology 6104 Silsby Hall Room 111 Hanover, NH 03755

Job Description: Dartmouth College. The Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment. The position is open to early-career sociologists in any area of the discipline, with preference for candidates whose research deals with issues of inequality and social justice. Candidates should complement the department's existing strengths, such as race and ethnicity; social psychology, sociology of health/medicine, and political, economic and organizational sociology. The successful candidate will be appointed initially as a Faculty Fellow, which includes a two-year residential postdoctoral appointment, beginning July 1, 2018. After this two-year period, the position will convert to a regular tenure-track appointment beginning July 1, 2020. Faculty Fellows are part of a cohort of faculty committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Fellows receive structured mentoring and participate in professional development programming; they teach one course in the second year. Dartmouth has a strong commitment to supporting both quality research and teaching. This goal is facilitated by the quarter system, which allows the four course annual classroom teaching load to be covered in two ten¬ week terms with a third term in residence for research and other departmental obligations and a fourth term off. For more information about the department, see: http://sociology.dartmouth.edu/. Applicants should have a PhD in sociology or be ABD with PhD expected by July 1, 2018; preference will be given to applicants who have held a PhD less than 3 years. We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2017. Applicants should upload at http://apply.interfolio.com/46745 a curriculum vitae; a cover letter detailing (1) current and future research plans, (2) teaching experience and philosophy, and (3) prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and/or service; two samples of written work; and letters from three references. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Run Date: 10/31/17-11/30/17
Date Posted: 10/31/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor 

Institution: Northern Arizona University

Department: Sociology and Social Work

Contact Name: Caleb Buum

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 928-523-6562

Job Description: The Department of Sociology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sociology of health and illness/medical sociology. We are seeking applicants with a solid research agenda and potential for grant funding, ability to contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations with health and medical professionals, and potential for teaching undergraduate statistics and health/medical sociology. Successful applicants will augment the university focus in health equity, social and cultural factors in health and health care, and the department focus on applied sociology and show potential for collaboration with a Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Health. Successful candidates will also have experience and success working with underrepresented groups and show a commitment to diversity. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics, research methods, health/medical sociology and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the unique populations of Northern Arizona University are strongly desired. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related social science field completed by August 2018 with a focus in sociology of health and illness/medical sociology. Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with active research agendas. Preference will be given to candidates who show strong potential for securing external funding for research. Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach health/medical sociology, statistics; and develop sociology of health and illness courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries. Evidence of success working with underrepresented groups in an engaging, civil and respectful campus climate. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Application Procedure: Application must include a single attachment, either a word document or pdf that contains: 1) letter of interest including your relevant experience for the position 2) statement of teaching philosophy 3) a research statement or any other evidence of research excellence 4) a writing sample (e.g. a recent publication or dissertation proposal/chapter) 5) curriculum vitae 6) names and contact information of three references Application Deadline: This position will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting. Link to NAU Faculty job listings: https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/ Job ID 603475 .

Run Date: 10/26/2017-11/26/2017
Date Posted: 10/31/2017

Position Title: tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication Media Activism 

Institution: UW Tacoma School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS)

Contact Name: Dr. Randy Nichols

Contact E-mail:

Job Description: The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Communication in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar whose research and teaching addresses the relationship between media and activism, such as community media, participatory media, development communications, or other areas, and will have the ability to teach professional skills in pre-existing courses in print, video, web design, or to develop new skills courses in their area. Communication faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma are committed to taking a critical perspective and including themes of inclusivity, diversity, and equity across the breadth of their research and teaching. In addition to their strong research profile, candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses including foundation and skills courses as well as to develop new courses in areas including but not limited to global media activism, digital media activism, and activism and social movements. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate effective teaching of media activism with diverse student populations and integrate new pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. Faculty are encouraged to involve students in their research and do community-based teaching and scholarship. The position primarily contributes to the Communication major but also supports other interdisciplinary majors and concentrations at UW Tacoma. The position begins September 16, 2018, and at the time of appointment requires an earned doctorate, terminal degree, or foreign equivalent in Communication or related field with an emphasis on Media Activism. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research and community collaborations. UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction. Application Instructions To apply, please submit: 1. Letter delineating your interests and qualifications, a description of research projects underway, and your teaching experience. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity; 2. curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught, 3. statement of your teaching philosophy, 4. an article-length writing sample, 5. evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 6. three letters of reference Short-listed candidates may be asked to submit additional examples of their creative or professional work or syllabi. Submit all application materials through Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9567 . Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications may not be considered. For further information, e-mail , search chair. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 Run Date: 10/26/2017-11/26/2017
Date Posted: 10/31/17

Position Title: one or more tenure-track Assistant Professors of Social Psychology

Institution: UW Tacoma Division of Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences (SBHS)

Department: School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS)

Contact Name: Dr. Hyoung S. Lee

Contact E-mail:

Job Description: The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for one or more tenure-track Assistant Professors of Social Psychology in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences (SBHS) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with training in social psychology whose research and teaching incorporate quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Regarding the candidate’s area of specialization, we have a strong preference for research that emphasizes social justice such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes in any underserved populations, and/or intergroup conflicts. We believe these research areas can involve students or the Tacoma community more broadly, in line with the mission of our urban-serving university. The position will teach undergraduate courses that contribute to the Psychology major, contribute to a new minor in Social Science Research Methods, and likely develop undergraduate curricula in social psychology. As such, the successful candidate will have a proven record of research and teaching in social psychology. The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations including first-generation students, involve students in faculty research, and integrate effectively, high impact pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. We seek candidates who are eager to further UW Tacoma’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations, will be prepared to mentor and engage students, and whose research, teaching, and/or service record that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement of culturally diverse audiences in higher education. SIAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors including Psychology; Arts, Media, and Culture; Environmental Studies; Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies; Spanish Language and Cultures; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. We value the diversity of our student and faculty body, and the diversity-related work in our curriculum, pedagogy, community outreach, and faculty research. Although the position primarily contributes to and develop curricula in social psychology, it will also support other interdisciplinary majors and the graduate program in interdisciplinary studies. The position begins September 16, 2018, and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in psychology or a related field. Establishment of an effective and sustainable program of scholarship in the candidate’s field is required for tenure and promotion. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis. UW Tacoma campus was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our campus and the broader community. UW Tacoma has an urban-serving mission, with access as a central value. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in the lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction. Application Instructions To apply, please submit: 1. A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. This letter should include a description of your current and planned research projects including how these plans can be implemented at a primarily undergraduate institution and your qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity 2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught 3. Statement of your teaching philosophy 4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness 5. Peer-reviewed publication or submitted manuscript 6. Three letters of reference Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10123. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Hyoung S. Lee, search chair, at leehs@uw.edu. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Run Date: 10/26/2017-11/26/2017
Date Posted: 10/30/2017

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Northern State University

Department: History, Sociology, Political Science, and Geography

Contact Name: Dr. Erin Fouberg, Search Chair

Contact E-mail:

Address1200 S. Jay Street Aberdeen, SD 57401

Job Description: Northern State University seeks one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology with a start no later than January 2019. Qualifications: Our department seeks a PhD in Sociology (ABD with definite completion date will be considered) with a commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will teach introduction to sociology, contribute to the department’s core curriculum (including research methods and social theory), and offer courses in their specialization. Responsibilities: Teach twelve credit hours per semester in both introductory and upper-level sociology courses. Assist the Sociology program in expanding our curriculum in interdisciplinary ways. Other expectations include research and scholarly activity, career advising, fostering connections with community organizations, mentoring undergraduate research, maintaining a strong campus presence, and supporting student recruitment and retention efforts. Setting: Northern State University is a premier residential institution located in the growing city of Aberdeen, South Dakota. Characterized by outstanding instruction, extraordinary community relations, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities, NSU is consistently named one of the best undergraduate public institutions in the Midwest by US News and World Report. NSU is fully accredited by NCATE and HLC. Application: Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. For more information regarding this position and to apply, visit http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Click on “Northern State University” in the Quick Search section. The system will guide you through the electronic application form. If you have any questions related to the search, please contact , Search Chair ( ).

Run Date: 10/18/17-02/18/18
Date Posted: 10/23/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor – Teaching Stream - The Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice

Institution: University of Toronto

Department: Munk School of Global Affairs

Contact Name: Amanda Martin

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 416-946-8450

Address: 315 Bloor Street West Toronto ON M5S 0A7

Job Description: Assistant Professor – Teaching Stream The Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto Closing Date: November 27th, 2017 The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites applications for a teaching-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, in the field of Peace, Conflict, and Justice. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018. The School seeks a scholar with an emerging record of exceptional teaching and pedagogical research, with experience and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical enquiry and teaching innovation. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in any field, with a focus on peace, conflict, and justice, by date of appointment or shortly thereafter. Evidence of excellence in teaching is necessary, as demonstrated through strong letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier also submitted here as part of the application. Candidates should also provide evidence of pedagogical research of an internationally competitive calibre, as evidenced by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees. The successful candidate will be expected to be committed to both undergraduate and graduate education. Applicants should also show well-articulated and innovative pedagogical practices and research and teaching interests that speak to the broad field of global peace, conflict, and justice. Areas of specialization could include post-conflict labour markets, poverty and inequality as drivers of conflict, and the effects of economic inequality. The School is particularly interested in a candidate with interests in the global south. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Munk School of Global Affairs. The Trudeau Centre for Peace, Conflict and Justice hosts an undergraduate program that attracts outstanding students. The successful candidate would be expected to teach in the Peace, Conflict and Justice program. Collaboration with colleagues in disciplinary departments of the University of Toronto is encouraged. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are invited to apply online. (https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701712) Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a teaching statement, course evaluations, as well as samples of syllabus), a statement outlining current and future pedagogical research interests, and a writing sample. If you have questions about this position, please contact . Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF format. In addition to the online submission, applicants must also arrange for at least three referees to e-mail letters (PDF format, signed, on letterhead) directly to the department via email to the attention of Professor Randall Hansen, Interim Director, Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, at . Letters must be submitted by the closing date of November 27, 2017. For more information about the Munk School of Global Affairs please visit us at www.munkschool.utoronto.ca The University of Toronto is a preeminent research university and located at the center of one of North America’s largest and the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, offering the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most vibrant intellectual and cultural settings in the world. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Run Date: 10/13/17-12/13/17
Date Posted: 10/17/17

Position Title: Research Assistant Professor

Institution: Wright State University

Department: Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research

Contact Name: Raminta Daniulaityte

Contact E-mail

Address: 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435

Job Description: We offer an outstanding opportunity for a junior colleague to become involved in behavioral substance abuse research focusing on the use of mixed methodologies. The Center for Interventions, Treatment, and Addictions Research (CITAR) (https://medicine.wright.edu/citar), seeks a Research Assistant Professor to work on a four-year, NIH/NIDA funded natural history study focusing on buprenorphine diversion, self-treatment, and substance abuse treatment seeking among heroin and other opioid users. As part of our interdisciplinary team, the successful candidate will help coordinate data collection activities, conduct structured and ethnographic/qualitative interviews, assist with data analyses, present findings at scientific conferences, write for publication and help prepare grant submissions. Opportunities to pursue independent research will be encouraged. Applicants must have completed PhD in anthropology, sociology, psychology, public health, social work, or related field, by start date and training in qualitative and quantitative research methods; excellent English verbal, and written communication skills; interest in substance abuse research; and strong ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment. Qualified applicants should have interests in all phases of NIH-level substance abuse research, including proposal writing, project implementation, human subjects, data collection and analysis, and writing for publication. Full-time annual salary, university benefit package, including medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH grants. Interested candidates may find additional information and apply online at http://jobs.wright.edu/postings/12410. The position will remain open until filled. Applications must include: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) two writing samples, and 4) names and contact information for 3 references.

Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Run Date: 10/09/17-12/01/17
Date Posted: 10/10/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Department: Sociology & Criminology

Contact Name: Dr. Kristen DeVall

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 910-962-2636

Address601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403

Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professors in Sociology to begin August 2018. ABD’s will be considered; a PhD in Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. We are seeking to hire two generalists in sociology who complement our existing strengths. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following: Environmental Sociology; Stratification; Demography; Education; Work/Occupations/Organizations. All applicants should show evidence of a strong, independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. There is an expectation for teaching in our graduate program, as well as contributing to our core undergraduate curriculum. Interest or experience in online teaching is also desirable. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at http://www.uncw.edu/soccrm/. To apply, please complete the online application process available at https://jobs.uncw.edu/ (Position # 5520 or 6087). Priority review of applications will begin November 22; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has 21 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 undergraduate majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology (general and public), and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Run Date: 10/09/17-02/09/18
Date Posted: 10/10/17

Position Title: Associate/Full Professor of Sociology

Institution: Arizona State University

Department: School of Social and Behavorial Sciences

Contact Name: Kristin Koptiuch

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 602 543-6031

Job Description: Associate or Full Professor, Sociology in Social Justice and Human Rights ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU #12146) The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU is presently rebuilding, including adding five new tenure-track faculty and a new School Director last year. As part of bringing new energy to the study of Social Justice and Human Rights, the School now seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-eligible Associate Professor or Full Professor of Sociology. The successful candidate will be expected to have an established research agenda with national and international reputation that complements or extends one or more of the School’s traditional emphases: social movements, im/migration, human trafficking, international development, and gender. There is a preference for scholars approaching these issues from a socio-legal perspective. The School seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in a rapidly growing, socially conscious, innovative liberal arts program embedded in a major R1 research institution. ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty and to admitting a student body reflective of contemporary America. Within the School, the social sciences program transcends disciplinary and methodological boundaries and fosters work that engages with community and the world. The curriculum integrates complex understanding of contemporary critical issues; global, national and local awareness and engagement; and social justice perspectives. There is a strong and methodologically-diverse core that anchors all degrees. BA and BS degrees are offered in Sociology, Political Science, Interdisciplinary Social & Behavioral Science, a BA in Social Justice & Human Rights, a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology, and three certificates highlighting social sciences applications. Faculty contribute to MA degrees in Social Justice & Human Rights, Social Technologies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. More information about our school, program and faculty can be found at https://newcollege.asu.edu/social-behaviorial sciences-degree-programs. Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a Ph.D. in Sociology or closely-related interdisciplinary field that explicitly takes a sociological perspective; b) a research record of excellence warranting appointment as either Associate or Full Professor with tenure at ASU; c) an ongoing program of research and publication in the area of social justice and human rights; d) a record of excellence in teaching; e) a record of extramural funding for empirical research; and f) a record of university and professional service. Desired Qualifications: a) demonstrated intellectual contribution to the research in international human rights, human rights law, international migration and/or gender; b) engagement with the above research areas from a sociological or socio-legal perspective; c) demonstrated competence in research methods; d) evidence supporting a pattern of continued grant-seeking behavior; e) evidence of ability to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in research, f) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students. Application deadline: November 21, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9994. Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information, 3) three samples of scholarly work and 4) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification). Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and the complete non-discrimination statement at: https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

Run Date: 10/06/17-01/06/18
Date Posted: 10/10/17

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor

Institution: John Jay College-City University of New York

Department: Gender Studies Program

Job Description: The Gender Studies Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant or Associate Professor with a record of transdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research and teaching in the social sciences, beginning Fall 2018. The Gender Studies Program has offered courses in fulfillment of a Bachelor of Arts degree at John Jay College since 2009. Since 2016, the Program has been housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Gender Studies Program is supported by a dedicated faculty, staff, and administration who clearly identify the intersections of gender, sexuality, and race as essential to the task of educating for justice. We are seeking a scholar whose research and teaching agendas are shaped by intersectional and interdisciplinary methodologies drawn from the social sciences, feminist and queer theories, and critical race theory. Especially encouraged to apply are candidates whose research and publications center on questions of justice, activism, and political engagement. Candidates are expected to maintain an active research and publication agenda, and bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching at a Hispanic-Serving Institution with over 13,000 undergraduates. HOW TO APPLY All candidates must submit an application through CUNY First. If you are viewing the job posting on any website other than CUNYFirst, please follow the instructions below: - Go to www.cuny.edu and click on "Employment" - Click "Search job listings" - Search by job Opening ID number (17336) - Click on "more options to search for CUNY jobs" - Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions Once registered or logged in, candidates should submit a complete applications incluing: A cover letter (no longer than two pages); current CV; writing/work sample and/or research statement; statement about teaching (no more than 750 words); a sample syllabus and/or eportfolio; sample teaching evaluations (optional); and three letters of recommendation. CLOSING DATE Review of resumes to begin September 28, 2017. Posting closes on November 13, 2017.

Run Date: 09/19/17-11/19/17
Date Posted: 09/22/17

Position Title: Associate or Assistant Professor

Institution: Skidmore College

Department: Social Work

Contact Name: Kelly Melekis, Search Committee Chair

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 5185805451

Address815 North Broadway Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Job Description: The Social Work Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Social Work at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor to begin September 2018. The area of expertise is open but the program is especially interested in candidates with an expertise in research methods, health/public health, mental health, gender studies, child welfare, addictions, or criminal justice who are able to teach across our CSWE-accredited program (e.g., research, HBSE, micro and macro practice, and social policy) as well as courses in their area of expertise. Within the context of a five-course teaching load, the position also occasionally includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (topic open) and supervising students doing community service and independent research. Skidmore seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, especially those who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Enthusiasm for advising, teaching, and mentoring a diverse population of students is essential. Candidates must have an M.S.W. and two years post-M.S.W. practice experience, a doctorate, prior experience teaching at the college-level, and the potential to develop an active scholarly/research program. The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to undergraduate education, familiarity with CSWE standards, and demonstrated teaching excellence through evidence such as teaching evaluations. The department encourages applications from experienced motivated to teach in a small BSW program within the context of a vibrant, selective liberal arts college. Rank negotiable. Skidmore College offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to benefit eligible employees and their families including domestic partners. http://www.skidmore.edu/benefits/2017-benefits.php Skidmore is a liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 students, with 21% students of color, and 248 full-time faculty members, located in upstate New York. The Social Work program is a strong, growing department that was re-accredited in June 2015. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58120 Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations; women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result. CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

Run Date: 09/12/17-01/12/18
Date Posted: 09/15/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Department: Sociology

Contact Name: Connie Frey Spurlock, Ph.D

Contact E-mail: socapplied@siue.edu

Phone: 618-650-3713

Address: Dept of Sociology, Box 1455, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026

Job Description: The Assistant Professor will be will have a primary specialization in applied sociology with secondary areas in diversity and social justice, gender and/or immigration. Further teaching would include courses in work and applied sociology both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Assistant Professor will teach three courses per semester in an undergraduate and graduate sociology program, mentor students, and contribute to interdisciplinary programs as appropriate. The department expects faculty to remain actively engaged in research and professional development around teaching, as well as provide service to the university and community. Ideal candidates will have some experience with working in applied settings and be able to develop the department’s internship program. Additionally, candidates with quantitative methods skill are preferred. For more information, http://www.siue.edu/employment/employmentopportunities/cas/FY18-028.shtml

Run Date: 09/11/17-12/11/17
Date Posted: 09/15/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor 

Institution: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Department: Sociology

Contact Name: Flo Maätita, Ph.D

Contact E-mail

Phone: 618-650-3287

Address: Dept of Sociology Box 1455, SIUE, Edwardsville, IL 62026

Job Description: The Assistant Professor of Organizational Sociology will have a primary focus in organizations with secondary areas in leadership and theory. Further teaching would include course in organizations, theory and leadership, and may include research methods and statistics. The Assistant Professor will teach three courses per semester in an undergraduate and graduate sociology program, mentor students, and contribute to interdisciplinary programs as appropriate. The department expects faculty to remain actively engaged in research and professional development around teaching, as well as provide service to the university and community. Additionally, candidates with quantitative methods skill are preferred. FOr more information, please see the ad: http://www.siue.edu/employment/employmentopportunities/cas/FY18-029.shtml.

Run Date: 09/11/17-12/11/17
Post Date: 09/15/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor 

Institution: San Francisco State University

Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Contact Name: Cesar Rodriguez

Contact E-mail

Phone: 415-338-1062

Job Descriptionhttps://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=63122 San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in national security, racialization and state power beginning August 2018. The School seeks individuals with a background in Criminal Justice Studies with a specialization in racialization, state power, and repression, with an emphasis on discourses and practices of national security and either: A) surveillance; and/or B) the criminalization of immigration. We are particularly interested in scholars who focus on the contested dynamics of national belonging in an era of neoliberal globalization, particularly the construction of national identity and constitutive others through a discourse of safety, and the subsequent development of state capacities to surveil, arrest, detain, deport, and/or execute said others. Scholars may also consider the transnational implications of judicial and legislative decisions about civil liberties in the context of heightened concerns over national security. In particular, we welcome scholars that study social movement mounted by racialized communities, and/or broader elements in civil society. Currently, tenure track faculty in criminal justice studies have expertise in youth crime, policing, mass incarceration, the racialized and gendered dynamics of criminalization and poverty and the politics of the criminal justice system from an interdisciplinary crime, law and justice perspective. The successful candidate would build on this body of expertise by developing new curricular offerings in one of two areas: 1) war, militarism and surveillance internationally and domestically; and/or 2) immigration, immigration policy, immigration enforcement and social movements by immigrants. This would expand our department’s offerings by adding a transnational focus to our faculty’s current emphasis on the social, political and legal construction of crime. Students would benefit from increased understanding of the dynamics of displacement, immigration, racialization, and punitive responses in the U.S. and internationally. Courses in these areas could help prepare students for future careers in government and law, growing fields that require critical understanding of the issues of national belonging and civil and human rights. The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) is a collaborative interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century. Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Law and Society, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or related field. Candidates should have a strong background in racialization, state power, and repression, with an emphasis on discourses and practices of national security and either: A) surveillance; and/or B) the criminalization of immigration. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Criminal Justice Studies and Public Administration. Preferred candidates should have experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works. Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in Criminal Justice Studies with the possibility of undergraduate and graduate course in other PACE programs, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://pace.sfsu.edu/. Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Submit all materials online to pace@sfsu.edu by October 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment. San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

Run Date: 8/30/17-11/30/17
Date Posted- 09/01/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: San Francisco State University

Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement

Contact Name: Cesar Rodriguez

Contact E-mail: 

Phone: 415-338-1062

Job Description: https://csucareers.calstate.edu/Detail.aspx?pid=63121 San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in climate change adaptation in cities beginning August 2018. The School seeks individuals with a background in Environmental or Urban Studies with a specialization in urban adaptation to climate change. The applicant might have expertise in planning and/or relocation issues connected with sea level rise, adaptation finance, infrastructure and the built environment, and/or coping with public health impacts of climate change. In the short-term future, policies that address adaptation to climate change will be almost entirely the task of sub-national entities—states, counties and cities. In the Bay Area, cities and regional entities such as the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) are already beginning to address adaptation in a serious way because sea level rise is an imminent threat, so we can anticipate professional opportunities for graduates with expertise in this area. The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) is a collaborative interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century. Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Environmental Studies, Urban Studies and Planning or a related field. Candidates should have a strong background in environmental politics and policy, with an emphasis on urban adaptation to climate change. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Environmental Studies and Urban Studies and Planning. Preferred candidates should have experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area. Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works. Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in Environmental Studies and Urban Studies and Planning with the possibility of undergraduate and graduate course in other PACE programs, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://pace.sfsu.edu/. Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits. Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Submit all materials online to pace@sfsu.edu by October 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment. San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

Run Date: 8/30/17-11/30/17
Date Posted- 09/01/17

Position Title: Full-Time Faculty Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Institution: Northeastern University

Department: The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ)

Contact Name: Amy Farrell

Contact E-mail

Job Description: The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) at Northeastern University seeks applications from criminology and criminal justice scholars for one or more tenured or tenure track positions. Appointments will be at the assistant, associate or full professor rank. The candidates’ field of expertise within criminology and criminal justice is open, but successful candidates must have a distinguished scholarly record of publication and external funding commitments commensurate with appointment rank. Candidates should be committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education. The expected start date is September 1, 2018. Housed within the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, SCCJ brings together more than 20 research-oriented scholars and distinguished practitioners on the cutting edge of interdisciplinary research and criminal justice policy. SCCJ faculty have extensive records of publication and external research funding and demonstrable impact and visibility across five thematic areas: law and justice; crime and public policy; global criminology; security, resilience, and crime prevention; and ethics within the criminal justice system. SCCJ faculty play key roles in advancing larger university goals in the areas of big data analysis, urban informatics, network science, and security. The School is also home to the Center for Criminal Justice Policy Research, the Institute on Race and Justice, and the Institute on Security and Public Policy. Qualifications A PhD in criminology, criminal justice, or a closely related discipline is required and candidates must have a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and research. ABD candidates will be considered for possible appointment as an assistant professor, but must have their doctorate completed before the expected start date. A joint appointment within an appropriate department in or beyond the College is possible. Additional Information: The College of Social Sciences and Humanities 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 that have been, and continue to be, underrepresented in academia. Equal Employment Opportunity Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. How to Apply Applicants should submit a CV and letter of interest along with the names of three references. Candidates will be notified before their references are contacted. To apply, please go to http://apptrkr.com/1067683 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  , Chair of the Criminology and Criminal Justice Search Committee. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

Run Date: 08/29/17-12/29/17
Date Posted: 08/31/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Teaching 

 Institution: University of California, Irvine

 Department: Criminology, Law and Society

 Contact Name: Professor Elliot Currie

 Contact E-mail:  

Job Description: The Department of Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Teaching position, renewable and with the potential for tenure-like security. This is a fulltime faculty position designed for individuals who wish to focus their careers on teaching, professional activities, and University and public service. This position requires, in addition to excellent teaching and service, that the candidate makes outstanding and recognized contributions to the development of his or her specific discipline and/or of pedagogy. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is an Academic Senate position within the University of California, with benefits of Senate membership, including eligibility for UCI’s attractive faculty housing programs, medical and retirement benefits. Formally titled Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE), the successful candidate will be appointed for two-year terms with merit salary increases and an evaluation for Security of Employment (analogous to tenure) within eight years (or less). The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of undergraduate courses in the department of Criminology, Law & Society. See: 
http://catalogue.uci.edu/schoolofsocialecology/departmentofcriminologylawandsociety/#undergraduatetext 
for more information. Applications will be accepted through the on-line Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03298Applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2017 and will accepted until the position is filled. The position will begin July 1, 2018 (teaching duties will begin Fall 2018). Candidates must have a Ph.D. or comparable advanced degree or JD with evidence of graduate-level social science training or research and evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, evidence of outstanding teaching performance (including detailed syllabi for courses previously taught and teaching evaluations), and arrange to have three letters of recommendation uploaded electronically. Letters of recommendation should address excellence in teaching. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (e.g. mentoring activities, committee service, research or teaching activities) should also be included in the application materials. Optionally, individuals may provide ‘other’ evidence of excellence in teaching such as peer reviews, teaching portfolios and pedagogical training Please direct questions about this position to   . The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Run Date: 08/02/2017- 12/02/2017
Posted Date: 08/02/2017