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Assistant Professor, Sociology

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Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Sociology
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The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor starting September 1, 2019. Candidates are expected to have research and teaching strengths in quantitative methods, including survey research methods and statistics. Secondary areas of interest are open but those with specializations in criminology or criminal justice are especially encouraged to apply.

With a Carnegie classification of “Doctoral University/Higher Research Activity,” UMass Boston offers faculty the opportunity to teach and conduct research in a vibrant and diverse urban setting. The department has approximately 800 undergraduate majors in sociology, social psychology, and criminology/criminal justice, a Master’s Program in Applied Sociology, a Graduate Certificate Program in Survey Methodology, and a PhD Program in Sociology. Additional information about the Department can be found at

The appointment requires completion of the doctoral degree in Sociology or a closely related discipline no later than 8/31/19. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded program of research as well as teach courses in the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Submit online your cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three letters of reference, research and teaching statements, teaching evaluation data, and no more than three samples of publications and other writing. 


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