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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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Job Description:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites qualified persons to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2024. Candidates are expected to have research and teaching strengths in sociology of health/medical sociology. Secondary areas of interest are open, but those applicants specializing in the sociology of race and ethnicity (for example, Black, Latino, or Afro-Latino studies) are especially encouraged to apply. UMass Boston and the Department of Sociology have a strong commitment to social justice and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people from the communities of color best represented in Boston to apply. 

UMass Boston offers faculty the opportunity to teach and conduct research in one of the most racially and ethnically diverse campuses in the country. Most of our students are first-generation college students, many are immigrants or come from immigrant families, and a high proportion have working-class backgrounds. Our department has a large undergraduate program with majors in sociology and criminology & criminal justice. At the graduate level, we have a master’s Program in Applied Sociology, a PhD Program in Sociology, and a Graduate Certificate Program in Survey Methodology. Additional information about the Department can be found at UMB offers many collaborative opportunities for scholars engaged in research on health and medical sociology, such as the Manning College of Nursing and Health Sciences which includes the Department of Urban Public Health, the Department of Gerontology, and Exercise and Health Sciences Department, as well the world-class hospitals and medical infrastructure in and around Boston.  

All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with the potential for generating external funding. Candidates should be prepared to teach across our undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. The appointment requires completion of the doctoral degree in Sociology or a closely related discipline no later than August 31, 2024.

Application instructions:

The application deadline is October 1, 2023. Submit online your cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, one or two writing samples, and three letters of recommendation.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas  or 617-287-5148.

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