Assistant Professor (Sociology)
Job no: 514959
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) invites qualified persons to apply for a tenure-track assistant professor position to join our faculty beginning September 1, 2023. Candidates are expected to have research and teaching strengths in race and ethnicity studies. Secondary areas of interest are open but those applicants specializing in the sociology of health/mental health and/or criminology/criminal justice 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. A majority 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 http://www.umb.edu/academics/cla/sociology.
The candidate’s research portfolio should be directly related to race and ethnicity. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or 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 8/31/23.
Review of candidates will begin on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Submit online your cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching, and writing sample. Please be prepared to provide recommendation letters and a summary of teaching evaluations upon request.
UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status including booster. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.
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UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated and to confirm proof of their vaccination status.
Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.