The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of criminology, beginning August 1, 2024. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department of Sociology's strength in social justice (http://sociology.utk.edu) and whose research resonates with our three other departmental areas: critical race and ethnic studies; environmental sociology; and political economy and globalization.
The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong international reputation for excellence. We have built a mutually supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to research, teaching, and public engagement. The Department and the University are seeking candidates who can contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Currently the University has more than 29,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students.
A Ph.D. in Criminology, Sociology, or related area is required at the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure and promotion.
Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, research statement, and teaching statement to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/130756. In addition, we require two confidential recommendation letters, which will be solicited from two persons whom the applicant identifies. Direct questions to Dr. Lois Presser, Search Committee Chair, via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin October 16, 2024.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
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