Assistant Professor (Sociology)
Job no: 514959
Position Type: Faculty Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Date opened: 22 Jul 2022 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
https:// 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
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.