Social Stratification and Inequality Scholar

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Description of Department:

The Department of Sociology faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder teach and conduct research on a wide range of social issues and problems confronting Colorado, the United States, and the world. The department is composed of 24 tenure and tenure-track faculty and instructors who serve approximately 575 undergraduate majors and 55 graduate students. The department has an excellent national and international reputation, as indicated by both external and internal review criteria, and is one of the largest social science departments in the university.

Overview of Job Duties:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder is searching for a scholar who specializes in social stratification and inequality, broadly defined. Rank is open (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). The applicant will be expected to conduct research in the field of social stratification and inequality and to teach graduate and undergraduate stratification/inequality courses at the beginning and advanced levels. The regular teaching commitment for department faculty is three courses per academic year. The appointment will begin August, 2018. Applicants must have a PhD in sociology or a comparable field by the time of the appointment. ABD candidates will be considered; however, the PhD degree must be conferred by August 15, 2018. A background check is required.

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Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in sociology or comparable field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Review of applications will begin on 10/15/17; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the materials listed below in PDF format to this posting at with the following naming convention "LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument", i.e., Smith_John_CV:

1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications (LastName_FirstName_Cover.pdf).

2. Current Curriculum Vitae (LastName_FirstName_CV.pdf).

3. List of References, minimum of three individuals who may be contacted, upon review of your application, to submit written letters of reference upon request.

4. Statement of Research Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Research).

5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy (LastName_FirstName_Teaching).

6. Sample research paper.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10219 - Sociology

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Aug 15, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Richard Rogers

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00735521