Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Sociology

Lowell MA
Aug 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position from individuals whose research and teaching is focused on race/ethnicity. We are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship includes the experiences of African Americans in the United States, and in candidates who can teach urban sociology and/or quantitative methods in addition to courses on race/ethnicity and the African American experience. We are a social justice oriented department and particularly value scholars whose work connects to communities and/or social policy.

 The Sociology Department offers a B.A degree. There is the potential for a 2/2 teaching load for research productive faculty, and all tenure track faculty are eligible for a pre-tenure sabbatical. Sociology faculty also have the opportunity to teach in interdisciplinary graduate programs, including a Masters in Public Administration, a Ph.D. in Global Studies, both of which our Department has close links to.

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education. Our campus is bursting with energy— enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. US News and World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the country, and our rankings have been consistently rising. Just 25 miles north of Boston, UMass Lowell faculty benefit both from the rich cultural and community life of the city of Lowell as well as from participation in the broader academic networks in metropolitan Boston.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related field required by start date of September 1, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy, research statement, and a writing sample. * Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The references will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.

Completed applications received by October 20, 2017 will receive first consideration but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.



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