Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Posting NumberF0475PWorking TitleAssistant Professor of SociologyDepartmentFranklin College Sociology DepartmentAbout the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Department of Sociology

College/Unit/Department websitesociology.uga.eduPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleUnderutilizationAdvertised SalaryAnticipated Start Date08/01/2020Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)Job Posting Date09/13/2019Job Closing DateOpen until filledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three-letter writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants whose files are complete by October 18, 2019, will be assured full consideration. The position will be open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the recruitment committee, Dawn Robinson ([email protected]).

Location of VacancyAthens Area EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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Position Information

Classification TitleAssistant ProfessorPay GradeFLSAFaculty RankAssistant ProfessorContract TypeAcademic (9 mo.)Tenure StatusTenure TrackMinimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

This position is for a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department who will conduct research and teach courses in the area of race and ethnicity as well as general courses in Sociology. The occupant of this position will teach two courses in the fall and two courses in the spring semester. Courses will be determined each semester by the Sociology Department Head.

Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Additional Requirements

Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline. All requirements for this degree must be completed by July 31, 2020.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or CertificationPreferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

A successful candidate would be an outstanding scholar whose research and substantive interests focus on race and ethnicity, have a record of high-quality research, demonstrate the potential for a strong publication record, and provide evidence of the promise of teaching excellence and ability to teach courses on race and ethnicity at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Preference will be given to candidates who also show promise in obtaining extramural funding.

Physical DemandsDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoIs driving a responsibility of this position?NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)NoCredit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Resume/CV
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
    4. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
    5. Writing Sample
    Optional Documents




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      Posted: 9/17/2019
      Application Due: 11/16/2019
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