Assistant Professor - Sociology

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Assistant Professor - SociologyJob no: 502917
Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Sociology
Applications Open: Sep 24 2019
Applications Close:

General Summary of Position:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We are looking for a race scholar with expertise in African-American populations. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with and the ability to teach quantitative methods. We are especially interested in scholars who demonstrate a commitment to an intersectional approach. Areas of study may include health care/health disparities, climate and environment, work and labor, education, or a range of other topics. We are a social justice oriented department and particularly value scholars whose work connects to communities and/or social policy. We will also give special consideration to candidates who can also contribute to the interdisciplinary Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program Human Services Leadership track in coursework, mentoring students, and/or program leadership.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, through excellence in teaching, research and service, seeks to contribute to a rigorous, scientific understanding of society that will serve as a powerful resource for strengthening citizenship and communities. We are dedicated to providing an environment in which students gain the skills to think critically and to contribute to social justice and community building through their academic and professional work.

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.

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.

UMass Lowell is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in Sociology or related field required by start date of September 1, 2020
  • Race scholar with specialization in African American populations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with and the ability to teach quantitative methods

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by October 20, 2019 will receive full consideration. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please submit a CV, cover letter, teaching statement/philosophy and writing sample with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.




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Posted: 9/26/2019
Application Due: 1/7/2020
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