Assistant Professor, Sociology/Criminology

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University of La Verne

Assistant Professor, Sociology/Criminology

Job Description Summary:
The Sociology Program at the University of La Verne invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology with a specialty in Criminology. Research expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas will be given preference: race and policing; intersectionality and criminalization; crimmigration; and mass incarceration and criminal justice reform. In addition to teaching in their areas of expertise, candidates will be expected to teach at least two courses in the core (e.g., Research Methods, Sociological Theory, Senior Thesis, etc.) and one or more of the following classes (Introduction to Criminology, White-Collar Crime, Law and Society, Juvenile Delinquency, Criminal Justice System).

The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.

If you're passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:
In addition to teaching in their areas of expertise, candidates will be expected to teach at least two courses in the core (e.g., Research Methods, Sociological Theory, etc.). The regular teaching load is 3-3. However, new hires are given one-course reduction in the first-year.

Minimum Qualifications:
All applicants should possess a Ph.D. in sociology or criminology from an accredited institution at the time of appointment (July 1, 2021). However, we will consider candidates who will successfully defend and complete their dissertation prior to the start of the Fall 2021 semester (late August 2021). The regular teaching load for new hires is six courses (3-3) per academic year, with a reduced teaching load of five courses in the first year.

Preferred Qualifications:
Consistent with the mission of the university and the department, the ideal candidate for this position should be a teacher-scholar who is a good departmental citizen and demonstrates a commitment to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and a commitment to working with diverse populations. Additionally, we seek candidates with an active research agenda and the potential to secure external funding.

Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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Job No:
Posted: 12/11/2020
Application Due: 12/11/2032
Work Type: Full Time