Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminology & Law in Data Science for Social Research (81397)

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

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Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminology & Law in Data Science for Social Research (81397)

Gainesville, Florida
Open Date:
Sep 2, 2021

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure accruing assistant professor with teaching and research interests in data science for social research, as part of the Artificial Intelligence initiative at the University of Florida to begin August 16, 2022. We seek scholars who use innovative computational approaches to study social and behavioral phenomena in criminology, population science, social inequalities, or the human-environment interface. Innovative computational approaches include computational social science methodologies, network science, agent-based modeling/social simulations, computational text analysis/natural language processing, complex systems science, and other closely related approaches. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching and a commitment to securing external funding. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology or a closely-related field by August 15, 2022. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.


Candidates must have their Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology or a closely-related field by August 15, 2022.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at

A complete application includes (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, (4) a statement on your commitment to diversity in teaching and service, and (5) three confidential letters of reference sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 14, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.



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