Lecturer in Social Inequalities (84500)

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

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Lecturer in Social Inequalities (84500)

Gainesville, Florida
Open Date:
Oct 13, 2021

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, non-tenure accruing, Lecturer in Sociology with a particular focus on Social Inequalities. The lecturer will have primary responsibilities in teaching our undergraduate courses in Social Problems and Social Inequalities and in coordinating the department’s two new social justice and policy minors: Sociology of Social Justice and Policy, and Sociology of Environmental Justice and Policy. We seek applicants with superior promise to combine excellence in teaching with a commitment to experiential learning in undergraduate education. 

UF is ranked the 5th best public university in the United States by US News and World Report 2022, with exceptional research, teaching, and a university-wide commitment to diversity. The Department strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession 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.


The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Sociology upon appointment. 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.

Application Instructions:

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/96622.

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 philosophy and goals, (4) a statement on your commitment to diversity in teaching and service, and (5) three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to their Interfolio submission packet.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 8, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 7, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

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 http://www.naces.org/.

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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