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Special Assistant Professor of Sociology

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, Sociology
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Special Assistant Professor of Sociology

Position Number:



Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Social Science

Full-Time or Part-Time:



The Department of Sociology at Hofstra University seeks a temporary one-year Instructor or Assistant Professor to staff core courses and advise students in our criminology program. A PhD in sociology, criminology or criminal justice is preferred, but ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will teach three courses each semester, including Introduction to Criminology and Theoretical Perspectives on Crime and Justice. Our curriculum focuses on critical criminology, restorative and transformative justice, and economic and racial equity in the criminal legal system. The candidate’s application must demonstrate commitment to these perspectives and show how their teaching, research, or service would help further Hofstra’s mission of building a culturally diverse and inclusionary environment. The one-year position will begin in Fall 2024. Review of applications will begin on April 29, 2024, and continue until the post is filled.


  • ABD in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice.
  • A successful candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • PhD in Sociology, Criminology, or Criminal Justice

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • E-mail address, phone number, and the names of three references
  • Teaching statement including evidence of effectiveness as an educator and approach to creating an inclusive learning environment
  • A statement on how you will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the department, describing your plan to address DEI in your teaching, mentorship, scholarship, and service
All applications received by April 29, 2024 will receive full consideration. Inquiries should be directed to


Open until filled

Tenure Track:


Date Posted:


EEO Statement:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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