Assistant Professor (Criminology), University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the areas of criminology and criminal justice with a focus on gender and/or race, beginning August 1, 2017.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department’s strength in social justice ( and whose research in criminology resonates with our other departmental areas: political economy and globalization; environmental sociology; and a new area of concentration in critical race and ethnic studies. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching and will be expected to seek external funding as a condition of tenure. A PhD in Sociology, Criminology, or related areas is required at the time of appointment.


The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong international reputation for its excellence and vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion.  Our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to academic research, teaching, and public sociology. Currently, UT has about 21,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students and is located within easy driving distance to Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.  The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants.  Trip Advisor recently named it a Top Ten Destination on the Rise.  Review of applications will begin October 10 and continue until the position is filled.  The Knoxville Campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of writing, a research statement and a teaching statement to  We also require three recommendation letters, also to be uploaded to

.  Direct all questions to Dr. Michelle Brown Search Committee Chair via e-mail (  For more information on the department, please see (


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