Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, SUNY

The Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of sociology position beginning in the fall 2017 term. Preference will be given to applicants with an active criminology/law and society research program whose other areas of scholarship complement existing department strengths (family and life course, health, social inequalities, urban sociology, or work and organizations). Applicants should have the PhD in hand by the start date. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses.  They will also be enthusiastic about expanding the graduate curriculum in areas within sociology that are associated with criminology and/or law and society (broadly construed) and their particular areas of scholarship, eager to teach graduate courses in advanced methodologies (quantitative or qualitative) and mentor graduate students. Interest in teaching sociological theory at the graduate level would be a plus. Faculty are expected to maintain an active research agenda and provide service at the department, University and discipline levels.  Applicants must show strong potential for publication and external grant funding.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, contact information for 3 letters of reference, CV, and one writing sample via the University at Buffalo’s online system at (direct: Inquiries should be sent to Mary Nell Trautner, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, 430 Park Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260 (or Review of dossiers will begin September 9 and the search will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Sociology has a research-active faculty, approximately 60 Master’s and PhD students, and requires a 2/2 teaching load. Cross-disciplinary research opportunities are facilitated by close ties with faculty at the rapidly growing medical campus and Schools of Law, Public Health, Management, Nursing, Architecture and Planning, Engineering, and Social Work. Interdisciplinary research institutes, such as the Research Institute on Addictions and the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, offer additional opportunities for research collaborations. Faculty in the Department have a long tradition of collaboration with scholars from the Law School and the Baldy Center. The University at Buffalo is a member of the American Association of Universities and has approximately 19,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate and professional students.


University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.