Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas



Position/Rank and Salary: The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2018. Salary is very competitive, with typical teaching load of two courses per semester. The University of Arkansas is a Carnegie RU/H research institution, with an enrollment of over 27,000 students. Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville is a rapidly growing city in the Northwest Arkansas corridor that is consistently rated among the top places to live and work in the U.S.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in sociology, or related social science discipline at the time of appointment is required. We are seeking candidates with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a commitment to exceptional teaching. Successful applicants’ scholarship will be in the area of social inequalities, broadly defined. Candidates who can contribute qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods expertise to the department’s newly developed certificate program in social science data analytics are preferred, as are candidates who can contribute to a burgeoning area in health and wellbeing. Applicants with research that adds to departmental and research center strengths in the areas of community or crime will be considered a plus.

About the Department: The Department currently offers undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminology, and an M.A. in Sociology, and affiliation with three research units: the Center for Social Research, Community and Family Institute, and the Terrorism Research Center.

Appointment/Start Date: August 2018

Application Process: For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit Completed applications received by December 2, 2017 will be assured full consideration.  Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application and a curriculum vitae. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.