Assistant Professor, University of Nevada Las Vegas

The Department of Sociology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a scholar whose primary area of expertise is Race & Ethnicity. Applicants must demonstrate their ability to conduct independent research with the potential to develop a strong record of scholarship. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the Sociology of Race & Ethnicity and will be expected to supervise masters and doctoral students. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to teaching courses in the Sociology core curriculum, including research methods, statistics, or sociological theory. The successful candidate will be prepared to seek extramural research funding. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population through training, teaching, and other comparable experience. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate the achievement or strong promise of scholarly success, as well as the ability to acquire extramural research funding. Submit a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications.

Review of the materials will begin October 25, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Christie D. Batson, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: