Assistant Professor (Sociology), University of North Carolina Wilmington

Position Title Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department Sociology & Criminology – 32450
Vacancy Number 16F-071
Position Number 6092
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Sociology to begin August 2017. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at There is also an expectation for teaching in our graduate program.
Minimum Requirements Persons who are ABD will be considered; a PhD in Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. We are seeking to hire a generalist in sociology who complements our existing strengths and the overall applied/public focus of the department.
Preferred Qualifications Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in globalization and sociological theory. The candidate should have a proven research track record and demonstrate potential in obtaining research grants.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has over 20 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology, criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. UNCW is located in an historical resort city midway between the Atlantic coast and the beautiful Cape Fear River.
College/School Information At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 14,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology and educational leadership, UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
EEO Statement UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicant Instructions Please provide the following attachments to your application:
Cover letter
Curriculum vitae
List of three professional referencesApplicants must apply online at
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 10/26/2016
Priority Consideration Date 12/09/2016
Priority Consideration Information Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.