Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Assistant Professor of Sociology.  The Sociology Department at the University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill one or two positions at the level of Assistant Professor.  We are looking for candidates who are a good fit with our departmental strengths in the areas of social movements, politics, and culture, but who also help us to expand our range of expertise.  In particular, we are looking for candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas:  race, culture, and environment.  Please write a cover letter that tells us how you will both fit into our department and expand its expertise.  The appointment(s) will be tenure-track at the Assistant Professor level and will begin in the fall of 2017, pending budgetary approval.  The position(s) will require demonstrable excellence and promise in research and teaching.  Applications are due by September 10, 2016.  Applicants can apply online at: http://www.pittsource.com/postings/118253.  Candidates should submit the cover letter of application, CV, a one or two page description of research interests, one article-length sample of research writing, and three letters of reference. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.