Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Delaware

Postdoctoral Research Scholar – Sociology

The University of Delaware

Newark, Delaware

Deadline: To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit information by April 20, 2017

As part of the University of Delaware’s commitment to enhancing diversity among its faculty, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice (https://www.soc.udel.edu/) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in justice, law and social control to begin Fall 2017. We are especially interested in scholars whose work furthers our understanding of law, justice, or social control among minority populations. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

Postdoctoral research scholars will be expected to teach one course per semester, engage with faculty and graduate students in a collaborative research environment, and participate in faculty development opportunities through the University’s connection to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The time in residence will include mentoring experiences, which include helping young scholars establish collaborative research partnerships with UD faculty, publish their research, develop strong teaching skills, learn about funding opportunities, and benefit from other professional development opportunities.

The term for this position extends from September 1, 2017 until August 31, 2019.  A Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required; the doctorate must have been completed within three years before the date of appointment. The salary is $55,000 for a 12-month appointment. Postdoctoral research scholars will receive all University employee benefits, full access to the University’s Morris Library and IT resources and modest support for research and/or travel expenses, as well as an office and computer. Selected candidates must not have another employment obligation.

Applications will be evaluated based on:

  • The quality of the applicant’s research scholarship and potential teaching effectiveness;
  • The ability to benefit from collaboration with colleagues at the University of Delaware; and
  • The ability to enhance the university’s commitment to diversity.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply: go to http://www.udel.edu/udjobs Job ID 104492.

For inquiries: Contact Professor Aaron Kupchik, Chair, Sociology and Criminal Justice Search Committee; Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice; University of Delaware; Newark, DE 19716-2580, e-mail:akupchik@udel.edu. Application materials will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members.

To ensure full consideration, applicants must submit all the following information by April 20, 2017.

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A scholarly paper (or dissertation chapter) written in the past three years;
  4. A statement of no more than 1,500 words outlining your research interests and describing the proposed project(s) to be completed while in residency, including how the candidate meets the criteria listed above and enhances the university’s commitment to diversity; and
  5. Three letters of recommendation.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The committee will begin reviewing applicants on April 20, 2017, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. UD is designated as a high research activity university (Carnegie rated) and with external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus (www.cas.udel.edu). Additionally, UD is located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.