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Assistant/Associate Professor in Advanced Statistics and Criminology & Assistant/Associate Professor in Medical Sociology, Howard University

The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. We seek applicants with expertise in (1) advanced statistics and criminology and (2) medical sociology whose research and teaching interests fall within our department-wide focuses Race, Inequality, and the Black Experience, and who share our commitment to providing students with powerful tools for critically analyzing, transforming, and overcoming conditions of oppression, exploitation, and injustice, and preparing them for careers and lives in service to their communities and struggles for a better world. We seek outstanding applicants with a PhD in Sociology or Criminology whose research focuses on Black communities in US and the African diaspora. Successful candidates are expected to develop extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department’s teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.

Within this over-arching focus, the candidate should have expertise in criminology and an ability to teach advance statistics in both our undergraduate program in criminology and in our graduate program in sociology. The position carries an annual 2/3 course load, with the opportunity for a reduced load with external funding.

Complete applications must include a cover letter of interest, CV, writing sample, research and teaching statement, and three (3) letters of recommendation. Applications received by December 1, 2023, will receive full consideration.

The position will remain open until filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. You may contact the Chair of the search committee at for questions. The desired starting date is August 16, 2024.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280