The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice (http://www.udel.edu/soc/) at the University of Delaware invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, effective September 1, 2011. The Chair is appointed for a renewable five-year term. The Department offers an undergraduate BA in sociology, a multidisciplinary BA in criminal justice, and an MA and PhD in both sociology and criminology. The Department includes the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and is affiliated with the Disaster Research Center, two internationally acclaimed research centers. Extramural research support in the Department is among the highest in the College of Arts and Sciences, with faculty pursuing very active and productive research programs. The Department is especially strong in the areas of crime/law/deviance, gender/race/inequality, and collective behavior/disaster studies. Faculty have strengths in both qualitative and quantitative research design and methodologies. The Department currently includes 28 full-time faculty members, about 775 undergraduate majors in sociology and criminal justice and 45 students in the graduate program. The Department seeks a Chair with a demonstrated capacity for leadership within a democratically organized department, as well as a strong record of scholarship and teaching. The individual should be capable of promoting multidisciplinary links with other academic units as well as professional organizations and of enhancing the Departments fundraising efforts. A PhD and an academic record that qualifies for appointment at the rank of full professor are required. Prior relevant administrative experience is desirable. Applications should be sent to Professor Gretchen Bauer, Chair, Sociology and Criminal Justice Chair Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, 322 Smith Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. (Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Applications should include a current CV and a statement of the individuals administrative, research and teaching philosophy. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from minority group members and women.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Sociology at the level of Assistant Professor (Ph.D. expected by time of appointment) to commence in the Fall, 2011semester. The Department invites applications from candidates with an expertise in quantitative research methods. Competitive candidates would have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Immigration and Immigrant Communities, Urban Sociology, Economic Sociology, Political Sociology/Social Movements, and Deviance/Criminology. Teaching duties will include Research Methods. All Colgate University faculty are expected to participate in all-University programs, which includes the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2010. Send letter of application, c.v., brief statement of teaching philosophy, and one article-length writing sample, and have three letters of recommendation sent to: Professor Rhonda F. Levine, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346. Colgate is a highly selective, liberal arts college located in central New York. Women and minority scholars are especially encouraged to apply. Colgate is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the Universitys educational mission. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org.
University of Southern California. The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity in USCs College of Letters, Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research specialization that addresses the nature and evolution of U.S. social movements for economic, environmental, gender and/or racial justice. We are especially interested in scholars whose work is grounded in both theory and engagement with the social movements studied, and we are open to comparative, historical, and transnational approaches. A broad range of graduate training specializations will be considered, including but not limited to American Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Planning, and Feminist and Ethnic Studies. The position, beginning in fall 2011, will be in American Studies & Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary department, with significant opportunities to affiliate with campus research centers engaged in movement analysis. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one or two short writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Manuel Pastor, Chair of Search Committee, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4033. We will begin to review applications on November 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment.