ASA Section on Latino/a Sociology

Employment and other Opportunities

Listed Dec. 7, 2010. University of California, Irvine. The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies

University of California, Irvine. The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2011. We will be pleased to review applications from scholars of the Latino/a experience with training in all Social Science and related disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses in his/her field of specialization and contribute to the overall research and pedagogical goals of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies.

The Department will begin to review applications on January 15, 2011; the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a vita, a letter describing current and future research and teaching directions, up to three research publications or writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through the University of California, Irvine RECRUIT utility ( Inquiries can be directed to Debbie Michel, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, 3151 Social Science Plaza, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-5100; e-mail:; phone: (949) 824-7180, fax: (949) 824-1019. Information on the UCI Department of Chicano/Latino Studies can be found at

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Listed Sept. 29, 2010. Crime & Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives & Participation

July 11 – 29, 2011, Ohio State University

Faculty pursuing tenure and career success in research-intensive institutions, academics transitioning from teaching to research institutions, and faculty members carrying out research in teaching contexts will be interested in this Summer Research Institute. Organized by Lauren J. Krivo and Ruth D. Peterson and funded by the National Science Foundation and Ohio State University, the institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among faculty from underrepresented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. During the institute, each participant will complete an ongoing project (either a research paper or grant proposal) in preparation for journal submission or agency funding review. In addition, participants will gain information that will serve as a tool-kit tailored to successful navigation of the academic setting. The Summer Research Institute will provide participants with:

- Resources for completing their research projects;

- Senior faculty mentors in their areas of study;

- Opportunities to network with junior and senior scholars;

- Workshops addressing topics related to publishing, professionalization, and career planning;

- Travel expenses to Ohio, housing in a trendy Columbus neighborhood, and living expenses.

The institute will culminate in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before a scholarly audience.

Completed applications must be postmarked by February 11, 2011. To download the application form, please see our web site ( All applicants must hold regular tenure-track positions in U.S. institutions and demonstrate how their participation broadens participation of underrepresented groups in crime and justice research. Graduate students without tenure track appointments are not eligible for this program. Please direct all inquiries to

Listed Sept. 22, 2010. Gettysburg College, Department of Sociology seeks a sociologist who is well grounded in methods and theory and who has a strong interest in undergraduate education for a tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning August 2011. Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in those with specializations in race and ethnicity, social stratification, and environmental sociology. The ideal candidate will have an active program of scholarship and be prepared to teach Introduction to Sociology, contribute to the core curriculum in methods, and teach substantive courses in the area of specialization. PhD in sociology is required at time of appointment; teaching experience is preferred. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three references to Charles F. Emmons, Chair, Department of Sociology, Gettysburg College, 300 N. Washington St., Gettysburg PA 17325. Applications received by November 15, 2010 will receive fullest consideration. No electronic submissions, please.

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 minutes of the Washington/Baltimore metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of over 2,600 students. Gettysburg College celebrates diversity and welcomes applications from members of any group that has been historically underrepresented in the American academy. The College assures equal employment opportunity and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and disability.

Listed Sept. 10, 2010. The University at Albany, SUNY, Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track position to begin in fall 2011. The position is contingent on final budget approval. Salary is competitive. Successful candidates will specialize in one of the following two areas: (1) Our first priority is in demography. Rank is open but preference will be given to candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level with an established track record of external funding. Candidates are expected to contribute to the research agenda of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (see its website: (2) Our second priority is for a candidate at the Assistant Professor level who conducts qualitative and/or ethnographic research. The substantive area is open but we are especially interested in the area of culture, gender, or urban sociology.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and exhibit a strong commitment to teaching and service. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. They must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference; finalists will be asked to provide additional materials related to research and teaching. Applications will be screened beginning October 1. The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer. All materials should be addressed to: Search Committee, Department of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York 12222.

Last Updated on December 07, 2010