Overview

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Mary Washington invites applicants for a one-year (potentially renewable) faculty position at the rank of visiting assistant professor beginning August 16, 2018. We seek a sociologist who specializes in crime or deviance with a focus on social inequalities, social justice, and/or critical perspectives. Example areas of specialization include but are not limited to: race and the criminal justice system, crime and inequalities, gender and crime, law and society, mass incarceration, green criminology, and white-collar crime. The ability to teach research methods (quantitative, qualitative, participatory or digital) is also desirable. Demonstrated commitment to public higher education and principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice is highly desired. Although a Ph.D. in Sociology is preferred, a highly qualified advanced ABD will be considered.

Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds. The successful candidate can look forward to joining a faculty committed to engaging undergraduates in research both inside and outside the classroom. The normal teaching load is 12 hours per semester.

Area of Expertise: Sociology

Required Qualifications: Specializing in crime or deviance with a focus on social inequalities, social justice, and/or critical perspectives. Example areas of specialization include but are not limited to: race and the criminal justice system, crime and inequalities, gender and crime, law and society, mass incarceration, green criminology, and white-collar crime. The ability to teach research methods (quantitative, qualitative, participatory or digital) is also desirable. Demonstrated commitment to public higher education and principles of diversity, inclusion, and social justice is highly desired. Master’s degree in Sociology or related field is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is preferred. Highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate dedication to effective teaching and high-impact learning in an inclusive environment that embraces diverse talents and backgrounds.

Candidates are required to complete a Commonwealth of Virginia application and are also asked to electronically submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and research statement

For questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Leslie Martin, Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences at lmartin@umw.edu.

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.