Urban Geographers would be VERY welcome to apply to this position.  Feel
free to contact me directly if you would like more information.



*UC Santa Cruz: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Public Policy and
*(Job #JPF00462-18)*

The Sociology Department <> at the
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a
tenure-track assistant professorship. We seek candidates whose expertise
includes theoretical and empirical analysis of Public Policy and
Inequality. Other areas of expertise are open but we especially encourage
applications from candidates with interdisciplinary interests in one or
more of the following areas: critical public policy studies;
stratification; globalization, labor, and development; race and sexuality;
legal studies; urban studies, health and environment; migration and
citizenship; and social justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research,
teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including classroom),
and service for the department in areas such as: race, class, and gender;
introduction to sociology, contemporary social theory, research methods,
quantitative data analysis, criminal justice, and migration. In addition,
the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a new Masters
Degree program in Public Policy in the Social Sciences. The work that the
successful candidate performs for the Public Policy Program in the course
of their affiliation is expected to be the equivalent of one course per
year, along with advising students and associated service responsibilities.
The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education, doctoral
supervision, and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.
The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and
staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are
especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and

*RANK:* Assistant Professor, academic year (9-month) basis

*SALARY:* Commensurate with qualifications and experience

*BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:* Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree in sociology or
related field, demonstrated records of research and teaching in higher
education. It is expected that the degree requirements are completed by
June 30, 2019.

*PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:* Degree requirements completed by June 30, 2018.
Evidence of teaching excellence in higher education. Evidence of a
developed research trajectory. Professional non-academic experience in
policy-related field and/or masters degree in policy, urban planning,
public health, education, or professional field preferred. Applicants with
a Masters degree in a professional field or applied public policy
experience are encouraged to apply.

*POSITION AVAILABLE:* July 1, 2018; with academic year beginning September
2018. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment
beyond that date.

*TO APPLY:*  Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online
system, and must include a letter of application including a research
statement, curriculum vitae, sample of published material (minimum of one,
up to three articles and/or book chapters), statement of teaching pedagogy,
sample course syllabus, three letters of recommendation*, and a statement
addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through
research, teaching and/or service. Optional: Applicants are invited to
submit teaching evaluations (up to three). Documents/materials must be
submitted as PDF files.

Apply at **
Refer to Position #*JPF00462-18* in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California
policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a
third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to
UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

*CLOSING DATE:*  Review of applications will begin on October 2, 2017. To
ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of
recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until
filled, but not later than June 30, 2018.

Chris Benner, Ph.D.
Dorothy E. Everett Chair in Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship
Director, Everett Program--Digital Tools for Social Innovation
Professor, Environmental Studies and Sociology
530-574-7585 <(530)%20574-7585>
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