The 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 service.
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 https://recruit.ucsc.edu/ap
Refer to Position #JPF00462-18 in all correspondence.
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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.