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Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology

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The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for three Visiting Assistant Professor positions for the Fall 2015, Winter 2016, and Spring 2016 quarters (September - June). Each Visiting Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching two courses per quarter, and will be expected to participate in the intellectual life of the department. Engagement with graduate students and performance of Departmental and University service are also expected. Salary will range from an annual rate of $55,000 to $60,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Appointments are potentially renewable for the 2016-17 academic year, and are contingent on final budget approval.

The department seeks Visiting Assistant Professors who will be able to teach classes and advise graduate students in three areas:
(1) Theory plus one of the department’s other six areas of specialization: Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies; Gender; Organizations and Institutions; Political Economy and Global Social Change; Race and Class Inequality; Social Psychology
(2) Qualitative Methods and either racial or gender inequality
(3) Social Psychology plus either Quantitative Methods or one of the department’s other areas of specialization.

Courses available include the following:

SOC 001: Introduction to Sociology, SOC 002F: The City; SOC 002I: Inequality in American Society, SOC 002M: Introduction to Criminology, SOC 002S: Social Problems, SOC 003: Theoretical Perspectives, SOC 004: Methods of Sociological Inquiry, SOC 005: Statistical Analysis, SOC 020: American Society, SOC 031: Couples and Families, SOC 110: Multivariate Statistics, SOC 120: Institutions, SOC 122: Social Change, SOC 129: Racism in Western Society, SOC 130: Race and Ethnic Relations, SOC 133: Inequality and Social Class, SOC 141: Men and Masculinities, SOC 144: Family Violence, SOC 151: Formal Organizations, SOC 153: Sexualities, SOC 159: Sociology of Law, SOC 169: Contemporary Theory, SOC 174: Socialization and Personality, SOC 175: Social Roles and Interaction; SOC 176 Work in Organizations, SOC 182: Urban Problems.

A PhD in Sociology is required prior to the appointment start date. Complete applications must contain a cover letter of interest, current CV, a statement of research and teaching, three letters of recommendation, and up to three writing samples. Candidates with university teaching experience should also submit recent evaluations of teaching.

Review of applications will begin on July 15 and will continue until the position(s) are filled. Applications and supporting material received by July 15 will receive full consideration. Electronic submission is strongly preferred.

Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up.

UC Riverside ranks among the top 5 PhD-granting institutions nationwide in racial and ethnic diversity. Competitive candidates will possess a strong commitment to pedagogical excellence in diverse contexts at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research and Teaching

  • Optional writing sample (Optional)

  • Optional writing sample (Optional)

  • Optional writing sample (Optional)

  • Optional recent teaching evaluations (Optional)

  • Optional recent teaching evaluations (Optional)

  • Optional recent teaching evaluations (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required