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Assistant Professor of Sociology (Focus in Race & Ethnicity)

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin August 2017.  We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality research and undergraduate education and primary expertise in the study of race and ethnicity.  We particularly encourage applicants with an interest in crime, imprisonment, and social justice. The successful candidate will be expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds and will be expected to teach introduction to sociology; research methods or sociological theory; and advanced courses in their areas of expertise. The teaching load is 2/3 with small class sizes.  The successful candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda and will have the opportunity to supervise undergraduate research.  Applicants must hold a M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology or be ABD with an anticipated completion by July 31, 2017. 

Applicants should apply online at University of Richmond Online Employment website using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a description of current and planned research programs, and a current curriculum vita. Applicants will also be asked to submit electronically the names of three references who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letters to this website.  At least one of the three letters of recommendation should address teaching effectiveness or potential. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. Candidates must be academically qualified to teach and must meet all other position requirements at the time of selection. For more information on the Department of Sociology & Anthropology, see the department website . Please direct all inquiries about this position to Elizabeth Ransom, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Richmond, VA 23173 (