University of Montana: Assistant Professor, Criminology/Sociology

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SOCIOLOGY
Position Description: The Department of Sociology at the University of Montana is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of criminology beginning Fall 2019.
Preference will be given to candidates with research specialties in inequality and crime and/or inequality in the criminal justice system (e.g., scholars researching crime and race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or social class).
Responsibilities include teaching face-to-face courses and online courses, providing mentoring to undergraduate and Master’s-level graduate students, conducting and publishing scholarly research, seeking extramural
funding, and providing professional service to the department, university, and the discipline. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at least one course that contributes to the department’s sociology core
(Introduction to Sociology, Social Statistics, Social Research Methods, and/or Classical Sociological Theory); the remaining courses will contribute to the criminology option. Course descriptions and further information
about the department are available at www.umt.edu/sociology/.

The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a student body of approximately 12,000 undergraduates and graduates, including more than 1,500 students of color and more than
400 international students from more than 70 countries. We encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disability preference in accordance with state
law. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Required Qualifications:
1) Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology from an accredited university. Candidates from a criminology program should be comfortable working in a sociology program. ABD applicants
will be considered if doctorate will be in hand by the starting date. Applicants with a J.D. or Ed.D. only will not be considered.
2) Demonstrated record of an active research agenda in criminology.
3) Enthusiasm for teaching in the area of criminology.
Preferred Qualifications:
1) Substantive work in the area of inequality and crime and/or inequality in the criminal justice system (e.g., gender and crime, race/ethnicity and crime, sexual orientation and crime, social class and crime, etc.).
2) Experience with undergraduate teaching and/or mentoring.
3) Teaching experience that complements the department’s current offerings in the areas of criminology and inequality/social justice.
4) Experience in online education.
5) Potential to make interdisciplinary research partnerships.
HOW TO APPLY
Screening of applications will begin on January 17, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly (all documents may be combined into one file for uploading).
 A letter of intent
 A current curriculum vita (CV)
 A research statement
 A teaching statement
 The names and contact information from three (3) professional references able to attest to the candidate’s qualifications
After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to provide sample publications, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and confidential letters of recommendation from theirnprofessional references.
Department contact for recruitment: Dr. Jackson Bunch, (406) 243-4811, jackson.bunch@umontana.edu
Apply directly to: http://umjobs.silkroad.com/
ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer
The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities
preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
Employment Eligibility.
All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.
Job Location Missoula, MT, US.
Position Type 1.0 time/ Regular

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