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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Sociology
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. While the area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in Race; Environmental Justice; Poverty; Global Inequalities; Health and Health Care; Work, Labor and Technology; or Public Sociology. We are a social justice oriented department and value scholars whose work connects to communities and/or social policy. We are seeking scholars who are committed to an intersectional approach, and will give special consideration to those who are interested in developing experiential and/or community engaged learning opportunities with students.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, through excellence in teaching, research and service, seeks to contribute to a rigorous, scientific understanding of society that will serve as a powerful resource for strengthening citizenship and communities. We are dedicated to providing an environment in which students gain the skills to think critically and to contribute to social justice and community building through their academic and professional work.

The Sociology Department offers a B.A degree. There is the potential for a 2/2 teaching load for research productive faculty, and all tenure track faculty are eligible for a pre-tenure sabbatical. We offer a concentration in Policy and Social Problems and are planning a new concentration in Racial Equity and Inclusion. Our faculty are involved in several interdisciplinary graduate programs, including the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and the Global Studies (PhD).

UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world— solving real problems and helping real people— by providing an affordable high-quality education. US News and World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the country, and our rankings have been consistently rising. Just 25 miles north of Boston, UMass Lowell faculty benefit both from the rich cultural and community life of the city of Lowell as well as from participation in the broader academic networks in metropolitan Boston.

UMass Lowell is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • PhD in Sociology or related field by September 1, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications received by April 10,2021 will receive full consideration. Applications may continue to be reviewed after that date; however, the position will close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

Please include the following documents with your application: 

  • CV    
  • Cover Letter
  • Sample of Scholarly Work/Publication
  • Teaching Statement/Philosophy
  • Evidence of Teaching
  • Research Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • * Names and email addresses of three references will also be required during the application process. The references will be notified and should upload recommendation letters. Only recommendation letters that are uploaded to the system by the referee will be accepted. Emailed or hardcopy letters will not be accepted.

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