University of California, Los Angeles — Advanced Associate or Full Professor, Dorothy Meier Endowed Chair

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, is searching for an occupant of the Dorothy Meier Endowed Chair. We seek an advanced associate or full professor to begin fall 2017. Applicants must have made a significant research contribution to their field or fields, and have an ongoing research program that extends the field of Sociology in new directions. Particularly, we are seeking applicants whose study, scholarly investigation and empirical research are directed towards the resolution and elimination of societal and institutional discrimination and inequities based, for example, on gender, race, ethnicity, income levels, and sexual preferences, etc. This occupant of the Meier Chair should address policy, implementation and social action issues of her or his research findings. We welcome applications from scholars whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and diversity. Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate degree in sociology or a related field.

The Department of Sociology at UCLA has over 1,200 undergraduate majors, 115 graduate students, and is one of the largest Sociology departments in the country. Our faculty is widely regarded as among the best in the world and includes internationally renowned scholars addressing an amazingly broad range of topics from the dynamics of social interaction to the impact of globalization. We have affiliations across campus with departments in the Social Sciences and the Schools of Law, Education, and Public Policy.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research and teaching interests, (d) statement of contributions to diversity (e) writing samples (f) and the names of three-five individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at September 1, 2016 and reviews of submitted applications will commence October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please note, however, that the on-line application website may close without notice at any time after November 1, 2016. The position is subject to final administrative approval.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy,