University of Delaware — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

University of Delaware: College of Arts & Sciences
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Sociology and Criminology

Location: Newark, DE

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor with scholarly interest in race/ethnicity, criminology, and social justice. Race/ethnicity is central to the study of crime and social justice and we seek to expand our scholarly reach in this crucial area. We are particularly interested in applicants who have an analytical sophistication and data driven focus. The start date for the appointment is September 1, 2017, and a Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology or a related social/behavioral science field is required at time of appointment.

The Department offers undergraduate (BA) and graduate degrees (MA/PhD) in Sociology, an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice (BA) and graduate degrees in Criminology (MA/PhD). Our graduate programs are well-ranked, with research-active faculty advancing knowledge through publications and externally funded research. The department also has ties to the Center for Drug and Health Studies (CDHS), the Department of Black American Studies (BAMS), the Center for the Study of Diversity, the Department of Women and Gender Studies, the Disaster Research Center (DRC), and the Legal Studies Program. These affiliations offer opportunities for collaborative research, teaching, and mentoring/professional development.

Applicants must apply online using the Interfolio® online system at UD ( uploading an application letter consisting of a teaching statement, a research statement, vita, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching accomplishments, and one writing example (e.g., recent publication or a paper in progress). For inquiries, contact Professor Ronet Bachman, Chair, Sociology and Criminal Justice Search Committee; Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice; University of Delaware; Newark, DE 19716-2580, e-mail: Application materials will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members; they will only be accepted through Interfolio®.

The committee will begin reviewing applicants on Oct 15th 2016 but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. UD is designated as a high research activity university (Carnegie rated) and with external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus ( Additionally, UD is located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer that strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.