University of Arkansas — Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminology

Position/Rank and Salary: The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research focus in health.  Salary is very competitive, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester. 

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in sociology, or related social science discipline at the time of appointment is required. We are seeking candidates with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a commitment to exceptional teaching. Successful applicants’ scholarship will be in the area of health with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on underrepresented groups and/or intersects with the department’s existing strength in criminology.  Preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s mission of diversity and inclusion.

About the Department: The Department is dynamic, productive, friendly, and student success-oriented unit in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, valuing both qualitative and quantitative social science scholarship. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminology, and an M.A. in Sociology, and affiliation with three research units: the Center for Social Research, Community and Family Institute, and the Terrorism Research Center. The Department participates in African and African American Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, and other interdisciplinary area studies programs. The department contributes to the larger university strategic mission that is part of eight priority areas that have been outlined in detail in the Chancellor’s guiding priorities. 

About the University: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is a rapidly growing city in the Northwest Arkansas corridor that is consistently rated among the top places to live and work in the U.S As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. 

Appointment/Start Date: August 19, 2020

Application Process: For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, Completed applications received by October 18, 2019, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application and a curriculum vitae. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. If contacted, candidates will be required to provide a verbal statement during the interview process regarding their contributions to diversity and inclusion.  For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Casey Harris, Chair of the Search Committee at 

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.