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Tenure-Track Position in Social Movements (assistant)

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for an Assistant Professor position to begin in August 2020. For this full-time, tenure-track position we seek applications from scholars of social movements or movement-relevant political sociology. Applicants must have a conferred PhD in sociology or a related field by date of appointment. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by September 16, 2019. Only applications submitted through the application system at https://www.unmedu/jobs can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to the “Special Instructions to Applicants,” which detail all of the required elements that must accompany the application. Applications must include a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, teaching ability, commitment to success of diverse students, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number); and two samples of scholarly writing, one of which should be sole- or lead-authored (submit these as one PDF document). Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

Applications must demonstrate evidence of an emerging independent research agenda that engages key debates and/or makes theoretical, empirical, or methodological innovations in the literature on social movements or political sociology. The new faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social movements, supervise masters and doctoral students (including comprehensive exams), and contribute to core, required undergraduate and graduate courses. Consistent with UNM’s affirmative action policies, all applicants from members of protected groups will be given especially careful review to ensure full consideration. As specified in the ad, preferred qualifications for the position are: a) Evidence of an active research agenda and publication history focused on social movements or political sociology; b) Evidence of emerging independent research that engages key debates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical, or methodological innovations in one of those fields; c) Academic preparation and ability to teach undergraduate courses in social movements or political sociology as well as contribute to core courses in the undergraduate program; d) Ability to teach the required comprehensive graduate-level course in social movements; capacity to supervise comprehensive doctoral examinations in social movements and political sociology; e) A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, including experience working with broadly diverse communities;  f) A research agenda that overlaps with at least one other area of emphasis at UNM: medical sociology, race/ethnicity, criminology, and sociology of Latin America.

For best consideration, all required application materials must be received by September 16, 2019.

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Tenure-Track Position in Social Inequality (associate/early full)

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the newly established Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship to begin in August 2020. For this full-time, tenured position, we seek applicants specializing in social inequality, with an emphasis on gender, race, and/or class at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants must have a conferred PhD in sociology or closely related field along with a record of employment that would support appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2019.

Applicants must provide evidence of an established independent research agenda and publication history in social inequality with an emphasis on gender, race, and/or class. We are looking for candidates whose research 1) engages key debates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical and methodological innovation in the sociological study of social inequality; and 2) overlaps with and enhances the department’s core research areas (health/medical sociology, race/ethnicity, criminology, and social movements). Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social inequality related to their particular expertise, as well as supervise students on masters and doctoral committees, and contribute to core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

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