Assistant Professor in Race, Justice, and the Legal System (69118)

The Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with teaching and research interests in Race, Justice, and the Legal System, with particular attention to study of racial stereotypes on jury decision-making or police use of force, beginning August 16, 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to graduate and undergraduate Criminology and Sociology courses in race and justice, law and society, and psychology and law. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching, and a commitment to securing external funding. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. We strongly encourage applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the profession.

Candidates should have their Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, interests, and suitability for the position, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) a statement on teaching and research goals, (4) a statement on your commitment to diversity in teaching and service, and (5) a list of at least three references. After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to request confidential letters of recommendation from the references.

Applications will be reviewed beginning February 1, 2021, and the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 31, 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority.

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

The Department particularly welcomes applicants who can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville communities enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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