Assistant Prof Sociology & Africana Studies (critical criminology/race)

William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
o $76,000 range (based on authorized rank, experience, and qualifications) + benefits
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022
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The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies program at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia, invite applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will specialize in the study of critical criminology and race. Appointment will begin August 10, 2023. We are interested in individuals with research and teaching expertise in applying and assessing quantitative data science methods for studying trends and racial inequities in policing, mass incarceration, and the criminal justice system.
Complementary areas of expertise considered include critical race theory, racialized discourse about crime, and comparative transnational analysis of crime and criminal justice.

Duties include research, teaching, and service to the University. The applicant is expected to establish and maintain a vibrant research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester split equally between Sociology and Africana Studies. Successful applicants must possess the skills to teach compelling courses for both of these academic units, including, but not limited to, Criminology and Introduction to Africana Studies.

Information about William & Mary’s Sociology Department can be found here: This position is part of a cluster hire initiative for the Africana Studies Program at W&M. Information on the Africana Studies program can be found here:

Applicants must hold a Ph.D., in Sociology, Criminology, or Africana studies at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2023).

Previous experience in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, and a statement of research interests. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, January 5, 2023. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

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