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Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Colorado State University
Colorado, United States
$72,000.00 - $74,000.00
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
$70,000 - $89,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Sociology Department at Colorado State University is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track, nine-month position in Criminology and Criminal Justice beginning August 15, 2022. Competitive salary for entry-level position. The Department offers undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology. The successful candidate must be able to contribute across these program levels. Faculty members are expected to teach two courses a semester, participate in the instruction of a variety of courses, develop a program of research and publication, be engaged in the graduate program, and active in service.

Required Job Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminology, or related social science discipline by August 15, 2022, an active research agenda related to Criminology and Criminal Justice and a demonstrated ability to contribute to our existing Criminology and Critical Criminology undergraduate courses.

Preferred Job Qualifications: The Department is particularly interested in an individual who has a research agenda in critical victimology and is willing and able to develop and teach an undergraduate course in victimology. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to other department strengths in research and teaching, which include (1) Environment and Natural Resources; (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development; and (3) Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance. Additionally, the Department seeks applicants with the ability to advance our commitment to diversity.

Interested applicants should submit the following materials online: (1) a letter of interest outlining research agenda and teaching interests, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations) uploaded in the “Other” document placeholder, (4) a writing sample, and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon submission of the application. For full consideration, the above materials must be submitted by October 1, 2021. A complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of references. Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. As such, applicants should allow sufficient time for their letters to be submitted by October 6, 2021. Application materials of semi-finalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire Sociology Department faculty and other voting members of the Department Council. Questions about the position can be directed to Search Committee Chair:

Dr. Prabha Unnithan ( 

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Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers, and students.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is in 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement: Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals, and activities. 

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. The Department will not sponsor a visa for this position.

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