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Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Employer
University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Location
Arkansas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Faculty - Tenure/Tenure Track

Workstudy Position:

No

Job Type:Regular

Work Shift:

Sponsorship Available:

No

Institution Name: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

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Department:Department of Sociology and Criminology

Department's Website:

https://sociology.uark.edu

Summary of Job Duties:The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research focus in the sociology of Health, broadly defined. Salary is very competitive, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment beginning in August 2022.

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in sociology or related social science discipline conferred by the start of employment is required
  • An active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a commitment to exceptional teaching
  • Successful applicants’ scholarship will be in the area of health
  • Applicants should contribute to departmental strengths in the areas of community, criminology, and inequality/stratification


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s mission of diversity and inclusion


Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Recruitment Contact Information:

University of Arkansas Human Resources ADMN 222 (479) 575-5351 hr@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Additional Information:

Completed applications received by November 18, 2021, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, at kfitzpa@uark.edu .

Application Materials:

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application and 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 both a written and verbal statement during the interview process regarding their contributions to 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, and is actively engaged with College and University DEI efforts, including the UA IDEALS Institute to enrich diversity and inclusion across campus and the state. The department contributes to the larger university strategic mission that is part of eight priority areas that have been outlined in detail in the University’s guiding priorities.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check, Sex Offender Registry

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas seeks to attract, develop and retain high quality faculty, staff and administrators that consistently display practices and behaviors to advance a culture and climate that embeds inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. 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.

Constant Physical Activity:N/A

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Repetitive Motion, Talking

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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