Tenure-track Assistant Professor position, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level specializing in the sociology of gender and/or race, beginning August 1, 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department’s strength in social justice (http://web.utk.edu/~utsocdep/) and whose research resonates with our other departmental areas, criminology/criminal justice, globalization/political economy and/or environmental sociology.

Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as a commitment to seeking external funding. The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has a strong international reputation for excellence and its vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion. UT has about 21,000 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students and is located near the Smoky Mountains, two and a half hours from Nashville, and three and a half hours from Atlanta. Our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to academic research, teaching, and public sociology.

The Ph.D. in Sociology or related areas is required at the time of appointment. Review of applications will begin October 10 and continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, samples of writing, and a teaching statement to Search Committee Chair Michelle Brown via email (mbrow121@utk.edu) and/or surface mail (901 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN 37996-0490).

For more information on the department, please see (http://web.utk.edu/~utsocdep).


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