Criminology Position FALL 2013

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the areas of criminology and criminal justice.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the Department’s strength in social justice ( and whose research in criminology resonates with our other departmental areas, 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.  We are especially interested in candidates who can add to our expertise in quantitative methods.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville has recently been recognized as a vibrant and unique department, and is undergoing a period of expansion.  Situated near the Smoky Mountains, our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions. The Ph.D. in sociology or criminology is required at the time of appointment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013.  Position will remain open until filled.  Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a research statement, and a teaching statement to Search Committee Chair Lois Presser via e-mail ( and/or surface mail (901 McClung Tower, Knoxville, TN  37996-0490).

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

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