Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Inequality

August 07, 2017

The Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship. We seek candidates whose expertise includes theoretical and empirical analysis of Public Policy and Inequality. Other areas of expertise are open but we especially encourage applications from candidates with interdisciplinary interests in one or more of the following areas: critical public policy studies; stratification; globalization, labor, and development; race and sexuality; legal studies; urban studies, health and environment; migration and citizenship; and social justice.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including classroom), and service for the department in areas such as: race, class, and gender; introduction to sociology, contemporary social theory, research methods, quantitative data analysis, criminal justice, and migration.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to a new Masters Degree program in Public Policy in the Social Sciences. The work that the successful candidate performs for the Public Policy Program in the course of their affiliation is expected to be the equivalent of one course per year, along with advising students and associated service responsibilities.

The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education, doctoral supervision, and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include PDF files of the following:

  • a letter of application including a research statement
  • curriculum vitae
  • sample of published material (minimum of one, up to three articles and/or book chapters)
  • statement of teaching pedagogy
  • sample course syllabus
  • three letters of recommendation*
  • and a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching and/or service.
  • Optional: Applicants are invited to submit teaching evaluations (up to three).

To apply, visit:

Initial review date is October 01, 2017.

For more information about this recruitment refer to the job flyer or contact, please refer to position #JPF00462 in all correspondence.

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