Faculty Searches 2017-18

Emory Sociology will be conducting two faculty searches during the 2017-18 academic year. The first will be for an Assistant Professor specializing in the Sociology of Race (a tenure-track position). The second will be for a Lecturer specializing in Criminology (a lecture-track position).

These two searches come at a dynamic time in Emory Sociology. Indeed, with these hires, we will have added seven new faculty members to our ranks in the past six years. These searches also resonate with substantive shifts occurring in Emory Sociology in terms of teaching and research. Given our collective emphasis on race and crime (both within Emory Sociology and with our colleagues elsewhere on campus), we are extremely enthusiastic about these new positions and the intellectual synergies that they will create within our department and on our campus.

Here is the advertisement for the first position:

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position focusing on the Sociology of Race to start Fall 2018. The study of race, ethnicity, and racism is a key concern for both Emory Sociology and the discipline as a whole. At Emory Sociology, we have faculty with ongoing research & teaching emphases on race, ethnicity, and racism and its intersections with health, labor markets, politics, culture, social attitudes, and social identities. We are seeking a scholar who can bridge these emphases by way of a focus on race and/or racism in a broad sense, particularly a scholar with a focus on persons of African, Latinx or Asian descent, as well as indigenous and immigrant communities of the U.S or abroad. We value cutting edge research that adopts a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches, as well as a range of substantive foci. Candidates should be prepared to teach race, ethnicity, and racism courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and we would look favorably on those candidates who could also teach core courses in either theory or methods.   

Applicants should also know that this hire in the Sociology of Race is proceeding alongside similar Assistant Professor searches in the social sciences at Emory University: one in African American Studies for the Political Economy of Race and the other in Oxford Division of Social Sciences (an Emory campus) for Critical Race Theory. This shows the ongoing commitment of the university to the study of race.

The candidate should have completed the PhD or be very close to completing the PhD by Fall 2018. The deadline for submission of materials is November 1, 2017. Only applications submitted through Inferfolio will be considered (https://apply.interfolio.com/45768). Paper applications will not be accepted. Application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement (including summary of teaching experiences and evaluations), no more than two samples of publications or other written work, and three letters of reference. Emory University is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity and inclusion. In your cover letter or in a separate statement, please reflect upon your experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

 Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

The advertisement for the second position (the Lecturer in Criminology) will be posted in the near future.