Asst/Assoc Prof, Criminology and/or Socio-Legal Studies

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor position in Criminology and/or Socio-Legal Studies, beginning July 1, 2018. Competitive candidates must use a sociological perspective and should demonstrate a strong record of publication and potential for teaching excellence. They will be expected to have research interests that overlap with one or more of the department’s other areas of emphasis, which will contribute to promoting a diverse and multicultural curriculum. Candidates with experience securing competitive grants and/or fellowships are encouraged to apply. The candidate selected for this position will be encouraged to establish cooperative research activities with other campus departments and/or professional schools, research centers and colleges across campus, and especially with the Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies.

Assistant-level applicants must meet requirements for the PhD in Sociology or Criminology by the start of appointment July 1, 2018 and should apply at:
Associate-level applicants must have a PhD in Sociology or Criminology at the time of application and should apply at:

Complete applications will include a cover letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research, a statement of contributions to diversity, teaching evaluations, up to two writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and may continue until the position(s) has been filled. Application materials received by October 2 will receive full consideration. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.