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Assistant Professor of Sociology

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The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.

The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts invites applications from exceptional scholars for a faculty position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track). We are interested in applicants whose research will contribute to our existing strengths in social inequality (race, class, gender and sexuality), social institutions (e.g., education, health), and politics (social movements, public policy); and who have an excellent record of publication. Preference will be given to those who have the ability to teach graduate statistics. In addition, we are interested in applicants with a history of and/or commitment to mentoring students from underrepresented groups. UC Merced is building a dynamic and high-quality Sociology faculty and we seek an outstanding scholar to assist with training graduate students in our new PhD program.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Sociology or a related field at the time of appointment.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than February 26, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) 3 writing samples; 6) a list of references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address; and, 7) a diversity statement (a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions). For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2016.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than February 26, 2016.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales. Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • List of References

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

  • Writing Sample #3

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required