University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology

Position ID:UConn-Sociology-496797 [#22782, 496797]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Big Data
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Big Data Analytics
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2022/09/14)
Position Description:    

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Sociology of the University of Connecticut (UConn) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor who uses computational methods to compile and analyze big data in their research. Areas of research specialization are open, but candidates who focus on health, environment, or social inequality are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high-quality publications in top-tier venues, externally funded research, and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

In the area of teaching, the successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Successful candidates will highlight a commitment to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement multiple perspectives as the foundation of a rich learning experience; integrate diverse experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and/or provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse populations and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Doctoral degree (or equivalent foreign degree) completed in sociology.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated capacity to teach courses with documentation of a commitment to teaching.
  • A strong record of scholarly productivity in the areas of specialization.
  • The ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the Department.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and oral).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Demonstrated history of or potential for external research funding.
  • Experience teaching courses relevant to areas of specialization.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to teaching and/or mentoring a diverse student population.
  • Ability to engage productively with faculty across disciplines.
  • Able to contribute to the graduate and undergraduate quantitative methods curriculum.

APPOINTMENT TERMS 

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2023. The successful candidate's academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidates is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

TO APPLY 

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22782 and submit the following application materials:

  • cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (e.g., prior research findings and impact; future research plans);
  • Teaching statement (e.g., teaching experience, mentoring experience, teaching philosophy, courses prepared to teach);
  • Commitment to diversity statement (e.g., values around diversity, equity, and inclusion; diversity-related experience in teaching, research, and service; plans to continue to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion);
  • Writing sample and any supporting materials,
  • Contact information for three (3) letters of reference. References will not be contacted without notification of the candidate.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For more information please visit the unit website: Sociology. For questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Simon Cheng, simon.cheng@uconn.edu.

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
http://sociology.uconn.edu/
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Department of Sociology
Harry G. Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road
Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06269