Arizona State University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Position ID:ASU-School of Social and Behavioral Sciences-FULLSOC [#9994]
Position Title: Associate Professor or Full Professor, Sociology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Glendale, Arizona 85306, United States [map]
Subject Area: Sociology
Starting Date:2018/09/01
Appl Deadline:2017/11/21 finished (2017/10/06, finished 2018/05/25, listed until 2018/03/29)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Associate or Full Professor, Sociology in Social Justice and Human Rights

The School of Social & Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at ASU is presently rebuilding, including adding five new tenure-track faculty and a new School Director last year. As part of bringing new energy to the study of Social Justice and Human Rights, the School now seeks to hire a full-time, tenure-eligible Associate Professor or Full Professor of Sociology. The successful candidate will be expected to have an established research agenda with national and international reputation that complements or extends one or more of the School’s traditional emphases: social movements, im/migration, human trafficking, international development, and gender. There is a preference for scholars approaching these issues from a socio-legal perspective.

The School seeks candidates who demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and a commitment to building a more inclusive faculty. This is an opportunity to take a leadership role in a rapidly growing, socially conscious, innovative liberal arts program embedded in a major R1 research institution. ASU has a strong commitment to a racially diverse faculty and to admitting a student body reflective of contemporary America.

Within the School, the social sciences program transcends disciplinary and methodological boundaries and fosters work that engages with community and the world. The curriculum integrates complex understanding of contemporary critical issues; global, national and local awareness and engagement; and social justice perspectives. There is a strong and methodologically-diverse core that anchors all degrees. BA and BS degrees are offered in Sociology, Political Science, Interdisciplinary Social & Behavioral Science, a BA in Social Justice & Human Rights, a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology, and three certificates highlighting social sciences applications. Faculty contribute to MA degrees in Social Justice & Human Rights, Social Technologies, and Interdisciplinary Studies. More information about our school, program and faculty can be found at sciences-degree-programs

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate must a) have a Ph.D. in Sociology or closely-related interdisciplinary field that explicitly takes a sociological perspective; b) a research record of excellence warranting appointment as either Associate or Full Professor with tenure at ASU; c) an ongoing program of research and publication in the area of social justice and human rights; d) a record of excellence in teaching; e) a record of extramural funding for empirical research; and f) a record of university and professional service.

Desired Qualifications: a) demonstrated intellectual contribution to the research in international human rights, human rights law, international migration and/or gender; b) engagement with the above research areas from a sociological or socio-legal perspective; c) demonstrated competence in research methods; d) evidence supporting a pattern of continued grant-seeking behavior; e) evidence of ability to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in research; and f) demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population, including first generation students.

Application deadline: November 21, 2017; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed.

Application procedure: Applications will only be accepted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. 

Requested material will include: 1) a letter of application -- reference ASU #12146, 2) a current curriculum vitae with contact information, 3) three samples of scholarly work and 4) the names and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted during initial review and will only be contacted after candidate notification).

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See and the complete non-discrimination statement at:

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Further Info:
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Arizona State University
4701 W Thunderbird Road
Mail Code 3051
Glendale, AZ 85306

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