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Open Rank - req# 10016

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 1/1/2020
Job Reference #: 10016

Job Description

Open Rank

Posting Numberreq10016
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty TypeOpen Rank
Hiring DepartmentSociology Department (931A)
Academic LocationCollege of Arts & Sciences
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
Benefits EligibleThe University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

TheDepartment of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applicationsfor the newly established Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship to begin inAugust 2020. For this full-time, tenured position, we seek applicantsspecializing in social inequality, with an emphasis on gender, race, and/orclass at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants musthave a conferred PhD in sociology or closely related field along with a recordof employment that would support appointment at the rank of Associate or FullProfessor. For best consideration, all application materials must be receivedby November, 1st 2019.

Applicantsmust provide evidence of an established independent research agenda andpublication history in social inequality with an emphasis on gender, race,and/or class. We are looking for candidates whose research 1) engages keydebates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical and methodologicalinnovation in the sociological study of social inequality; and 2) overlaps withand enhances the department’s core research areas (health/medical sociology,race/ethnicity, criminology, and social movements). Candidates must alsodemonstrate their ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in socialinequality related to their particular expertise, as well as supervise studentson masters and doctoral committees, and contribute to core courses at theundergraduate and graduate levels.

Inaddition to a competitive salary commensurate with professional record andrank, the Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship includes a generous annualstipend for professional development.

To applyplease access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at https://www.unmedu/jobs and apply for posting 10016. Onlyapplications submitted through this website can be considered. Applicantsshould pay extra attention to the "Special Instructions to Applicants," whichdetail all of the required elements that must accompany the application.Applications must include a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications asthey relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda,teaching experience, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include emailaddress and telephone number); and two samples of scholarly writing. Applicantswho are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an officialcertification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior totheir initial employment with UNM. After initial review of applications, thesearch committee may also request that select applicants have at least two, but no more than three letters ofrecommendation submitted by academic colleagues. For best consideration, allrequired application materials must be received by November 1st,2019. We can only consider complete applications. The position will remain openuntil filled. Inquiries about the position can be directed to search committeechair, Kristin Barker ( Inquiries about the onlineapplication process can be directed to Dorothy Esquivel. The University of NewMexico is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to applyespecially women, minorities, and those from underrepresented groups.

DepartmentAdministrator, Dorothy Esquivel Tel: 505-277-2501, email:


Minimum Qualifications:

· PhD in sociology or a related field completed by start date of employment.

· A record of employment that supports appointment at the rank of Associate or Full professor; and

· Evidence of primary specialization in the sociology of social inequality with a focus on gender, race, and/or class.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Record of an active research agenda and publication history in the sociology of social inequality with a focus on gender, race, and/or class, that engages key debates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical, or methodological innovations in these fields;

· Record of teaching undergraduate courses in social inequality with a focus on gender, race, and/or class, as well as the ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate program;

· Demonstrated ability to teach graduate level courses, supervise comprehensive doctoral examinations, and chair maters thesis and PhD dissertations related to the candidate’s particular expertise in social inequalities;

· Record of commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, including experience working with broadly diverse communities as evidenced by research, teaching, and service activities;

· A research agenda that overlaps with and enhances at least one area of emphasis in the department: medical sociology, race/ethnicity, criminology, and social movements, and/or allows for the expansion of our current departmental expertise, especially related to gender inequality.

Application InstructionsA complete application consists of a cover letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria; a current curriculum vita (please include an email address and telephone number); and two scholarly writing samples.

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationFor best consideration, please apply by 11/1/2019. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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