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Assistant Professors, Department of Sociology

at University Of Montana

Posted: 10/3/2019
Job Reference #: 2374

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Montana is seeking applicants for two full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Criminology beginning Fall 2020. Areas of specialization within Criminology are open. The University of Montana, the College of Humanities and Sciences, and the Department of Sociology embrace diversity as a core value. Applications from persons with diverse backgrounds are especially welcome.

Responsibilities include teaching face-to-face and occasional online courses, mentoring undergraduate and Master’s-level graduate students, conducting and publishing scholarly research, seeking extramural funding, and providing professional service to the department, university, and discipline. The successful candidates will be expected to teach at least one course that contributes to the department’s Sociology core (Introduction to Sociology, Social Statistics, Social Research Methods, and/or Classical Sociological Theory); the remaining courses will contribute to the Criminology option area. Course descriptions and further information about the department are available at

The University of Montana Sociology program encompasses a broad range of topics and issues, while allowing students to focus in-depth in two areas: (1) Criminology and (2) Inequality and Social Justice. We offer both an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (with the opportunity for an emphasis in one of our two option areas) and the only Master of Arts degree in Sociology in the state of Montana.

The University of Montana is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and has a student body of approximately 12,000 undergraduates and graduates, including more than 1,500 students of color and more than 400 international students from more than 70 countries. We encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disability preference in accordance with state law. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology from an accredited university. Candidates from a criminology program should be comfortable working in a sociology program. ABD applicants will be considered if doctorate will be in hand by the starting date. Applicants with only a J.D. or Ed.D. will not be considered.
  • Demonstrated record of an active research agenda in criminology.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching in the area of criminology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with undergraduate teaching and/or mentoring.
  • Teaching experience that complements the department’s current offerings in the areas of Criminology and Inequality and Social Justice.
  • Experience in online education.
  • Potential to make interdisciplinary research partnerships.

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: October 7, 2019.

Position is open until filled, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly (all documents may be combined into one file for uploading).

  • A letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vita (CV)
  • A research statement
  • A teaching portfolio
  • Transcripts from all graduate programs attended
  • The names and contact information from three (3) professional references able to attest to the candidate’s qualifications

After initial review, applicants who are chosen to receive further consideration will be asked to provide confidential letters of recommendation from their professional references.

Department contact for recruitment: Dr. Jackson Bunch, (406) 243-4811,

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Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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