The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology External Link to Posting:

Department: Sociology & Criminology –

Position Number: 6783 / Vacancy Number: 16F-249

Internal Job Posting Date: 09/23/2019

Priority Consideration Date: 11/01/2019

Position Type: Permanent

Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus, Wilmington, NC

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Sociology to begin August 2020.

Minimum Requirements

A PhD in Sociology or a closely related field is required. ABDs will be considered but must have a degree in hand by the time of appointment. A demonstrated commitment to teaching and research is required.

Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking to hire a sociologist who complements our existing strengths, including regional scholarly engagement. Preference may be given to candidates with teaching and research specializations in one or more of the following: Environmental Sociology; Social Movements; Race & Ethnicity. The university and the department place a priority on the creation of an environment supportive of the promotion of racial and ethnic minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. All applicants should show evidence of a strong, independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. There is an expectation for teaching in our graduate program, as well as contributing to our core undergraduate curriculum. Interest or experience in online teaching is also desirable. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has 22 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 undergraduate majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology (general and public), including an online bachelor’s degree in criminology, and an MA in Sociology and Criminology.

College/School Information

At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political

affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date November 1, 2019; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered. Position details and full applicant instructions can be found at

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