Assistant Professor Sociology

West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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Job description

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of data science and/or computational social science. The substantive area of interest is open, but preference will be given to candidates interested in the sociology of knowledge or the sociology of science. The teaching load is normally two courses per semester and includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Part of that teaching assignment will be met by teaching in the first-year sequence of the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone program. The position requires a Ph.D. degree in sociology or a related field at the time of employment. Purdue offers competitive salaries. The university is located in an affordable metropolitan area of 167,000 people, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago.

How to apply

Applicants should send: 1) a letter of application to “Search Chair”; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of recent written work; 4) a statement of research interests; and 5) a statement of teaching interests, experience, and effectiveness. Please include each of these components as a separate attachment to a single email to socjrsearch@purdue.edu. Applicants should also submit three letters of reference separately, via direct email from references or through a third-party reference service. All required material should be submitted by October 1, 2018, but applications received after this date may be accepted until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

Purdue University’s Department of Sociology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S., is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name