Assistant Professor in Sociology

University of California Davis Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor in Sociology - Crime, Law, and Society

Job #JPF04313
  • SOCIOLOGY / Letters and Science: Social Sciences / UC Davis

Application Window

Open date: August 11th, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 15, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis, invites applicants for a tenure- track position for scholars conducting theoretically-driven, empirical research on law and/or crime, broadly conceived. Critical approaches are essential. We especially encourage applications from individuals whose research and teaching align with the department’s existing areas of strength, particularly race, ethnicity, and immigration and gender and sexuality. This recruitment is conducted at the rank of Assistant Professor (salary commensurate with experience).
We expect the scholar to be active in the discipline of sociology and to contribute to the campus efforts to diversify the university community, consonant with the citizenry of the state of California. We especially welcome applicants whose research, teaching, and community outreach demonstrably attest to their commitment to inclusion of under-represented and/or non-majority individuals into their respective area of specialization. These contributions should be described in a diversity statement to be included as part of the candidate’s application.
We seek a scholar with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Teaching duties include four (quarter-system) courses per academic year at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, curricular development, and performance of University service are also expected.
The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. by the first day of courses (September 19, 2022). Applications must be submitted through the online application system found at: . The following materials are required: cover letter addressing research and teaching; curriculum vitae; diversity statement; three writing samples; signed authorization to release information form, and contact information for three references.
For full consideration applications should be completed by September 15, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application.
Link to form:
If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. in Sociology or related field by the first day of courses (September 19, 2022).

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - Please address your research and teaching.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.
  • Writing Sample #1
  • Writing Sample #2
  • Writing Sample #3
  • Authorization to Release Information Form - Please sign and upload the following required form authorizing release of information :
Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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