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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Univeristy of New Mexico Sociology Position

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2012. Minimum qualifications are a PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline completed by August 15, 2012 and an active research agenda in the sociology of Latin America. Application Deadline: October 12, 2011.

Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology at UNM offers a comprehensive program of undergraduate and graduate studies that focuses on themes in comparative sociology, Latin American society, race/ethnic relations, criminology, social movements, gender and the life course, health and medicine, and the sociology of culture and religion. Faculty members and students conduct research on major sociological issues of global, national, and regional significance. Consistent with the mission of New Mexico's flagship researchUniversity, the standard teaching load is 2-2. The University of New Mexico is the state's flagship research University and is one of only three Hispanic-serving, Carnegie Research/Doctoral-Extensive institutions in the U.S. The University's location in Albuquerque, the largest urban area within one of the most diverse states in the nation, offers a wide range of research settings, cultural experiences, and recreational opportunities.
Preferred Qualifications
1. A focus on the comparative analysis of Latin America (either in-region cross-national analysis, analysis of Latin America in the context of globalization, or cross-case comparative analysis within one or more countries).
2. Specialization in one or more of the following sub-areas:political sociology, economic development, globalization, stratification, or organizations/work.
3. Ability to add to the department's existing strengths in criminology, race/ethnicity, social movements, health& medicine, and culture/religion.
4. Ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses on the comparative sociology of Latin America in global context, and to supervise M.A. and Ph.D. students specializing in the area.
5. Demonstrated commitment to working with broadly diverse student and community populations.
6. Capacity to work cooperatively with colleagues and students.
For Best Consideration:
Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, List of References (Faculty/Exec), Writing Sample
Special Instructions to Applicants
The application must include a letter describing the applicant's qualifications, research agenda, and teaching experience; a current curriculum vita; at least two (maximum three) scholarly writing samples. (uploaded as one document); letters of recommendation will be requested of semi-finalists Please also include an e-mail address. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by October 12, 2011.
Inquiries about the applications process and this website can be directed to: Dorothy Esquivel, Department Administrator Sociology desquive@unm.edu.
Inquires about the position, qualifications, and the search can be directed to:
Dr. Richard Wood, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Sociology
E-mail: rlwood@unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-3945
FAX: 505-277-8805