The Department of Sociology at the University of Central Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology at the assistant professor level to begin August 15, 2014. The position is for a sociologist or criminologist who can contribute to our criminology track, especially in the areas of the sociology of law, policing, deviance, or global perspectives on crime. However, we will consider qualified candidates with other areas of specialization. A Ph.D. in sociology or criminology is required by time of appointment. Candidates should be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and should be willing to teach across the lower and upper-division levels, preferably in at least one of our core courses (e.g., Statistics, Research Methods or Theory). The department offers a collegial, supportive work environment and welcomes all methodological and theoretical perspectives. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester (2-3 preparations), with new tenure-track faculty receiving one course reduction per term during their first year; additional course reductions may be possible.
Founded in 1907, the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) has an enrollment of approximately 11,500 students. UCA offers 81 undergraduate and 42 graduate certificates and degree programs, including doctoral programs in four disciplines. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarly and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty. UCA is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 60,000, located in central Arkansas, 30 miles northwest of Little Rock. Conway is the home of a number of major industries, two private colleges, a public school system ranked among the state’s best, and strong K-12 parochial schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National Forests and pristine wild areas near the Buffalo National River. Real estate is moderately priced and taxes are relatively low.
UCA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
Review of applications will begin December 5, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent under separate cover. Candidates may submit material electronically or by mail to: John Toth, Department of Sociology, Irby Hall 306, University of Central Arkansas, 201 Donaghey Avenue, Conway, AR 72035; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.