Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Arkansas

Announcement – Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Department/School: Department of Sociology and Criminology

Location: Fayetteville, AR

Start date: August 15, 2022

Position/Rank and Salary: The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a research focus in the sociology of Health, broadly defined.  Salary is very competitive, with a typical teaching load of two courses per semester. This is a standard nine-month faculty appointment beginning in August 2022.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in sociology or related social science discipline conferred by the start of employment is required. We are seeking candidates with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a commitment to exceptional teaching. Successful applicants’ scholarship will be in the area of health. Applicants should contribute to departmental strengths in the areas of community, criminology, and inequality/stratification. Strong preference will also be given to candidates who can contribute to the department’s mission of diversity and inclusion.

About the Department: The Department is dynamic, productive, friendly, and student success-oriented unit in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, valuing both qualitative and quantitative social science scholarship. The Department offers undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminology, and an M.A. in Sociology, and affiliation with three research units: the Center for Social Research, Community and Family Institute, and the Terrorism Research Center. The Department participates in African and African American Studies, Latin American & Latino Studies, and other interdisciplinary area studies programs, and is actively engaged with College and University DEI efforts, including the UA IDEALS Institute to enrich diversity and inclusion across campus and the state. The department contributes to the larger university strategic mission that is part of eight priority areas that have been outlined in detail in the University’s guiding priorities. 

About the University: Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries. Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is a rapidly growing city in the Northwest Arkansas corridor that is consistently rated among the top places to live and work in the U.S. As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The University of Arkansas is an NSF ADVANCE Grant Awardee (2021-2024) supporting institutional change for gender and intersectional equity in STEM departments and across campus. 


Completed applications received by November 18, 2021 (Minimum 30 days), will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. 

For additional inquiries, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Kevin Fitzpatrick, at

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit–Department-of-Sociology-and-Criminology_R0006758

Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application and curriculum vitae. A list of three professional references (name, title, email address, and contact number) willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process. If contacted, candidates will be required to provide both a written and verbal statement during the interview process regarding their contributions to diversity and inclusion. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Annual Salary/Benefits Package: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

Appointment/Start Date: August 15, 2022

The University of Arkansas is an Affirmative Action/EOE institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially individuals who contribute to diversity of our campus community. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.