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African American Sociology and Research Center, Associate or Full Professor, (002896-2013)

The Department of Sociology and African American Studies and Research Center invite applications for an Associate or Full Professor position beginning Fall 2014. The appointment will be in both Sociology and African American Studies with a tenure home in Sociology.  

Qualifications: We seek a sociologist whose primary research and teaching interests are focused on African Americans.  Topical areas of particular interest include Family, Law and Society, Religion, Social Movements, and Social inequality, but we welcome applications from candidates whose research and teaching fall in other areas. A Ph.D. in sociology or related field is required.  The candidate should have a vibrant research program and will be expected to provide teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application: Complete applications include:   (1) a letter of application describing research and teaching interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) one sample publication; and (4); three letters of recommendation.  Electronic applications are required in the form of two PDFs, one consisting of documents 1-2 (ordered as specified above) and the other consisting of the sample publication.  Letters of recommendation should be sent directly by the recommenders.  Address all materials including letters of recommendation to:  Joint Faculty Search Committee, jasmundm@purdue.edu, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W. State Street, West Lafayette, IN  47907-2059.

Purdue offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.  The university is located in an affordable metropolitan area of 167,000 people, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago, and is home to the Black Cultural Center <http://www.purdue.edu/bcc/> and the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion <http://www.cla.purdue.edu/crdi/>.

Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2013, but applications received after this date will be accepted until the position is filled.  A background check will be required for employment in these positions. 

For information about the Department of Sociology, see
<http://www.cla.purdue.edu/sociology> and for the African American Studies and Research Center, see <http://www.cla.purdue.edu/african-american>.


Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.