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Assistant Professor: Criminology

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The Department is searching for a scholar who specializes in criminology, broadly defined to include criminology, criminal justice, deviance, and/or social control. The applicant will be expected to conduct research in the field of criminology and to teach graduate and undergraduate criminology courses. The regular teaching commitment for department faculty is three courses per academic year. Applicants must have a PhD in sociology or a closely related field by the time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered; however, the PhD must be conferred by August, 2019. Advanced Assistant Professor applicants are expected to have an established record of high-quality research; evidence of success in securing external funding is desired. The appointment will begin August 2019. 

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields. Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Sociology faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder teach and conduct research on a wide range of social issues and problems confronting Colorado, the United States, and the world. The Department is composed of 24 tenure and tenure-track faculty and instructors who serve approximately 575 undergraduate majors and 55 graduate students. The Department has an excellent national and international reputation, as indicated by both external and internal review criteria, and is one of the largest social science departments in the university. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in sociology or closely related field.

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Research and teaching focus in criminology.

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

1. Current CV
2. Cover Letter
3. List of references
4. One sample Research Paper
5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation at a later time. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer