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Assistant Professor – Law and Society (Faculty)

Sociology. Assistant Professor to Advanced Assistant Professor. Law and Society. We are seeking a scholar with a substantive focus in the field of sociology of law. We are particularly looking for a scholar who focuses on sociology of policing, in the U.S. or comparative and/or transnational. This could include research on policing, criminal courts, incarceration, drug criminalization, immigrant detention practices, programs of “re-entry,” and the politics of criminal justice policy. Course offerings might include: Sociology of Law; Criminal Justice; Sociology of Policing; Incarceration and Inequality; Immigration and Incarceration; Law, Crime, and Punishment in an Era of Mass Incarceration. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department (please visit and to Maxwell School-wide priorities.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline and must show potential for success in scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2021. For consideration, interested candidates must apply at by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, one publication or writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, and a diversity statement. A list of the names with contact information for three references should be provided at the time of application.

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