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Assistant Professor in Sociology - Latinx

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 15th, 2019
Last review date: Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis, invites applicants for a tenure- track position for scholars who engage in theoretically-driven, empirical research on issues of importance to Latinx communities, particularly but not exclusively within the United States. We especially encourage applications from individuals whose research and teaching align with the department’s existing areas of strength, including race, ethnicity, and immigration; gender and sexuality; work and organizations; politics, governance, and public policy; health and social welfare; crime, law, and deviance; and comparative-historical sociology. This recruitment is conducted at the rank of Assistant Professor (salary commensurate with experience).

We expect the scholar to be active in the discipline of sociology and to contribute to the campus efforts to diversify the university community, consonant with the citizenry of the state of California. We especially welcome applicants whose research, teaching, and community outreach demonstrably attest to their commitment to inclusion of under-represented and/or non-majority individuals into their respective area of specialization. These contributions should be described in a diversity statement to be included as part of the candidate’s application.

We seek a scholar with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Teaching duties include four (quarter-system) courses per academic year at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, curricular development, and performance of University service are also expected.

The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. by the first day of courses (September 28, 2020). The following materials are required: cover letter addressing research and teaching; curriculum vitae; diversity statement; three writing samples; and contact information for three references.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

For full consideration applications should be completed by September 15, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Cover Letter addressing research and teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Writing Sample #1

  • Writing Sample #2

  • Writing Sample #3

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)