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Assistant Professor - Criminology & Medical Sociology

Apply now Job no: 502271
Department: Sociology & Gerontology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant Professor - Criminology & Medical Sociology

Job Summary:

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in the areas of criminology and medical sociology. The successful candidate will teach courses in the department’s undergraduate programs in criminology and in medical sociology, advise students, maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the institution.

The Department of Sociology and Gerontology offers undergraduate programs in Sociology and Criminology, Gerontology, Social Justice, and Organizational Leadership as well as masters and doctoral programs in Gerontology. The department has an undergraduate criminology minor, a medical sociology minor, and a criminology track within the sociology major. The individual filling this position must be able to teach core courses across the criminology curriculum, including Criminology (SOC 352) and Systems of Justice (SOC 409), supervise the required internship course, and teach other existing criminology courses (e.g., Sociology of Law, Juvenile Justice) and/or be able to develop upper-level criminology electives within their areas of expertise. The individual filling this position will also be expected to teach courses that serve in both the medical sociology and criminology curriculum (e.g., Sociology in a Global Context, Social Problems, or Social Deviance), core courses such as Medical Sociology, or develop an upper-level course centrally relevant to both medical sociology and criminology.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in sociology or a closely related field (e.g., criminology) by the date of appointment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Bulanda, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Gerontology at  

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EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.


A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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