Assistant professor position at University of Georgia

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA. The Department of Sociology and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin fall 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or have completed all the requirements for this degree by August 10, 2015. We are looking for outstanding scholars whose empirical research and substantive interests focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, or Latinos and Latinas in the U.S.  The successful candidate will be able to teach courses not only in sociology but also in Latin American and Caribbean studies.  Preference will be given to candidates who are prepared to teach sociological theory. We seek candidates with a record of high quality research and who show promise of securing external funding.  We invite interested candidates to visit the web sites of the Sociology Department ( and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (<>).  LACSI is a vibrant, interdisciplinary academic community with 150 affiliate faculty and opportunities for collaboration across the university. The Institute has recently been awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC and FLAS grants. Please submit applications online at  Applicants should upload a cover letter, C.V., research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, and a writing sample. Applicants will be asked to provide names and e-mail addresses of three letter-writers who will receive an online link for submitting letters of reference. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Vet/Disability institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land- and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (<>;<>). Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the chair of the recruitment committee, Patricia Richards (<>).