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Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2022
Title Assistant Teaching Professor, Sociology
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Sociology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - General
The Department of Sociology at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor (official state title: clinical assistant professor) position (teaching faculty) beginning in the Fall 2023 (or potentially Spring 2023) term. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track but renewable term faculty (10 month) appointment, with an emphasis on teaching and advising. Initial appointment will be for a three-year term with opportunity for renewal based on performance, need, and funding. The teaching load is four courses per semester (two or more sections of the same course is possible). The successful candidate will have a broad range of pedagogical expertise and experience.

Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching introductory Sociology and Criminology undergraduate courses as well as the opportunity to teach advanced electives and MS courses in Criminology.
  • Teaching faculty will supervise students, help with recruitment of undergraduate majors and MS students, and are invited to participate in Department life through their attendance at faculty meetings, Department colloquia, and mentoring student research projects.

Underrepresented scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology by the time of appointment. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a teaching portfolio (including a statement of teaching philosophy; up to three relevant syllabi; and teaching evaluations), a curriculum vitae, and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Inquiries should be sent to Professor Christopher Dennison, Search Committee Chair, via email at Please reference “Asst Teaching Prof Search” in the subject line. Review of dossiers will begin October 15, 2022, and the search will continue until the position is filled.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuits - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefits packages.

About the Department
The Department of Sociology houses majors and minors in Sociology and Criminology, with additional minors in Social Justice and Society, Medicine, and Health. In addition, the Department offers a PhD in Sociology and an online MS in Criminology. The University at Buffalo is a member of the American Association of Universities and has approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 10,000 graduate and professional students.

About The University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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