New Mexico State University: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Assistant Professor of Sociology, New Mexico State University (NMSU)
Deadline for applications: November 5th, 2018

Job Description
The Department of Sociology at New Mexico State University (NMSU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall Semester 2019. The primary area of specialization is open. Methodologically, a focus on quantitative methods, specifically big data analysis, is preferred.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program that includes seeking external funding. We encourage candidates to demonstrate an interest in developing a research agenda that involves issues of the desert Southwest and Border Region. The candidate will be expected to teach online and on-campus undergraduate and graduate courses in their areas of specialization as well as courses that meet the needs of the department. The standard teaching load is 3/3. Other duties include mentoring, and service.

Application Instructions
To apply please visit To complete their application, applicants must upload: 1) a letter of interest that addresses the position criteria, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one for each), 3) curriculum vitae, 4) the names and contact information for 3 references, and 5) at least one writing sample or recent publication. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Required documents must be attached in a single pdf document to the electronic application. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Deadline for applications is November 5th 2018. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. David G. Ortiz, Search Committee Chair, at

About the Department and University
The Department of Sociology has 9 permanent faculty members and offers BA and MA degrees in Sociology, both on campus and online. Department faculty are active researchers with specializations in Border Studies; Race/Ethnicity; Social Movements and Collective Behavior; Sociology of Education; Gender; Inequality; Environmental Sociology; and Popular Culture. Most faculty members collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs.
NMSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a higher research activity Doctoral University with a selective Community Engagement designation. It is the public, land-grant University of the State of New Mexico as well as a NASA Space Grant College. It has been recognized as one of the premier Hispanic-serving institutions in the country by the NSF and was recently ranked No. 2 in the country by the Brookings Institution for public universities that produce high-quality research while providing high social mobility to students. We are located in Las Cruces, the second largest city in the state and headquarters of Virgin Galactic and Spaceport America. Las Cruces is in the Rio Grande River Valley nestled by the Organ Mountains, one hour north of the city of El Paso, TX, and the U.S-Mexico border. It offers outdoor recreational opportunities, a unique blending of art and culture, and a small town feel in a city of over 100,000.
Women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual’s credentials and eligibility for employment in the United States. For more information see:

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