The Department of Sociology invites applications for two positions in the field of law and society, broadly construed to include criminology, criminal justice, and sociology of law. One position is for a tenure-track assistant professor. The second position is for an associate or full professor. The teaching load is normally two courses per semester and includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Both positions require a PhD degree in sociology or related field such as criminology or criminal justice at the time of employment. Purdue offers competitive salaries. The university is located in an affordable metropolitan area of 167,000 people, conveniently located between Indianapolis and Chicago.

Applicants for both positions should send: 1) a letter of application to “Search Chair”; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of recent written work; 4) a statement of research interests; and 5) a statement of teaching interests, experience, and effectiveness. Please include each of these components as a separate attachment to a single email. Assistant professor applicants should send their materials to Associate/full professor applicants should send their materials to Applicants for the assistant professor position should also submit three letters of reference separately, via direct email from references or through a third-party reference service. Applicants for the associate/full professor position will be asked to submit two letters of reference after an initial screening of applicants. Applicants for both positions should submit the required material by October 2, 2017, but applications received after this date may be accepted until the positions are filled.

A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability or status as a veteran.

Purdue University’s Department of Sociology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address a least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.