Associate Professor - Sociology and Criminal Justice

  • Delaware State University
  • Dover, DE
  • Nov 17, 2020
Full time   Anthropology & Sociology Law & Criminal Justice

Job Description

Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Associate Professor 
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
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Applications will be accepted until position is filled



The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor beginning Spring 2021. We seek a sociologist or social scientist with expertise in Medical Sociology/Sociology of Health and Illness. The successful candidate must have a strong background in health disparities and community engaged research.

The research priority areas in health disparities for which we seek applications include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, cancer, drug addiction, and homicide. The candidate will lead efforts to promote community-engaged & health disparities research and to create partnerships to help community members act to reduce health disparities by understanding and addressing the social, structural and environmental determinants of health.

The candidate’s research responsibilities will include conducting independent research and working with the Center for Neighborhood Revitalization and Research at Delaware State University, and the Delaware Clinical to Translational Research partner institutions. The successful applicant will be contributing to our undergraduate program. The teaching load is 2-2. The ability to teach undergraduate courses on a wide-array of population health course such as Sociology of Mental Health, Race Ethnicity and Medicine, as well as Community-Based Interventions and Medicines is desirable.

Prospective candidates are expected to show scholarly productivity including accessing extramural funding, and excellence in teaching. Applications without evidence of successful grant acquisitions will not be considered.

Ph.D. in Sociology or Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Ability to cooperate with others is essential.

Candidates must complete an online application for full consideration.  Please submit a cover letter, evidence of research accomplishments and grants, CV, evidence of effectiveness in teaching, and three letters of recommendation. Send to:

Dr. Laurin Parker 
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice 
Delaware State University 
1200 N. DuPont Highway 
Dover, DE 19901

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.  
Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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