Junior Faculty Position
Title: UCLA Department of Sociology Junior (Tenure-Track) Faculty Recruitment 2023–24
Recruitment Period: August 15, 2023 – September 30, 2023
Next review date: September 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) – Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Position: Assistant Professor/Tenure-Track
The UCLA Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) faculty position to begin July 1, 2024. UCLA is a leading public university, located in a vibrant and diverse global city. We welcome applications from scholars in all substantive areas and all methodological approaches to sociology whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and diversity. Candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in sociology or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2024.
To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research, (d) statement of teaching, (e) an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement that describes the candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, (f) writing samples (one required, but may submit a total of three), (g) three letters of recommendation, and (h) a completed Authorization to Release Information form. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF08714 beginning August 15, 2023. Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2023, in order to receive full consideration.
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment (see Table 1). The salary range for this position is $74,600 – $97,200. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. A reasonable estimated salary range for this position is $121,300 – $149,000, inclusive of the salary scale and off-scale salary components.
Sample guidance for EDI statement: https://ucla.app.box.com/v/sample-EDI-statements.
UC salary scales: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only the finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.
As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
The University of California 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, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
- Statement of Teaching
- Statement of Research
- Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
- Reference check authorization release form – Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form
- Writing Sample
- Writing Sample (Optional)
- Writing Sample (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required – Please provide the name and contact information for your references. Letters of recommendation must be uploaded by referee via the UC Recruit system.