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Assistant Professor - Sociology of Science/Technology

                Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor of Sociology with a Specialization in Sociology of

Date Available: Fall 2022

Principle Duties: The Department of Sociology at Purdue University invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of
Sociology of Science/Technology. Specific research interests are open, but we
are especially interested in candidates conducting research on the
implications of science and technology regarding one or more of the following:
public policy; human and civil rights; privacy and security; surveillance;
regulation of scientific/technological products or practices; the environment;
medicine and public health; education; work; inequality.

In addition to publishing high-quality research aligned with the description
above, the candidate will normally teach two courses per semester. Part of
that teaching assignment will be met by teaching in the first-year sequence of
the College of Liberal Arts' Cornerstone program. Candidates will also be
expected to contribute to Ph.D. student training.

Qualifications: The position requires a Ph.D. degree in sociology or a closely
related field at the time of employment. Preference will be given to
candidates who can contribute expertise to the Advanced Methods at Purdue
program through research that utilizes cutting-edge social science research
methods and tools.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty
searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance
research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data
science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions
include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone
Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Application Procedure: To apply, please visit  Applicants
must include: 1) a letter of application explaining how their qualifications
and experience make them a good candidate for the position, 2) a curriculum
vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) one writing
sample, 6) contact information including current e-mail addresses for three
references, and 7) a diversity, equity, and inclusion statement addressing the
below prompt:

Purdue University's School/Department of Sociology is committed to advancing
diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction,
and engagement. In a separate statement, candidates should address this
prompt: "How does your thinking about diversity, equity, and inclusion
influence your teaching, research, and/or mentorship? How will this help you
to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion?"

Purdue offers competitive salaries. The university is located in an affordable
metropolitan area of over 200,000 people, conveniently situated between
Indianapolis and Chicago.

Screening of applicants will begin on October 15, 2021 and continue until the
position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this
position. For additional information, contact the Search Chair, Dr. Brian
Kelly (

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. Purdue University is committed to
maintaining a community which recognizes and values the inherent worth and
dignity of every person. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the
University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. All qualified applicants
for employment will receive consideration 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.
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