Job Posting- Rutgers Sociology

Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

Assistant Professor, Data and Technology in Social Life

Deadline: October 1

Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick Assistant Professor, Data and Technology in Social Life

The Sociology Department at Rutgers University seeks to hire a junior scholar in the area of data and technology in social life. We seek a scholar with research and teaching interests in the role of large-scale data and digital technologies within or across social and institutional domains including the economy, politics, healthcare, criminal justice/punishment, and/or culture. Preference will be given to candidates who understand the mechanics of digital technologies and computational methods and use them in their research within a substantive area of focus. The ability to secure external funding is desirable. This is a tenure track position at the assistant professor level to begin September 1, 2020. We will start reviewing applications on October 1, 2019. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to Three recommendation letters are also required, to be sent directly to The Sociology Department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and welcomes applications from women and historically underrepresented populations. Offer is contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

Area(s) of Specialization Desired: communication and information

Position Start Date: Fall 2020

Starting Salary: $90,000 - $99,999