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Sociology: Irving May Endowed Chair - 000734

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a sociologist with a focus on critical race theory for a tenured position at the level of Associate or Full Professor. We are looking for a scholar whose research and teaching engage the social sciences and expressive culture -- ideally music -- and who can contribute to the development of programs in racial and ethnic studies. While this position is not limited by geographical or thematic areas, we are interested in work that focuses on African-American, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean and/or Latinx creative expression and experiences. The successful candidate will be housed within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and their teaching may include courses cross-listed in the Department of Music (contingent upon disciplinary expertise). The teaching load is five units per year. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, first-generation scholars, LGBTQ people, and members of other marginalized populations. PhD in sociology preferred though the search committee will consider candidates with an MA/MS in Sociology and PhD in an interdisciplinary field such as African-American Studies, American Studies, Latinx Studies, or Latin American Studies.

The University of Richmond is a private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia. Through its five schools and wide array of campus programming, the University combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university. With nearly 4,000 students, an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, and 92% of traditional undergraduate students living on campus, the University is remarkably student-centered, focused on preparing students “to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society.”

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. The School of Arts and Sciences, the liberal arts core of the University, is a thriving community of 230 faculty, twenty-two departments and ten interdisciplinary programs. We offer distinctive and engaging learning opportunities to students and outstanding resources to support the scholarly, creative and pedagogical activities of the faculty. For information about the foundations, goals and initiatives of the School of Arts and Sciences, see the Concept 30 Strategic Plan https://as.richmond.edu/concept30/about/index.html. For more information about the Department of Sociology and Anthropology see, https://socanth.richmond.edu/ ; for the Department of Music see, https://music.richmond.edu/.

Applicants should click "Apply Now" at the top of the page and submit the following materials: a cover letter containing teaching and research statements, a diversity statement that highlights the candidate’s accomplishments in promoting diversity and equity,relevant course syllabi, and a current curriculum vitae. Please provide the names and contact information for three references. One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate’s record of excellence in teaching. Questions about the search as well as any documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be addressed to Miguel Díaz-Barriga (mdiazbar@richmond.edu), Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, 302G Weinstein Hall, 231 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.