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The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor in Organizations and Institutions. The Organizations and Institutions specialization at UC Riverside examines the development and contemporary structure of organizations and the institutional systems (e.g., economy, polity, law, education, kinship, and religion) in which they are embedded. The organizations component of the specialization focuses on research related to the theoretical traditions in the study of organizations, including but not limited to neo-institutional, ecological, resource dependence, network, and institutional economic approaches. It also focuses on the organizational influences on behavioral and distributional outcomes. The institutional component of the specialization focuses on the historical development of institutions, their inter-relations over time, as well as institutional effects on behavior, organizational structure, and distributional outcomes. Candidates for this position may work in the area of organizations, institutions, or both.

Competitive candidates will engage in theoretically informed empirical research in Organizations and/or Institutions. The candidate selected for this position will contribute to the teaching mission of the university and be encouraged to establish cooperative research activities with other campus departments and/or professional schools, research centers and colleges. Candidates should demonstrate a strong record of publication and an established record of teaching excellence. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology and have Organizations and/or Institutions as their primary research interest. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2020.

Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter of interest, an updated CV, a research statement, evidence of teaching excellence, two writing samples, a Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, and three letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications and supporting materials received by November 15, 2019 will receive full consideration.  Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system located at

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

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, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact Person: Tanya Nieri, PhD, Search Committee Chair,

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