Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Department of Sociology
United States

 Assistant Professor

Criminology, Law and Society

Department of Sociology

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the fields of criminology, law and society, broadly defined. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 1) Digital transformations; 2) Global challenges in criminology, law and society; 3) Health criminology; 4) Developmental and life-course criminology; and 5) Environmental criminology. Priority will be given to a criminologist with a digital specialization who can research and teach about the multifaceted role performed by digital technologies in the criminal justice field. We also aim to deepen our longstanding departmental strengths in global and transnational sociology. Candidates must possess strong theoretical, analytical, and empirical skills; a commitment to excellence in research and teaching is essential. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.


The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals, with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit .


PhD in Sociology or a closely related field is required. PhD is required at time of application or by June 20, 2020 to be appointed as an Assistant Professor. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.


Target start date is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and submit your application materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, up to three representative publications or writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. References will be contacted electronically within 2–3 days of application submission. Only electronic applications submitted through will be accepted.


To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 15, 2019; letters of reference must be received no later than October 22, 2019. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


For additional information, please contact Rebecca Riley at


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