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University of California, Riverside

The UCR School of Public Policy (SPP) and the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) invite applications for a tenure-track, open-rank appointment in regional/urban development policy. The appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank and will be shared jointly between the SPP and a relevant CHASS department (e.g., Anthropology, Economics, Political Science or Sociology). We are looking for candidates with a research record and policy interest in urbanization, housing, transportation, land-use planning, poverty, migration, population growth, health disparities, or economic development in a comparative setting – especially those who are interested in applying lessons from around the world to regional development and planning issues in inland Southern California.

Applicants for Assistant Professor rank are expected to have demonstrated commitment to high-quality scholarly research. For Associate/Full Professor rank, applicants should have an established record of outstanding research accomplishment and teaching; they will be expected to teach and guide the research of Master’s and doctoral students, to be committed to a continuing cutting-edge research program that has direct implications for policy reform, and to help build the new School of Public Policy. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related discipline, such as public policy, anthropology, demography, economics, sociology or political science by the time of appointment. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with education and experience. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a CV, and a sample of research work. For the Assistant Professor rank three letters of recommendation, and, for the Associate/Full Professor rank names and contact information of 3-5 references, need to be submitted. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00046   for Assistant Professors or  https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00047 for Associate or Full Professors. Review of the applications will begin December 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 29, 2013.

The University of California, Riverside, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.



The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for part-time lecturer positions for the 2013-14 academic year. Instruction begins September 26, 2013 for fall quarter; January 6, 2014 for winter quarter; and March 31, 2014 for spring quarter. Beginning salary is $5,057 per course. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching Sociology. A completed M.A. is required, with a preference in Sociology.

Below is a list of proposed courses to teach. Course offerings are subject to availability of funding. Please indicate the course(s) you would prefer to teach during the academic year.

SOC 001 – Introduction to Sociology
SOC 004 – Methods of Sociological Inquiry
SOC 030 – Identity and Society
SOC 120 – Human Social Institutions
SOC 140 – The Sociology of Women
SOC 143 – Urban Sociology
SOC 153 – Sexualities
SOC 160 – Sociology of Education
SOC 169 – Modern Sociological Organizations
SOC 182 – Urban Problems
SOC 184 – Environmental Sociology

To apply, submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, and ratings or other documents on teaching ability (two letters of recommendation are required for upper-division courses) to:

Lecturer Recruitment Committee, c/o Lilia Liderbach-Vega, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521.

Closing date for complete applications is August 16, 2013.

The University of California, Riverside is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.