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PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Lori Holyfield Vice-Chair Undergraduate Program Director
Vice-Chair
Undergraduate Program Director
Casey Taggart Harris Director of Graduate Studies
Director of Graduate Studies
Mindy Sue Engen Director of Online Education
Director of Online Education

 

Christopher Shields Internship Coordinator
Internship Coordinator
 
 

November 21, 2022
The Department of Sociology & Criminology
is seeking to fill positions at the Assistant Professor level
to start in August 2023.


The Department of Sociology & Criminology in the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arkansas, invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. These are standard nine-month faculty appointments. Salaries and startup funding are very competitive, with typical teaching loads of two courses per semester.

Assistant Professor with an open research focus in Sociology

We are seeking candidates with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, and a commitment to exceptional teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Completed applications received by December 18, 2022, will be assured full consideration.

Assistant Professor with a research focus in Criminology or Criminal Justice

Preferred candidates’ scholarship will emphasize race, ethnicity, racism, and/or other interlocking forms of inequality (e.g., gender, social class, and sexuality).

Completed applications received by November 30, 2022, will be assured full consideration.

Assistant Professor with a research focus in the area of Health

Preferred candidates should have expertise in how race, ethnicity, racism, and/or other interlocking forms of inequality (e.g., gender, social class, and sexuality) impact health.

Completed applications received by November 30, 2022, will be assured full consideration.

 


DEPARTMENTAL NEWS

Department of Sociology and Criminology received the 2021 Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching at the University of Arkansas.Department of Sociology and Criminology received the 2021 Daniel E. Ferritor Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching at the University of Arkansas.


The award is named in honor of Daniel E. Ferritor who served as Chancellor of the University of Arkansas from 1986 to 1997 and as interim chancellor in 2015. He also founded the Teaching Academy in 1988. The annual award honors the academic unit that best exemplifies a sustained, department-wide commitment to teaching excellence for all students.

 

 


Graphic with photo of Dr. Hearne and text: Congratulations! Dr. Brittany Hearne was awarded The Career Enhancement Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.

Congratulations!

Dr. Brittany Hearne was awarded The Career Enhancement Fellowship funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars.

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars has named 39 new Career Enhancement Fellows from across the nation for the 2021-22 academic year.

Among the awardees of this prestigious honor is Brittany Hearne, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the U of A's Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

 


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 Congratulations!

Dr. Adams was awarded Master Teaching Award by Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas. 

The college honors up to three outstanding teachers annually, and selection is based on a letter of nomination, teaching evaluations and documentation about the nominee's teaching activities.

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Congratulations!

Dr. Fitzpatrick was awarded Master Researcher Award by Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas.

Awardees are chosen based on a nomination letter, the nominee's research accomplishments documented in a one-page summary of his or her research outlining its importance, a list of 10 publications, supporting evidence of exceptional performance in research, his or her curriculum vitae and an evaluation by the departmental chairperson.

 


Have you filled out your Declaration Form?

Attention all Juniors & Seniors:  Fill out and submit your Declaration Form (for your Fulbright College Writing Requirement) by clicking the button below.

Due Date: September 12, 2022

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Join Sociology Club

Undergraduate and Graduate Students are more than welcome to join our new Sociology Club! If you are interested in our club please contact Sociology Club Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Paez rapaez@uark.edu
Dr. Allison knalliso@uark.edu
 

We are looking forward to meet you!

 

 


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DEPARTMENTAL COLLECTION

  • Data Snapshot
    • Failed and Foiled Islamic Terrorist Plots Targeting Military Personnel in the United States Since 9/11 Link ->
  • Data Snapshot
    • Less than Half of Racially-Motivated Homicides Result in Official Hate Crime Charges Link->
  • Datasets Available to Sociology and Criminology Graduate Students and Faculty Link ->

  • The Bias Homicide Database (BHDB)

    • The Bias Homicide Database (BHDB) is an open-source, relational database housed in the Terrorism Research Center (TRC). BHDB data include information on incident, victim, and offender attributes of bias homicides in the United States from 1990 to 2019. Students in the TRC contribute to the Bias Homicide Database (BHDB), an open-source, relational database containing information on bias homicides from 1990 - 2019.   Link ->

       


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