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Assistant Professor- Sociology, Anthropology, Criminal Justice

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Rutgers University - Camden invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning in Fall 2023. This position is part of a campus-wide cluster of 6 hires to be made over 3 years in support of our newly developed doctoral program in Prevention Science. The Prevention Science and Health Equity cluster is supported by funds from the Presidential Faculty Diversity Initiative at Rutgers University ( Applicants from any subfield of Sociology, Anthropology or Criminal Justice whose work relates to Prevention Science ( will be considered.

A Ph.D. in sociology, anthropology, criminal justice, criminology, or a closely related field at the time of appointment is required. We seek a hire who will complement the department's existing strengths and produce policy-relevant and actionable scholarship on prevention or inequality broadly considered. While area of specialization is open, we are particularly interested in scholars who study prevention (e.g., delinquency prevention, recidivism reduction, violence prevention) or inequities in health or the criminal justice system.

The position carries a 2-2 teaching load. We seek candidates with a strong publishing record, an active research agenda with the potential to secure external funding, and a commitment to effective teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The department seeks faculty with experience or interest in developing courses with civic engagement and experiential learning components.

Review of applications will begin October 31, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Questions related to recruitment of this position can be directed to Dr. Laura Napolitano, Chair of the Search Committee, via email at

Rutgers-Camden is a diverse, research-intensive campus of ~6,100 students located in Camden, New Jersey, directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. The university is a designated Minority Serving Institution, classified as a "Doctoral University: High Research Activity" (R2) institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and the recipient of the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. It is home to a diverse student body and a faculty and staff committed to college access. For information about the department and its programs, see

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