Call for Applications: Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico

When: Fri, Nov 01 2019 12:00am - Fri, Nov 01 2019 12:00am 

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Mexico invites applications for the newly established Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship to begin in August 2020. For this full-time, tenured position, we seek applicants specializing in social inequality, with an emphasis on gender, race, and/or class at the Associate or Full Professor level. Applicants must have a conferred PhD in sociology or closely related field along with a record of employment that would support appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. For best consideration, all application materials must be received by November, 1st 2019.

Applicants must provide evidence of an established independent research agenda and publication history in social inequality with an emphasis on gender, race, and/or class. We are looking for candidates whose research
  1. Engages key debates and/or contributes to theoretical, empirical and methodological innovation in the sociological study of social inequality
  2. Overlaps with and enhances the department’s core research areas (health/medical sociology, race/ethnicity, criminology, and social movements). Candidates must also demonstrate their ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in social inequality related to their particular expertise, as well as supervise students on masters and doctoral committees, and contribute to core courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels
In addition to a competitive salary commensurate with professional record and rank, the Maxine Baca Zinn Endowed Professorship includes a generous annual stipend for professional development.

To apply please access the University of New Mexico’s online application system at and apply for posting 10016. Only applications submitted through this website can be considered. Applicants should pay extra attention to the “Special Instructions to Applicants,” which detail all of the required elements that must accompany the application. Applications must include a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the minimum and preferred criteria (e.g., research agenda, teaching experience, etc.); a current curriculum vita (please include email address and telephone number); and two samples of scholarly writing. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM. After initial review of applications, the search committee may also request that select applicants have at least two, but no more than three letters of recommendation submitted by academic colleagues. For best consideration, all required application materials must be received by November 1st, 2019. We can only consider complete applications. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries about the position can be directed to search committee chair, Kristin Barker ( Inquiries about the online application process can be directed to Dorothy Esquivel. The University of New Mexico is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply especially women, minorities, and those from underrepresented groups.

Department Administrator, Dorothy Esquivel Tel: 505-277-2501, email:

Link: Application Link