Open Rank search, Population & Health

University of Utah in Utah

Deadline October 01, 2014
Date Posted August 11, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah invites applications for an open-rank tenured or tenure-track position to begin on July 1, 2015. We are seeking a sociologist who will contribute to the Department specialty in Population and Health (description available at ( Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology by summer 2015 at the latest. The successful applicant will have a have a well-defined research agenda and a strong record of, or clear potential for, achieving success in academic publication and extramural funding commensurate with qualifications and experience. All research areas within a general population and health framework will be considered. Examples of specific areas of research that complement existing faculty strengths include, but are not limited to, social inequalities in mental and physical health, migration, population aging and life course, family demography, global health, and  quantitative methods in population research. Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the departments teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

The sociology program awards the BS/BA, MA and PhD, with about 400 undergraduate majors and a highly regarded doctoral program. The University of Utah is a member of the PAC-12 Conference and is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University is situated in a growing metropolitan area of 1.3 million, abutting the spectacular Wasatch Mountain Range.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Please apply online at: Submit a letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, samples of scholarly work, and contact information for three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Position availability is contingent on final budgetary approval.

Please address any inquiries regarding the application process or position to Ms. Angela Midgley (

How To Apply

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