Two Faculty Positions, University of Utah

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University of Utah.

The Department of Sociology invites applications for two faculty positions, one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor. We seek sociologists who will contribute to the department’s specialty in Comparative International Sociology (CIS). A description of the area is available at http://soc.utah.edu/graduate/description.php.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should have earned a PhD in Sociology no later than summer 2014. Successful applicants will have a strong record of, or clear potential for, success in research; this includes having a well-developed research agenda and the ability or potential to obtain extramural funding. All research areas with a general comparative and international orientation will be considered, although priority will be given to candidates whose areas of expertise complement our existing strengths of comparative-international research in environmental sociology, sociology of gender, political economy, and political sociology. While the CIS program ensures that its doctoral students are trained in state-of-the-art quantitative methods, we embrace methodological pluralism and welcome applicants whose research employs any type of research methodology.

Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the department’s teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The Sociology program features two integrated research foci, Comparative International Sociology and Population and Health, and awards the BS/BA, MA, Master of Statistics, and PhD, with about 500 undergraduate majors and a well-regarded doctoral program. Academic Analytics recently ranked the department 30th among sociology departments at public comprehensive universities in the United States, and the University of Utah is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University is situated in a growing metropolitan area of 1.3 million and abuts the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range.

Review of applications for both positions will begin September 16, 2013 and continue until they are filled. Please provide a letter describing research interests, a teaching statement, a curriculum vita, samples of scholarly work, and arrange three letters of recommendation.

Please submit materials using the application URL below:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/25075

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans preference. Reasonable accommodations provided. For additional information: http://www.regulations.utah.edu/humanResources/5-106.html

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Address additional questions to Andrew Jorgenson (andrew.jorgenson@soc.utah.edu) and/or Michael Timberlake (timber@soc.utah.edu), co-chairs of the Comparative International Sociology Search Committee.