Assistant Professor, Sociology Utah State University
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019 09:12 AM

Utah State University

Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology

Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins in August 2020. We seek candidates who can contribute to our Demography and Community/Environment specialization areas through a research and teaching emphasis on either (1) community and/or environmental health (e.g., environmental health disparities) or (2) the dynamic interplay between population and the environment (e.g., the effects of climate change on migration). Scholars who have an interest in contributing to the department’s programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and teach a graduate course in either (1) environmental health or (2) population and environment. In addition, the candidate will contribute to other undergraduate and graduate coursework in Sociology and Demography that meshes with the faculty member’s expertise and fits the department’s needs.


  • Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline as of the employment date.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and extramural funding.
  • Candidates must also show evidence of training and experience conducive to the development of graduate coursework in Demography, with additional training/experience in environmental or community sociology preferred.
  • Evidence of a program of research conducive to external funding is required, with documented grant-writing experience preferred.
  • The balance among teaching, research, and service will be consistent with a faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits

Application instructions: To apply, visit: In addition to the online application, please include:

  1. CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  2. A statement of interest that addresses the position criteria (note: please do not upload the statement of interest. You will be instructed to copy and paste it into the application as 'Other Document')
  3. A copy of graduate transcripts to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  4. A sample of published or publishable work to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  5. Evidence of teaching performance and/or teaching philosophy to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  6. Three letters of reference: please have your (three) references submit (upload) the letters of reference here:

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

About us: The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology is housed within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utah State University. The department serves approximately 150 undergraduate Sociology majors, supports both MS and PhD programs in Sociology, and provides service courses to students throughout the broader university community. Utah State University is a land-grant university founded in 1888. The university is a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution with approximately 29,000 students (26,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) from all 50 states and 80 foreign countries. The USU campus is located in the Logan, Utah metropolitan area (population approximately 130,000), in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Please visit for more information about the University, College, and Department.

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