The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin August 15, 2019. Applications received by November 9, 2018 are assured full consideration although recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Requirements for this position include:
- Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field;
- a strong research agenda that focuses on health disparities;
- commitment to teaching in a diverse environment; and
- potential to secure external funding. A strong candidate’s application will indicate an interest in working with cross-disciplinary teams to conduct health research.
This position is part of a cluster hire in Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology as the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is strengthening its already robust social science expertise in health research. Our Social Aspects of Health Initiative (SAHI) is designed explicitly to identify and address health inequities in urban regions by encouraging collaboration among scholars to identify social, institutional and environmental contexts, as well as policies and practices that contribute to equitable health care provision, health outcomes, and quality of life. To learn more, visit our website (see: Social Aspects of Health Initiative).
The Department of Sociology offers the B.A. and M.A. in Sociology, and department faculty are core members of interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs in Organizational Science, Public Policy, Health Psychology, Health Services Research, or Public Health. For additional information about our department, visit our website (see: Department of Sociology).
UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. Over 29,000 culturally diverse students currently are enrolled at the University. As the largest college at UNC Charlotte, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and military sciences, as well as 25 applied research centers and interdisciplinary programs. It offers eight doctoral degrees, 24 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, and 32 undergraduate degrees.
UNC Charlotte is located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC and Atlanta. Charlotte is also one of the fastest growing cities in the country. The metro area boasts world-class events, dining, culture, and professional sports, plus such hot spots as the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, the Mint Museum of Art, Discovery Place, the Children’s Theatre, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, and more. Charlotte hosts a professional football team, a professional basketball team, and minor league baseball. We offer a thriving craft beer industry and plenty of opportunities for live music at one of two outdoor amphitheatres.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how they address diversity and inclusion while teaching and conducting research.
Please apply online (position #003734) and include your curriculum vita, a writing sample, contact information for references, and a statement about teaching and research. When requested, please ask your references to email their letters to SOCsearch@uncc.edu with the subject “SEARCH.” The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and submit to a criminal background check.