Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University

Assistant Professor: Sociology of Health and Illness/Medical Sociology

Department of Sociology and Social Work

The Department of Sociology and Social Work at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sociology of health and illness/medical sociology, beginning Fall 2018.

The Department of Sociology at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sociology of health and illness/medical sociology. We are seeking applicants with a solid research agenda and potential for grant funding, ability to contribute to interdisciplinary collaborations with health and medical professionals, and potential for teaching undergraduate statistics and health/medical sociology. Successful applicants will augment the university focus in health equity, social and cultural factors in health and health care, and the department focus on applied sociology and show potential for collaboration with a Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Health. Successful candidates will also have experience and success working with underrepresented groups and show a commitment to diversity.

Candidates should demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate statistics, research methods, health/medical sociology and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the unique populations of Northern Arizona University are strongly desired.

Ph.D. in Sociology or related social science field completed by August 2018 with a focus in sociology of health and illness/medical sociology.

Preference will be given to candidates with active research agendas, who show strong potential for securing external funding for research, and who are prepared to teach health/medical sociology, statistics; and develop sociology of health and illness courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries and evidence of success working with underrepresented groups in an engaging, civil and respectful campus climate.

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

This position will be open until filled or closed.  Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting.

Application Procedure

Application must include a single attachment, either a word document or pdf that contains:

1)    letter of interest including your relevant experience for the position

2)    statement of teaching philosophy

3)    a research statement or any other evidence of research excellence

4)    a writing sample (e.g. a recent publication or dissertation proposal/chapter)

5)    curriculum vitae

6)    names and contact information of three references