Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania

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The Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of health and inequality. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in the social determinants of health that pay particular attention to the role of diversity and inequality along socioeconomic, gender, and racial/ethnic lines in affecting health outcomes. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the role of discrimination and racism on health disparities; the effect of concentrated poverty and residential segregation on health; exposure to crime and disadvantage; and the role of mass media, culture, and emerging technologies in affecting health care access and practices. Other applicants who conduct research on other aspects of health and inequality are also welcome. We seek candidates who are committed to undergraduate and graduate teaching in topics related to the social determinants of health. Interested candidates should apply online at  Submit a letter of application, CV, two writing samples, research and teaching statements, and contact information of three individuals who will provide letters of reference.  Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter to the website.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.


The Department of Sociology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.