Orsk The SAPH Department is dynamic, diverse, and interdisciplinary with strengths in health and aging; gender, inequality, and diversity; and applied social science research methods. It includes three undergraduate programs (Sociology, Anthropology, and Public Health); a master’s program in Applied Sociology; and a departmental research Center for Health, Equity, and Aging (CHEA). The Department also contributes to multiple other undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs based on faculty interest and expertise. These include programs in Public Policy; Gerontology; Language, Literacy, and Culture; Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies; and Community Leadership. Numerous opportunities also exist for collaborations with faculty from these and other departments across campus, including affiliate faculty appointments. Our faculty, Department, and UMBC are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as seen in several initiatives including our Eminent Scholar Mentoring Program for new faculty, community-based faculty groups, faculty advancement workshops, family support plans, dual career resources, and postdoctoral fellowships. UMBC also promotes faculty success through various internal research and teaching awards including potential summer research funding, additional course releases, and department mentoring, as well as through internal grants for preliminary research studies and curriculum development. The Department is aided by UMBC’s Center for Social Science Scholarship (CS3), which provides research and grant support, hosts training, promotes campus and community events, and helps connect faculty to policy makers. Additionally, the UMBC Faculty Development Center (FDC) provides professional guidance and workshops for teaching.
UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Very High Research Activity University (R1). UMBC is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor with direct access to Interstate 95, public transit access to Washington, DC and Baltimore, and is in close proximity to the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) airport. UMBC is a Minority Serving Institution, is proud of the national and international diversity of its student body of 14,000 students (approximately 46% minority race/ethnicity), and is strongly committed to attracting an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. Historically underrepresented, excluded, or marginalized groups (e.g., racial/ethnic/sexual minorities), women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Information about Title IX and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is available at: https://oei.umbc.edu/. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Applicants should include (1) a 2-3 page letter of interest that summarizes the applicant’s research portfolio and experience teaching and mentoring students; (2) a current CV; (3) a statement detailing how the applicant has actively contributed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or accessibility, and how they will further these objectives at UMBC and/or in the profession; (4) two samples of published or unpublished research (first-authored preferred); and (5) the names and contact information for three references. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/125317 ). The review of applications begins on October 1, 2023. All application materials should be submitted by this date for best consideration. For questions, please contact the hiring committee chair, Dr. Aubrey Jackson Soller at firstname.lastname@example.org or the department manager, Ms. Cathy McDonnell at email@example.com.