University of Chicago — Assistant Professor in Comparative Human Development

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a sociologist working in one or more of the following areas: aging and life-course; migration; culture; gender and sexuality; religion; youth; health and medicine; race and ethnicity; or areas that complement the current strengths of the faculty. We are especially interested in scholars who deal with these topics from a life course perspective.

The Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary department founded in 1940 whose faculty includes anthropologists, biologists, linguists, psychologists, sociologists, and methodologists whose theories and methods cross individual social sciences. Research in the department explores the social, cultural, psychological, and biological processes of change that vary across time, between individuals, between societies and cultures, and between species. Please see our website,

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2021. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at Applicants are required to upload 1) a brief cover letter; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current and future research plans; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experiences and courses that applicants are willing to offer to undergraduate and graduate students; 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 6) the names and contact information of three referees. We may request letters of recommendation at a later date. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled and/or the search is closed.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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