American University — Associate or Full Professor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-line position beginning August 1, 2022. Depending on qualifications, the appointee will be recommended for tenure at the associate or full professor rank at the time of hiring. We seek a well-funded senior scholar who can: serve as Director of the Center on Health, Risk and Society (CHRS), a center based in the sociology department; mentor junior scholars in funding their research through external sources; and contribute to our efforts to increase sponsored research. Applicants should have a PhD in Sociology or a related social science field.

Candidates should be committed to excellence in both teaching and scholarly research. Candidates should be engaged in high-quality scholarship in the social dimensions of health, with additional expertise in one or more additional areas of Sociology faculty focus, including intersecting social inequalities, global/transnational processes, urban dynamics, and social change movements. Candidates should be able to teach courses in sociology of health and contribute to the department’s teaching programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, college, and university service.

CHRS comprises a cross-disciplinary community of scholars applying social science theories, concepts, and methods to the study of health. Candidates should have experience serving as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on externally funded research that is consistent with the CHRS mission, and highest priority will be given to externally funded, collaborative research. As director of CHRS, the candidate will provide overall vision for the work of the center, including the development and implementation of externally-funded research on social dimensions of health.
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Salary and benefits are competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. However, to ensure the fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2021. Please submit applications via: Include a letter of application with a description of research, leadership, and teaching experience and interests; curriculum vitae; a description of grant history; recent teaching evaluations; copies of publications; and a list of at least three references. Contact Michael Murphy, Senior Administrative Assistant, Sociology, with any questions on the application process.

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