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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology (151727)

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Champaign County, IL
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology, Art and Humanities
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Description:*Department of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*
*Assistant Professor*

The Department of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the fields of health and health inequalities, broadly defined. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests and expertise in the sociology of race, ethnicity, and ethno-racial inequalities in health. Candidates should possess evidence of theoretical, analytical, and empirical skills; and, an evidenced commitment to research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach in the area of health and contribute to the core training curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active research program, participate in collaborative interdisciplinary health initiatives on campus, and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession. As a department with growing diversity in its student and faculty body, we encourage applications from women, historically underrepresented ethnic and racial minorities, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with women and historically underrepresented populations in the social sciences.

PhD in Sociology or related fields is required. PhD is required at time of application or by August 15, 2022 to be appointed as an Assistant Professor. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Instructor. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Target start date is August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with rank and qualifications.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the University embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at [https:]([//]( and submit your application materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, up to three representative publications or writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information or Interfolio ID for three professional references. References will be contacted electronically within 2-3 days of application submission. Only electronic applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 15, 2021; letters of reference must be received no later than October 22, 2021. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation.

For additional information, please contact the department at [](

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit [Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.]( As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System [uses E-Verify]( to verify [employment eligibility]( The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

College Name or Administrative Unit:College of Liberal Arts and Scienceds Category:1-Faculty Title:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant Professor - Department of Sociology (151727) Open Date:08/24/2021 Close Date:10/15/2021 Organization Name:Sociology
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