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Sociology Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Area of Health and Inequality

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Position Information

Position Title Sociology Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Area of Health and Inequality
Position Type Social/ Behavioral Sciences
Position Description

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.

Position Posting Date 06/08/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 1240
Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Research Statement/Research Proposals
  5. Other Document 1
  6. Other Document 2
Optional Documents