University of Oregon, Department of Sociology

Position ID:UO-SOC-APEPMED18 [#11422, APEPMED]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Sociology / Health, Medical
Appl Deadline:2018/09/16help popup finished (2018/07/13, finished 2019/04/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The University of Oregon’s Sociology Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor to begin in fall 2019. We seek candidates specializing in the area of medical sociology/sociology of health and illness and social epidemiology. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths and needs in quantitative methods, gender-based violence, critical race studies and environmental sociology. Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in Sociology or related field in hand by time of appointment. Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at by submitting a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing both interest in the position and fit with the department, a 1-2 page research statement, a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness, at least one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. In either the cover letter or in a separate statement, applicants should address their capacity to help build and work in a multicultural environment. Consideration of applications will begin September 16, 2018 and continue until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. Queries should be addressed to Chair, Med Soc Committee, 1291 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1291.

The university is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, home to more than 145,000 people and Oregon’s third largest city. Within only a few hours’ drive are the ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, and the Cascade and Coast mountain ranges. The Willamette River runs through the heart of the city and joins the McKenzie River north of town. Mild winters, long growing seasons and few drastic weather changes are characteristic. Eugene has a high percentage of professionals, including doctors, lawyers, architects, and educators, and is home to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts, which regularly hosts the Oregon Bach Festival, the Eugene Symphony, the Eugene Ballet, and the Eugene Opera, among other cultural offerings.

The University of Oregon is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse institution and seeks candidates with demonstrated potential to contribute positively to its diverse community.

The UO is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
1291 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1291

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