University of Connecticut, Department of Sociology

Position ID:UConn-Sociology-2019184 [#12601]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Sociology and Africana Studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Race and Inequality Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/10/30, finished 2019/03/08, listed until 2019/04/30)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut invite applications for one tenure-track joint position at the Assistant Professor level with a starting date of August 23, 2019.  We are seeking candidates who will pursue rigorous research programs, contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, provide service to the university and the profession, and seek external funds to support their scholarly activities.  We are seeking candidates who specialize in sociology of health or medical sociology with a focus on the intersections of racism, race relations and health such as racialized health disparities.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications. The successful candidate will share a deep commitment to effective instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, development of innovative courses and mentoring of students in research, outreach and professional development.  The successful candidate also will be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through their research, teaching, and/or public engagement the richness of diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; provide leadership in the development of pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for faculty positions in the Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Institute at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Successful candidates are also encouraged to work with UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (, UConn’s Health Disparities Institute (, and the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) (  


Candidates must have an earned PhD in Sociology by August 22, 2019; expertise in the sociology of health or medical sociology with a focus on the intersections of racism, race relations and health such as racialized health disparities, promise of research excellence as evidenced through publications or publishing potential; and evidence of ability to teach in the priority area for which the candidate is applying.  Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable.


Expertise in the sociology of health or medical sociology with a focus on the intersections of racism, race relations and health such as racialized health disparities. Exceptional promise in research, teaching, and service. Of particular interest is the candidate who can, in addition to their specialty areas, also contribute to the required sociology graduate and undergraduate course offerings in qualitative methods, quantitative methods, or sociological theory and/or courses using the lens of Africana Studies to explore topics such as structural competency and compromised health delivery systems.


This is a 9-month, tenure track position. The typical course load is two courses per semester, split evenly between the Department of Sociology and the Africana Studies Institute.  Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with background, qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply Now” to be redirected to Academic Jobs Online to complete your application. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and scholarship statement, teaching statement, sample journal articles or books, and include a statement that clearly illustrates your past and ongoing commitment to diversity.  Please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct a minimum of three and no more than four reference writers to submit letters on your behalf in order to be considered for the position.  Evaluation of completed applications will begin on November 30, 2018 and continue until the position if filled. Applications submitted by January 3, 2019 will be given fullest consideration. 

For more information regarding the Department of Sociology please visit the department website at and for information regarding the African Studies institute, please visit

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  (Search 2019184)

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at


The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
Department of Sociology
Harry G. Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road
Unit 1068
Storrs, CT 06269

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