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New job posting: Advanced Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Sociology (Medical Sociology), University of Alabama at Birmingham

16 Aug 2023 12:54 PM | Joseph Lariscy (Administrator)

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for an advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position with a start date of August 2024. We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarship in medical sociology, specifically around women, gender, and health. Using funds from a gift to the department, the occupant of this position will play a leadership role in developing programing devoted to raising awareness for gender and women’s health issues. This programing can be related to the candidate’s specific program of research or more broadly related to gender and women’s health.

The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and a B.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. Research in the department focuses on medical sociology and health-related topics. Currently, the department has about 75 undergraduate majors, 25 Ph.D. students, 75 professional master’s students, and 15 full-time faculty members. See the department website for more information: http://www.uab.edu/cas/sociology/.

Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of Sociology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. For example, interdisciplinary research centers on campus include the Center for the Study of Community Health, the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center, the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health, the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, the Institute for Human Rights, the Center for Social Science and Justice Research, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a part of the University of Alabama System, is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center with over $600 million in research awards annually, as well as Alabama’s largest single employer, with some 26,000 employees, and has an annual economic impact exceeding more than $7.15 billion on the state. The pillars of UAB’s mission include education, research, innovation and economic development, community engagement, and patient care. Learn more at www.uab.edu.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success. Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter; current CV; a writing sample; a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement; (optional) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (optional) evidence of programming experience. The cover letter should address research, teaching philosophy and experience, and programming goals. Also provide names of three professional references, who may be contacted later in the search process for letters.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Mieke Beth Thomeer, Search Committee Chair. More info can be found here (as well as link to apply): https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/19215

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