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College Of Arts And Sciences - Associate Professor - Open Tenure - Sociology - F1920p

Company:
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Job Location:
Birmingham, Alabama
Category:
Sociology
School/College: College of Arts and Sciences

Assignment Category
Full-Time

Rank: Associate Professor

Tenure Status: Open Tenure

Payroll Status: Faculty 9

Job Description

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for an Associate Professor position with a start date of August 2023. We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarship in medical sociology, specifically around women, gender, and health. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, a record of strong independent research, experience with or potential for obtaining external funding, a strong commitment to and evidence of quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and a history of community involvement and/or programming. 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 targeted at students, faculty, staff, and the community.

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.

To apply, please use the QuickLink below. 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 community programming experience. The cover letter should address research, teaching philosophy and experience, and community 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 November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Mieke Beth Thomeer, Search Committee Chair, mthomeer@uab.edu.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, a record of strong independent research related to women, gender, and health; a strong commitment to and evidence of quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and a history of community involvement and/or programming.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include experience with or potential for obtaining external funding; commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship; engagement with broader Sociology discipline; potential to teach across a range of topics within sociology; and online teaching experience/ability.

Open Date: 10/03/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

EEO Statement

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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


COVID-19 Vaccination Statement

The laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination continue to evolve. Please be aware that UAB may determine that obtaining the COVID-19 or related vaccination is a requirement for this position, based on legal changes or otherwise. If that occurs, the successful candidate may be required to submit proof of vaccination or obtain an approved vaccination exemption as a condition of employment.

Pre-employment Background Check

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

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