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Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Washington
Washington, United States
Not specified
Closing date
Oct 28, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Statistics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Provost of the University of Washington is investing in an ongoing initiative focused on Data-Driven Discovery. In support of this effort, the University of Washington Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialization in data science or computational social science, to begin September 2019. The position will be a full-time permanent appointment in Sociology, and will include active research and service engagement with the UW eScience Institute, as appropriate. As part of their regular teaching duties, the holder of this position will teach at least one course per year with an explicit data science focus that could be of interest to the broader UW community.  This appointment has a 9 month service period.

We encourage applications from exceptional candidates with expertise in methodologies that leverage large-scale data for sociological research and whose research, teaching and outreach will advance new computational or statistical tools and techniques for the social sciences. The substantive sociological areas of interest and research are open, but we seek scholars whose research complements at least one areas of existing strength in the Department and university (population health, criminology, migration/immigration, politics, gender and sexuality, organizations, inequality, race/ethnicity and demography). 

The Department of Sociology is located on the main Seattle campus, as is the eScience Institute. We have a history of successful collaborative initiatives that enable cross-department and interdisciplinary research activities, and durable ties to the eScience Institute, our NIH funded Demography Center (CSDE), the West Coast Poverty Center, the Jackson School of International Studies, and the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. The successful candidate should have the PhD or foreign equivalent by the start of the appointment, and be able to demonstrate expertise in computational/statistical social science. Applications including a curriculum vita, statement of research and teaching interests, writing samples, and three letters of reference should be submitted to As a public institution, the University of Washington seeks candidates committed to working with diverse student and community populations; therefore, applicant’s statements should describe how their scholarship, teaching, and service have or will contribute to diverse communities.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018.  

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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