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
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 http://apply.interfolio.com/53288.
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 (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/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 (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432