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Assistant Professor of Sociology

University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 21, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department Sociology at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which would commence in August 2018. We seek candidates with expertise and research interests in the use and/or development of computational statistics, big data analytic techniques, network analysis, data visualization, automated text analysis, machine learning, spatial and longitudinal analysis, demographic techniques, or other areas of social data analytics.  We seek candidates who show strong promise and evidence of ability to pursue ambitious research programs utilizing any of the analytic techniques listed above or others, and who have clearly defined substantive interests in sociology.  We are interested in applicants who have published in peer-reviewed journals, and who show promise or evidence of ability to win external research funding. We also seek candidates with excellent teaching skills or potential. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field in hand by August 15, 2018.

The Department Sociology has a long tradition of strength in quantitative research, and offers a supportive home for scholars working in computational social science. There are many opportunities for collaboration within the Department of Sociology, as well as for cross-disciplinary research with the University of Iowa’s informatics initiative ( health sciences and public health, environmental sciences, engineering, law and justice, management science, public policy, and other disciplines in liberal arts and sciences and other colleges at the University of Iowa.  


For information on how to apply, please visit and reference Requisition #71393. Formal screening will begin on September 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Electronic attachments to the online application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, copies of selected scholarly papers, and email contact information for three letters of recommendation. After applying, references will be sent a link to electronically upload their letters of recommendation.


The Department of Sociology and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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