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Assistant Professor

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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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 of Sociology at the University of Chicago invites applications for one tenure-track assistant professorship with a specialization in one or more of the following four research areas: computational methods (as applied to any substantive area), as well as environmental sociology, health, and/or population studies pursued with any established method. We are looking for candidates with strong evidence of highly innovative scholarship, intellectual rigor, and an ambitious research agenda.


Applications must be submitted online, at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website,, and are required to include: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for at least three references who may be contacted at a later date; 3) a research statement including concrete descriptions of current and future plans for research; 4) a teaching statement; 5) a select sample of the very best writing, including published articles or articles and chapters in draft.


Review of applications will begin on September 15th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search has ended. Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2022.


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email with their request.


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