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Associate Professor of Sociology

Department of Sociology
Seattle, Washington State
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Sociology at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure track Associate Professor position with tenure. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: a strong record of scholarly accomplishment; research interests that complement areas of departmental and university strength; effective undergraduate teaching and graduate training; demonstrated leadership in departmental service; active engagement in professional, university, and community life; and demonstrated commitment to the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The position will begin on September 16, 2023, and is full time with a 9-month service period.


All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  Both the University of Washington and the Department of Sociology are committed to creating a community that embraces and benefits from the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Successful applicants should be able to thrive in, and contribute to, this environment. Therefore, application materials must include a separate statement that describes how you will contribute to creating an inclusive, equitable and diverse department.


The Department of Sociology is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. We are a collaborative and generous scholarly community with an outstanding track record of mentoring junior scholars and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Both our undergraduate and graduate student bodies include many first-generation students, immigrants, and people of color. Members of the department are involved in numerous successful cross-department and interdisciplinary initiatives and research activities, and we have durable ties to the Department of Law, Societies and Justice, the West Coast Poverty Center, UW’s NIH- funded center for population studies (CSDE), the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, the eScience Institute, UW’s Population Health Initiative, the Jackson School of International Studies, the QUAL Initiative, the Department of Statistics, and the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.




The successful candidate should have a PhD or foreign equivalent in Sociology or a related field by the start of the appointment.


Application Instructions


Complete applications will include: 1) curriculum vita; 2) cover letter; 3) a description of research plans; 4) a statement of teaching, including a description of teaching approach and evidence of teaching effectiveness; 5) a statement of diversity contributions; and 6) three samples of recent scholarly work.  Candidates selected during the initial round of review will be contacted to provide a list of three professional references.


All material should be submitted to Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2022. However, the position will remain open, and applications may be considered, until the position is filled.


Please contact Fatema Mookhtiar ( for any questions about this search. 


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 (




COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information


Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit




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