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Tenure Track Faculty Position (Open Rank), Health Equity, Social Justice and Population Health

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The Sociology and Anthropology Department in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rowan University, in partnership with the Virtua-Rowan Health Equity Institute, are actively seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at an open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). This role centers on Demographics pertaining to Health Equity/Health Disparities, exploring the Social Determinants of Health that impact marginalized communities and populations, health systems, health delivery, and examining Access to the Conditions of Health and Wellness. We also seek a colleague whose research, teaching, and service will support and advance Rowan's core values of diversity and inclusive excellence.

We are in search of a sociologist equipped with robust quantitative skills specializing in social determinants of health, measurement techniques, and demography. Proficiency in contemporary regression methodologies, advanced survey tactics, utilization of extensive datasets, and data disaggregation for addressing health equity and wellness priorities is highly desirable. Our commitment lies in pioneering research, delivering exceptional graduate and undergraduate instruction, and engaging in public service endeavors focused on combating racism, promoting social justice, and achieving equitable health outcomes. Candidates with interdisciplinary expertise, a proven track record of scholarly accomplishments, and a dedication to translating research into practical applications are particularly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate is anticipated to establish independent, externally funded research initiatives while dedicating themselves to addressing the requirements of vulnerable populations. This entails confronting structural discrimination and removing obstacles in service delivery and wellness provision. The role encompasses a blend of research and educational responsibilities. Candidates should anticipate collaborating with the Virtua-Rowan Health Equity Institute, Rowan’s medical schools, healthcare professionals, research networks, and community partners. Furthermore, a collaborative approach with fellow researchers and team members is expected to drive the advancement of health equity at local, regional, and global levels.

Additional qualifications required for this role include:
  • A Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field with a sociological emphasis, with a conferral date no later than July 1, 2024 .
  • Engagement in research, teaching, and service, as is customary across all roles at Rowan University.
  • Willingness to collaborate on research, grant writing, and teaching with department colleagues and Rowan’s Medical Schools, Colleges, Centers, and Institutes.
  • Oversight and guidance of trainees, students, and fellow faculty members interested in health equity.
  • Contribution to developing and implementing curricula that promote advancements in health equity.
  • Dedication to enhancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
  • Participation in faculty governance, potentially assuming leadership roles within the Health Equity Institute.
  • For full and associate professors, a robust history of externally funded research is expected.
  • For assistant professors, a clear potential and promising outlook for securing substantial extramural funding is essential.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers a supportive environment for students pursuing degrees and certificates in Sociology, Anthropology, Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, Human Services, and Social Work. We are seeking faculty members capable of fortifying these programs while pursuing their research objectives. For further details about Rowan University and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, visit .

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) stands as Rowan University’s second-largest college, comprising seven departments, a Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and nineteen majors. CHSS boasts established graduate programs and is actively expanding Master’s and Doctoral level programs. Hosting various Centers and Institutes serving research and educational purposes, CHSS emphasizes exceptional research, teaching, and service. Our mission revolves around breaking boundaries and generating knowledge to benefit our evolving world. We strongly support faculty research and integrate faculty members as integral partners in the College's governance.

A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. The University has earned national recognition for innovation, commitment to high-quality, affordable education, and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For more information on Rowan University, click here

Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities.

To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant,, 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Applicants must apply through the online admission tracking system ( ). The review of applications will commence on January 31, 2024, and continue until the position is filled. All applications must contain a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research interests with current publications and ongoing works, as well as plans for future research at Rowan, and contact details for three references. Candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three letters of reference. Please note that all positions are subject to budget appropriations.


Rowan University

Since its founding in 1923, Rowan University has evolved from a teacher preparation college to a public research institution ranked among the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Today, Rowan University offers bachelor through doctoral degrees and professional certificates in person and online to 22,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden, Stratford, and Sewell, and on the campuses of partner community colleges. 

Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science, and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitme

Rowan University will become a new model for higher education by being inclusiveagile, and responsive, offering diverse scholarly and creative educational experiences, pathways, environments, and services to meet the needs of all students; maintaining agility by strategically delivering organizational capacity across the institution; and responding to emerging demands and opportunities regionally and nationally.nt to high-quality, affordable education; and the development of public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified R2 (high research activity) institution, Rowan is the nation’s third fastest-growing public research university, as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

As a leading employer in southern New Jersey with over 3,500 employees, Rowan offers comprehensive and competitive employment. 

A dynamic institution in the midst of unprecedented growth, Rowan offers faculty small classes, strong academic programs and ample research and leadership opportunities.

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