Principal Duties: The Department of Sociology
at Purdue University invites applications for one tenured Full
Professor position in the area of aging/gerontology, life course,
health, or medical sociology.
Beyond contributions of high-quality research aligned with the
description above, the position involves serving as the Director of
the Center on Aging and the Life Course (CALC).
This position is part of a broader initiatives by the College of
Liberal Arts at Purdue University. CLA has embarked on an
innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone
Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students
across the university. In addition, the college is hiring more than
40 faculty searches for positions to begin in fall 2022. These
positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and
intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in
relevant and important ways. This position has an anticipated
start date of fall 2022 or negotiated date. Indeed, this
position is one of six for which the Sociology Department
is actively recruiting this year, including specialties in
Cultural & Cognition, Data Science & Social Organization,
Digital Criminology, Science & Technology, and Health
Purdue offers competitive salaries. The university is located in
an affordable metropolitan area of over 200,000 people,
conveniently situated between Indianapolis and Chicago.
The Center was established in 1985 as a university-wide entity
to strengthen interdisciplinary inquiry on aging and the life
course, with the specific aims of advancing research to optimize
the aging experience of diverse populations and preparing future
leaders for the field of gerontology. CALC emphasizes the
application of the life course perspective—studying the aging
process from gestation to death—and leads inquiries at multiple
levels of analysis (from cells to societies). CALC draws upon the
expertise of Faculty Associates from more than 20 departments at
Purdue, fostering a vibrant interdisciplinary community. More than
40 students have completed the dual-title Ph.D., linking an
established discipline-based program of study with an
interdisciplinary perspective on aging, since the program began in
2006; twenty-one students are currently pursuing a graduate degree
related to aging (either an interdisciplinary minor or a Dual-title
PhD). Further details regarding CALC can be found at the
center web page https://www.purdue.edu/aging/.
candidate must have a Ph.D. in sociology
or a closely related field. The candidate also must have an
established record of scholarly publications in the areas of
aging/gerontology, life course, health, or medical sociology, as
well as graduate mentoring experience, a history of external
funding as PI or MPI from federal agencies or major foundations.
The candidate must have a record of scholarship commensurate
with full professor at Purdue University.
Preference will be given to candidates who have administrative
skills or experience, as well as a history of teaching,
collaborating, or training others in interdisciplinary settings.
Candidates will have the opportunity to contribute expertise
to the Advanced Methods
at Purdue program through their research that uses
cutting-edge social science research methods and tools.
Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the
Department of Sociology are committed to free and open inquiry
in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their
cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that
values free inquiry.
Application Procedure: To apply, please visit
careers.purdue.edu. Names of references will be solicited for
finalists. Applicants must include: 1) a letter of application
explaining how their qualifications and experience make them a good
candidate for the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement
regarding administrative skills or experience, and 4) Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion statement addressing this prompt:
Purdue University’s Department of Sociology is committed to
advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including
scholarship, instruction, and engagement. In a separate
statement, candidates should address this prompt: “How does your
thinking about diversity, equity, and inclusion influence your
teaching, research, and/or mentorship? How will this help you
to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion?”
Screening of applications will begin on December 1,
2021, but applications received after this date may be
accepted until the position is filled. A background check is
required for employment in this position. For additional
information, contact the Search Chair, Dr. J. Jill Suitor, email@example.com.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. Purdue University
is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values
the inherent worth and dignity of every person. In pursuit of its
goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and
nurture diversity. All qualified applicants for employment will
receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, sex,
national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status,
parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, disability, or status as a veteran.