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Research-Focused Faculty - Social Sciences

University of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Economics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Chicago's Department of Medicine in the Biological Sciences Division (BSD) seeks faculty with expertise in the social sciences or related fields. Areas of interest include but are not limited to economics, sociology, psychology and quantitative methods, and applications of these disciplines to health disparities, social determinants of health, quality of care, aging, cancer and health policy. Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications.

Appointees will develop close interactions with other departments, divisions, schools, and institutes at the University of Chicago that focus on the social sciences or related professions to strengthen interdisciplinary scholarship relevant to health.  Appointees may teach and/or hold secondary University of Chicago appointments outside the Biological Sciences Division.

The University of Chicago is a vibrant center of scientific discovery and innovation, with abundant opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration. The Division, other academic units of the University, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, are all contained within one compact campus in Chicago’s Hyde Park. World class programs in the social sciences and related professions will provide appointees with access to outstanding colleagues and graduate students affiliated with numerous degree-granting programs within and outside the biological sciences. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be available.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree or equivalent. To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: /96448.  Applicants must upload: cover letter, CV including bibliography, research statement (suggested length 1-3 pages), teaching statement that may describe the candidate’s experience in teaching diverse students [The University’s Diversity Statement can be found at] and contact information for 3 references. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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