With a strong commitment to advancing diversity in
research, thought and representation, the Department of Sociology
in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University invites
applications for a tenure-track Advanced Assistant Professor in the
area of health disparities, as part of a cluster hiring initiative
in Public Health, Health Policy, and Health Equity. A
national leader in the graduation of Black and African American
doctorates in the physical sciences, computer science, social
sciences, and veterinary medicine over the past 5 years, Purdue’s
track record of supporting diversity dates back well over a century
and is rooted in our land-grant mission. Today, the University has
embarked upon a comprehensive 5-year, $75 million plan to further
enrich and diversify its faculty, staff, and student body, as
described here https://www.purdue.edu/provost/diversity/equity/cluster.html
This cluster, comprised of 14 new faculty members across four
colleges—Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Libraries and
Information Studies, and Pharmacy—is just the first wave of a
larger, multi-year cluster hiring initiative totaling 40 FTE
overall that aims to expand our research enterprise, add to the
range of perspectives of our faculty, and promote a supportive
community for all students. Alongside several other ongoing
initiatives, this program evinces Purdue’s strong commitment to
further enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more
information, a comprehensive plan may be found here https://www.purdue.edu/provost/diversity/equity/index.html.
The appointment would start in August 2022 or a future date
subject to negotiation.
Principal Duties: The Department of Sociology
at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track
Advanced Assistant Professor position in the area of health
disparities with a focus on racial inequality. To complement
departmental growing strengths, we are especially interested in
those who study adolescent and young adult health, including mental
health and well-being disparities as a consequence of social
Qualifications: The position requires (1) a
Ph.D. degree in sociology and (2) quantitative methodological
skills. We prefer candidates who can contribute to
the Advanced Methods at
Purdue program through research that utilizes cutting-edge
social science research methods and tools. Being able to teach race
and ethnicity is a plus. Applicants who have expertise in the study
of mental health disparities during the pandemic are encouraged to
Part of the teaching assignment for this position may be met by
teaching in the first-year sequence of the College of Liberal Arts’
program. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to Ph.D.
Opportunities for collaboration exist across the social sciences
within the college and across colleges. Purdue itself is one of the
nation’s leading land-grant universities, with an enrollment of
over 48,000 students.
The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is also
embarking upon 40 other 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. These positions
include teaching in our innovative,
Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students
across the university. The cluster hiring initiative will be
integrated at both the college and university level.
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
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 research statement,
4) a teaching statement, 5) a writing sample, 6) contact
information including current e-mail addresses for three
references, and 7) a Diversity and Inclusion Statement (detailed
Purdue University’s Department of Sociology is committed to
advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort including
discovery, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address
at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion
Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or
activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values
diversity and inclusion.
A background check will be required for employment in this
position. Screening of applicants will begin on January 7, 2022 and
continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to Dr.
Kenneth Ferraro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals,
including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply.