The University of Kentucky’s Department of Sociology in Lexington, KY invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position to begin August 1, 2021. The department is seeking a scholar with expertise in medical sociology with a focus on the sociology of substance use, adolescent health and wellbeing, health disparities, and inequalities in access to health care services. The successful candidate will participate in an innovative, interdisciplinary program in Health, Society, & Populations (https://health.as.uky.edu/). This individual will teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching add to existing departmental strengths and needs (see www.as.uky.edu/Sociology).

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment.

Interested candidates should submit the following; 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) research statement (upload as Specific Request 1), 4) teaching statement (upload as Specific Request 2), 5) samples of research (upload as Specific Request 3), and 6) a statement on inclusivity (upload as Writing Sample): As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, applicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. The research statement should identify the emphases of the applicant’s research program as evidenced by publications and extramural funding, as well as specific research plans and goals. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, as well as specific courses that the applicant has taught or is prepared to teach. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application deadline is June 21, 2021.