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Assistant Professor of Sociology - Housing/Homelessness

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Sociology

Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology - Housing/Homelessness

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the study of housing and/or homelessness. Positive factors for consideration include, but are not limited to: a promising record of scholarly accomplishment; research interests that complement other areas of departmental and university strength; promise of effective undergraduate teaching and graduate training; and potential for engagement with professional, university, and community life. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The Department of Sociology is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. We are a collaborative and generous scholarly community with an outstanding track record of mentoring junior scholars and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Both our undergraduate and graduate student bodies include many first-generation students, immigrants, and people of color. Members of the department are involved in numerous successful cross-department and interdisciplinary initiatives and research activities, and we have durable ties to the Department of Law, Societies and Justice, the West Coast Poverty Center, UW’s NIH- funded center for population studies (CSDE), the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, the eScience Institute, UW’s Population Health Initiative, the College of the Environment, the Department of Real Estate, the Jackson School of International Studies, the QUAL Initiative, the Department of Statistics, and the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.

Washington State Law requires that this ad list a binding salary range. The base salary range for this position will be $9650 - $13500 per month on a 9-month basis ($86,850 - $121,500 annually), commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination. 

The position will begin on September 16, 2024, and is full time with a 9-month service period.


Applicants must have a Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in sociology or closely related field by the start of the appointment.


Both the University of Washington and the Department of Sociology are committed to creating a community that embraces and benefits from the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Successful applicants should be able to thrive in and contribute to this environment. Therefore, application materials must include a separate statement that describes how you will contribute to creating an inclusive, equitable and diverse department.

Complete applications will include: 1) curriculum vita; 2) cover letter; 3) a description of research experience and plans; 4) a statement of teaching, including a description of teaching approach and evidence of teaching effectiveness; 5) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and 6) at least two samples of recent scholarly work.  Candidates selected during the initial round of review will be contacted to provide a list of three professional references.

All application material should be submitted to Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2023. However, the position will remain open, and applications may be considered, until the position is filled.

Questions about the search should be sent to: Fatema Mookhtiar, Administrator, Department of Sociology,

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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