Skip to main content

Position Details

Academic Personnel

Assistant Professor of Sociology Health Disparities

Position Overview

School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Sociology

Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology Health Disparities

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Sociology at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor who specializes in the sociological study of health disparities.  The position will begin on September 16, 2020 and is a full-time position with a 9-month service period. 

The Department of Sociology is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.  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 Jackson School of International Studies, the QUAL Initiative, the Department of Statistics, and the Schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Public Health.


We encourage applications from candidates with exceptional promise for developing a strong record of scholarly accomplishment, effective undergraduate teaching and graduate training, and active engagement with professional, university, and community life. The successful candidate should have a PhD or foreign equivalent in Sociology or a 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 and diverse department.   


Complete applications including a curriculum vita, statements of research plans, teaching approach, and diversity experience, writing samples, and three letters of reference should be submitted to Interfolio. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019. 

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.

Apply now

The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application, please check out Interfolio's help and support section or get in touch via email at or phone at (877)997-8807.

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 (