University of Utah Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor

Department 00144 - Sociology Department

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 7/1/2017


The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position (open rank), to begin on July 1, 2017. We seek applicants who study environmental sociology in conjunction with either political sociology or the sociology of development, as part of the department’s focus on Global and Comparative Sociology (GCS). A description of the department’sGCSand Population & Health program areas is available at This position stands to benefit from linkages with other environmental centers and programs at the University of Utah, including the Global Change & Sustainability Center ( and the Environmental & Sustainability Studies program (

Successful applicants will have an excellent and sustained record of research, including evidence of the potential or demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding commensurate with their career stage. Applicants should also be prepared to contribute to the department’s teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The Sociology program awards BS/BA, MA, Master of Statistics, and PhD degrees. It has about 400 undergraduate majors and a well-regarded doctoral program. Academic Analytics recently ranked the department 30th among sociology departments at public comprehensive universities in the United States. The University of Utah is a member of the Pac-12 Conference and is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the 2013 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University recently ranked eighth in the nation—and first in the Pac-12—for renewable energy purchases. We are situated in a growing metropolitan area of 1.3 million, within thirty minutes of hiking and skiing in the spectacular Wasatch Mountain Range.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator and its policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, status as a person with a disability, or veteran’s status. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. To inquire further about the University’s nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies or to request a reasonable accommodation for a disability in the application process, please contact the following individual who has been designated as the University’s Title IX/ ADA /Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 South Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, (801)581-8365, email:


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please provide a letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, samples of scholarly work, and arrange three letters of recommendation. Address questions to Brett Clark ( or Wade Cole ( co-chairs of the Global and Comparative Sociology Search Committee.

Open Date 07/01/2016

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01496F

Type Faculty