Job Information

University of Utah Assistant Professor of Sociology (Pop Health/Med Soc) in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00144 - Sociology Department

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 1, 2023


The Department of Sociology at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2023. We seek a scholar who can contribute to the department’s Population and Health area ( ). Examples of potential research areas include, but are not limited to: health disparities and social determinants of health, population or demographic approaches to health and human behavior, aging and life course studies, and medical sociology.

This position will contribute directly to an established, long-standing partnership between the Department of Sociology and the interdisciplinary Health, Society & Policy ( HSP ) undergraduate degree program ( ). While there will be shared teaching and service roles for Sociology and HSP , the tenure home will be exclusively in Sociology.

Applicant requirements:

· An earned doctoral degree in Sociology by the employment start date.

· Experience and/or demonstrated potential for research excellence, including a well-defined research agenda and a record of (or clear potential for) academic publication and extramural funding.

· Ability to contribute to the department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching mission, with the ability to teach courses related to Research Methods, Statistics, Population Studies, and/or Social Epidemiology.

· A strong commitment to upholding the University of Utah’s values and principles related to equity, diversity, and inclusion ( ).

The University of Utah, a Research-1 public institution and member of the Association of American Universities, is the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education. It has approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students and a single campus that includes four hospitals and numerous specialty and community health clinics, which provides ample opportunities for clinical/research partnerships. The Sociology department awards the BA/BS in Sociology, BA/BS in Criminology, Master of Statistics, and PhD degrees. Sociology and HSP are among the most diverse majors on campus, with 38% and 44% of students identifying as non-white. Academic Analytics recently ranked the department first among 207 U.S. sociology departments in the number of articles published per faculty member. The University of Utah is located in Salt Lake City (1.3 million people). Salt Lake City offers unparalleled opportunities for outdoor recreation, with world-class hiking and multiple ski resorts within minutes from campus and five national parks within hours of the city. In 2021, the Human Rights Campaign scored Salt Lake City a perfect 100 on its Municipal Equality Index ( ).

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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 October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) cover letter detailing your research and teaching interests and experience; please include a discussion of how your work and other experiences can contribute to the success of underrepresented students at the University of Utah, (2) CV, (3) an academic writing sample, and (4) contact information for three people who will provide letters of recommendation.

Please address any inquiries regarding the position to Dr. Megan Reynolds (megan.reynolds ). For technical assistance or questions about the application process, contact Angela Midgley ( ).

Open Date 07/06/2022

Close Date 12/01/2022

Open Until Filled No

Requisition Number PRN00880CF

Type Faculty