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Apply now Job no: 237700-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific, Other

Position Summary:

The Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the assistant or associate professor rank beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment and tenure home in the Department of Sociology. Applicants must hold a PhD prior to the start of the appointment. Research specialization is open; however, we are especially interested in scholars whose research is in the areas of race/ethnicity, health and aging, medical sociology, stratification and inequality, methods (non-specified), organizations, political sociology, economic sociology, or education.

Principal Duties:

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research, and service missions of the Department of Sociology. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is required, as well as mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates will be expected to engage in scholarly research in their area(s) of specialization leading to scholarly publications at the national and international levels. University and professional service required as appropriate.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. in Sociology or related fields, with substantive area of specialization open.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Commensurate with career stage, applicants should demonstrate excellence and productivity in research and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our university's interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity and inclusion are primary values for the Department of Sociology as well as other units on campus and are integral to achieving our strategic goals. We seek a diverse set of faculty candidates with an awareness of and commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion across all spectrums.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, go to and search for PVL 237700. To begin the application process, please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile and upload the following 4 documents: 1) C.V., 2) Cover letter, 3) one document containing a research statement, a teaching statement, and a diversity statement (upload these 3 statements as one document), and 4) three (3) samples of written work (please upload these samples together as one document). You will also be asked to provide contact information for three (3) references as part of your online application. Each of these contacts will be sent a message asking to upload a reference letter.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 13, 2021, however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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