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The Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in environmental sociology. We seek a theoretically engaged scholar who uses quantitative methods to study topics related to the environment and is capable of teaching courses in environmental sociology and graduate statistics. Research on issues related to... climate change and/or migration is preferred but not required. We particularly value candidates who would contribute to diversifying our faculty. Candidates will be expected to participate in the university’s Climate Collaborative—a $10 million initiative led by the UVA Environmental Institute that provides opportunities and resources for interdisciplinary research aimed at helping communities address climate-related challenges.


The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to develop an independent research agenda that contributes to the field, indicate promise of sustained research excellence, and provide evidence of strong teaching and/or mentoring skills. Candidates should hold a PhD or appropriate terminal degree by time of appointment.

For additional information about our dynamic department, please visit https://sociology.as.virginia.edu/. Review of applications will begin 30 days after posting and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins with the fall term of 2024, with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2024.

Application Instructions

Candidates will be expected to provide the following materials as part of their initial application:

• A cover letter addressing the candidate’s past and future research, as well as their teaching experience and interests, including how their skills and experiences could advance the University’s ambition to cultivate the most vibrant community in higher education in order to prepare students to be citizen-leaders in a diverse and globally connected world

• A curriculum vitae

• A writing sample

• Names of three references

References may be contacted for a written letter of recommendation at a later point in the application process with a deadline by which to submit their recommendations. Please notify recommenders that incomplete applications cannot be further considered.

To apply to this position, please follow http://apply.interfolio.com/129308

For questions regarding this position please contact Adam Slez, Search Chair, at as2nk@virginia.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia offers confidential Dual Career Services to partners of incoming faculty candidates. To learn more, please visit www.dualcareer.virginia.edu
Charlottesville VA United States


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