Position Announcement: Drexel University | Medical Sociology

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The Sociology Department at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track sociologist at the assistant or associate professor level and invites applications from candidates whose expertise is in medical sociology. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2017. This position continues Drexel's investment in sociology and its goal of creating a high-profile sociology department with a strong research and educational identity.

The newly aligned Sociology Department is expanding its research foci in urban, environmental and medical sociology. It successfully recruited a new department head in 2015 and two urban sociologists in 2016. We expect candidates' scholarship and teaching will contribute to the development of the sociology program and that they will participate in and initiate research collaborations across the schools, colleges and centers at Drexel.

Successful candidates will develop and teach courses in the sociology of health and medicine as well as core courses in the sociology major. They will also have the opportunity to participate in Drexel’s graduate programs. We welcome candidates whose research focuses on social contexts of health, illness, biomedicine, health disparities and/or health care systems. Examples include (but are not limited to) social determinants of health; communities of color, underserved communities or predominantly racial/ethnic minority communities; health policy and medical care; global and transnational health; big data and health; medical information and communication technologies; science, technology and medicine; and gender, sexuality and health.

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter that addresses areas of expertise, evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and potential for external funding; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and e-mail addresses only of at least three references. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. All applications must be submitted online at www.drexeljobs.com. The successful applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by August 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please address all inquiries to Professor Susan E. Bell (sociology@drexel.edu). Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The university prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all university policies and workplace postings.

Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the university’s acceptance of the results of the background investigation.