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UIC Sociology is Hiring!

Visiting Assistant Professor Application

Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology: University of Illinois at Chicago

ASA Job ID: 20021 Application

Deadline: 4/30/24

Submission Link:

Job Description

The Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking candidates for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 16, 2024. We seek candidates whose research focuses on health, knowledge, and medicine, and who is prepared to teach sociology of health and illness courses at the undergraduate level. The teaching load will be four courses for the year: a fall and spring course of 251 (introduction to the sociology of health and illness), one semester of 451 (upper level, sociology of health and illness) and one other undergraduate course. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in a vibrant and supportive academic environment for pursuing their research and publications, including assignment to a senior faculty mentor in the department. Candidates should have a doctorate in sociology by the time of appointment as well as demonstrated ability to teach courses in the sociology of health and illness. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration,applications must be submitted online by April 30, 2024. Applicants should go to and submit an online application. The application must include the names and email addresses of 3 references, at least one of which should be able to speak to the candidate’s ability or potential for teaching both large and small enrollment courses in the sociology of health and illness. A complete application will also include a letter of application, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a summary of available teaching evaluations, and a sample of previously used or future planned course syllabi. The teaching statement should especially focus on experience and philosophy for teaching the sociology of health and illness.

Additional Information

The Sociology Department at UIC is an energetic community of scholars committed to teaching, research, and using sociological expertise to engage with the world for the public good. Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Claire Decoteau at The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment.

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