University of the Pacific: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Health, Community Well-being and Social Welfare

Assistant Professor of Sociology, Health, Community well-being and Social welfare

The Department of Sociology at the University of the Pacific invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure track position specializing in health, community well-being and social welfare. A PhD in sociology is required by time of appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

This position will contribute to new university-wide initiatives around health while strengthening our general education program and sociological curriculum. Because we are a small department, we are interested in scholars whose work also covers one or more of these additional areas of expertise: race and ethnicity, social organizations, social services and research methods. The successful candidate will teach five undergraduate courses over the academic year. In addition, our department is committed to developing and maintaining relationships with local community organizations and prefers candidates who employ experiential learning pedagogies and community-based research. For more information about the department, visit:

The University of the Pacific follows a teacher-scholar model in which both are highly valued. In addition to teaching, Pacific faculty are expected to advise undergraduate majors, maintain a strong research program and participate in service at various levels of the university. The department values diversity and appreciates the perspective that members of a diverse community can bring to enhance undergraduate learning. As such, qualified candidates should have demonstrated commitment to diversity, experience teaching a diverse population, and be able to integrate diversity into the curriculum.

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1. Please direct inquires to the Interim Chair of the Department of Sociology: Alison Alkon (

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression or mental or physical disability

Applicants will be required to upload the following documents to their online application: 1. Cover Letter that includes a statement of teaching and research interests 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. One Sample Syllabus (please upload under “Other Document”). The online application can be found here:

Additionally, applicants are required to provide complete contact information (name, email and phone #) for at least three references, who will receive an email request to upload their letters of recommendation via PeopleAdmin.

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