Job Announcement: TT, open-rank faculty position at UC San Francisco’s Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2017 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants are required to hold the PhD in sociology at the time of hire. Successful candidates should have expertise in medical sociology and quantitative research methods. Additional preferred areas of expertise include one or some combination of: sociology of aging, health policy, global health, HIV/AIDS, sociological theory, and/or organizational theory. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, including an established portfolio or promise of externally funded research that is synergistic with and contributes to departmental teaching and research directions. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad by September 15, 2016. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research and teaching, curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, and recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (janet.shim@ucsf.edu), Search Committee Chair.


The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most in-depth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, biomedicine, and health care systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th-20th by the National Research Council in 2010. Additionally, UCSF ranks among the top (16th) global universities for social science and public health. UCSF is one of few institutions solely dedicated to the study of health both domestically and globally. Departmental areas of emphasis include aging and chronic illness; global health and global health policy; race, class, gender and health disparities; science, technology, and medicine studies; HIV/AIDS; and violence.

The principal aim of the Doctoral Program in Sociology is to educate students interested in professional careers as sociologists in academic and/or applied contexts with an emphasis on the study of issues in health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. The theoretical bases of the program focus on classical, interactionist, and contemporary sociological perspectives, and the program has a dual orientation toward qualitative and quantitative research methods. See http://sociology.ucsf.edu  for additional information.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences houses the Doctoral Program in Sociology, and is one of four departments in the School of Nursing. The Department also includes the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy, whose aim is to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of issues in nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. While the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to the Doctoral Program in Sociology, s/he may also be asked to teach and advise in the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Please apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/816614

ASA Job Bank #12091

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