Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

We are recruiting for an assistant professor in our sociology department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). As the ad mentions below, we are targeting our search to candidates who specialize in medical sociology, and specifically studying the health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people. If you know of any outstanding folks on the job market who fit the bill, please ask them to apply or contact our search committee chair (Mieke Beth Thomeer:



The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a start date of August 2022.  We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarship in medical sociology, specifically in studying the health of sexual and gender minority (SGM) people with an emphasis on inequities in health status and/or health care access and utilization. Preference will be given to candidates who take an intersectional perspective that recognizes the complexities of cross-cutting social positions such as race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, a record of strong independent research, experience with or potential for obtaining external funding, and a strong commitment to quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and a B.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. Research in the department focuses on medical sociology and health-related topics. Currently, the department has about 75 undergraduate majors, 25 Ph.D. students, 75 professional master’s students, and 13 full-time faculty members with anticipated growth in the next few years. See the department website for more information:

Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of Sociology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. For example, our current faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary research centers on campus including the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the Minority Health Disparities Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. UAB also has close community ties with many organizations serving the needs of SGM people (see: ).

With over 21,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 15 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. More information about UAB is here: Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

To apply, please use this link: Applicants are required to upload a cover letter, current CV, research statement, teaching statement, writing sample and evidence of teaching excellence (optional). Please provide the name and email for three professional references.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Mieke Beth Thomeer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology Department,  

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