The Department of Sociology at Florida State University invites applications for a position in the new interdisciplinary Program on Aging and Social Change, located within the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. The Program is seeking an assistant or associate professor who will have a tenure-earning or tenured appointment in the Department of Sociology. Successful candidates are expected to have a record of funded research and commitment to interdisciplinary research on aging-related policy issues.
Aging societies impact nearly all institutions – the government, family, economy, medicine, education, military, and mass media, among many others. The social changes accompanying an aging society, including the policy responses to them and their consequences for aging individuals, will be the focus of the Program. The position will complement one or more of the Pepper Institute’s four research areas: (1) aging and health disparities, (2) pathways to later life, (3) transportation and neighborhoods, and (4) politics of aging and health.
Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. For information about the College and its departments and programs, visit our webpage at http://coss.fsu.edu/. For information about the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, visit http://pepperinstitute.fsu.edu. Related activities within the University include the Institute for Successful Longevity (http://isl.fsu.edu/) and the USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (http://utc.fsu.edu/). Tallahassee is Florida’s capital, affording access to policy makers, state agencies, and advocacy organizations; principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though priority will be given to those received by November 1, 2015. Application packets should include a cover letter, CV, and two writing samples that demonstrate how your research connects with the position. Materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and racial/ethnic minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.