Position Announcement – University of Minnesota, Departments of Sociology & Geography

The Department of Sociology and the Department of Geography, Environment & Society at the University of Minnesota invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track position specializing in Health & Population, to begin fall semester 2016 (August 26, 2016). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. This position will be a joint appointment in the Departments of Geography, Environment & Society and Sociology, with the tenure home decided by the chosen candidate in consultation with the chairs of the two departments. The percentage of work effort devoted to each unit will be determined in consultation with the candidate, but is expected to be approximately 50% in each unit. A Ph.D. in Geography, Sociology, or a related field is required.  Applicants will be evaluated based on research excellence in the area of Health & Population.  Expertise in GIScience, spatial demography, population-environment dynamics, law, or inequality desired. We welcome candidates whose dossiers demonstrate interdisciplinary scholarly distinction and who demonstrate potential for collaboration with other units on campus, such as the Minnesota Population Center and the School of Public Health.  Secondary foci on Latin America, and/or Africa are preferred, though US or other regional expertise will also be considered. We welcome applicants versed in diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.  If you have questions about this position, please contact Rob Warren, Chair of the Search Committee, warre046@umn.edu, or Elizabeth Boyle, Chair of Sociology, boyle014@umn.edu. Both will be available for meetings at ASA this week.