We are hiring! (Medical sociology)

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology (https://socanthro.cas.lehigh.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Sociology, effective Fall 2023. The successful candidate will have a primary area of research in medical sociology utilizing quantitative methods. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology completed by the starting date of August 2023.

The selected candidate is expected to carry a standard teaching load of 2/2 and will teach our research methods course in rotation with colleagues. Additionally, they will contribute to the university’s Health, Medicine & Society Program (https://hms.cas.lehigh.edu/). The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has 13 faculty members and offers undergraduate majors in anthropology and sociology. Department faculty are active researchers and dedicated teachers who collaborate in a variety of interdisciplinary academic programs including the Health, Medicine & Society Program, which has 8 faculty members and is experiencing an exciting period of growth.

Lehigh University is a highly competitive, research-oriented, private university experiencing significant growth. We are located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, one hour north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes west of New York City. Lehigh University’s core mission includes a strong commitment to developing global initiatives.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering (http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/) and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/worklifebalance.html

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty. Learn more about Dual Career Assistance at: https://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/faculty/dualcareer.html.

Candidates should submit the following at https://academicprogramsonline.org/ajo/programs/22256: 1) a cover letter that includes a section on how the candidate would contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the college, 2) statements of research interests and teaching effectiveness (one statement for each), and 3) a curriculum vitae. Please do not submit additional materials at this time. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be completed by September 15, 2022 to receive full consideration. Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Danielle Lindemann, Search Committee Chair, at djl315@lehigh.edu.