Sociology/Gerontology Assistant/Associate Professor Search: UMBC


The Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Doctoral Program in Gerontology  at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invite applications for a full-time, tenured/tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position.  This faculty position, housed in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will involve shared responsibilities in teaching and service to both the department and the doctoral program.  The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Gerontology, or related field and a demonstrated commitment to inclusive teaching/research practices. Teaching will involve undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students in areas including aging/gerontology and health, with preference given to candidates who can support instruction in theory, research methods and statistics. The standard teaching load of 4 courses/year will include at least one course in sociology and gerontology annually.  Candidates with a strong track record of research productivity and demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence are of particular interest. The ideal candidate also should have and maintain an active portfolio of research.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology’s areas of focus are health and aging in society; diversity, gender and culture; and, applied social science research. Our interdisciplinary department has 15 full time tenured/tenure-track faculty members with about 600 undergraduate majors and graduate students. The Department offers three undergraduate majors (Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy), a Master’s Degree in Applied Sociology, and a Departmental Center for Aging Studies, with substantial funding from NIH. Faculty actively participate in three interdisciplinary doctoral programs including Gerontology, Public Policy, and Language, Literacy, & Culture.  Faculty also have the opportunity for secondary appointments across campus and the School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The Doctoral Program in Gerontology, a bi-campus collaboration between UMBC and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), provides interdisciplinary training to doctoral students.  The Program engages faculty from both campuses in three specific tracks focusing on socio-cultural/behavioral sciences, epidemiology of aging, and issues in aging policy.  Forty-five affiliate faculty drawn from 8 units/departments across the two campuses provide instruction, mentoring and oversight of the program, via a bi-campus steering committee.  The Program exists as a free-standing unit in UMBC’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University – High Research Activity and is located in the dynamic Baltimore-Washington, DC corridor. Both UMBC and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are committed to the development of a cluster of faculty researchers examining health equity/health disparities.  UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body of 14,000 graduate and undergraduate students.  We are strongly committed to attracting an equally diverse applicant pool for this faculty position. Minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Salary and benefits are competitive.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of teaching and research interests, representative publication samples, and names/contact information for three references. Please submit all application materials via Interfolio  ( For questions, please contact Ms. Julie Rosenthal (  Review of application materials will begin on October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

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