Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Posted: 9/2/2018 (Employment)

The Provost of the University of Washington is investing in an ongoing initiative focused on Data-Driven Discovery. In support of this effort, the University of Washington Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor with a specialization in data science or computational social science, to begin September 2019. The position will be a full-time permanent appointment in Sociology, and will include active research and service engagement with the UW eScience Institute, as appropriate. As part of their regular teaching duties, the holder of this position will teach at least one course per year with an explicit data science focus that could be of interest to the broader UW community.  This appointment has a 9 month service period.

We encourage applications from exceptional candidates with expertise in methodologies that leverage large-scale data for sociological research and whose research, teaching and outreach will advance new computational or statistical tools and techniques for the social sciences. The substantive sociological areas of interest and research are open, but we seek scholars whose research complements at least one areas of existing strength in the Department and university (population health, criminology, migration/immigration, politics, gender and sexuality, organizations, inequality, race/ethnicity and demography).

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Location: University of Washington