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UCSF Tenure Track Faculty Position, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 13th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Sep 28, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Feb 13, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Faculty Position Announcement
Tenure Track Faculty Position
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
University of California, San Francisco
Vacancy No. JPF03051

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2021. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants must have (or be in the process of obtaining) a PhD in sociology or a related social science discipline. Application materials must indicate the PhD completion date or expected completion date. Candidates must have the required degree by time of hire. Successful candidates should have expertise in medical sociology and health equity, and computational social sciences or health services research. Preference will be given to those who are able to teach sociological theory. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, including an established portfolio or promise of externally funded research. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad; review of applications will begin on September 15, 2020. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research and teaching, a curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity, and copies of key publications and recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Howard Pinderhughes ( and Kristen Harknett (, Search Committee Co-Chairs.

The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most in-depth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, medicine, and healthcare systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The principal aim of the Doctoral Program in Sociology is to educate students interested in professional careers as sociologists in academic and/or applied contexts. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th-20th by the National Research Council in 2010. Additionally, UCSF ranks among the top (16th) global universities for social science and public health. UCSF is one of few institutions solely dedicated to the study of health both domestically and globally. See for additional information.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences houses the Doctoral Program in Sociology, and is one of four departments in the School of Nursing. The Department also includes Doctoral and Master’s programs in nursing and health policy, whose aims are to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of health and public policies. While the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to the Doctoral Program in Sociology, they may also be asked to teach and advise in the health policy programs.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Copies of Key Publications

  • Copies of Recent Course Syllabi

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)