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Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology
University of Kentucky

Date Posted Oct. 7, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Environmental Sociology
University University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY, United States
Department 8E140:Sociology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Sociology - General

The Department of Sociology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor faculty position to begin August 1, 2020. The department is seeking a scholar with expertise in environmental sociology. We encourage candidates whose research and teaching add to existing departmental strengths and needs (see, including our longstanding commitment to research on environmental sociology and rural sociology with particular emphasis on environmental justice in natural resource-dependent communities. This individual will teach 2/2 at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be a faculty affiliate in relevant interdisciplinary research and service centers at the University of Kentucky, such as the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment (…), the Center for Health Equity Transformation (, the Center for Equality and Social Justice (https://www., and the Appalachian Center (

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field in hand at the time of the appointment.

Applicants should submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a research statement (upload as Writing Sample), 4) a teaching statement upload as Specific Request 1), 5) samples of research (upload as Specific Request 2), and 6) a diversity statement (upload as Specific Request 3). The statement of research interests should identify the emphases of the applicant’s research program and specific research plans and goals. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, as well as specific courses that the applicant has taught or is prepared to teach. In 1-2 pages, the diversity statement should reflect the applicant’s commitment, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information may be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

For any questions relating to this position, please contact the chair of the search committee, Shaunna Scott at

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