Assistant Professor Position – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor Position – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Position Type Permanent Faculty

Working Title Assistant Professor

Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track

Salary Range Dependent on Qualifications

Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent

Vacancy ID FAC0003295

Posting Open Date 10/08/2020

Application Deadline 11/09/2020

Open Until Filled Yes

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2021


Position Summary

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting up to six outstanding tenure track faculty to deepen and expand research and teaching related to racial equity, in parallel with two searches that address historical aspects of American slavery. We seek highly talented faculty whose research and teaching will make transformative contributions to the major themes of 1) Health, Wellness, and Equity in Communities of Color and 2) Black and Indigenous Families and Communities, with a preferred emphasis on U.S. populations. Searches in the departments of Biology, Communication, Economics, Exercise and Sport Science, Psychology & Neuroscience, and Sociology will contribute to this initiative. Across these searches, we aspire to recruit faculty who are doing innovative, intersectional, and high impact work that will diversify and enhance our research, teaching, and public outreach missions.

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start as early as July 1, 2021, pending approval. We are seeking candidates who have research and teaching interests in the area of race and racism, and we prefer candidates whose work addresses questions related to health and equity and/or Black and Indigenous families and communities.


Educational Requirements

PhD is required.


Qualifications and Experience

Successful candidates must exhibit a record of strong and innovative research and show potential for excellence in teaching. The Department of Sociology and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are committed to a culture of inclusive excellence as a core value. We expect our faculty and staff to actively contribute to fostering an academic workplace climate that is welcoming and supportive for all.


Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Special Instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, up to three writing samples, and a list of four references through UNC’s online recruitment system. Please use the “Other Document” attachment to provide the teaching statement, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but our review of applications will begin on November 9, 2020.


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Department Contact Name and Title Jennifer Eissing, Department Manager

Department Contact Telephone or Email


Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to


Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 


If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.