The Department of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenured professor position in the area of social demography. We encourage applications from advanced associate or full professor candidates with expertise in population studies (e.g., fertility, family and household formation, gender and sexual orientation; population heterogeneity with respect to race, ethnicity, and other forms of diversity; migration and immigration; and aging, older populations and mortality) and demographic methods. The candidate is expected to play a strategic and leadership role in the Population Studies Center (PSC) at the University of Pennsylvania ( In addition to an outstanding publication record, candidates must have a successful external funding record in population science, including funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Candidates must also have a strong interest in building the PSC’s capacity for grant development and research support services. Interested candidates should apply online at  Submit a letter of application, CV, two writing samples, and research and teaching statements.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Sociology is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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