Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Population Studies/Demography, University of Minnesota
The University of Minnesota invites applications for multiple open-rank, tenure-track or tenured faculty positions available beginning August 2013. We seek demographers or population researchers with established or emerging lines of high-quality population research who can actively contribute to the research and training missions of the University, the Minnesota Population Center (MPC), and its affiliated academic units. For each position, the tenure home will be in Applied Economics, Geography, History, Public Affairs, Public Health (Epidemiology and Community Health and Health Policy and Management), Sociology or others. The applicant's research may be on any number of substantive areas including (but not limited to) fertility, mortality, migration, historical demography, labor force dynamics, household and family dynamics, education and human capital, population and the environment, neighborhoods and urbanization, aging, and population approaches to health disparities and health policy. Successful applicants will be expected to continue and expand their own independent research initiatives and to work with others to cultivate new interdisciplinary collaborations as well as to teach and advise students.
Requirements include: a doctoral degree in demography or a discipline closely aligned with population research (e.g., economics, geography, public health, sociology); demographic research and training experiences; a strong publication record in relevant peer-reviewed journals; evidence of potential for obtaining independent external research funding; and evidence of potential for teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on substantive areas within demography.
MPC is a University-wide Center that provides a vibrant and highly collaborative interdisciplinary environment for population researchers from many disciplinary backgrounds (www.pop.umn.edu). The center provides shared infrastructure for demographic research and training and coordinates collaborative research across the University. MPC researchers (who come from 26 academic units across 10 colleges in the University) have long worked to improve the shared data infrastructure that underlies all demographic research. Although best known for its large-scale demographic data infrastructure projects, MPC houses numerous substantive, interdisciplinary research projects on population, health, education, the environment, the labor market, and related issues. The University of Minnesota features several very strong social science units and has one of the top public health schools in the country. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. MPC and its affiliated units support work-life balance, have a history of accommodating dual academic career couples, and encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups.
For complete information and to apply, use the University of Minnesota's online employment system (requisition 179661) at http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=105011