American Sociological Association

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

January 2017 Announcements

Happy New Year and several new announcements including membership renewal reminder; Jobs at Pomona, Johns Hopkins, and CEU; and an announcement about a new social science archive

 

ASA AND SECTION MEMBERSHIP

 

Please remember to renew your ASA and GATS section memberships.  Please also encourage other faculty and students to join us as well.

 

JOBS – JOBS – JOBS

1. McConnell Visiting (Associate or Full) Professor of Sociology

 

The Department of Sociology at Pomona College is seeking a distinguished scholar for the McConnell Visiting (Associate or Full) Professor of Sociology.  The hire can be at the associate or full level for a 2-3 year visiting position beginning in Fall 2017.  Teaching load: 3 courses annually, of which one could be Introduction to Sociology, Sociological Theory, or Research Methods.   The hire is also expected to advise a small number of senior theses aligned with their areas of expertise.   Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse student body from across the United States and the world.   We seek a scholar able to add exciting electives to enhance our program, and work one-on-one with our students.  The salary is competitive.  If interested, please send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to Lynn Rapaport, Chair, Pomona College, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont, CA  91711, or email: lrapaport@pomona.edu.  Please include in your application a description of your teaching and research interests and your experience or aspirations for mentoring a diverse student body.  Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017.  The Sociology Department supports equal access to higher education and values working in a rich diverse environment.  The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

 

2. Johns Hopkins University Assistant Professor Search Sociology of Latin America

 

The Department of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Sociology and Latin American Studies beginning as early as July 1, 2017. Areas of specialization within the Sociology of Latin America are open; however, we are particularly interested in candidates who would widen and deepen our strengths in the fields of comparative sociology, historical sociology, world‐systems analysis, and/or global social change and development. The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in Sociology and also will be affiliated with the Program in Latin American Studies. Experience in research, teaching and professional service should be commensurate with that expected in a research‐intensive University in which there is a strong commitment to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

 

Please submit a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, research and teaching statements, and three letters of reference online at https://apply.interfolio.com/39682. Questions may be directed to the chair of the Sociology Department, Professor Beverly Silver (silver@jhu.edu). Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and continue until the search is completed.

 

Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Sociology and the Program in Latin American Studies are committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

 

Various jobs at Central European University

 

1. Assistant Professorship, Central European University

 

Application deadline: Feb 15, 2017

Starting date: August, 2017

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position.

We are looking for a candidate with a strong competence in quantitative methodology. Methods training is one of the hallmarks of our department and the ideal candidate will be able to teach quantitative methodology to an interdisciplinary student body. The department is dedicated to the critical study of globalization, urbanization, the sociology of cultural politics, the study of social networks, and the analysis of social transformation. We particularly encourage candidates who relate to any of these fields and who are committed to critical social sciences.

The job provides excellent research opportunities at an intellectually vivid and stimulating environment. The department is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and is known for its highly motivated and diverse students and faculty.

The Department is an integrated department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. It is accredited in the US, has 40 students pursuing an MA degree in two different programs, and an almost equal number of PhD candidates.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The language of instruction is English.

Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit: • A comprehensive C.V., • Names of three referees (candidates should ask two referees to send recommendations directly to the CEU) • List of publications, • Sample publications, • And a statement of research and teaching, showing competence in methods training and teaching. Review of applications will begin February 15th, 2017. Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Andreas Dafinger, Department Chair (dafingera@ceu.edu) Please send your complete application to advert@ceu.edu including job code in subject line: 2017/022       

 

http://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/assistant-professor-9

 

 

2. Advanced Assistant or Associate Professorship, Central European University

Application deadline:  Feb 15, 2017

Starting date: August, 2017

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology invites applications for a full-time advanced Assistant or Associate Professor position.

We are looking for a candidate engaged in a critical analysis of global political and economic transformations, with an emphasis on ethnographic, historical and comparative methods, especially in one or more of the following areas: transnational organizations, labor, class, development, and the urban. While we encourage regional and thematic specialization, the ideal candidate will also have a strong commitment to generalization and to contributing to the wider sociological and anthropological debate.

The position covers an area that is central to the department’s research and teaching portfolio, so we especially encourage applicants with a convincing publication record and international recognition. Candidates should have a PhD in sociology or anthropology.

The job provides excellent research opportunities at an intellectually vivid and stimulating environment. The department is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and is known for its highly motivated and diverse students and faculty.

The Department is an integrated department of Sociology and Social Anthropology. It is accredited in the US, has 40 students pursuing an MA degree in two different programs, and an equal number of PhD candidates.

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world.

The language of instruction is English.

Compensation:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. Teaching load is comparable to that of research universities.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

 

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit: • A comprehensive C.V., • Names of three referees (candidates should ask two referees to send recommendations directly to the CEU) • List of publications, • Sample publications, • And a statement of research and teaching. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2017. Questions of an academic nature may be addressed to Andreas Dafinger, Department Chair (dafingera@ceu.edu) Please send your complete application to advert@ceu.eduincluding job code in subject line: 2017/023         

 

http://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/advanced-assistant-or-associate-professor

 

NEW OPEN SOCIAL SCIENCE ARCHIVE (from Elizabeth Popp Berman, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate StudiesUniversity at Albany, SUNY)

 

SocArXiv, the open archive of social science, has just launched in beta version. Led by a steering committee of sociologists and librarians, SocArXiv is a free, open access repository for prepublication versions of papers. Created as a not-for-profit alternative to sites like Academia.edu, ResearchGate, and SSRN, SocArXiv is built in collaboration with the Center for Open Science and supported by the Open Society Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

SocArXiv’s mission is to maximize access to social science – getting it circulating earlier in the process, and getting it out from behind paywalls – and to improve its quality. Since announcing our temporary paper drop site in July, more than 500 papers have been added and downloaded over 10,000 times. We invite you to join us by uploading yours. Right now, SocArXiv offers:

 

-          Fast, free uploading, with access for all readers

-          Persistent identifiers & citations for every paper

-          Authors keep copyright to their work

-          Link to data & code on the free Open Science Framework

-          Easy social media sharing