American Sociological Association

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

October 2017 Announcements

Membership News

The good news is that according to the September 30th roster, our membership has increased to 697. This is a 7% increase from last year. Thank you all who reached out and recruited colleagues and students! Keep up the good work! We continue being a bottom-heavy section, so to speak: about a third of our members are students, which I think bodes well for future growth.

Job Announcments

Colorado State University-Department of Sociology invites applications for an entry-level tenure-track Assistant Professor (nine-month position) to begin August 16, 2018. Completion of Ph.D. in Sociology or related social science discipline is required by time of appointment.

Position 1: The Department seeks an individual who specializes in International Development and Globalization. ASA Job ID: 14208.  The candidate should demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach a large section of lower division Introductory Sociology or Social Problems. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates should submit complete applications by October 23, 2017.  Letters of recommendation will be requested upon submission of the application. Please inform your referees that letters of should be submitted by October 30, 2017 to ensure full consideration.  Official posting: http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/49730

Position 2: The Department seeks an individual who specializes in the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations. ASA Job ID: 14212. The candidate should demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach a large section of a lower division undergraduate course on Contemporary Race & Ethnic Relations which is a part of the All University Core Curriculum. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates should submit complete applications by October 20, 2017. Letters of recommendation will be requested upon submission of the application. Please inform your referees that letters of should be submitted by October 27, 2017 to ensure full consideration.  Official posting: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/49861

 

All faculty members are expected to participate in instruction, to develop a program of research and publication, to be engaged in the graduate program, and to be active in service. Preference will be given to candidates who can also contribute to other department strengths in research and teaching, which include (1) Environment and Natural Resources, (2) Food, Agriculture, and Development, (3) Crime, Law, and Deviance, and (4) Social Inequality, Social Justice, and Governance.

Interested candidates should submit the following materials online to http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/49730 OR https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/49861: (1) a letter of interest outlining research agenda and teaching interests, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, teaching philosophy, and teaching evaluations), and (4) names and contact information for three references. Application materials for semifinalist candidates, including letters of recommendation, will be made available for review by the entire Sociology Department Faculty and other voting members of the Sociology Department Council.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

 

Postdoctoral and Research Fellowships

The Centre for Global Cooperation Research at the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, is inviting Applications for Research Fellowships for the period 2018/2019. We invite proposals on the themes:
- Pathways and Mechanisms of Global Cooperation
- Global Cooperation and Polycentric Governance

Click here for more details. The deadline for applications is 19 November 2017. The online application form is available online

 

Yale-NUS College in Sinapore has 2 postdoctoral felloships in the division of Socal Sciences: 1) The Yale-NUS Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to qualified applicants of all nationalities, and 2) the Yale-NUS Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowship is open to Singaporean citizens.  Each fellowship is summarized below.

1) The Yale-NUS Postdoctoral Fellowship – Division of Social Sciences

The goal of the Yale-NUS Postdoctoral Fellowship is to attract talented young scholars, and provide a potential avenue for tenure track positions at Yale-NUS College. Normally, the College will appoint Postdoctoral Fellows for up to 3-year terms, with an initial 1-year term and a possible 2-year extension. Individuals who successfully complete a three-year fellowship with distinction may be considered for subsequent tenure or educator track positions following the term of their fellowships, provided the College has tenure-track or educator- track vacancies in the Division of Social Sciences. 

Eligibility & Qualifications: 

• All nationalities 

• PhD completed no more than 2 years prior to the date of application 

• Academic potential, ability to bring diverse ideas to Yale-NUS, and a willingness to interact with a broad range of colleagues and students will be major selection criteria. 

• Expertise in one or more of the seven majors/disciplines within the Division of Social Sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Affairs, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Psychology, and Urban Studies. 

 

Appointment & Salary: 

Normally, individuals are appointed initially for a 1-year period with the possibility of a 2-year extension, and serve for a maximum of 3 years. Postdoctoral Fellows should be prepared to start the position in time for the 2018-2019 academic year (1st July 2018). Annual salary is $72,000 (Singaporean dollars) with standard benefits. A modest research stipend for attending conferences or professional meetings, membership dues and subscriptions may also be provided. 

Postdoctoral appointees will be paired with a Yale-NUS faculty mentor, are expected to conduct high quality research within their particular field of expertise, and will teach one course per semester, with approximately half of the teaching within the Common Curriculum (https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum/). 

Application Process: 

The application deadline is 30th November 2017. For full consideration, submit the following materials via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS

• Cover letter 

• CV 

• Statement on research interests and intended area of research 

• Short description of teaching experience to date and any teaching evaluations, if available 

• A curriculum contribution statement that briefly discusses the applicability of the candidate’s teaching and scholarship to the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum 

• Three (3) letters of reference to be submitted by the reference writers via the application portal

For questions concerning administrative aspects of the application, please contact Divisional Manager, Social Sciences, Ms Renee Lau, at: Enquiry_SocialSciencesDiv@yale-nus.edu.sg.  For more information about Yale-NUS College, please visit our website.

 

2) The Yale-NUS Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowship – Division of Social Sciences

The goal of the Yale-NUS Career Development Postdoctoral Fellowship is to offer academic opportunities for young Singaporean scholars and provide them with a potential avenue for a career at Yale-NUS College. Normally, the College will appoint Career Development Postdoctoral Fellows for up to 3-year terms, with an initial 1-year term and a possible 2-year extension. Individuals who successfully complete a three-year fellowship with distinction may be considered for tenure or educator track positions at the conclusion of their second term, provided the College has tenure-track or educator- track vacancies in the Division of Social Sciences. 

Eligibility & Qualifications: 

• Singaporean Citizen 

• PhD completed no more than 2 years prior to the date of application 

• Academic potential, ability to bring diverse ideas to Yale-NUS, and a willingness to interact with a broad range of colleagues and students will be major selection criteria. 

• Expertise in one or more of the seven majors/disciplines within the Division of Social Sciences: Anthropology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Global Affairs, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Psychology, and Urban Studies. 

 

Appointment & Salary: 

Normally, individuals are appointed initially for a 1-year period with the possibility of a 2-year extension, and serve for a maximum of 3 years. Career Development Postdoctoral Fellows should be prepared to start the position in time for the 2018-2019 academic year (1st July 2018). Annual salary is $72,000 (Singaporean dollars) with standard benefits. A modest research stipend for attending conferences or professional meetings, membership dues and subscriptions will also be provided. 

Career Development Postdoctoral appointees will be paired with a Yale-NUS faculty mentor, are expected to conduct high quality research within their particular field of expertise, and will teach one course per semester, with approximately half of the teaching within the Common Curriculum (https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum/). 

Application Process: 

The application deadline is 30th November 2017. For full consideration, submit the following materials via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/YaleNUS

• Cover letter 

• CV 

• Statement on research interests and intended area of research 

• Short description of teaching experience to date and any teaching evaluations, if available 

• A curriculum contribution statement that briefly discusses the applicability of the candidate’s teaching and scholarship to the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum 

• Three (3) letters of reference to be submitted by the reference writers via the application portal  

For questions concerning administrative aspects of the application, please contact Divisional Manager, Social Sciences, Ms Renee Lau, at: Enquiry_SocialSciencesDiv@yale-nus.edu.sg