American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

Jobs 2015-2016 [Archived]


2016 07 – Postdoc Opportunity at Brown University

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or soon after September 2016. This position will be funded, in part, by a five-year research grant from the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. In this research Brown’s PSTC team is collaborating closely with colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Application information:


2016 04 – Applied Demographer—The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a public service faculty position as an Applied Demographer within the Applied Demography Program. The position will be available August 1, 2016 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The Applied Demography Program translates demographic information into specific usable information for decision makers in Georgia.

A master’s degree or equivalent in demography, sociology, geography, economics, city/urban planning, or related field is required. Ph.D. or equivalent is preferred. The successful candidate must possess strong knowledge and experience with demographic analysis, regional economics, demographic and other socioeconomic data, and research methods. Experience with any statistical package such as Stata, SAS, R, or Python and experience with GIS and spatial data is required. This position will report directly to the Program Director and will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected, appointed, and staff. Thus, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and experience to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.

The ideal candidate will be expected to work as part of a team on public management and policy issues with specific emphasis in area of demography on topics such as school demography, post-secondary education outcomes, economic development, population and environment interactions, population estimates and projections, data science and predictive modeling, and infrastructure planning. The position involves consulting with local government officials, the state legislature, non-profits, and private groups; and preparing monographs, reports, datasets, and other publications that address practitioner/policymaker needs, with an emphasis on demography.

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Candidates will be considered for the position until it is filled but are assured of consideration if materials are received by May 15, 2016. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to:

In lieu of email submission, written application materials may be directed to:

Search Committee, Applied Demographer Faculty

Carl Vinson Institute of Government

201 N. Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA 30602

Candidates selected for an interview will be requested to consent to a background investigation.

2016 04 – Position Available  Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016

Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate

Full time, 12 months/extendable. Start: Summer or Fall 2016.

Program:  India Human Development Survey (IHDS)

Center:   Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC)

Location:  University of Maryland College Park


The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) project, housed at University of Maryland and carried out in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, has received a grant from the International Development Centre (IDRC), Canada, to analyze two waves of IHDS data to examine the linkages between India’s economic transformation and women’s empowerment. This project will have one opening for a post-doctoral research associate to undertake independent and collaborative analyses of IHDS data in keeping with the project’s goals. We expect this work to lead to papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals as well as preparation of research and policy briefs.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in sociology, economics, or demography.
  • Record of scholarship focused on South Asia.
  • Able to work independently with quantitative data and experience with large datasets. Previous experience with IHDS is encouraged.
  • Editorial judgment and strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to balance numerous projects simultaneously while ensuring accuracy in data management, fact checking and research.
  • Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy and impartiality in all work products.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff from the IHDS team, as well as with staff from NCAER and outside organizations.

Application and Further Information:

Only electronic submissions in standard document formats (preferably pdf) via email to will be accepted.

The following application materials are expected:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter (500-750 words) explaining the applicants suitability for the job.
  3. Statement of research interests.
  4. List of referees. Letters will only be solicited for short-listed candidates.

Please send all applications by April 15, 2016 to: Dr. Amy McLaughlin -

For best consideration, applications should be sent by April 15, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


2016 03 – *New Position of Interest* UC Berkeley Population Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship – Personal Network Change Over Time

A two-year postdoctoral position in the Berkeley Population Center will be available beginning July 1, 2016 in the group headed by Professor Claude Fischer. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the composition and dynamics of ego-centric social networks using a new panel survey, UCNets. The responsibilities include: (1) Conduct research on the UCNets data set, with some interest but no obligation in collaborative efforts. (2) Receive grant-writing training in and support in order to develop a proposal for supplemental NIH funding; (3) Get training in responsible conduct of research (required by NIH); and (4) Attend UCNets meetings, demography or other departmental colloquia and other related events. Training and supervising of beginning graduate students may also be periodically required. PhD or equivalent degree in sociology, demography or a closely related field. Demonstrable knowledge about ego-centered networks and their impact on health and well-being. Knowledge of at least one statistical analysis package or program is required (R, SAS, SPSS and/or Stata). The total duration of an individual's postoctoral service may not exceed five years, including posdoctoral service at other institutions. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal. The salary range for this position is $47,224-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests that you might pursue relating to the UCNets project, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Open till filled. Questions? Contact Dr. Leora Lawton, Apply at


2016 01 - Call for Applications for Director and Faculty Position in Demography at IDSER at UT-San Antoni

Please see the attached announcement.


2015 11 - Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Cornell Population Center

(Review of applications begins December 15, 2015)

The Cornell Population Center (CPC) invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships.  The start date for the position will be August 15, 2016 and will be funded for 2 years, subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation.  Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor and CPC affiliate at Cornell who will work closely with the post-doctoral associate. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity.

Applications must include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vita, (c) a statement proposing both an individual research project and how the candidate will engage with a CPC faculty affiliate’s on-going research, (d) examples of written work, (e) a letter from a CPC faculty affiliate agreeing to mentor the candidate, and (f) three letters of recommendation. These materials  must be submitted via Interfolio.  Applicants must apply at: (  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or another related social science discipline by August 15, 2016. For questions, please contact Erin Oates (

2015 11 - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality at the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

(Review of applications begins November 30, 2015)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality: The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position shared between the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (tenure home) and the African American Studies Program. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching in the areas of race and gender and/or race and sexuality. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American studies, anthropology, Caribbean studies, criminal justice, diaspora studies, economics, ethnic studies, history, literature and culture, media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban studies, or women’s studies. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of both units by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching core and high-demand undergraduate and graduate courses, and engaging actively in governance and program building.

Both units are committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at: More information about the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research can be found at:

Applications must be submitted on-line at Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of application describing experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness.

Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to: For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority; in any case, the position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is August 16, 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring. Questions may be directed to Dr. Trysh Travis, Search Committee Chair:

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.

2015 11 - Assistant Professor Faculty Search, Gerontology Department, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

(Deadline is January 16, 2016)

Assistant Professor Faculty Search

Gerontology Department

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston

November 1, 2015

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill one position at the tenure-track assistant professor rank to join our faculty on September 1, 2016. The department is building on its strengths in the broad field of aging and health. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or evidence of the ability to achieve external funding.

Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following fields by September 1, 2016, gerontology, public health, sociology, psychology, demography, economics, social work, organizational studies, public policy, public administration, nursing, or political science. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas is sought: health disparities and vulnerable populations, mental health, and physical health, including mortality. Applicants with expertise covering other aspects of aging and health will be given strong consideration as well. Expertise in quantitative methodologies is also preferred.

Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Jeff Burr ( Review of applications begins January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online.

2015 11 - Open-Rank Faculty Position, Gerontology Department, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

(Deadline is January 16, 2016)

Open-Rank Faculty Position

Gerontology Department

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston

November 1, 2015

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position to join our group as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2016. Rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. The Gerontology Department and Gerontology Institute are building on strength in long-term services and supports (LTSS). All candidates should have a strong record of external funding or evidence of the ability to achieve significant external funding.

Community Catalyst (CC) and the Gerontology Programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, have formed a partnership to advance their shared goal of transforming the way health care services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) are delivered to, and experienced by seniors and other low-income people. The person who fills this position will work closely with the Gerontology Programs and Community Catalyst. Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable, quality health care should be accessible to everyone. UMass Boston is home to one of the world’s oldest and largest gerontology programs with a major concentration in LTSS, signified by the creation of a new Center on Long-Term Services and Supports. The CC-UMB partnership will combine Community Catalyst’s expertise in consumer and community engagement, policy, communication, and implementation, with the research, evaluation and training capacity of one of the nation’s most diverse research universities. The partnership will be anchored by a public scholar who holds a faculty position in the Gerontology Department at UMB and serves as a senior policy advisor at Community Catalyst.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in one of the following fields, gerontology, public health, sociology, psychology, demography, economics, social work, organizational studies, public policy, public administration, nursing, or political science. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be given full consideration. Experience in government and/or the non-profit sector is welcome. Research and policy expertise in long-term services and supports, broadly defined, is required.

Questions about the position may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Len Fishman ( or Jeff Burr (

Applications must be submitted online.


2015 10 - Position Announcement – Birmingham-Southern College, Dept. of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to join the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology beginning in fall 2016. We seek candidates who can contribute to our strengths in environmental and pre-health education. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to support and assist in the development of an undergraduate public health program. Other substantive areas are open but might include social stratification/mobility, gender/sexuality, racial/ethnic inequality, or globalization/global issues. Candidates should also have a strong interest in teaching Introduction to Sociology and in contributing to our general education curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs—Global and Comparative Studies, Urban Environmental Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies. A PhD in Sociology is required by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should include a letter of application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and student evaluations, statement of research, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2015. Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Vincent Gawronski at Applications must be submitted electronically at

2015 10 - Position Announcement – University of California, Berkeley – Comparative Ethnic Studies Program

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a focus on Latina/o studies in comparative contexts, discipline open. We define Comparative Ethnic Studies broadly as work that deals with more than one distinct group or location with the US as at least one anchor; that examines the intersection and/or co-­-constitution of race and other systems of difference; or that theorizes race both particularly and generally. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses, including a course on research methods. The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. A PhD or equivalent degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field is required by the expected start date. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity in higher education. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (for more information, see­-diversity), three letters of reference, and a writing sample up to 25 pages in length to the following link: All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by November 16, 2015. The expected start date is July 1, 2016.

2015 10 - Position Announcement – Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy is recruiting for a tenure track position in the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. The position is in applied public health, with a focus on health policy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with administrative health data held in the Population Health Research Data Repository. The Repository includes population-based (i.e., virtually every resident in Manitoba) individually-linkable data from health (ALL hospital discharge abstracts, physician visits, prescription drugs), education (school grades, completion, standardized tests), social services, etc.

This is a Canada Research Chair, Tier II position (which is quite prestigious in Canada). Find out more here:

2015 10 - Job Posting – Florida State University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Florida State University invites applications for a position in the new interdisciplinary Program on Aging and Social Change, located within the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. The Program is seeking an assistant or associate professor who will have a tenure-earning or tenured appointment in the Department of Sociology. Successful candidates are expected to have a record offunded research and commitment to interdisciplinary research on aging-related policy issues. Aging societies impact nearly all institutions – the government, family, economy, medicine, education, military, and mass media, among many others. The social changes accompanying an aging society, including the policy responses to them and their consequences for aging individuals, will be the focus of the Program. The position will complement one or more of the Pepper Institute’s four research areas: (1) aging and health disparities, (2) pathways to later life, (3) transportation and neighborhoods, and (4) politics of aging and health.

Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. For information about the College and its departments and programs, visit our webpage at For information about the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, visit Related activities within the University include the Institute for Successful Longevity ( and the USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population ( Tallahassee is Florida’s capital, affording access to policy makers, state agencies, and advocacy organizations; principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though priority will be given to those received by November 1, 2015. Application packets should include a cover letter, CV, and two writing samples that demonstrate how your research connects with the position. Materials should be sent to

2015 10 - Job Posting – Appalachian State, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016.  The position requires a Ph.D. in Sociology.  Candidates who are ABD will be considered, however the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements in Sociology by September 15, 2016.  Instructional duties typically include a 3:3 teaching load, student advising, curriculum development, and may entail online instruction.  Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.

This tenure-track position requires a specialization focusing on the intersections of health and social inequalities. Preference will be given to candidates whose research specifically focuses on health and racial/ethnic inequalities, and who can contribute to building a curricular emphasis in Health & Social Inequalities.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System.  Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and master programs in both liberal arts and applied fields.  Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at:

To apply, please mail a letter of application, a current CV with references, and three letters of recommendation to:

Amy Dellinger Page, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Sociology

Appalachian State University

ASU Box 32115

Boone, NC 28608-2115


2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of Michigan, School of Public Health

The Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is seeking a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the area of population health management and policy.  We define population health management broadly as programs and policies designed to improve the health of populations, subpopulations, or individuals through a variety of strategies.  These strategies include reducing health disparities, enhancing the health status of communities, or coordinating the continuum of individual patient care. The ideal candidate has evidence or promise of an externally funded research agenda that addresses either population health management or health and health care disparities.  For instance, we are interested in candidates working with special populations, such as urban, rural, disadvantaged, or vulnerable communities.  We are also interested in candidates examining how to integrate clinical care and population health.  Minimum requirements include an earned doctorate in fields such as sociology, demography, psychology, epidemiology, genetics, political science, statistics, economics, public health, or other relevant discipline.  The successful candidate will have strong mentoring and teaching abilities. The University of Michigan, the School of Public Health, and the Department of Health Management and Policy have been at the forefront of research in these areas.  This new faculty member would contribute to existing efforts, and leverage their impact by building and sharing evidence, ideas, and expertise.

Application Process:  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, two reprints/examples of scholarship, and the names/contact information for three references.  All application materials should be emailed to Margaret Wright at  Please include “Population Health Management and Policy Position” in your subject line.  For more information, please contact Professor Kyle L. Grazier, Department Chair, at  Application review will begin on October 19, 2015, but will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Informational URL:

2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of Colorado Denver, Department of Sociology

University of Colorado Denver. The Department of Sociology invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016. The department is especially interested in applicants with a strong record of primary scholarship and teaching in race and ethnicity.  Expertise in criminology also is preferred.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Applications should include: 1) a letter of introduction which addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant; 2) full curriculum vita; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) a list of names and contact information for three professional references (do not have reference letters sent; they will be requested as needed). The department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty to reflect our student body composition. Candidates should identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Review of applications begins October 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. See posting and apply at Questions should be directed to Keith Guzik, Search Committee Chair, at

2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of Utah, Demographic Data Analyst

Responsible for developing, manipulating, and analyzing datasets pertinent to population research. Also responsible for using statistical tools and methods to develop estimation models, estimates, and derivative products. Engages in research related to a wide variety of demographic topics. Generates written, graphic, and other related products. This person will work as a member of the Demographic Team at The Policy Institute. This team is primarily responsible for producing demographic estimates, population projections, and community indicators for the State of Utah. Population, household, and housing unit estimates will be produced at both the regional and community level. In this role, s/he will be responsible for building and maintaining specific data sets required for the work and integrating these into our database system. Ideally the candidate has experience in advanced applied statistics, data modeling, and social science research. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to work productively in a collaborative team environment. For more information and to apply, see

2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of California Davis, Assistant Professor of Urban and Metropolitan Development

Open date: September 1st, 2015

Next review date: December 31st, 2015

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Urban and Metropolitan Development.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extra-mural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.  Candidates should have expertise in theoretically informed quantitative studies of the effects of social, economic, and political processes at multiple spatial levels on local urban and regional development; the influence of these factors on local policy-making, labor and housing market conditions, social inequality, international migration, political participation, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate for this position will undertake research in economic development and policy formation at the rural-urban interface. Urban areas and metropolitan regions, as centers of production, consumption, political decision-making, and population settlement, constitute a critical factor for social and environmental stability and change locally, nationally, and transnationally. The faculty member should have strong quantitative capabilities and have research experience in urban and metropolitan processes, including social inequality, labor markets and processes, and migration.  This faculty member would be able to conduct research across disciplines (e.g., geography, city planning, public policy, sociology, economics, and political science).  The successful candidate will address issues regarding what factors, processes, and policies (from local to state to national to transnational levels) can best promote environmentally-sound, socially equitable, sustainable and resilient urban development.  An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be desirable. The candidate should show an interest in working with other Centers and Institutes on campus including but, not limited to the Center for Regional Change and the Institute for the Social Sciences.  This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station.  Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to establishing and securing support for a research program resulting in publication in high-quality scholarly venues.  The teaching load in the Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology is attractive and consists of two undergraduate quarter courses and one graduate quarter course per year.   The Unit contributes to two graduate degree programs, Geography and Community Development and has primary responsibility for the Community and Regional Development (CRD) and contributes to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAF) undergraduate degree programs. As assigned by the department chair, the candidate will be expected to contribute by teaching required courses and core electives in one or more of these programs, such as CRD 141 (Organization of Economic Space), CRD 156 (Community Economic Development), CRD 157 (Politics and Community Development), CRD 242 (Community Development Organizations), and CRD 245 (Political Economy of Urban and Regional Development). We welcome candidates from all the social sciences including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.  Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to write letters on their behalf. Applications received by October 15th, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 1st, 2016 (depending on candidate’s availability). 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.   UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.   We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information please contact Martin Kenney, Search Committee Chair

2015 09 – Position Announcement – Cornell University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level. The start date of the position is July 1, 2016. Applicants must have a PhD and demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Areas of research specialization are open, but we have a preference for candidates with strong quantitative skills.

The review of applications will begin Monday, October 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. All candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to []. Junior candidate should submit 2-3 writing samples. Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the process.

Qualifications: PhD required.  Demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to Cornell Sociology’s excellence in research and teaching.  He or she will be required to maintain an active, vibrant, and intellectually rigorous research agenda that will make major contributions to, and shape the direction of the field.  We expect that he or she will contribute to other social science initiatives on campus, where such connections are appropriate to his or her intellectual agenda. Consistent with Department and Graduate School objectives, the successful candidate will contribute to the high-quality training and professional development of graduate students in the Field of Sociology.  He or she will contribute to the undergraduate education mission of the Department and College through advising and informal instruction as well as formal instruction.  The successful candidate will be expected to take on a fair share of departmental and university service, as well as service to the broader profession.

2015 09 – Position Announcement – Ohio State University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for an anticipated tenure track position in the field of demography, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2016. We seek candidates trained in the models, methods, and materials of demography. No substantive areas of research are excluded, but we are especially interested in candidates conducting research on topics of growing concern, including but not limited to demography and inequality, demography and health, population aging, international migration, and population and environment. It is expected that this position will contribute to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession.  This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative “Translational Data Analytics” which is assembling a critical mass of scholars who apply data analytics to scientific problems across all disciplines. For this reason candidates for this position should possess a high level of technical skill in demography.

Application Instructions: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by October 2, 2015 will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected written work, and three signed letters of recommendation (on official letterhead). Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: Inquiries may be directed to

2015 09 – Pre-doctoral Fellowship – Columbia University

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer a Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality and Health to a PhD applicant entering in the fall of 2016. This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Population Dynamics Branch.  Fellowships cover tuition and stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years (although students will be encouraged to seek outside funding for their dissertation research).  Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered. For further information about the fellowship program, contact:

Peter A. Messeri, PhD


Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Andrea Constancio

Academic Program Coordinator

Department of Sociomedical Sciences


Further information about the GSH fellowship may be found on our website:

For Application materials:

Prospective applicants may also wish to consult the Columbia University websites of the disciplinary departments in which they are primarily interested.

2015 09 – Job Posting – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of the environment, beginning August 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in applied social science research on socio-environmental factors impacting communities in the United States. Teaching interests and collaboration with others in promoting community resilience; renewable energy, alternative agriculture and food systems, green economic development and technology, and other projects related to the human dimensions of ecosystem management and environmental policy would also be welcomed.

Our environmental faculty collaborates on educational and research projects with variety of departments and groups within the university (e.g., Offices of Sustainability, the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, the Sustainable Studies Working Group, the Water Resource Research Center, the Center for the Study of Social Justice, the Human Dimensions Research Lab, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Environmental and Global Studies and Geography). The Department helped to establish environmental sociology within the discipline and we are looking for a scholar who will add to its reputation as a leader in this field. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our strength in social justice and whose research resonates with our other programs in political economy, globalization and criminology. The Department has a strong international reputation for excellence, has a vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as experience or strong commitment in seeking external funding. Situated near the Smoky Mountains, our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to the world. The Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, two samples of writing, and a teaching statement to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Robert Emmet Jones (via email to: For more information on the department, please see our website. (

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

2015 09 – Job Posting – Purdue University – Two Positions

Position 1:

Purdue University. The Department of Sociology,, invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor position with expertise in quantitative methods and statistics, beginning August 2016. Candidates at the advanced assistant (tenure-track) or associate level (tenured or tenure-track) with an established record of exceptional scholarship and teaching are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a PhD in sociology. We will consider a wide range of expertise in quantitative methods and are especially interested in candidates able to teach and mentor graduate students in the use of methods such as multi-level models, latent growth curves, structural equation models, longitudinal and event history analysis, and causal inference in experimental and quasi-experimental methods.

Substantive area of interest is open. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should attach a single .pdf file to an email sent to This .pdf file should contain (1) a letter of application describing research and teaching interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluations, if available; and (4) two sample publications. Additionally, applicants should have three letters of reference sent directly from their letter writers to the e-mail address shown above. Ask the letter writers to include the applicant’s name in the subject line of the e-mail. Inquiries may be directed to Dan Olson, Co-Chair of the Search Committee ( Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Position 2:


The Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Brian Lamb School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University ( are conducting a cluster hire for three positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks, with initial positions starting in the fall of 2016. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative with departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences (, seeking a total of six tenure-track or tenured faculty members (three in each College) to expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and research methodology. For information about the cluster see: The successful candidates for these positions will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching programs of the departments in which they affiliate, and to collaborate with others within the cluster and across the university in interdisciplinary and extramurally-funded research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to an anticipated multi-college, shared graduate training platform, including a graduate certification program in advanced quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts and is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and research centers, including: Center on Aging and the Life Course, C-SPAN Archives, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, and Center for the Environment. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of the social science disciplines participating in the cluster hiring initiative, a strong publication record (for Associate-level applicants) or the promise of a strong publication record (for Assistant Professors), a research program with high likelihood of external funding, and the potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Faculty responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in methodology in their home department as well as cross-listed courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with a substantive area of research and who have demonstrated expertise in innovative quantitative or qualitative techniques. We welcome applicants with expertise in the analysis of large or untraditional data, experimental design and causal inference, textual analysis, and network analysis, among other areas. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Reviewing of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. Please send a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, a writing sample, and the names of three academic references via email in PDF format to: Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor James A. McCann, College of Liberal Arts Cluster Hire Search Chair, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907 (

2015 09 – Position Announcement – Health Administration and Policy Program, University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Assistant/Associate Professor.  The Health Administration and Policy Program (HAPP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure/tenure-track assistant/associate professor position beginning in fall 2016. HAPP is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that offers tracks in Health Services Administration, Health Policy, and Public Health.

Applicants should have an active research and publication record in health services, health policy, and/or public health and be committed to developing a funded research program. Qualified candidates will have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in public health or a related field. Relevant professional work experience in the field is desirable. Candidates should have teaching experience. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduates courses in HAPP, which may include Research Methods in Health, Human Development, Survey of the US Health Care System, and/or Global Issues in Health. In addition, all full-time, tenure/tenure-track faculty members are expected to advise undergraduate students and provide service to the department, the university, and the larger profession. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and qualifications, research statement, list of teaching experience, a CV, and have three letters of reference sent. Please submit all application materials via For fullest consideration submit all materials by November 10, 2015 (position will be open until filled). For questions contact Cathy McDonnell,, 410-455-5936.

 2015 09 – Call for Postdoctoral Applications – Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

The goal of our postdoctoral research training program is to produce highly skilled research scientists who have the potential for leadership in gerontological research. In the Duke Research Training Program (RTP), much of the training for each fellow is provided by that person’s faculty mentor(s) in a research apprenticeship program. A fellow carries out his/her own research as a junior colleague in the mentor’s research program or laboratory. In addition to working in their mentors’ programs, all fellows attend a weekly interdisciplinary didactic seminar. Of the 6 slots, we will award 3 one-year fellowships and 3 two-year fellowships. Directions for composing an application are available if you click on Application Process in the list to your left. Any general inquiries or specific questions should be directed to Dr. Deborah T. Gold, Co-Director of the program, at or 919-660-7530. We can begin filling these slots immediately, and they must be filled no later than August 31, 2016. Fellowships can begin any time within the budget year and will run for one calendar year. Those awarded two-year slots will be reviewed for reappointment after 1 year. The preferred deadline for applications slotted to receive funding from the 9/1/15-8/31/16 funds is MARCH 1, 2016. However, if there are special circumstances that would preclude meeting that deadline, please contact Dr. Gold ( and explain.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you know others who may be interested in this opportunity, please send them the URL of this announcement: We do try to review applications on a rolling basis, so it will be to your advantage to submit as soon as possible

If you have questions about the deadlines or the applications themselves, please contact me at your convenience

Deborah T. Gold, Ph.D.

Co-Director RTP, Duke University Aging Center or 919-660-7530

2015 09 – Positions – Research Associates at Social Policy Research Associates

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) is a growing and dynamic research, evaluation, and technical assistance services firm engaged in policy analysis of workforce development, employment training, education, philanthropy, youth development, health, and other human service programs. We are currently seeking applications for qualified full-time mid-level or senior researchers.  At this time, we are particularly interested in researchers to continue to grow our substantial portfolio of evaluations focused on policies and initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of the labor market and ensuring that workers who are struggling in their careers gain the skills they need to be productive.  In addition, we are specifically seeking researchers specializing in quantitative methods and/or research in culturally diverse communities. For more information, visit


2015 08 – Position Announcement - University of Utah, Assistant Professor in Families, Health and Policy (43528)

The Department of Family & Consumer Studies at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have collective expertise in families, health, and policy. Research interests should connect family health issues at any stage of the lifespan to public policy contexts. Examples include, but are not limited to, how maternal employment practices and policies affect children's obesity, how child protective services policies and associated adverse childhood family experiences predict the risk of chronic diseases, how genetic testing policies alter reproductive choices, how public aid policies affect the mental health of recipients and their family members, or how government programs impact options for informal caregiving of ill family members. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in our department as well as courses in the affiliated Masters of Public Policy program. Scholars with a focus on diverse families are especially encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of three references, writing samples or publications, and other supporting documents at Review of applications will begin in September 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

2015 08 – Position Announcement - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

The Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in health disparities/health equity at the Assistant to Associate Professor rank. This position will be supported through the UNC Center for Health Equity Research and the Department of Social Medicine.  Review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. A description of the Center for Health Equity Research is available at and of the Department of Social Medicine at Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or MD. We are looking for individuals with advanced training in a humanities, public health or social science discipline, including but not limited to epidemiology, health services research, demography, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, geography, gender studies, and cultural studies. To complement the Department of Social Medicine and Center for Health Equity Research’s existing faculty, applicants for this position could have a focus on research to improve the health of rural communities, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrant populations, persons with lower socioeconomic status, or sexual minorities. We also welcome applicants conducting research on issues of health justice and on issues of global/international health equity that have relevance for U.S. communities. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research, and skills in program building to facilitate scholarly exchange and research collaboration. An active program of scholarship and publication is essential. For more senior scholars a track record of externally funded research and for more junior scholars, clear potential and prospects for attracting extramural funding are important. Candidates should apply electronically at Include a cover letter, a CV, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a protected veteran. For more information, contact Jill Fisher, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Chair of the Health Disparities/Equity Search Committee:

2015 08 – Position Announcement – National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute

Asia Research Institute, Changing Family in Asia cluster is hiring. All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants should only apply for ONE of the five types of positions (i.e. Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Senior Research Fellow or Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical). Apart from the quality of research, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the research topic to ARI’s specific cluster of research as listed in Research Clusters and Their Focus (click here). For more information, see

2015 08 – Position Announcement – Penn State, Hoffman Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites senior-level applications to fill the Arnold and Bette Hoffman Professor of Sociology, to begin August 2016. We especially welcome candidates whose research focuses on family sociology, though we will consider applicants with strong records of scholarship in all areas of sociology. The position is to be filled at the rank of Professor and applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with such a rank at major research universities. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Information regarding the department can be found at: To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials at Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and continue until an appropriate candidate is found.

2015 08 – Position Announcements – Yale, Department of Sociology

Junior Search in Stratification and Inequality

The Department of Sociology at Yale University intends to make an appointment at the rank of untenured Assistant or untenured Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  The department seeks applicants working in the field of quantitative analyses of social stratification and inequality, broadly defined.  Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of taking up the position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, three writing samples, a brief research statement outlining future plans, and three letters of reference.  Submission may be made via Interfolio @  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015. Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

Senior Search in Stratification and Inequality   

The Department of Sociology at Yale University intends to make an appointment at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  The department seeks applicants working in the field of quantitative analyses of social stratification and inequality, broadly defined.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names of three referees. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application. Submission may be made via Interfolio @  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015.  Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, protected veterans, persons with

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