American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

JOBS 2017-2018 [CURRENT]


JANUARY 2018


2018 01 – Postdoctoral Scholars, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Announcing two post-doc positions for 2018-2020 at UW-Madison! Post-doctoral scholars have a rich array of resources at Wisconsin, including the several hundred top scholars associated with our NIH-funded population and aging centers, the Center for Demography and Ecology and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, as well as the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Population Health Institute, the Global Health Institute, and our spatial data center, the Applied Population Lab. The campus community boasts great biking, beautiful lakes, and of course, great beer. Come join us!

The Health Disparities Research Scholars:

An interdisciplinary community of 5 post-doctoral scholars studying health disparities in child, adolescent, maternal, and/or reproductive health. Recent or expecting PhDs in the social, behavioral, and health sciences are encouraged to apply.

Applications due February 2.

?s: email Jenna Nobles jnobles@ssc.wisc.edu

Post-doctoral Position at the Center for Demography of Health and Aging:

A position for scholars who study life course processes, aging, health care, aging policy, or biodemography - including those with interests in genetics, epigenetics, or microbiology. Recent/expecting PhDs in the social, behavioral, and health sciences are encouraged to apply. For more about exciting research happening at CDHA, see here.

Applications due February 15.

?s: email Jim Raymo jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu


DECEMBER 2017


2017 12 – Brown University: DOF: Population Studies & Training Center, Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Providence, RI

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or around July 1, 2018. This position is sponsored by NIH and contingent on continued funding.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary. It is distinguished by its commitment for collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of global research. The scope of PSTC research encompasses traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as migration and family processes, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social inequalities and health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build upon connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as Watson Institute for International and Policy Affairs, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Data Sciences Initiative, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from among our faculty affiliates. In addition, postdoctoral associates are expected to coordinate or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia and other PSTC workshops and mentoring activities, present their work to the PSTC community, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They are also encouraged to prepare grant applications. We request that applicants visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty mentors; however, applicants do not need to contact potential mentors prior to submitting an application.

 Screening of applications will begin on January 25, and will continue until the position is filled.

 QUALIFICATIONS

NIH requires that applicants be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline at time of appointment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV, 2 example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated PSTC faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through interfolio.

 https://apply.interfolio.com/47440

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Contact Tom Alarie (thomas_alarie@brown.edu) with any questions.


2017 12 - Postdoctoral Scholar, The Population Research Center, UT Austin

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin anticipates having 1-2 openings for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2018.  The position is for one year, with the potential for a one-year renewal. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Most of the research at the PRC is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Family Demography and Intergenerational Relationships; Education, Work, and Inequality; Population Health, and Reproductive Health.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdocs are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with faculty research associates. In addition, postdocs are expected to regularly attend the weekly PRC brownbag, present at least once at the brownbag during their period of support, and submit research for presentation at the Population Association (PAA) meetings. 

Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, family studies, or a related social science discipline and must be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact faculty research associates to identify shared interests and to determine if one or more faculty research associates can serve as mentors to the fellow. Screening of applications will begin on February 1st, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send the following materials to training@prc.utexas.edu: (1) a letter of interest that includes information about research interests and plans, at least one anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; (2) a CV; and (3) 2 to 3 examples of written (preferably peer reviewed) work.  Three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to training@prc.utexas.edu.  All documents must be submitted electronically.

For more information about the PRC research activities and faculty see our website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/ .

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, PRC Postdoctoral Training Director at liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu, or the Training Program Coordinator: training@prc.utexas.edu


2017 12 - Teaching Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, Florida State University

ASA Job Bank ID: 14457

Florida State University. The Department of Sociology (http://coss.fsu.edu/sociology) invites applications for a teaching faculty member. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position that carries a 4/4 teaching load, with possible reductions in relation to the establishment of an undergraduate internship program. Successful candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses including Social Problems and Research Methods, and preference will be given to candidates who also can contribute to FSU’s interdisciplinary public health programs for undergraduates. Candidates must have their PhD at time of appointment, and those with public health training (MPH or DrPH) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio with evidence of instructional effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent in PDF format tosociology@fsu.edu with subject line “specialized faculty search.” Review of applications will begin January 12, 2018.

Specialized teaching faculty at Florida State University are covered by the UFF-FSU faculty collective bargaining agreement (http://bit.ly/2wXVV8q), which stipulates raises and contract lengths with promotion from Teaching Faculty I to II, and II to III (http://fla.st/2vywYAf). Questions about this position may be directed to the department chair (jrreynolds@fsu.edu).

 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. Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city, with a metropolitan population of over 375,000. Its principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions, including an HBCU. Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage racial/ethnic minority applicants to apply.

 


NOVEMBER 2017


2017 11 – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, RURAL SOCIOLOGY, The Penn State University

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced: 10/24/2017

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 75270

Classification: Exempt

Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences

Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

DESCRIPTION

Starting Date: August 15, 2018 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in rural sociology with a 75% research and 25% teaching responsibility and with the expectation of an affiliation with the Population Research Institute. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to the sociology and demography of rural population health and health disparities. The candidate’s research agenda should focus on the prevalence, correlates, causes, and/or consequences of health disparities, with special attention on rural/urban and other spatial variation in this regard. Specific topics for study might include demographic and/or spatial variation in health outcomes (e.g., chronic diseases, morbidity, mortality); health behaviors (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking, substance misuse); health care access and utilization; community health; health and environment; and health-related policies. Preference will be given to candidates with the skills and proclivity to conduct quantitative multi-level and spatial analyses, taking advantage of Penn State’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center for this purpose. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be two courses per year pre-tenure, and three courses per year once tenure is achieved. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a graduate course on advanced statistical modeling, as well as courses that contribute to the Rural Sociology graduate program and its dual-degree program in Demography, and to the Department’s undergraduate program in Community, Environment, and Development. The candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students in Rural Sociology. Qualifications: Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, or related social science or public health field. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the University and community is required. Salary: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts. Questions can be directed to: Professor Leif Jensen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at lij1@psu.edu. Review of applicants will begin on November 30, 2017, and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Link to job ad: https://psu.jobs/job/75270


2017 11 – Postdoctoral Researcher, Aging Studies Institute, Syracuse University

The Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with a team examining trends and spatial patterns in the ways that educational attainment shapes mortality in the United States. The project, “Education, Geography, and U.S. Adult Mortality,” is funded by the NIA and led by Principal Investigator Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University (with co-investigators across four universities). 

The postdoc will work with the project team, conduct analyses of mortality data at a Federal Research Data Center (located nearby at Cornell University), coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

The two-year postdoc will start in August 2018. The position will receive a salary commensurate with NIH guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html), subsidized health insurance, $2000 to offset moving expenses, and travel funds to present research. The position will have access to university resources and office space at the Aging Studies Institute (ASI). ASI is located in the heart of the Syracuse University campus and has a vibrant community of 45 faculty representing 17 academic departments.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public health, or related discipline at the starting date. Due to the funding source and the use of a Federal Research Data Center, applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents at the time of appointment and be able to pass a federal background check. The applicant must be in residence for the two-year period. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and interests in the social determinants of U.S. mortality.

Application Instructions:

To submit the following required materials, go to: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/72576.

  1. Cover letter, including a statement about whether the applicant (a) is a U.S. citizen/permanent resident, and (b) will consent to a federal background check.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two-page research statement – please attach to other document in SU online system.
  4. Two papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages – please attach to writing sample.
  5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online system by the writers.

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2018, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled.


2017 11 –Postdoctoral Scholar, HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH SCHOLARS (HDRS) PROGRAM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The HDRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program funded since 2007 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and supported by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine and Public Health provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. A focus of the program is to develop scholars underrepresented in academic research careers. 

Stipends and Benefits: Fellows are supported for up to 3 years. Stipend levels depend on years of related postdoctoral experience and are set by the National Institutes of Health. Fellows have access to the full range of resources offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each Fellow is provided with shared office space plus library privileges, access to health insurance, support for research training, and travel to conferences. 

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018 (for position to start on or before 9/1/18) 

For Application Procedures and Eligibility Requirements: 

https://www.obgyn.wisc.edu/CWHDR/HDRS/apply.aspx 

Questions: Pam Asquith, Program Administrator, psasquith@wisc.edu 

“Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Diversity of experience, ability/disability, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation contribute to the richness of the training and professional experience for scholars and faculty participating in the Health Disparities Research Scholars Program.”


2017 11 – Post-Doctoral Research Positions, Demography and Genetics, University of Colorado at Boulder

The Institute of Behavioral Science and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics recently received a T32 training grant from NIA to train pre and post-doctoral candidates in Demography and Genetics (T32AG052371). We are currently searching for two post-doctoral positions that will begin early or late Summer, 2018. These candidates will work with faculty in the IBS/IBG training program at the intersection of demographic and genetic research and will train in methods and substance in both areas. Each position is for a two-year period at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Candidates will be expected to participate in weekly research meetings, participate in graduate level training in demography and statistical genetics, attend and present at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America and the Behavior Genetics Association, and contribute to new and ongoing projects one or both research institutes. Candidates must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of training is acceptable. The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Please submit the following to Jessica LaRue (Jessica.LaRue@Colorado.EDU) as one complete .pdf file with your last name_first name.pdf as the name of the document (e.g., boardman_jason.pdf) :

  1. Cover letter: please provide a brief description of your research interests and training in genetics or demography or both.
  2. List of references (name and email is sufficient).
  3. CV

Review of materials will begin at the end of January, 2018 but applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.


OCTOBER 2017


2017 10 – Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions

The Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/) invites applications for TWO tenure-track Assistant Professor positions.

For both positions, we seek candidates with research and teaching interests in Social Stratification and Inequality.

POSITION #1:

This solicitation seeks candidates who also have the ability to teach quantitative methods at the graduate level:

http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/assistant-professor-sociology-focus-social-stratification-inequality-and-quantitative-methods

POSITION #2:

This particular solicitation is open to all candidates who have research and teaching interests in Social Stratification and Inequality:

http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/assistant-professor-sociology-focus-social-stratification-and-inequality

Applicants qualified for both positions are encouraged to apply for both. The faculty will begin reviewing applications by November 6th and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact the Recruitment Committee Chair, Matthew E. Brashears, at brasheam@mailbox.sc.edu.


2017 10 – Assistant Professor of Public Health Data Science and/or Health Information Technology, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley

The School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. We seek candidates with exceptional promise for path breaking contributions in research and education in the areas of public health data science and/or health information technology.

The successful candidate will have a track record of research directly relevant to public health and/or health services, with potential for shaping the future of those fields. The specific methodological or applied areas of interest within public health data science and health information technology are not restricted. These may include (but are not restricted to) expertise in algorithms, big data analytics, clinical decision support, electronic health records, exposomics, genomics, health informatics, interoperability, machine learning, mHealth, networks, precision health and medicine, privacy, and related areas. We welcome applicants with training in public health and/or relevant fields such as biostatistics, business, computational biology, computer science, data science, economics, health services research, information sciences, or statistics. We seek candidates prepared to contribute to the school’s commitment to diversity http://sph.berkeley.edu/berkeley-difference/commitment-diversity.


2017 10 – Open Rank Opening in Early Childhood Sociology or related fields - University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

Dear Population Colleagues,

The University of Oklahoma Sociology Department would be delighted to see your applications and even informal candidate nominations for this college-wide search for an early childhood faculty opening at the rank of Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor.  The OU Sociology Department has a cadre of social demographers and an advanced quantitative working group; we hope to attract strong new colleagues in Sociology as part of this university-wide initiative.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact ASA Population Section member, Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu) in the OU Sociology Department, in addition to the college-level contacts listed below in the full position ad.  Thank you!

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, College of Arts and Sciences

Position:         Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor – Early Childhood

                        Sociology, or related field

Location:        Norman, OK

About the Position: As part of a multi-year, cross-discipline strategic hiring and growth initiative in Early Childhood, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applications and informal candidate nominations for a faculty opening at the rank of Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor. The disciplinary background for this position is open, and applicants from psychology, sociology, social work, political science, anthropology, and other relevant areas will be considered. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping and building a cross-discipline Early Childhood research initiative. Over the next several years, we anticipate multiple Early Childhood hires in varied disciplines and colleges to augment OU’s cutting-edge academic programming and research in Early Childhood; this cross-campus initiative includes Arts & Sciences, Education, Medicine, Engineering, and allied areas.

Ideal candidates will have established reputations for high-quality interdisciplinary scholarship, evidenced by (a) externally funded and published collaborative research, (b) effective graduate and undergraduate teaching and program development, and (c) inclusive service and professional outreach. The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s growing national reputation for excellence in Early Childhood and enhance university-wide research capabilities through offering expertise in neurobiological processes (e.g., cortisol and HPA axis) associated with early adversity, as well as more generally the social, community, and psychological determinants (both proximal and distal) of children’s development, health, and well-being. We also welcome expertise in innovative assessments, methodologies, and multilevel, longitudinal data analysis.

Please send inquiries, informal candidate nominations, and other suggestions or comments to the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Diane Horm (dhorm@ou.edu) and Dr. Eric Day (eday@ou.edu).

APPLY NOW: http://apply.interfolio.com/45790


2017 10 - Assistant Professor of Migration Studies

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor focusing on migration studies.  This position is open with regard to field of Ph.D and the appointment will be in that field with the opportunity of a joint appointment in another field or interdisciplinary program.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience, a career interest in liberal arts education, and a vibrant research agenda. The person filling this line will be expected to teach courses on migration and build and coordinate interdisciplinary initiatives related to this subject, as well as contribute to the curriculum in the field of appointment. Experience using and teaching GIS and a willingness to guide students in developing GIS research skills is highly valued. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2018.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, highly selective public honors college with an 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis or project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourage collaborative student-faculty scholarship. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. Faculty members also provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior theses, and serve on baccalaureate committees. Professors are expected to maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Candidates should apply on-line here and upload the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • c.v.;
  • statements regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and research interests;
  • syllabi;
  • teaching evaluations;
  • one writing sample (article or chapter length); and
  • unofficial graduate transcript(s).

In addition, please ask at least three references to send signed letters on letterhead electronically to MigrationSearch@ncf.edu or in hard copy to: Migration Search, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243.

For questions about the application process, please contact Kristi Fecteau at kfecteau@ncf.edu.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.


2017 10 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social Demography (Critical Life Events), University of Oxford - Department of Sociology

Location:              Oxford

Salary:                   £31,604 to £38,833 p.a.

Hours:                   Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed on:           5th October 2017

Closes:                 3rd November 2017

Job Ref:                131373

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the project 'Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality: Risk, Vulnerability, and Cumulative Disadvantage'. This is a transnational research programme involving four institutions: University of Amsterdam, University of Oxford, Stockholm University and the University of Lausanne. The project will run until 2020 and is funded by a Euro NORFACE DIAL grant.

The project’s main objectives are to understand (1) how job loss and union dissolution contribute to the accumulation of (dis)advantage over life course: (2) what mechanisms explain the (unequal) impact of these events: and (3) which work and family policies are effective in targeting these mechanisms in order to reduce inequality.

Working with Professors Christiaan Monden and Erzsebet Bukodi, the Postdoctoral Researcher will take the lead on analysing the prospective 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies, and also investigate linkages to study outcomes earlier in life.

The successful candidate will hold or expect to obtain a PhD in sociology, demography, economics, social statistics, social policy or some related discipline. Strong grounding in quantitative research methods (methods for longitudinal data analysis, in particular), demonstrated by published (or accepted) research papers in academic journals, with evaluation judged relative to career stage, and a knowledge of the broadly defined subject area – inequalities over the life-course.

The post is full-time, on a fixed-term contract for 36 months starting as soon as possible.

Applications, including a covering letter, CV and the names of three referees, should be submitted by 12.00 noon on 3 November 2017.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131373


2017 10 - Department Chair, Health Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri

The Department of Health Sciences in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri invites applications and nominations for Chair. This will be an open rank position; the preferred candidate will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (TT or NTT). The Chair of the Department of Health Sciences leads a diverse team of award‐winning faculty and staff members. Health Sciences is one of the fastest growing and the most popular undergraduate major at the University of Missouri. Department researchers are conducting important interdisciplinary work in the areas of public health, health policy, health services, and social determinants of health.

The ideal candidate will have leadership and development experience, a funded research agenda, and a national reputation in any of the areas of health professions. Prior experience should include program planning, personnel management, budgeting, and effective mentorship of faculty members. The Department of Health Sciences serves the citizens of Missouri through its outstanding research, experiential learning, and education of students in the areas of public health, health disparities, health policy, and pre‐professional preparation for a variety of health care disciplines.

Applications are to be submitted online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find‐a‐job/academic/index.php. Application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The job opening number is 24288. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, interested applicants are welcome to contact Hiring Committee Co‐Chairs Dr. Michelle Teti at tetim@health.missouri.edu or Dr. Stacy Wagovich at wagovichs@health.missouri.edu.


2017 10 - Postdoctoral Associate of the Cornell Population Center (CPC), Cornell University

CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. This is a two-year position starting on August 16, 2018. Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate to serve as a mentor. 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. Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or a related social science discipline by August 16, 2018. Applications are due by December 8, 2017. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10058.


2017 10 - Assistant Professors in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM), College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

PAM is seeking to hire two Assistant Professors, one in Health and one in Applied Microeconomics. The Health hire will conduct empirical research in health economics and/or health disparities. The Applied Microeconomics hire will conduct empirical research in one or more of the following areas: behavioral economics, development, economic demography, education, health, law and economics, environmental economics, labor economics, public finance, and regulation. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include support of an undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, professional master’s students, and Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis and Management, Economics, and Sociology. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, sociology, public health, or other appropriate field is required. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9983.


2017 10 - Lecturer in Population Studies/Demography, St Andrews, Scotland

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with expertise in Population Studies/Demography. We are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles in any area of population research. Candidates should have strong skills in demographic and quantitative data analysis and be capable of contributing to the Human Geography undergraduate teaching programme and to a planned taught postgraduate programme in Demography/Population Analysis.

The successful applicant will join the Population and Health Research Group (PHRG), which is one of the four research clusters in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development (SGSD). The PHRG is home to eight academic staff and a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The PHRG research covers a wide range of demographic topics including the analysis of family and fertility dynamics; life course choices; migration and new mobilities; ethnicity and minority populations; health, wellbeing and mortality; and population inequalities https://populationandhealth.wordpress.com/our-people/. The group combines expertise in demographic and longitudinal data analysis; small-area estimation and population projections; spatial and geographical analysis; and qualitative and mixed methods. There are a number of ongoing research projects funded by the UK’s research councils and the European Commission. The group hosts the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and the Census and Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies (CALLS) Hub.

Candidates should hold a PhD in demography, population geography or a cognate social science discipline (including statistics and applied mathematics). Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. Familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other national and international sources will be an advantage. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work in and collaborate with an international team of population researchers on highly policy-relevant topics, exploiting population data and applying sound methodology.

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Professor Hill Kulu, Hill.Kulu@standrews.ac.uk, Professor Elspeth Graham, efg@st-andrews.ac.uk, or Professor William Austin, goshos@standrews.ac.uk.


2017 10 - Post-doctoral Researcher FamilyTies project (1.0 fte) (217390), University of Groningen

Organisation

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) consists of around 95 members of staff and 95 PhD researchers. The faculty focuses on high quality teaching and research in the fields of spatial planning, economic and cultural geography and demography. The research theme of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences is 'Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation'. Our mission is to produce research which is world-leading, distinctive, and policy-relevant. With two bachelor and eight master programmes, the faculty offers a wide range of courses within the field to about 900 students.

Job description

The postdoc researcher will work in the project ‘Family ties that bind: A new view of internal migration, immobility and labour-market outcomes (FamilyTies)’, led by Principal Investigator Clara H. Mulder and funded by Advanced Grant no. 740113 from the European Research Council. The research team will further include another postdoc researcher, three PhD researchers and one staff member all based in Groningen, a postdoc and data analyst working in Brussels, and external international collaborators. In this team, the researcher will perform her or his own research task in close collaboration with the other team members and with external collaborators, and help supervise the PhD researchers.

Project summary

Internal migration (long-distance moves within national borders) is generally assumed to be beneficial to individuals and households. The FamilyTies project has been designed to make a decisive contribution to a much more comprehensive explanation of internal migration and its labour-market outcomes than current, mainly economic, explanations have achieved thus far. It introduces a novel perspective on internal migration and immobility, which focuses on the role of family outside the household in deciding on whether and where to relocate, and which takes into account contemporary family complexity: the family ties perspective. The aim is to identify the role of family ties in internal migration, immobility and labour-market outcomes.

The objectives are:

  1. Identifying the role of family ties as a deterrent of migration and key determinant of immobility
  2. Explaining migration towards family in relation to migration in other directions
  3. Determining to what extent and for whom family-related motives drive migration and immobility
  4. Unravelling how individual labour-market outcomes of migration versus immobility differ between (im)mobility related to family ties and (im)mobility due to other factors.

Geo-coded register and census data containing micro-links between family members will be used for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as survey data for Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and New Zealand. These will be analysed using advanced applications of hazard regression, logistic regression, linear regression and structural equation models, which take into account the multilevel and multi-actor structure of the data and issues of endogeneity and self-selection. The project will provide major new insights into migration, immobility and labour-market outcomes, and input for better predictions and policies concerning migration, population growth and decline, ethnic segregation, labour-market flexibility and family support.

You may apply for this position until 12 November 23.59 h / before 13 November 2017 Dutch local time

More info here: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005VDP


SEPTEMBER 2017


2017 09 – Tenure-Track Position in Sociology, University of California, San Francisco, Vacancy No. JPF01589

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2018 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). The appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in sociology or a closely-related field at the time of hire. Successful candidates must have expertise in medical sociology; additional preferred areas of expertise include aging, gender, and/or global health. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. An established portfolio or promise of externally funded research is also desirable. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes a statement of research, a separate statement of teaching, a curriculum vitae, copies of three key publications, and one or more recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (janet.shim@ucsf.edu) and Kristen Harknett (kristen.harknett@ucsf.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs.

Additional information on this position can be found at the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org, Job ID: 14213.

Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01589


2017 09 – The Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in Wiesbaden (Germany) has 3 job openings

2 post-doctoral research fellows (full-time, salary scale 14 TVöD) and 1 pre-doctoral research assistant (80%, salary scale 13 TVöD) to work on the following new research projects:

1. A post-doc on migration for the Institute´s research project on internal migration and mobility, which focusses on understanding patterns, processes and determinants of internal migration, spatial mobility and commuting at the aggregate and individual levels. See job offer 275/17 (in German) for details.

2. A post-doc on migration for the DFG-funded “German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study“, which aims to collect primary data to investigate individual-level motives and consequences of international mobility between Germany and other Western countries. See job offer 276/17 (in German) for details.

3. A pre-doc on fertility for the research group “childlessness and large families” who will be involved in the cleaning and analysis of datasets on fertility (e.g. Human Fertility Database, Generations and Gender Programme [GGP]). See job offer 272/17 (in German) for details.

At the post-doctoral level, we are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles in international and/or internal migration, spatial mobility, or in a cognate research area. The candidates should have strong skills in the quantitative analysis of spatial / longitudinal data sets.

For the pre-doctoral position on fertility, we especially welcome applications by candidates with demographic skills.

The post-doctoral positions are initially for 4 years; the pre-doctoral position is for 2 years.

Deadline for applying is October 4.

See http://www.bib-demografie.de/DE/Institut/Jobs/Stellenangebote/stellenangebote_node.html for details.


2017 09 – From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research. A New NICHD Funded Post-Doctoral Training Program at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

We are soliciting applications for a new Bio-Social Training Program that aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of Post-doctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences. The goal of this new and innovative training program is to produce scientists who will conduct truly integrative work that will address some of the most pressing health problems. Trainees will have the opportunity to receive interdisciplinary mentorship and training in a wide array of content areas, ranging from social inequalities to biological processes. Trainees will enter from their respective disciplines and will identify a co-preceptor team comprised of a mentor from their home discipline and another representing their new interdisciplinary interest area.

Requirements:  Postdoctoral trainees must have received their PhD degree before the start date of the traineeship. Graduates from any academic program are eligible to apply.

Applications for the first year of the program will be accepted until October 15, 2017 and training will begin on January 1, 2018. Annual recruitment for the second cohort of Post-doctoral trainees will begin at the end of January 2018. More information and our application can be accessed from the following website: https://www.cpc.unc.edu/training/biosocial-science-training-program/. Lead PIs: Drs. Allison Aiello (Epidemiology) and Robert Hummer (Sociology)

Questions? Please contact: Sommer Barnes


2017 09 – Open Rank Stratification/Inequality Scholar: University of Colorado

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder is searching for a scholar who specializes in social stratification and inequality, broadly defined. Rank is open (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). The applicant will be expected to conduct research in the field of social stratification and inequality and to teach graduate and undergraduate stratification/inequality courses at the beginning and advanced levels. The regular teaching commitment for department faculty is three courses per academic year. The appointment will begin August, 2018. Applicants must have a PhD in sociology or a comparable field by the time of the appointment. ABD candidates will be considered; however, the PhD degree must be conferred by August 15, 2018. A background check is required. Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a vita, statements of teaching and research philosophy, one sample research paper, and the names and email addresses of three professional references to www.jobsatcu.com, posting #10158.  Review will begin October 15, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please contact search committee chair Rick Rogers at Richard.Rogers@Colorado.edu for additional information.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.


2017 09 – Chair of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

Cornell University’s Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology (CHE) invites applications for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Chair.  The Department consists of 29 tenure track faculty spanning multiple disciplines with strong depth in economics, sociology, and demography.  The Department offers a wide range of programs at all degree levels, and the Chair position presents an opportunity for a scholar to play a key role in supporting and elevating the social sciences and public policy in CHE and Cornell University more broadly.  PAM serves as a hub for teaching in public policy, currently offering a large undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, a Masters in Health Administration (the Sloan Program), and a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management. PAM is launching a new undergraduate major in Health Care and Policy and contributes to teaching in the professional MPA degree offered by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).  The Department has strong ties with schools and departments across Cornell, and faculty lend their expertise to several graduate fields, including Economics, Sociology, Public Affairs, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), and Demography.  The Department also has close connections with and provides leadership to multidisciplinary centers and institutes across campus, with PAM faculty leading and playing significant roles in the Cornell Population Center, the Institute for Social Sciences, the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR), and CIPA.

PAM faculty are exceptional in their research productivity.  According to Academic Analytics, the faculty in PAM ranked 5th in overall productivity among the 79 public policy programs included in the analysis. PAM’s annual operating budget planned for 2017-2018 is $9.6 million, including 77 percent from CHE and 23 percent from grants, contracts, federal appropriations, restricted gifts, and endowment income.

The next Chairperson will be an internationally known scholar with the ability to be strategic and visionary about PAM’s future opportunities, who can build on the positive trajectory that PAM has established since its inception twenty years ago.  The candidate will need a scholarly record commensurate with tenure at the full professor level and the ability to balance administration, research, teaching, and public engagement.  The primary responsibilities of the Chair include providing leadership and oversight of the department’s academic programs and budgets, and working closely with the department’s administrative manager to ensure a workplace that is supportive of faculty, staff, and students.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead in a climate of collaboration, transparency, and shared governance.  The Chair also plays a key role in campus-wide initiatives related to public policy and the social sciences.  The Department Chair reports to the Dean of CHE.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Economics, Sociology, Public Policy, or a related discipline.  The candidate must be able to work and thrive in a multi-disciplinary setting.  Well qualified applications are expected to have a record of excellence in research with leadership experience and the ability to lead strategically and collaboratively and communicate effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.

 Application Process

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and names of three references through Academic Jobs Online. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Kelly Musick (musick@cornell.edu), with any questions. Cover letters can be addressed to: Rosemary Avery, Department Chair, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, 2301G MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853-4401.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.


2017 09 – Associate Professor(s) /Assistant Professor(s) - (170001V6), Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Closing Date: October 15, 2017

The Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong invites applications for the posts of Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor. Fields of specializations are open. Preference will be given to those who have strong research interest in Chinese or other Asian societies.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in sociology; (ii) proven ability of effective teaching in a variety of courses; and (iii) good potential for scholarly publications and research.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2018, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applicants are asked to upload, together with their on-line application, full CV, copies of academic credentials, details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), teaching statement, research statement and 3 reference letters.

Further information about the Department is available at http://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/. For enquiries, please write to us at sociology@cuhk.edu.hk.


2017 09 - Assistant Professor, Department of Demography, University of California at Berkeley

The Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. The search is not restricted by subfield and scholars with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements by the date of hire. We welcome applicants with expected or completed degrees in demography as well as related fields, such as economics, history, population biology, public health, sociology, and statistics.

All application materials must be submitted electronically by October 10, 2017. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01446.

Applications must include a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; one to three pieces of published or unpublished scholarship (such as full or partial dissertations, articles, and book chapters), preferably single-authored; and three letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to submit an optional statement concerning past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

All letters will be treated as confidential according to University of California policy and California state law. Please refer all referees, even when letters are provided via a third party (e.g. dossier services or career centers), to the U.C. Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Questions may be addressed to David Murphy, Administrative Officer, Department of Demography, 2232 Piedmont Ave., U.C.B., Berkeley CA 94720-2120, dmurphy@demog.berkeley.edu.

The department encourages applications from scholars who may have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off to care for family members, achieved excellence in careers outside academia, or gained experience concerning the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education. Applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are also encouraged to apply.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


2017 09 – Two Tenure Track Positions in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland-College Park

The Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, pending budgetary approval. One hire will be for someone who does research in race/gender, while addressing significant scholarly directions in the discipline, enhancing our current fields of strength (demography, social inequality, and social psychology), and further building intellectual diversity  (position #104683). Candidates will be expected to contribute to our efforts to offer outstanding quantitative and qualitative methodological training in our undergraduate and graduate programs. We also value work with a promising ability to generate external funding. The second hire is an open search (position #104695).  We seek scholars with innovative research programs and a commitment to outstanding teaching.

The University of Maryland is located in Prince George’s County, near Washington, DC, accessible through the College Park/UM metro stop.  For more information on the department and the university, we encourage interested persons to visit our website at http://www.socy.umd.edu. To apply, candidates must submit:

1) a letter of application indicating fit with the department’s strengths, research statement, and teaching philosophy

2) curriculum vitae

3) names of three references

Applications will be accepted via the UMD UHR website at https://ejobs.umd.edu (refer to position number 104683 for the race/gender search and 104695 for the open search). Reviews of submitted applications will commence October 15, 2017.

Links to job descriptions:

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54296

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54297


2017 09 – Faculty Positions Announcement - Department of Health Sciences,  School of Health Professions,

University of Missouri

Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Health Sciences

The University of Missouri, School of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences, seeks applicants for two full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor. Specialty areas desired include but are not limited to Public Health (Community Health and Education, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, etc.), Social Determinants of Health, and Global Health. The Department’s strengths include the following areas: HIV/Aids, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, Rural Health, and Health across the Life-course. PhD or DrPH in Health Sciences related profession or closely related field required. Candidates will be evaluated on their background in the health sciences, ability to teach in an academic setting and scholarly productivity, including the potential for grant success. The position includes teaching health sciences core courses including introductory public health courses, research and service to fit School/Department needs.

MU is situated in the City of Columbia, which has been consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. This college town of 110,000+ residents has the best of both worlds – small-town convenience and warmth with big-city sophistication and amenities. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, the city boasts affordable housing, moderate cost of living, diverse cultural and economic opportunities, and excellent public schools. For more information about Columbia, see http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/.

The MU School of Health Professions is one of the fastest growing schools at Mizzou. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of Missourians and other communities through excellent teaching, research and service. We believe in educational achievement, diversity and inclusion, collaboration and teamwork, high quality health care, and discovery of knowledge to advance the well-being of others. If you would like to help the School of Health Professions advance its mission, please submit your application, resume/CV and cover letter for consideration. For information about the School of Health Professions, please visit: http://shp.missouri.edu/index.php

Applicants should apply through the HR website (eRecruit): http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. The job opening number is 24028. All documentation must be attached into eRecruit. Reference letters can be sent directly to: Dr. Michelle Teti, Search Committee Chair, University of Missouri, Department of Health Sciences, 501 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 or emailed to tetim@health.missouri.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications of the applicant.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 (V/TTY).

 


AUGUST 2017


2017 08 – Assistant Professor in Sociology

The UCLA Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level, to begin fall 2018, subject to budgetary approval. For one of these positions, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Conversation Analysis, but we welcome applications from scholars in all substantive areas and methodological approaches to sociology whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and diversity.

Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate degree in sociology or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2018.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research and teaching interests, (d) statement of contributions to diversity (e) writing samples (f) and the names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03237 beginning August 22, 2017. The deadline for applications to be submitted is October 5, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


2017 08 – University at Albany, State University of New York. The Department of Sociology at the

University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure track position to begin Fall 2018 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The department will consider candidates whose primary area of specialization is urban sociology. We seek candidates who demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, including pursuit of external funding and who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching and service. PhD required by date of appointment. Degree must be from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/ADA employer. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit an application at http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=87773  and must include the following documents: A Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter. Once applications have been initially screened for appropriate area, candidates will receive notification of how to submit three letters of reference through Interview Exchange. Finalists will be asked to provide research, teaching and service statements. Questions should be addressed to: Glenn Deane, Chair, Department of Sociology at gdeane@albany.edu.


2017 08 – FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty open rank professorship beginning Fall 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. Opportunities for affiliation at the CUNY Graduate Center (http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Home) are also available for candidates who show a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment.

This position is open in terms of substantive area in sociology but requires a focus on data science (broadly defined, for example this might include working on “big data,” network analysis, complex data sets, spatial analysis or computational sociology). The position could build on existing departmental strengths in the areas of education, healthcare and medicine, demography, and urban sociology, but could add or enhance other areas (such as sociology of culture, historical sociology, or environmental sociology).

The successful candidate will teach courses in their subfield within sociology and will broaden quantitative offerings in sociology including courses engaging data science students from other disciplines. They may also teach required sociology courses as needed by the department or courses specifically designed for data science students. They will also participate in interdisciplinary data science initiatives across the College, some pieces of which are housed in sociology and engage sociology students. Depending on background, interest, and rank this may include creating courses, curriculum development, participation on the data science advisory committee, and collaboration on funding proposals.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a Senior College within the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only four-year public college in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. Although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Housed in the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Lehman College Department of Sociology is highly research active and includes faculty engaged in the full range of sociological scholarship. It is one of the largest departments at Lehman in terms of funded research. Over the past five years the Sociology Department has averaged 191 graduates per year making it the largest liberal arts degree at Lehman College (and third largest of all degrees) and one of the largest departments in the country in terms of number of sociology majors.

The interdisciplinary data science initiative at Lehman College is a growing project involving the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences, Biology and Chemistry among others. An interdisciplinary minor in Data Science is expected to be in place for the Spring 2018 semester.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. degree in sociology or a related academic field is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Candidates must attach a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three professional references) and cover letter. An Interfolio link or a zipped file containing up to three writing samples, representative teaching materials and, for interfolio, letters of recommendation should be sent to sociology@lehman.cuny.edu. Applicants not using Interfolio should ask three references to send recommendations to the same address.

Any questions about the requirements, the Sociology Department or search procedures should also be sent to sociology@lehman.cuny.edu.

For technical issues:

Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue.

For other questions:

For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department:  Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.

CLOSING DATE

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2017.  All applications received by September 30 will be assured of inclusion in the first round of reviews (revised).

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


2017 08 – Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, Associate or Full Professor, Sociology of Health and Illness

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a nationally or internationally recognized senior scholar in the sociology of health and illness, to begin Fall 2018.  Candidates should have an outstanding and sustained record of research, teaching and mentorship, and leadership in the profession.  Research and teaching interests could include (but are not limited to) health inequalities, global health, mental health, aging/life course, disability, comparative health systems, healthcare access and professions, and health policy.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching on the sociology of health and healthcare, as well as build bridges with colleagues across the university who are interested in the social dynamics of health, medicine, and healthcare.  Demonstrated ability to secure external funding is highly desirable.  Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2017. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required as well, to be sent directly to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Questions regarding the search may be directed to soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


2017 08 – Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, Assistant Professor, Sociology of Health and Illness

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor, to begin Fall 2018, who specializes in the sociology of health and illness.  Specific research and teaching interests could include (but are not limited to) health inequalities, global health, mental health, aging/life course, disability, comparative health systems, healthcare access and professions, and health policy.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching on the sociology of health and healthcare, and help to forge ties with colleagues across the university interested in the social dynamics of health and medicine.  Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2017. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required as well, to be sent directly to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Questions regarding the search may be directed to soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu.  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


2017 08 – Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, Assistant Professor, Socioeconomic and/or Racial Inequalities

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2018, who specializes in the study of socioeconomic and/or racial and ethnic inequalities. We prefer but do not require a research focus on the United States.  Specific research and teaching interests concerning inequalities could include (but are not limited to) the study of social movements, public policy, political sociology, and class and/or racial identities.  Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2017. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required as well, to be sent directly to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Questions regarding the search may be directed to soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu. The Sociology Department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and welcomes applications from underrepresented populations. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


JULY 2017


2017 07 – Population Division - NYC Department of City Planning, Demographer

The Population Division is responsible for the compilation, analysis and dissemination of census and related federal, state and local data for city agencies, local communities and the media.  We are the city’s hub of expertise in census data dissemination and analysis.  Within the Department, the Population Division provides data for a variety of local and citywide planning studies, environmental review analyses, and capital planning strategies.  We also provide other city agencies and outside organizations with data to address questions of concern involving needs assessment, program planning and targeting, and policy formulation.  This includes the development of current population estimates and short- and long-term population and employment projections. Finally, with the approaching Census enumeration, the Population Division is leading the technical efforts to help ensure an accurate census in 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Analyzes demographic and socioeconomic data for a variety of projects related to needs assessments, policy development, and program planning/implementation;
  • Executes strategies for the preparation of population projections for New York City, the five boroughs, and selected sub-borough areas;
  • Develops population estimates for New York City, the five boroughs, and selected sub-borough areas, and evaluates estimates from other sources;
  • Prepares written analyses, informed by the research literature, on population trends in New York City, using data from the decennial censuses, the American Community Survey, and state and local sources to provide insight into important planning-related issues;
  • Presents demographic changes in the city to a variety of audiences, including city planners, members of other city agencies, and the public;
  • Conducts field research in neighborhoods across the city, to document the existence of areas with large numbers of difficult-to-enumerate housing units;
  • Assist in performing quality assurance of data files, and documenting work procedures and methodologies

2017 09 – JOB POSTING

Title: Senior Research Scientist

Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reports to: Director of International Research or Principal Research Scientist

Location: New York City

Date of Posting: March 2017

Organization

Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of research, policy analysis and communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policies and programs. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people.

Position summary

A Senior Research Scientist (SRS) is responsible for serving as a project principal and leading or playing a major role on multiple research projects, including planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing. An SRS also contributes to a range of other administrative and institutional activities, serves as a project manager, directs the work of midlevel and junior staff who are working on the projects she/he leads, and acts as supervisor for one or more midlevel and/or junior staffers. An SRS reports to a Principal Research Scientist (PRS) or to the Director of Domestic or International Research.

Responsibilities

Research responsibilities as project manager/project principal

  • As project principal, lead, organize and oversee the execution and management of research projects, usually with the support of midlevel and/or junior staff:
    • Review related literature and past work
    • Specify questions to be addressed, data sources, variables to be used, data collection strategies, analyses to be undertaken and analytic techniques, including statistical or qualitative approaches to be applied
    • Carry out primary data collection and primary and secondary analysis
    • Write journal articles and reports
    • Lead work with research partners, depending on the project
    • Participate in in-country project dissemination events
  • Present research findings to academic, journalistic and other audiences at briefings, seminars and professional conferences; help prepare communications materials such as news releases and fact sheets
  • Review and comment on work of other staff
  • Stay current on literature related to ongoing projects and core areas of expertise
  • Maintain informal and formal relationships with colleagues in relevant fields
  • Participate in various aspects of project development, including idea generation, budget estimates, proposal drafting and review, and interaction with funders; encourage and assist with organization of idea generation meetings

Administrative

  • As project manager (or, in partnership with the project manager), develop and monitor project activities, timelines and budgets; coordinate project activities involving staff across divisions; orient, train and oversee midlevel and junior staff work; assist with reports to funders; ensure archiving of completed projects
  • Supervise and mentor one or more midlevel or junior research staffers; in this capacity, an SRS will be responsible for her/his supervisees’ annual appraisals, provide mentorship (broadly defined as having responsibility for the supervisees’ professional development and assisting with their ongoing time and personnel-related concerns and needs)
  • Manage communications and project-related administrative work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies as needed

Other

  • Represent Guttmacher at conferences, meetings and other events held by external organizations or government agencies
  • Carry out public education activities (e.g., seminars, university lectures, “brown bags,” etc.)
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries related to one’s area of expertise or work (e.g., responding to reporters’ questions or doing media interviews)
  • Participate in staff recruitment and selection by serving as a member of hiring teams
  • Participate in other tasks as requested by division management or supervisor

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, public health or a closely related field
  • Commitment to policy-relevant research
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health research, including some of the following areas: fertility, contraception, abortion, sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, STIs/HIV, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems
  • Experience in carrying out research on sexual and reproductive health behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues is required; experience in Bayesian statistical models and/or health services costing is desirable
  • Training and experience in some of the following areas:
    • Statistical, demographic, epidemiological and health economics methods
    • Survey methods, including survey design, fieldwork, data processing and analysis
  • Experience in manuscript writing and presentation; prior publication record desirable
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills

Originality and creativity

  • Strong project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise and mentor midlevel and junior staff as well as timely communication with senior supervisory staff
  • Ability to work as part of a team; interest in working collaboratively within the Institute and with external partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals
  • Ability to represent the Institute at external meetings
  • Willingness and ability to travel for approximately 15-25% of time
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, dependability, and strong attention to detail

Salary and benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.

Application

Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org. Type your first and last name, as well as the title of the position for which you are applying, in the subject line.

Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged. No agencies, please.

The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


2017 07 – JOB POSTING

Title: Director of International Research

Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reports to: Vice President for International Research

Location: New York City

Date of Posting: March 2017

Organization

Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of research, policy analysis and communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policies and programs. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people.

Position summary

The Director of International Research works in partnership with Guttmacher’s other research directors, including a second Director of International Research, to implement the Institute’s wide-ranging portfolio of policy-relevant international research, which may be global, regional or country-specific in scope. While the Director of International Research will bring particular geographic and/or substantive focus areas, s/he will provide input and guidance on all areas of Guttmacher’s research. The director oversees the work and guides the professional development of a highly skilled team of senior, mid-level and junior researchers and represents the Institute and the research division externally.

The Director of International Research reports to the VP for International Research, and receives guidance from the VP for Domestic Research on division-wide matters, including personnel issues, management strategy and divisional policies.

Responsibilities

Vision and strategy of the division
  • Contribute to the development of Institute strategy and priority-setting, ensuring alignment with and implementation of the Institute’s strategic plan.
  • Stimulate, encourage and contribute to the development of ideas and new proposals, including innovating around the Institute’s core topics.
  • With the leadership of the division, coordinate with CEO and senior management of other divisions to promote the highest quality and efficiency of the Institute’s work.
Divisional management and supervision
  • Work with the Director of Research Administration (DRA), other directors and the VPs to efficiently manage the division including:
  • Administrative and personnel matters
  • Adherence to budgets and timelines across projects

Staff assignment to projects

  • Priority setting among and across projects, and resolution of scheduling conflicts
  • Supervise 4–5 Principal Research Scientists (PRSs) and Senior Research Scientists (SRSs) in the following domains:
  • Ensure that staff receive adequate support, mentoring and guidance
  • Proactively identify and provide guidance on opportunities for professional development, and facilitate skill development in all respects, including methodological, substantive and management skills
  • Oversee promotions, conflict resolution, and disciplinary steps and serve as ombudsperson for staff concerns
  • Assist with recruitment of research directors and PRSs, lead on hiring of international SRSs, and coordinate with the DRA to provide guidance, input on and approval of the hiring of midlevel and junior staff.
  • Monitor and manage relationships with external project collaborators, including in-country partners and consultants.
  • Review—or delegate the review of—communications materials, provide guidance on plans for dissemination, and respond to external requests for information.
Research oversight and execution
  • Along with the VP for International Research and the second Director of International Research, assume primary responsibility for the current international research portfolio, ensuring quality and timeliness of research activities and products.
  • Provide broad, high-level guidance to projects at key stages.
  • Devote approximately one-quarter of time to research activities by serving as Project Principal and conducting research on one or more projects, including publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate in the development and review of concept notes and grant proposals.
  • Work with PRSs to oversee and coordinate the review process of project documents and products.
  • Act as liaison with the VPs to set priorities and coordinate the VPs’ input into research projects.
  • Work to improve research infrastructure and the quality, accuracy, replicability and transparency of our work, including systems (statistical, programming, data management) and other work processes.
External relations
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations with other organizations.
  • Represent the Institute at high-level events and with donors.
  • Sit on advisory panels, serve on grant review panels (e.g., NIH) and participate in other professional and external roles.
Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, public health or a closely related field.
  • Commitment to policy-relevant SRH research.
  • Minimum of 15 years conducting research on international sexual and reproductive health, substantial publication record and strong reputation in the field.
  • Strong track record of successfully managing, mentoring and motivating staff; commitment to helping staff develop professionally and to fostering productive teamwork.
  • Ability to contribute to senior-level management processes of the Institute as a whole.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the Institute and with external partners.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Originality and creativity and the ability to bring out those qualities in one’s staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities, and, when necessary, to respond rapidly to outside events.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Fifteen to twenty percent of international travel required on an annual basis. Length of trips varies based on project responsibilities.
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness and dependability.
  • Ability to provide both big-picture input and strong attention to detail when needed.
Salary and benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.

Application

Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org. Type your first and last name, as well as the title of the position for which you are applying, in the subject line.

Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged. No agencies, please.

The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


JUNE 2017


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