American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

JOBS 2017-2018 [CURRENT]


NOVEMBER 2017


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