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2014-2015 ASA Section on Population Jobs


The list below duplicates the listings sent to the section listserv in the order they appear there. To have a position added here, please contact the Section Chair or Secretary


2014 12 – Job Announcement – Department of Sociology, Concordia College

The Concordia College (Moorhead MN) Sociology Department seeks applications for a full-time, tenure eligible position at the rank of assistant professor. The teaching load is three classes (equivalent to 12 semester hours) per semester.  Courses taught include statistics for the social and natural sciences, introduction to sociology, one or two sociology electives (areas open) and statistical modeling for all sciences and math.  Typical class sizes are 15-35 students.  Qualified candidates have a Ph.D. in Sociology or are in the final stages of completing the Ph.D. Candidates are committed to teaching undergraduates at a liberal arts college and to an ongoing research agenda. Candidates have experience or interest in doing research with undergraduates.  Candidates whose teaching, research, or other professional activities focus on under-represented populations, and who are interested in facilitating diversity-related learning opportunities for students are highly valued by the department and the college.  The department encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to gender, race, sexual or gender orientation, culture, dis/ability, and non/religion.  Concordia is a four-year liberal arts college of 2300 students located in Fargo-Moorhead, a metropolitan area of 200,000.  Review of applicants begins January 15, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Please submit the following three items:  letter of interest, CV, and list of references. Applications must be submitted electronically on the college website at https://hr.cord.edu/postings/1050.  Further materials will be requested of qualified candidates at later stages of the search process.  For additional information contact Matthew Lindholm, Chair of Sociology & Social Work (lindholm@cord.edu).

 

2014 02 – New Program – UT Austin Population Research Center, Demographers on Sabbatical

Click here to read the description.

 

2014 12 – Postdoctoral Position Announcement – UT Austin Population Research Center, NICHD-funded postdoc

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2015.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. 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 at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification.

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 research associates.  We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact research associates to discuss collective interests prior to submitting an application.  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 be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. Screening of applications will begin on January 27 and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to training@prc.utexas.edu.  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. Gershoff, NICHD Postdoc Training Director: liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu

Additional contact, NICHD Program Coordinator: training@prc.utexas.edu

 


2014 11 – Call for Applications – Satcher Health Policy Fellows

We have begun our recruitment process for the next cohort of SHLI Health Policy Fellows who will begin in September 2015.  Attached are a recruitment letter, flyer, and the fellowship brochure. Please help us by reaching out to your current and previous academic institutions, professional organizations, colleagues, and friends. List serves and social media have been particularly useful for getting the word out. The link for our website is http://www.msm.edu/research/research_centersandinstitutes/SHLI/aboutUs/healthPolicyInstitute/leadershipFellows/  or http://bit.ly/YHVDNE (if you want to tweet it #satcherfellows).

 

2014 11 – Job Opening – International Health Division

Abt Associates seeks a research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) specialist with strong training in quantitative research methods and excellent data analysis and writing skills. The RME specialist will support a variety of International Health Division projects including the USAID-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project, a global project that engages the private sector to address family planning and other health product and service needs throughout the developing world. We are currently looking to hire MA-level Senior Analyst.  Our ideal candidate is someone with a MA, strong quant skills, strong Stata skills and impact evaluation field experience with J-PAL/IPA or DIME. Please click on this link to find more more information. 

 

2014 11 – Postdoctoral Association – Brown University, Population Studies and Training Center

The PSTC has an opening for a one or two-year postdoctoral position starting as early as July 1, 2015. Candidates for PSTC Postdoctoral position must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline. Please visit our website for the full job description at http://www.pstc.brown.edu/jobs.htm. Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration please submit materials by January 31, 2015).

Applicants should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/27171 and provide an up-to-date CV, examples of written work, and a cover letter of application with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals.  In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Susan Silveira, Population Studies & Training Center, Box 1836, Brown University, 68 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912 Or emailed to susan_silveira@brown.edu

 

2014 11 – NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship – Princeton University, Office of Population Research

The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates must have completed an MD or a PhD in demography, sociology, statistics, or other relevant field prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants for this NIH fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding.

The start date for this appointment will be September 2015. Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, a list of publications and contact information for 3 references. Screening of applicants will start on February 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

http://opr.princeton.edu/jobs

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

 

2014 11 – NIA and NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships – University of Michigan, Population Studies Center

The Population Studies Center expects to have openings for postdoctoral fellows sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA) and The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).   Positions to start on or about September 2, 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) at the starting date.

For applicants for the NIA positions, a background in aging is desirable but not required; however, it is imperative that a significant portion of your proposed research be aging-related.  Applicants for the NICHD positions should focus on population research. Applicants should indicate for which position(s) they are applying.  Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.

Term of appointment will be for two years. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

 

Screening of applications will continue until positions are filled with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 5, 2015. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page), 1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC and examples of written work via email to PSCPostdoctoralRecruitment@umich.edu. Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the above email address. All documents should be in PDF format and contain the applicant's last name in the file name. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

2014 11 - Call for Applications – Visiting Faculty Program, UW-Madison Applied Population Lab

The UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory is pleased to announce a visiting faculty program.

We seek faculty from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, geography, economics, environmental science or related fields. Work undertaken through the program must have a clear demographic focus, with preference for spatial demography, environmental demography, applied demography, and rural demography.

Through this program, the APL aims t to enhance the research activities of visiting faculty, and to foster ongoing research activity between APL academic staff and a diverse set of active scholars.

Applications for the 2015-16 academic year must be received by 30 November, 2014. Details, including how to apply, can be found in the attached PDF and at http://apl.wisc.edu/positions/APL_visiting_faculty_announcement.pdf.

 

2014 11 - Call for Applications – 2015 DHS Fellows Program

ICF International is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 round of The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Fellows Program. The DHS Fellows Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are:

  • To teach Fellows to analyze DHS datasets, produce result tables, and conduct research with DHS data;
  • To strengthen skills that Fellows will use to integrate DHS data in teaching;
  • To increase the ability of Fellows to build the capacity for using DHS data at their home universities

For information on how to apply, see http://dhsprogram.com/Who-We-Are/News-Room/2015-DHS-Fellows-Program-accepting-applications-until-December-1-2014.cfm

 

2014 11 - Job Openings – Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

Health

(For qualification and application instruction, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5015) and for a complete ad click here.

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the field of health, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in sociological approaches to mental or physical health, health disparities, or health services. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are proficient in the analysis of large, complex data sets and have technical expertise in multilevel statistical modeling. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Population and Environment

(For qualification and application instruction, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5017) and for a complete ad click here.

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the field of population and environment, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek candidates who employ quantitative models and methods, including demography and spatial analysis, in research on the impact of environmental change and on the processes of mitigation and adaption, broadly defined. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Social Networks

(For qualification and application instruction, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5016) and for a complete ad click here.

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position (open rank) in the field of social networks, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek candidates who are well-grounded theoretically, have a high level of technical competence, and have a program of empirical research that will build on our departmental strengths. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are proficient in the analysis of large data sets and/or complex systems. This position follows a recent cluster hire in social networks. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department, university and the profession. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

 


2014 10 - Job Opening – Department of Gerontology, UMass-Boston

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill one or more positions at the tenure-track advanced assistant or associate professor rank to join our faculty on September 1, 2015. The department is building on its strengths in the broad field of aging and health and will make a number of additional hires over the next several years in this area. All candidates should have competence to teach at the master’s and PhD levels, and have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding. 

Click here to for more information. ASA Job Bank #10744

 

2014 10 - Job Opening – Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

The Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is seeking to hire a faculty member in Demography and Public Policy. Rank is open. This will be a tenure-track position. Position will involve research and teaching in demography and population studies. There will be opportunities to advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and to work with graduate students in the Cornell Population Center and allied doctoral fields (e.g., Sociology) in the University.

Position is in an applied multidisciplinary department with core concentrations in the areas of family and social welfare, health, and consumer policy. Faculty members are drawn from economics, sociology, health services, public policy, and other related multidisciplinary fields. The department offers a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in public policy and a master’s degree in health administration. The research environment offers ample opportunity for faculty collaborations, both within the department and across the university as part of the Cornell Population Program.

Salary is negotiable, depending on rank, experience, and qualifications. Competitive benefits package.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, Public Health, Public Policy or allied field is required. Candidates should have a strong multidisciplinary and applied orientation, with interests in policy-relevant empirical research and teaching in the area of demography and demographic behavior. Candidates with interests if one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: population health; sexual and reproductive health, including maternal health; and race and gender inequality. The promise or demonstrated record of external funding is expected.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Please submit cover letter and vita through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/27347. For further information, please contact Daniel Lichter at dtl28@cornell.edu.

 

2014 10 - Job Openings (3) – Department of Sociology, Florida State University

The Department of Sociology invites applications for positions in the new interdisciplinary FSU Center on Public Policy for Successful Aging. Click here to view position description. ASA Job Bank #10697. 

 

2014 10 - Postdoc Opening: Call for Applications – Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Cornell Population Center

Through the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowship endowment, the Cornell Population Center welcomes applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position starting August 15, 2015. Screening of applications beginsDecember 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please share this announcement with your colleagues and potential applicants. Requisition ID 25847-Post Dr Assoc

Description: Postdoctoral Associate. The Cornell Population Center (CPC) invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellowships. The start date for the position will be August 15, 2015 and will be funded for 2 years, subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation. Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor and CPC affiliate at Cornell who will work closely with the post-doctoral associate. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. Especially encouraged are applications from candidates whose research has significance for those countries on which the fellowship’s funder focuses – the United States, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, South Africa, and Bermuda.

The Frank H. T. Rhodes Fellowships stand as a testament to the profound difference Frank Rhodes has made at Cornell by furthering scholarship and research in areas related to poverty alleviation, support for the elderly and disadvantaged children and youth, public health, and human rights. The postdoctoral program is designed to provide support through collaborations with faculty and to assist new scholars in launching their own programs of research. Postdoctoral Associates devote most of their time to independent research, but are expected to be involved in CPC institution building activities, as well. See http://www.cpc.cornell.edu for more information about the Cornell Population Center.

The Postdoctoral Associate will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vita, (c) a statement proposing both an individual research project and how the candidate will engage with a CPC faculty affiliate’s on-going research, (d) examples of written work, (e) a letter from a CPC faculty affiliate agreeing to mentor the candidate, and (d) three letters of recommendation. These materials must be submitted via Interfolio - Applicants must apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/27195. For questions, please contact Erin Oates (eo73@cornell.edu).

 

2014 10 - Postdoc Opening: Call for Applications – The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are welcome. The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages candidates to apply.

The stipend is $42,000 per calendar year. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel. Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2015 and no earlier than July 1, 2011 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://research.unc.edu/red/postdoc.html. Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. Questions may be directed to Program Manager Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu.

 

The application deadline is Saturday, November 15, 2014.

 

2014 10 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology, University of Washington

Click to Read Description. ASA Job Bank #10595.

 

2014 10 - ASA Policy on Job Announcements

All section chairs recently received this email from ASA. Please read:

Good afternoon, I hope this note finds you well. It’s recently come to my attention that some chairs have been posting jobs on the section listservs. While the association does encourage you to inform your members of opportunities in their field, we would like you to be aware of current policy regarding job listings:

Section listservs may include job announcements if they choose to do so, but only if the positions have been posted in the online ASA Job Bank. This is to ensure that all ASA members are given equal opportunity to review and apply for available positions that are known to the ASA, and to keep Section Listserv postings from negatively affecting the financial viability of the online Job Bank which all ASA members support with their dues.

Exceptions may be made occasionally for available positions that do not specifically require a PhD (or other degree) in sociology or closely related discipline or that would not otherwise be expected to be advertised in the ASA Job Bank.

Section listserv managers are responsible for implementing this policy. It is recommended that they require persons submitting job announcements for the listserv to provide the ASA Job Bank IDs (easily available athttp://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information or by emailing jobbank@asanet.org) or a specific reason why the particular announcement is an exception.

Note that all employers posting a position in the ASA Job Bank are given the opportunity to request information on that position be submitted to up to two section listservs.

Unfortunately, this means that I will no longer be able to send job listings that are not also listed in the ASA job bank. When you send me a job listing, please include the ASA job bank number or an explanation about why you feel the listing is exempt from this policy. I am sorry for this undue burden.

Best, Shannon


 

2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology, American University

The Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, at American University (Washington, D.C.), invites applications for a tenure line appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015.

The department seeks candidates with expertise in health, urban sociology, immigration and globalization or social inequality and with ability and interest to teach sociological theory. Responsibilities will include active scholarship in the area(s) of specialization and teaching two courses per semester, including theory and at least one graduate course each academic year. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to contribute to the Department and University’s growing emphasis on externally funded research.

Please send application materials (curriculum vitae, letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, (p)reprints, and at least three letters of reference).   Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/25808.  Review of applications will begin by October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

 

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.

2104 09 - Predoctoral Fellowship – Columbia University

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer a Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality and Health to a PhD applicant entering in the fall of 2015.

This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Population Dynamics Branch.  Fellowships cover tuition and stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years (although students will be encouraged to seek outside funding for their dissertation research). 

Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered.

For further information about the fellowship program, contact: Peter A. Messeri, PhD |  Professor

Department of Sociomedical Sciences | pam9@columbia.edu

or Andrea Constancio | Academic Program Coordinator |Department of Sociomedical Sciences | 212-342-0287 | ac995@columbia.edu

Further information about the GSH fellowship may be found on our website: http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/sociomedical-sciences/academic-programs/doctoral-program/predoctoral-fellowship

For Application materials: http://publichealth.columbia.edu/degree-programs/drph-and-phd/sociomedical-sciences-phd

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

2014 09 - Job Opening – Congressional Research Office

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking expressions of interest for a short-term opportunity using contract mechanisms (up to one year, beginning as early as October 1) to serve as an Immigration Analyst.  The ideal candidate is an experienced policy analyst who has a breadth of knowledge in a range of immigration subjects, including asylum, comprehensive immigration reform options, diversity visas, employment-based immigration (permanent & temporary high-skilled workers), grounds of inadmissibility & exclusion, noncitizen eligibility for public assistance, nonimmigrant visa overstays, numerical limits and visa backlogs, point systems for selecting immigrants, Temporary Protect Status & other forms of blanket relief from removal, and visa issuance & security policy.

The position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. The individual should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research in the social sciences. Strong analytic writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience are required.

Please send expressions of interest and your resume to Laura Shrestha at lshrestha@crs.loc.gov.  No phone calls please.     

 

2014 09 - Job Opening – Departments of Geography and Sociology/Anthropology, Ohio University

The Ohio University Departments of Geography and Sociology/Anthropology invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rural Development, with specialization in the areas of poverty and/or inequality and related expertise in community, development, or environmental sustainability, beginning in fall of 2015. A focus on the Appalachian region is strongly preferred, though we will welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on other rural geographic areas within the U.S. Methodological expertise may include qualitative, quantitative, or spatial analytical methods. The successful candidate should conduct research that is theoretically innovative and empirically grounded, and be committed to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will contribute to the new interdisciplinary curriculum theme on Wealth and Poverty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Interested applicants can learn more about the Wealth and Poverty theme here: www.ohio.edu/cas/undergrad/themes/wealth-poverty/index.cfm.  The position will be housed in either the Department of Geography or Sociology/Anthropology depending on the successful applicant’s discipline. A Rural Development position with tenure home in the Department of Geography would complement Geography’s Urban Planning and Sustainability major, providing a comprehensive applied focus to existing theoretical strengths and make a meaningful regional contribution to Geography’s Globalization and Development major. The Rural Development position with tenure home in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology would complement Sociology’s strengths in social inequality and social change as well as race/class/gender and would contribute to Sociology’s historical strength in Appalachian scholarship.

The successful candidate will teach a rotation of graduate and undergraduate courses focused on Appalachia, community, development, inequality, rural studies, and social change. Working with other faculty members involved in the theme, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer a service learning course and participate in teaching the new Capstone Seminar for the Wealth and Poverty theme.

Ohio University (www.ohio.edu)  is a four-year Research-Extensive public institution that serves approximately 20,000 students on a residential campus located in Athens, a quintessential college town situated in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio seventy-five miles southeast of Columbus.

The Department of Geography (www.ohio.edu/geography/) has 15 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 170 undergraduate majors and 17 master’s students, and offers a range of degree programs including environmental geography, GISc, urban planning and sustainability, globalization and development, environmental pre-law, and meteorology. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (www.ohio.edu/socanth) has 15 sociologists, 7 anthropologists, 450 undergraduate majors, 11 Sociology Masters students and offers undergraduate majors in sociology, sociology criminology, and sociology pre-law. Both departments are home to many award-winning teachers, noted researchers, and enjoy excellent teaching, research, IT, and administrative support for their activities. Sociology and Geography faculty are active in interdisciplinary programs across the university including International Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies.

Please complete the online application and attach required documents including: cover letter, CV, publications or other samples of scholarly writing (upload as “Other” document type), research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Actual or proposed course syllabi and recent teaching evaluations (also uploaded as “Other” document type) are optional. Applicants must provide contact information for three references who will receive an auto-generated email invitation with unique link to upload their recommendation.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geography or Sociology by time of appointment. This position provides a competitive salary plus excellent benefits including educational benefits for employee and eligible dependents. Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration please apply by October 27, 2014. For details and to apply, go to http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/11029.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment, and is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. The university offers Domestic Partner Benefits to domestic partners and their children, as a matter of equity and fairness. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Stephen J. Scanlan | Email: scanlans@ohio.edu | Phone: (740) 593-1384 | Fax: (740) 593-1365

Address:  Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Bentley Annex 162 |  1 Ohio University |   Athens OH, 45701-2979

 

2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

The Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. The position is not restricted by subfield and applicants with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position’s duties include: academic research and publications, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative service. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

At the time of application, candidates must have completed all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation. We welcome degrees in demography as well as related fields, including but not limited to sociology, statistics, history, economics, and population biology. The PhD or equivalent is required within one year of employment. Those holding the current rank of assistant professor are also encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2014.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) before they submit their letters.

Please direct all questions to David Murphy: dmurphy@berkeley.edu. More information about how to apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00530

 

2014 09 - Job Openings – Department of Sociology, Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University. The Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2015. We seek applicants with specializations in 1) social demography and 2) social networks to enhance our existing strengths in these areas. For the position in social networks, priority will be given to applicants who apply this expertise to the sociology of education, though other areas will be considered. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related field.  We will also consider applicants who will complete the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.  Applicants must show success in or a strong promise of scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. The LSU Department of Sociology is one of the oldest in the South and has awarded doctoral degrees for over 75 years. LSU is Louisiana’s flagship university, and is designated a Carnegie Research University with Very High Research Activity and a Land, Sea, and Space Grant Institution. Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted online at www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu (position number 000332/027390). Applicants should include a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests and their curriculum vitae.  In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Tim Slack, Chair of the Search Committee, 126 Stubbs Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or via email at slack@lsu.edu. For more information about the department please visit www.lsu.edu/sociology.?

2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology and Anthropology, East Tennessee State University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at East Tennessee State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in sociology to begin January 9, 2015. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years, pending departmental needs. Substantive areas of training and research are open; the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in research methods, statistics, and data analysis using statistical software.

Candidates with a PhD in sociology and those close to PhD completion (ABD) are encouraged to apply. Evidence of ability to teach research methods and statistics at the undergraduate level is required. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests expand the current strengths of the department.

East Tennessee State University is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system with over 14,000 students. The department offers undergraduate majors in sociology and anthropology and an M.A. in sociology. The university has a medical school, numerous Doctoral and Masters programs, and a commitment to high-quality, externally-funded research. The university is located in Johnson City, with a growing population of over 60,000, and is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website, eJobs, at http://jobs.etsu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53911. Applicants should fill out a faculty profile and submit a cover letter describing teaching experience and research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for references. In the eJobs system, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three references who will receive email prompts to provide recommendation letters. Human Resources cannot edit or add additional references once you have completed the application process. We recommend that you contact references before submitting their information to insure their willingness to complete the reference process, and that you double check all email addresses before submitting them (they cannot be corrected, once entered). If your references are unable or unwilling to use the electronic system to submit a letter of recommendation, you may advise them to send the letter directly to Dr. Martha Copp, Search Committee Chair, coppm@etsu.edu. or to P.O. Box 70644, Johnson City, TN 37614-1702. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Demography, University of Texas at San Antonio

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has an opening for an assistant professor in applied demography to begin in fall 2015. Health and inequality is one of two areas of concentration in the department, and this should be one of the areas of specialization by the applicant. Appointment will be in the Department of Demography, which is in the College of Public Policy (COPP). The department has close ties with the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER). The position involves teaching, research, and active participation in the Ph.D. program in Applied Demography. All students in the department come with a master’s degree, and the department offers only doctoral seminars. The department is located at UTSA's Downtown campus, with easy access to downtown and the city’s cultural attractions.

The Department of Demography has more than 40 Ph.D. students, with about one-third of them being supported as research assistants. The department and IDSER jointly organize the bi-annual Applied Demography Conference in San Antonio. General information about the

Department and IDSER can be obtained online at: http://copp.utsa.edu/demography/home/

Salary and supporting start-up package are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. with a specialization in demography from an appropriate discipline by August 15, 2015, and evidence of potential to make significant scholarly contributions in the area of applied demography.

UTSA is a comprehensive public university serving approximately 30,000 students and is advancing toward tier one research status. UTSA also offers opportunities for collaborative research with The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston, plus numerous other potential opportunities to collaborate with State and local agencies and companies in South Texas.

 How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent research, and three letters of reference. Applications should be sent by email to: Dr. Johnelle Sparks, Search Committee Chair, Department of Demography, dem@utsa.edu (phone 210-458-3141). Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they will be eligible and qualified to work in the United States by time of hire. A review of completed applications will begin October 1, 2014, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

2014 09 - Job Opening – College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany

The Department of Public Administration & Policy in the University at Albany's Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy seeks to hire a scholar of public policy at either the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. We welcome applications from candidates interested in a wide range of policy areas (for instance, homeland security, health policy, information policy, social welfare policy, etc.), but have a particular interest in environmental policy / sustainability with a focus on climate change policy, management of the consequences of climate change, or management of climate-induced disasters and events at the local, state/provincial, national, or multi-national levels.

We are seeking to build our capacity in the emerging field of "policy informatics". Preference will be given to scholars that use advanced analytic techniques (statistical modeling, mining "big data," automated text processing, social network analysis, etc.), computational modeling (such as agent-based models or system dynamics), and/or communication technologies (such as social media or participatory platforms) to leverage diverse data sources to foster innovations in policy, governance processes, and institutions.

Additional preference will be given to scholars that have experience working in research-practice partnerships and/or communicating directly with citizens, policymakers, and other stakeholders about public policy problems. Experience with grant development is a plus, as is contribution to any of the Department's areas of distinctive competence (see the list below). We prefer candidates that can contribute to our existing undergraduate, MPA, and/or doctoral programs as well as our new Masters of International Affairs (MIA) program. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in public policy, economics, political science, sociology, atmospheric or climate sciences, or an allied field by August 2015.

Rockefeller College is home to a diverse group of scholars interested in teaching and research on issues of importance in the public and nonprofit sectors. Ranked 16th overall by US News and World Report, the Department of Public Administration and Policy offers an undergraduate major, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA), and a PhD in Public Administration and Policy. The Department is nationally ranked in IT/e-government, public management, non-profit management and public finance/public financial management. Additionally, the Department has highly active programs of research in homeland security, health policy, financial market regulation, and system dynamics. Expanding research, course offerings, and community service in public policy is a major strategic priority. We actively seek and support demographic diversity in our faculty and student body. To learn more about the Department visit our website at http://www.albany.edu/rockefeller/pad.shtml.

Rockefeller College is a unit of the University at Albany, State University of New York. Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages 18,000 diverse students in ten schools and colleges across three campuses. Located in Albany, New York, New York State's capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Review of applications will start immediately upon receipt of applications. To ensure full consideration applications must be received by October 1, 2014.  We strongly encourage applicants to file their materials immediately. Use this link to apply:  http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=51161

Candidates should have demonstrated the ability to work with and instruct culturally diverse groups of people. A Ph.D. must be from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.

Address correspondence to: R. Karl Rethemeyer | Chair, Department of Public Administration and Policy |

kretheme@albany.edu

Applicants should provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendations.

Federal regulations require notice to all prospective employees with information on crimes that occurred on campus. Please refer to the following website for complete details:  http://police.albany.edu/ASR.shtml.

 

2014 09 - Three Job Openings - The Pennsylvania State University - Department of Sociology and Criminology

Demography - The Department of Sociology and Criminology, University Park campus, invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-line position in the general area of demography to begin August, 2015. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://www.sociology.psu.edu

To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53385. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until an appropriate candidate is found.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Family Sociology - The Department of Sociology and Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites senior-level applications in the area of the family to fill the Arnold and Bette Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology, to begin August, 2015. The position is to be filled at the rank of Professor and applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with such a rank at major research universities. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://www.sociology.psu.edu

To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials electronically at https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#53382. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, but applications will be accepted until an appropriate candidate is found.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to  http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Child Maltreatment - The Department of Sociology and Criminology (http://sociology.la.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for an open rank tenure line faculty position to begin August, 2015. We seek a candidate with expertise in the sociological and/or criminological aspects of child maltreatment and experience engaging with an interdisciplinary audience concerned with child maltreatment. In addition to criminology, relevant specialty areas include family, children and youth, child welfare, life course studies, and social movements. We encourage applications from criminologists and sociologists who specialize in the study of any and all aspects of child maltreatment. The faculty member will be a part of an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn State who will contribute to the mission of the new Network on Child Protection and Well-being: www.ssri.psu.edu/thenetwork. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Junior candidates must have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in both sociology and criminology. Faculty members’ work spans a wide range of topics and is enhanced by the presence of several Penn State centers and research initiatives, including the Social Science Research Institute; the Justice Center for Research; the Population Research Institute; the Prevention Research Center the Children, Youth, and Families Consortium; the Center for Life Course and Longitudinal Studies, and the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (a state agency located on campus), among others. Submit a letter of application, a CV, the names of three references, and any other supporting materials electronically at http://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#52989. Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. For more information, contact Wayne Osgood (wosgood@psu.edu).

2014 09 - Two Job Openings - American University - Department of Sociology

Global Health (1 Assistant Professor):  We seek an innovative scholar of global health to join our group of scholars focused on the intersection of social science and public health.  Candidates who study the social, political, and environmental factors that influence health and the spread of disease, including cross-cultural patterns of the diffusion of health-related phenomena, are particularly welcome.  A history of external grant funding will be looked upon favorably, as will those with backgrounds in medical anthropology or health economics.  To apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/25401, and submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers.

Global Urban Studies (1 Assistant Professor):  The ideal candidate will be a scholar specializing in the study of global urbanism. Possible areas of expertise include (but are by no means limited to) rural-urban migration; urban governance, infrastructure and planning; globalization and cities; urban security, violence, and conflict; urban health; and urban informality. Geographical focus is open: we are interested in scholarship on cities in the developing world, on cities in countries with higher levels of human development, or that incorporates various forms of comparison across regions and other categories. The SIS faculty consists of a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary orientations; scholars from any relevant social science discipline are encouraged to apply, as are scholars with interdisciplinary backgrounds.  To apply, visit http://apply.interfolio.com/25387, and submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers.

2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, OPEN-RANK POSITIONS (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ PROFESSOR), TO BEGIN IN JULY 2015

Fields of specialization are open (preferably in Family Demography for Professor & Associate Professor position. Successful candidate for the Family Demography position will be affiliated with the new Center for Family and Population Research in NUS). http://socialsciences.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis=display&job[IDX]=56487-SO140901m-6e&oid=839344


2014 08 - Job Opening - Department of Sociology, Temple University

The Department of Sociology at Temple University seeks to hire a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the field of urban sociology for Fall 2015. We seek a scholar who studies cities and the role of space in people's lives. We want to hire an urban sociologist who is grounded in contemporary urban theoretical issues and debates, skilled in designing empirical studies of cities and with interest in and/or experience with conducting funded research. This faculty member is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate survey courses on urban sociology as well as specialized and advanced courses in their interest area(s). We are in a great city, well situated on the east coast, and Temple is a wonderful place to practice sociology. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae with the names of three references, samples of written work, and a one-page statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy.

Email materials as attachments to UrbanSearch@Temple.edu. If necessary, they may also be sent by mail to Chair of Urban Search, Professor Anne Shlay, c/o

Jessica Brennan, Administrator, Department of Sociology, Gladfelter Hall, 7th floor, 1115 Polett Walk, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122. Review of applications will begin by November 30 and will continue until the position is filled. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we welcome applicants from underrepresented groups.

2014 08 - Two Job Openings - The Guttmacher Institute, New York, New York

(Senior Research Associate - Domestic)

The Guttmacher Institute invites applications for a domestically focused Senior Research Associate position in the Research Division. We are currently seeking an individual with a focus on and experience with sexual and reproductive health in the United States. Senior Research Associates are responsible for leading or playing a major role in one or more research projects, including managing, planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis and manuscript writing. Senior Research Associates also serve as project managers and supervise midlevel and junior staff as they assist in the implementation of research projects. They also assist in proposal development and represent Guttmacher in a range of professional contexts.

Successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree in social sciences, reproductive health or closely related field. Successful candidates will also have some knowledge of sexual and reproductive health in the United States, including the areas of fertility, contraception, abortion, STIs, HIV/AIDS, and sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems. Candidates should have experience in carrying out research on sexual and reproductive health behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues. Familiarity with statistical and demographic analysis, survey methods, and qualitative research methods is an advantage. Candidates must also be willing to travel as needed on projects.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org. Please type in the subject line your first and last name, and title of position you are applying for.

For a more detailed job description, please visit http://www.guttmacher.org/about/jobs.html.

(Senior Research Associate - International)

The Guttmacher Institute invites applications for an internationally focused Senior Research Associate position in the Research Division. We are currently seeking an individual with a focus on and experience with sexual and reproductive health in developing countries. Senior Research Associates are responsible for leading or playing a major role in one or more research projects, including managing, planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis and manuscript writing. Senior Research Associates also serve as project managers and supervise midlevel and junior staff as they assist in the implementation of research projects.  Senior Research Associates are expected to work collaboratively with research partners in our study countries. They also assist in proposal development and represent Guttmacher in a range of professional contexts.

Successful candidates will have a Doctoral degree in social sciences, reproductive health or closely related field. Successful candidates will also some have knowledge of sexual and reproductive health globally (especially in the developing world), including the areas of fertility, contraception, abortion, STIs, HIV/AIDS, and sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems. Candidates should have experience in carrying out research on sexual and reproductive health behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues. Familiarity with statistical and demographic analysis, survey methods, and qualitative research methods is an advantage. Candidates must also be willing to travel as needed on projects.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org. Please type in the subject line your first and last name, and title of position you are applying for.

For a more detailed job description, please visit http://www.guttmacher.org/about/jobs.html.

2014 08 - Job Opening – Peking University

Center for Social Research of Peking University is seeking applicants for tenure-track or tenure-level faculty positions.  Center for Social Research, a newly established academic unit to be a premier research center for quantitative sociological research based in China.  Compensation is competitive.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field and scholarly experiences or potentials in conducting high-quality quantitative social research.  Future research publications in international outlets are expected.  Interested applicants should send CV, two writing samples, a personal statement, and names of references to office@pkucsr.org.  Screening will begin after September 1, 2014, but search will continue until positions are filled.  

2014 08 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology, Syracuse University

Faculty Position: Aging and the Life Course, Syracuse University. The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for an Advanced Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in the Sociology Department and faculty associate in the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute. Candidates should have an active program of research in the sociology of aging and the life course. The exact areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and must show success in or strong promise of scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. We will begin reviewing applications on September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

For consideration, interested candidates must apply at www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, and one publication or writing sample on line. Candidates will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three specific people who will provide letters of recommendation; other materials will be requested if needed.

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.

2014 08 – Job Opening – Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside

University of California, Riverside. The Department of Sociology invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in medical sociology and/or population health beginning July 1, 2015.  We seek a scholar with an emphasis in disparities of health and/or health care linked to gender, race, class, ethnicity and/or immigrant status, as well as candidates who can add to existing strengths within the Department of Sociology, while also offering the potential for collaboration with UCR’s new School of Medicine.  Competitive candidates will demonstrate a strong record of publication, a commitment to extramural funding, and teaching excellence.

UC Riverside ranks among the top 5 PhD granting institutions nation-wide in racial and ethnic diversity. Thus, competitive candidates will possess a strong commitment to pedagogical excellence in a diverse context at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Successful candidates will be qualified to teach quantitative or qualitative methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students, curricular development and performance of Departmental and University service are also expected.

A PhD in Sociology is preferred prior to the appointment start date. Applications received by October 1, 2014, will receive full consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. To apply, submit a letter of application, research and teaching statement, three letters of recommendations, and up to three writing samples to https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00163. Address inquiries to the search committee chair, Matthew C. Mahutga, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside. matthew.mahutga@ucr.edu.

The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a commitment to a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California offers employment benefits to domestic partners of employees. The University of California prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

2014 08 – Job Openings – University of Utah

As part of an interdisciplinary initiative, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for two tenured faculty positions at the Associate or Full rank that will contribute to a recently established consortium promoting interdepartmental collaboration and innovative research related to families and health across the lifespan. Additional senior level hires are anticipated in 2016 as part of this transformative cluster hiring opportunity. The positions are in Family-Based Intervention and Evaluation and Quantitative Methods in the Study of Families and Health. Please see the attached PDF for more information.

2014 08 – Job Opening – Centre for Family and Population Research, National University of Singapore

Applications are invited for Research Fellowships/Senior Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Centre for Family and Population Research at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore for commencement as soon as possible, preferably by September 2014. 

The Centre for Family and Population Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) in NUS is dedicated to scientific advancement of research and training in the study of trends, determinants, and consequences of family and population changes, particularly changes in Asia. All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on research projects in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The fellows will provide support for research projects, and conference organization and/or attendance (on application and subject to approval).  Successful candidates will be a PhD holder or is awaiting conferment (the PhD must be awarded by the time the post is taken up). Candidates should have research interests that fit the Center’s research areas. Interested candidates should possess strong research skills and publication record. Familiarity with statistical analysis and software is an advantage. 

Terms and Conditions

  1. The appointment will be tenable for a period of two years at the first instance (one year for postdoctoral fellowship), with the possibility of extension up to 2016. 
  2. The fellowship comes with a competitive remuneration and benefits package, depending on seniority. Other benefits that the University provides and other information about working in NUS and living in Singapore are available at http://www.nus.edu.sg/careers/potentialhires/index.html.

Terms and conditions, according to university guidelines, are subject to changes without prior notice.

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications, consisting of:

  1. Curriculum Vitae;
  2. A letter of interest
  3. Research and teaching statement 
  4. Names and contact details of four references.

All applications and informal enquiries should be sent to Miss Linh Ngoc TRUONG via cfpr@nus.edu.sg. We regret that only successful candidates will be notified (via email).


2014 07 – Job Opening – Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy invites applications from sociologists for one or more tenure-track or tenured positions, especially assistant professor rank.  We seek candidates who have demonstrated exceptional promise in research and teaching. Areas of specialization are open, with special opportunities for scholars of sustainability issues, and socioeconomic factors in the well-being of children and families. Scholars from all methodological traditions will be considered. Candidates should combine relevant substantive expertise with strong interests in public policy. Joint appointments or affiliations with the Department of Sociology and other units at the university are possible. This is a university-year appointment and begins on September 1, 2015. Screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2014, but applications will be considered until all relevant positions are filled. Please email PDF files of your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation to sociology@fordschool.umich.edu. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

2014 07 – Job Opening – Department of Sociology, Brown University

The Brown University Department of Sociology seeks applications for an open-rank tenure-track appointment, to begin July 1, 2015, with a specialization in the sociology of population. Within this focus, we particularly seek candidates who conceive their work broadly, whose work contributes toward the larger discipline of sociology, and who can engage creatively with other areas of strength in the Department, such as development, environment, health and medicine, organizational studies, urban studies, demography and spatial analysis. The appointee will hold an appointment concurrently as Faculty Associate of the Population Studies and Training Center. Applicants should have strong quantitative research skills and be qualified to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas related to the sociology of population. A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, a proven record of successful research funding, and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. A successful junior candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence his/her field, demonstrate the intention to obtain external funding, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

All candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a short writing sample, and (4) a teaching statement. Senior candidates (full and associate) should include the names of five references who would be contacted at the appropriate time by the search committee. Junior candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. To receive full consideration applications must be received by September 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. Brown is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and women and minorities are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Send materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/25319

2014 07 – Job Opening – Senior Project Associate, Rosov Consulting

Senior Project Associate Position Announcement About Rosov Consulting Rosov Consulting has an exciting opportunity for an experienced quantitative social science researcher to join our strategic consulting practice as a Senior Project Associate in Berkeley, California. Founded in 2008, Rosov Consulting is a professional services firm helping foundations, philanthropists, and Jewish communal organizations and educational institutions to meet their goals, assess progress, and enhance impact. Led by Founder and Principal, Wendy Rosov, Ph.D., our 15 staff members have backgrounds in evaluation, research, Jewish education, philanthropy, and nonprofit management. Our consulting teams are comprised of project assistants, associates, senior associates, and directors, and we are an entrepreneurial company with many opportunities for advancement and growth. Our company culture is team-oriented and fast-paced, while also being family- and quality-of-life-friendly. For more information about Rosov Consulting, please visit www.rosovconsulting.com.

About the Position

The Senior Project Associate position involves designing and managing multiple and diverse types of quantitative research, evaluation, and assessment projects; gathering, analyzing, and interpreting a wide variety of research data, which may include selecting data samples and preparing surveys and interview protocols; analyzing collected information according to established statistical methods; and preparing reports, charts, tables, and other visuals with a team of associates and assistants. Based on the analysis, presentation, and distribution of related research data, the Senior Project Associate makes informed, strategic, high-level recommendations to clients in the Jewish education and Jewish nonprofit and philanthropic sectors via written reports, presentations, facilitation, coaching, and advising.

Responsibilities

  • Design, organize, plan, and direct the data collection, research, analysis, database systems management, and deliverables for a range of national and international client projects on Jewish education, nonprofits, and philanthropy.
  • Maintain quality assurance, accuracy, and confidentiality in regard to data integrity and the use and implementation of appropriate analytic methods.
  • Present complex issues in a creative and non-technical manner via written, oral, and graphic means.
  • Draft and edit memoranda, articles, reports, graphics, and presentations for clients.
  • Serve as project manager, which includes supervising staff, overseeing internal and external team communication, and monitoring the project workflow, resourcing, and budget.
  • Proactively seek out new business development opportunities by cultivating external relationships, writing articles, and presenting at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D in education, sociology, evaluation, social psychology, public policy, or other related fields (or nearing Ph.D completion).
  • A broad and deep methodological toolkit and knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the design and implementation of surveys, database design methodologies, and other quantitative research studies.
  • Proficiency in a range of quantitative analysis and research programs, which may include: SPSS, Stata, R, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of the fields of Jewish education and the Jewish nonprofit and philanthropic sectors in North America and, ideally, in other countries.
  • At least 3 years of experience in mid- to senior-level positions in the Jewish communal sector in research and/or program evaluation.
  • Experience mentoring, coaching, and supervising junior staff.
  • Expert organization skills and attention to detail, and superior work ethic.
  • Outstanding writer and editor.
  • Ability to manage complex situations with good judgment and discretion, and by applying superior problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Patience, sense of humor, and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • LGBT friendly.

Additional Information

This position is exempt and up to full-time. It requires some flexibility in terms of occasional night and weekend work, and periodic travel. We offer medical benefits, paid time off (PTO), Flex Time, 401K, and other benefits. Rosov Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or genetic information.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter, with salary requirements, via email to Sunny Spahn, Human Resources and Finance Assistant, at sspahn@rosovconsulting.com. No phone calls please. This position is based in Berkeley, CA and is open immediately and until filled.

2014 07 – Job Opening – Department of Development Sociology, Cornell

 (see attached PDF for more info). Responsibilities: This position has 50% teaching and 50% research responsibilities. Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated record of scholarship focusing on the societal and spatial dimensions of contemporary environmental change. Expertise in areas such as the interrelationships between development and the environment; sociological examinations of climate change; societal impact on ecosystems, and changing patterns of land use, is particularly welcome. All methodological approaches designed to advance quantitative spatial analysis are welcome, including but not limited to spatial statistics, GIS and multiple methods. Ability to participate in and contribute to inter-disciplinary projects is expected. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. Teaching will consist of 2.5 courses per academic year (2 courses one year; 3 the next) in the areas of sociology of the environment, spatial analysis, and quantitative methods. More information on the research, teaching and outreach interests in the Department of Development Sociology can be found at: http://devsoc.cals.cornell.edu.

2014 07 – Job Opening – General Services Administration

Job Title: Fellow, U.S. Social and Behavioral Sciences Team

Department: General Services Administration

Agency: Office of Government-wide Policy, Performance Improvement Council

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled

The U.S. Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) seeks exceptionally qualified individuals to serve as Fellows for 2014-2015. Individuals who can secure continued financial support from their home institution or other outside funding are especially encouraged to apply. JOB SUMMARY: The SBST helps federal agencies increase the efficiency and efficacy of their programs and policies, by harnessing research methods and findings from the social and behavioral sciences. The team works closely with agencies across the federal government, thinking creatively about how to translate social and behavioral science insights into concrete interventions that are likely to improve federal outcomes and designing rigorous field trials to test the impact of these recommendations. The SBST is a small, multi-disciplinary group of experts, coordinated by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and organized under the Performance Improvement Council at the General Services Administration (GSA). Collectively, the team has a diverse mixture of scientific expertise from fields such as economics, psychology, and statistics, as well as experience performing rigorous evaluations in complex operational settings. As the SBST works to pursue the agencies' priority goals, policy areas include health, education, tax and finance, housing, environment, criminal justice, and so forth (see http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/ to learn about federal departments and agencies). Fellows must possess a unique set of technical and professional skills. This includes extensive knowledge of at least one field within the social and behavioral sciences, the ability to creatively apply research knowledge within the federal government setting, the ability to manage the day-to-day operations of a field trial, and exceptional communication and interpersonal skills. (Duties and qualifications are further elaborated below.) The position lasts for one year beginning in August or September 2014 (precise start date negotiable), with the possibility of renewal. Fellows will be located in the GSA building at 1800 F Street N.W., Washington, D.C. 20405. GSA has been named repeatedly by the Partnership for Public Service as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Federal Government." For full job posting see: http://www.decisionsciencenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SBST_Fellow_Solicitation-2014.pdf


2014 06 – Job Opening – Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a position in immigration at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a colleague who will increase the Department’s graduate and undergraduate teaching capacity in quantitative methods, and we are particularly interested in scholars of Latin American immigration. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and a substantive research agenda that complements one or more of the Department’s areas of strength. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, syllabi (if available), and at least three letters of recommendation. Materials may be submitted electronically via https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/. Applications received before October 3, 2014 will receive full consideration, although the position will remain open until filled. 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, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

2014 06 – Job Opening – Department of Sociology, UMass Amherst

University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track position beginning Fall 2015 at the Assistant/Advanced Assistant Professor level. One position is Open with strong preference for a candidate whose research and teaching address Law, Crime, and Incarceration. The second position is Open although some preference may be given to candidates whose research and teaching address any of the following areas: (1) Class Inequality, (2) Quantitative Methods/Demography, (3) Textual Analysis using the Internet, and (4) Culture and Identity. The department has a strong Ph.D. program and candidates should be interested in making significant contributions to that program. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual's record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field and a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank at a research-intensive university. Candidates should be eager to join an intellectually lively, diverse, growing department. Applications received by September 12 will receive full consideration. Applications should include a CV, letter of application, publications or samples of written work, and contact information for three references. Applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=50413. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

2014 06 – Job Opening – Department of Sociology, University of Colorado at Denver

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors to begin spring or fall 2015. The department is especially interested in applicants with a strong record of scholarship and teaching in health, crime, and/or inequality. We anticipate filling at least one of these positions with a quantitative researcher. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Applications should include: 1) a letter of introduction which addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant; 2) full curriculum vita; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) three letters of professional reference. The department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty to reflect our student body composition. Candidates should identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins October 1, 2014, and continues until the positions are filled. Please apply at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/83693. Questions should be directed to Stacey Bosick, Search Committee Chair, at stacey.bosick@ucdenver.edu. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, and students. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

2014 06 – Job Opening – Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Open-Rank Positions (Assistant Professor/Associate/Assistant Professor), National University of Singapore, Sociology.

http://socialsciences.academickeys.com/seeker_job_display.php?dothis=display&job[IDX]=56487-SO140616m-6e&oid=839344. Job Openings -  Research Fellowships, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Visiting Fellowships in Changing Family in Asia cluster, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. Deadline of the application: August 15, 2014, http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/article_view.asp?id=1461

2014 06 – Open Rank Faculty Position in Medical Sociology at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level to begin August 15, 2015. The department is seeking a scholar who can contribute to instruction and research in medical sociology or the sociology of health and illness as well as quantitative methods. The successful candidate will contribute to implementing a newly established program in Health, Society, & Population.  Ideally, the applicant will be able to serve in an administrative leadership role in this program, dependent upon experience.  This individual will teach 2/2 at the graduate and undergraduate level.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Interested candidates should submit the following items through Interfolio: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, samples of research, and contact information for three references.  Follow this link to Interfolio to apply for the position: apply.interfolio.com/25131. The statement of research interests should identify the emphases of the applicant’s research program and specific research plans and goals. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, as well as specific courses that the applicant has taught or is prepared to teach. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse region. It is a Research I institution and committed to becoming one of the top public universities in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

 

2014 06 - Open Rank Faculty Position in Medical Sociology at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level to begin August 15, 2015. The department is seeking a scholar who can contribute to instruction and research in medical sociology or the sociology of health and illness as well as quantitative methods. The successful candidate will contribute to implementing a newly established program in Health, Society, & Population.  Ideally, the applicant will be able to serve in an administrative leadership role in this program, dependent upon experience.  This individual will teach 2/2 at the graduate and undergraduate level.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Interested candidates should submit the following items through Interfolio: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, samples of research, and contact information for three references.  Follow this link to Interfolio to apply for the position: http://apply.interfolio.com/25131. The statement of research interests should identify the emphases of the applicant’s research program and specific research plans and goals. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, as well as specific courses that the applicant has taught or is prepared to teach. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse region. It is a Research I institution and committed to becoming one of the top public universities in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

2014 06 - Queens College

Queens College seeks an established or emerging researcher in the area of data science with significant research experience in applying and developing data science to address problems arising in the fields of population, demography, economics, linguistics, sociology, or other areas.  An established research agenda with substantial outside funding support or a potential for such funding is highly desirable.  Competitive emerging researchers will demonstrate a clear research agenda and high potential for career growth.  The successful applicant will be placed in the appropriate department by mutual agreement.  This position is part of the CUNY-wide cyber infrastructure initiative. 

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate, master's level, and Ph.D. level courses and engage in research.  This will enhance and build the program in data science in cooperation with Computer Science and the program in Applied Social Research currently based in the Sociology department. 

Computer Science, Sociology, and Economics represent three of the largest and strongest departments with respect to research and teaching at Queens College.  The departments offer campus based B.A. and M.A. programs and members of the faculty are involved with Ph.D. programs at the CUNY Graduate Center, and it is expected that the successful candidate will receive an appointment to a relevant program there, as well. 

Often referred to as 'the jewel of the CUNY system,' Queens College is a place of contrasts: An urban school in a suburban setting, where a large and diverse student body receives personalized attention.  This formula has made us one of New York's premier educational institutions.

With a mission to prepare students to become leading citizens of an increasingly global society, we offer a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.  Our liberal arts, science, and pre-professional programs earn us high rankings in prestigious college guides such as The Princeton Review America's Best Value Colleges.  Our students graduate with the ability to think critically, address complex problems, explore various cultures, use modern technologies and information resources, and have won prominence in nearly every field.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. with significant research experience in applying or doing research in the area of data science and 'big data' related to problems arising in the fields of population, demography, linguistics, economics, sociology, or other areas.  According to experience the candidate should present either 1) an established research agenda with substantial outside funding support OR 2) a clear research agenda with a high potential for outside funding.  Demonstration of successful teaching experience.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience, ability, and promise. 

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

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  • Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you upload, for example, JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system. 

Please note that candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, curriculam vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

In all cases applicants should send (1) curriculum vitae; (2) samples of scholarly writing, including published papers and/or funded research proposals; (3) a statement outlining research agenda and teaching interests; and (4) three current confidential letters of recommendation.

References and other materials should be sent via email to QCCyberInfrasearch@gmail.com or by mail or delivery service to the address given below.  Interfolio applications also welcome.  Any questions, please call Professor Beveridge at 718-997-2852.

Andrew A. Beveridge

Chair, Cyberinfrastructure Search

Department of Sociology

252A Powdermaker Hall

Queens College/CUNY

65-30 Kissena Blvd

Flushing, NY 11367

Open until filled with review to begin 6/29/14.

2014 06 - The University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level to begin August 15, 2015. The department is seeking a scholar who can contribute to instruction and research in medical sociology or the sociology of health and illness as well as quantitative methods. The successful candidate will contribute to implementing a newly established program in Health, Society, & Population.  Ideally, the applicant will be able to serve in an administrative leadership role in this program, dependent upon experience.  This individual will teach 2/2 at the graduate and undergraduate level.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Interested candidates should submit the following items through Interfolio: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, samples of research, and contact information for three references.  Follow this link to Interfolio to apply for the position: http://apply.interfolio.com/25131 . The statement of research interests should identify the emphases of the applicant’s research program and specific research plans and goals. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, as well as specific courses that the applicant has taught or is prepared to teach. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse region. It is a Research I institution and committed to becoming one of the top public universities in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

2014 06 - The American Sociological Association (ASA)

The American Sociological Association (ASA) seeks a full-time Director of Research on the Discipline and Profession / Staff Sociologist for its Executive Office. The Director of Research will lead a three member research team that provides research to the ASA elected leadership, ASA Task Forces, members and their departments, and the larger scientific community. Current and recent research includes longitudinal studies of sociology program graduates, surveys of college and university sociology departments, salary and job market studies, gender and race studies of academic sociologists, social network analyses of teaching and learning scholars, and PhD-mentor relationships. The Director will have the opportunity to develop new research projects and shape the future focus of the ASA research program on the discipline and profession.

The Director of Research/Staff Sociologist reports to the ASA Executive Officer and is part of a senior management team that guides the work of the ASA Executive Office. As head of the Research Department, the Research Director is charged with developing and managing the Association’s program of institutional and scholarly research; designing, directing, and carrying out the studies; and writing ASA research issue briefs and data briefs, research reports and articles submitted for publication to scholarly journals. The Research Director reports on research findings to the ASA Council and other elected leadership bodies; presents research results (alone and with research staff) at the ASA Annual Meeting as well as at meetings of other research, scholarly and higher education associations, and collaborates with other scholarly society research organizations.

The Director of Research/Staff Sociologist collaborates closely with other Executive Office department heads and ASA staff in carrying out the research program and all other aspects of the Association’s work. This includes responding to media inquiries about new research findings through the ASA Public Affairs and Public Information staff. As one of four PhD staff sociologists in the Executive Office, the Research Director/Staff Sociologist also represents the ASA and sociology at disciplinary, social science, research, higher education and related functions, events, workshops, discussions, meetings and conferences within and outside Washington, DC. These are both discipline-focused and interdisciplinary activities.

The Research Director writes funding applications to government research organizations (e.g., National Science Foundation) and private foundations when the scope of the proposed ASA research requires outside resources. The Research Director oversees the ASA/NSF-funded small grant program (Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline) and provides timely grant reports to external sponsors.

The Research Director provides direction to two senior research staff as partners in the Research Department’s work and identifies interns, other temporary staff, and university-based scholars as needed for research projects. The department’s work includes developing and designing research projects; creating and managing research databases and online surveys; analyzing data; writing and editing research briefs, articles, and other publications; creating and managing content for research department web pages, blogs, and social media; and designing and formatting digital presentations (e.g., MS PowerPoint) and Research Department publications.

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, preferably Sociology;
  • Interest in research on the STEM professions and higher education;
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in a collegial environment;
  • Research project management experience, including budgeting;
  • Successful research grant-writing experience;
  • A record of peer-reviewed research publications;
  • Experience in the use of administrative databases for research and data management;
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative survey research methods, sample selection, and questionnaire design (especially online surveys);
  • Familiarity with institutional review board processes and protocols;
  • Experience with advanced quantitative data analysis and statistical techniques (e.g., regression, significance testing, time series analysis, event history analysis, other predictive modeling techniques);
  • Experience with qualitative data collection and analysis (e.g., content analysis, interviewing techniques);
  • Basic familiarity with social media and web-based dissemination tools for research and interest in exploring new means of dissemination;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including writing for general as well as technical audiences;
  • Ability to work as part of a creative team at both the project and management levels;
  • Ability to represent the ASA and the discipline of sociology to a wide audience.

Preference will be given to applicants with non-profit association work experience. Candidates must be able to travel in August to staff the ASA Annual Meeting.

The position is available July 1, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience. Located in downtown Washington, DC near McPherson Square, ASA has a 30-person Executive Office staff, a friendly work environment, and a competitive salary and benefits package, including coverage for domestic partners. ASA is an Equal Opportunity employer.

To apply, send cover letter outlining your interest in the position with a copy of your full resume to jobs@asanet.org. No calls please; no search or placement firms; direct applicants only. Apply immediately; search will close whenever the right candidate is found.

2014 06 - Syracuse University

The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for an Advanced Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in the Sociology Department and faculty associate in the Syracuse University Aging Studies Institute. Candidates should have an active program of research in the sociology of aging and the life course. The exact areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and must show success in or strong promise of scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. We will begin reviewing applications on September 15th and continue until the position is filled.

For consideration, interested candidates must apply at www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, and one publication or writing sample on line.

Candidates will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three specific people who will provide letters of recommendation; other materials will be requested if needed.

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.