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Sociology of Population

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 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.


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.


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.


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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 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: . 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.


  • 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 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 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.