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Sociology of Population

2015-2016 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. Please note that it is the ASAs policy that sections only promote positions officially listed through the associations job service.


2015 07 – Position Announcement – Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia

The Faculty of Arts invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Sociology, with anticipated start date of July 1, 2016. We expect that the successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of full Professor; however, exceptional candidates at the senior Associate Professor level also will be considered. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D., a distinguished record of research preferably in any of the Department's broad areas of specialization, a strong commitment to advancing all areas of research, a demonstrated commitment to high quality teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and possess a track record of successful graduate supervision. The Department is committed to international visibility, research excellence and societal impact. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate vision and creativity as a leader, administrator, and advocate for the Department. The Head is responsible for recruiting and evaluating faculty, developing scholarly initiatives, and overseeing the educational programs and the financial health of the unit. For information about the Department, visit www.soci.ubc.ca. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment as Head is typically for a five-year term with the possibility for reappointment.

Submissions should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae sent to Laura J. Hart, Manager, Dean's Office, via email (laura.hart@ubc.ca). At a later stage of the process, long-listed candidates will be asked to provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and arrange to have four confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Dean's Office. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. See the link for more information: http://www.universityaffairs.ca/search-job/?job_id=33356

 

2015 07 – Position Announcement – Center for Social Research of Peking University, Tenure Track Faculty

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, 2015, but search will continue until positions are filled. 

 

2015 07 – Position Announcement – U.S. Census Bureau, University of Nebraska-Lincoln RDC Administrator

This vacancy is for a Survey Statistician position in the Research Data Center of the Center for Economic Sciences, US Census Bureau, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. See link for more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/409418600

 

2015 07 – Position Announcement – UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Director of Research Development

This 100% appointment will serve as Director of Research Development in the School of Public Health (SPH) at UC-Berkeley. SPH generates over $50 million in extramural research annually. The incumbent will help oversee and expand this research portfolio, reporting to the SPH Associate Dean for Research and to the CFO. For more information see link: https://hrw-vip-prod.is.berkeley.edu/psc/JOBSPROD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=20017&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

 

2015 07 – Position Announcement – Department of Sociology, University of Michigan

The Department of Sociology will be making several tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2016. The positions, which will have a university year appointment, are open with regard to specialization. We are seeking candidates who have demonstrated exceptional promise in sociological research and teaching. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly preferred. By September 8, 2015, please upload pdf files of your letter of application, curriculum vita, samples of written work, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if available) and the names and email addresses of three reference letter writers to the link provided at: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/soc/people/openings. If sending hard copies of your application, please address them to: Chair, Personnel Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 3115 LSA, 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382. 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.

 

2015 07 – Position Announcement – Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

The Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank Assistant Professor in the area of family and demography or population processes. Candidates with a secondary research interest in an area that complements our departmental strengths in work/stratification/inequality, gender, immigration, or health are strongly preferred. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016.  The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field by the date of the appointment or shortly thereafter. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates also must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.  The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate program. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will teach in the graduate program. The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a teaching portfolio that consists of a statement of teaching philosophy and techniques, sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations. If you have questions about this position, please contact tina.colomvakos@utoronto.ca. All application materials and reference letters must be received before the closing date of September 10th, 2015. Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Applicants should ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to tina.colomvakos@utoronto.ca.

 


2015 06 – Position Announcement – Department of Sociology, Rice University

Pending administrative approval, the Department of Sociology at Rice University located in Houston, Texas invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position to begin July 2016. We welcome applicants who can build on our areas of research study or expand upon and broaden our existing strengths (please see our department website for more information on our specialties as a department and as individual researchers:  http://sociology.rice.edu). Rice is a Research 1 private institution and offers several unique advantages including PhD and postdoctoral fellowship programs, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, the Baker Institute for Public Policy, competitive salaries, and outstanding undergraduate and graduate students.  PhD required, and applicants should have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service.   A successful senior candidate must have an outstanding record of scholarly achievement 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 and demonstrate the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising.

All candidates should submit: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) two recent samples of published work. Senior candidates (full and associate) should include names and contact information for up to 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. Senior candidates should submit materials at the following link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4462 Junior candidates should submit materials at the following link: http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4459. The application deadline is October 1st, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Rice University is and Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information, please visit the website http://sociology.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=131

 

 

2015 06 – Adjunct Position Announcement – Department of Sociology, Bryant University

Fall 2015 semester

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI 02896

SOC451-Population & Society / Tues-Thurs. 9:30–10:45 a.m. ($5,051)

If interested, please contact:

Gregg L. Carter, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology and Chair

Department of History & Social Sciences

Bryant University

Smithfield, RI 02917

401–232–6186 (ph.)

401–232–6435 (fax)

gcarter@bryant.edu

http://web.bryant.edu/~gcarter/

 

2015 06 – Postdoctoral Position Announcement – The Methodology Center, Penn State University

The Department of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University seeks a qualified postdoctoral researcher in health behavior to work with Dr. Stephanie Lanza. This individual will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to advance research on health behavior by applying innovative methods to substantive areas of health research. The candidate will help to prepare journal articles, present at academic meetings, and assist with the preparation of materials for workshops. Substantive expertise in an area of behavioral health (preferably substance use, HIV risk behavior, or physical activity) is required; knowledge related to mental health (e.g., stress) is desired. The candidate must have experience with statistical analysis of large datasets and familiarity with modern longitudinal methods (e.g., multilevel models) and latent variable models. Opportunities exist for first-authored manuscripts and to receive training in NIH grantsmanship; the candidate will be encouraged to collaborate but also to work toward an independent line of research. This position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in health behavior, psychology, epidemiology, or related field. The department seeks a candidate who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, and creative, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to synthesize literature. The strongest candidates will have previous experience applying modern statistical methods to behavioral data, be familiar with health behavior literature, and demonstrate enthusiasm for innovative methods. Experience with SAS is preferred. To be considered, candidates must apply online, and upload a letter of application describing interests, qualifications and relevant experience, a current curriculum vita, and complete contact information (name, current position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address) for three professional references. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of renewal. Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to: Dr. Stephanie Lanza, Scientific Director, at SLanza@psu.edu or (814) 865-7095. Please indicate "BBH Research Associate/Post Doc" in the subject line of e-mail correspondence.

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Open-Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position, 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 (download position description). Rank is open. This is a tenure-track position. The position will involve research and teaching on population-related topics. The Department of Policy Analysis and Management provides opportunities to advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students in population studies and to work with graduate students in the Cornell Population Center and allied doctoral fields (e.g., Sociology, Development Sociology, Human Development) 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 fields. The department offers a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in public policy and a master’s degree in health administration. It also offers undergraduate and graduate minors in Demography. 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, Human Development, Public Health, Public Policy or allied field is required. Candidates should have a strong multidisciplinary 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, including sexual and reproductive health; children, youth, and adolescence; demography of crime and punishment; poverty and welfare policy; and racial, gender, and spatial inequality. The promise or demonstrated record of external funding is expected. Review of applications will begin on August 10, 2015 and continue until the 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 or Christopher Wildeman at christopher.wildeman@cornell.edu.

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Research Associate and Administrator, The Methodology Center, Penn State University

The Methodology Center at The Pennsylvania State University (PSU) is seeking a full-time research associate/research administrator to advance research related to the development, application, and dissemination of innovative statistical methods for application in the behavioral and health sciences. This position will support research related to a large, five-year program project to be funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH). Approximately 60% of this individuals’ time will be devoted to supporting and facilitating the research activities of the Center. This will include participation in professional development activities; responsibility for quarterly budget reports for all cost centers in the Center; contributing to ongoing scientific dissemination activities; organizing research retreats; and supervising staff to ensure PSU and NIH regulatory compliance [e.g., Institutional Review Board (IRB) regulations, PubMed Central repository]. The research associate/research administrator will have the opportunity to devote up to 40% effort to conduct research in collaboration with other scientists in the Center that may lead to publications in peer-review journals. Qualifications: Qualified individuals will have a Ph.D. in the social, behavioral, or health sciences with strong methodological skills and interests or a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics with a demonstrated interest in the social, behavioral, or health sciences, and at least two years of research or research administration experience. A background in research on substance use or HIV risk behavior is a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are critical for this position, and prior experience with research administration, including supervising staff, is preferred. Background Information: The Methodology Center is a well-established and highly regarded interdisciplinary research Center comprised of faculty, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students. The Methodology Center is devoted to addressing methodological issues that arise in social, behavioral and health sciences, particularly issues related to the prevention and treatment of drug abuse, HIV/AIDS, and related outcomes. Active topics (and faculty members leading the research) include the application of engineering approaches to behavioral interventions (Dr. Linda Collins), new methods for the analysis of high-dimensional data such as genetic data (Dr. Runze Li), finite mixture models including latent class analysis (Drs. Stephanie Lanza and Bethany Bray), and time-varying effect models to analyze intensive longitudinal data and examine age-varying effects (Drs. Stephanie Lanza and Sara Vasilenko). The position is for one year, with excellent possibility of ongoing funding. The salary and benefits associated with this position are competitive. Apply by completing an on-line application and uploading (1) a letter of application indicating research background, career goals, and prior administrative experience; (2) a curriculum vita; and (3) three letters of professional reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, visit the Methodology Center website at http://methodology.psu.edu/ or contact Dr. Lanza (phone: 814-865-7095, e-mail: slanza@psu.edu).

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Research Data Analyst/Manager, The Methodology Center, Penn State University

The Methodology Center at the Pennsylvania State University is seeking a data manager/analyst to manage multiple complex data sets and corresponding documentation, perform statistical analyses in support of investigators’ research, and initiate and maintain all required risk management contracts and IRB approval. The data manager/analyst will maintain up-to-date versions of all data sets and corresponding documentation. This position is responsible for maintaining a highly organized set of electronic files for available data sets, ensuring security and confidentiality of all data, maintaining all codebooks and other documentation summarizing available data, and serving as the point of contact for all Center investigators who wish to access the data. This individual will be required to obtain and maintain a thorough knowledge of IRB and related institutional requirements for the conduct of research. Additional duties include the following: provide timely and accurate response to data queries; prepare tabular, graphical, and statistical reports in support of investigator research and publications; when necessary, work independently to obtain and code complex data from various sources for research projects; work closely with investigators to understand project goals and execute reports to meet project timelines; and (5) serve as point person for all communication with IRB and risk management offices. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Qualified individuals will have a B.S. in statistics, biostatistics, information science, or related field, or in the social, behavioral, or health sciences with proven analytic skills, and relevant work experience with complex data and/or research support, or a Master’s degree in a related field and data management experience. Strong professional references are essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks, are critical for this position. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism. This position will have outstanding access to resources, including software, hardware, programming support, and opportunities for training, to facilitate their professional growth. The salary and benefits associated with this position are competitive. The position is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. http://methodology.psu.edu/

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Penn State University

The College of Agricultural Sciences is filling a tenure-track faculty position in Rural Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor with a 40% teaching and 60% research appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that draws on her/his expertise in rural communities and livelihoods, including in one or more of the specific areas of community resilience, community sustainability, community development and community entrepreneurship, including farm and other businesses and livelihoods. The candidate will also be expected to teach 3 courses per year in undergraduate or graduate programs. Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, community development, or related field preferred. Applicants should provide evidence of strong potential for conducting and publishing research, being competitive for external research funding, excellence in research methods, teaching effectiveness and strong interest and skills to mentor and advise graduate students, and interest in and ability to contribute to interdisciplinary research collaborations in one or more areas central to the College of Agricultural Sciences strategic plan, including sustainability, integrated health solutions, human and community connections, and citizens’ socioeconomic well-being. An ability to relate to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students is required. Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with background and experience.  An attractive benefits package is available. Apply to https://psu.jobs/job/57675 Applications received by September 1, 2015 will receive full consideration, though review will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to provide a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, statements of teaching and research experiences and interests, up to three relevant publications, and a list of references. Position will begin January 2016 or as negotiated. For questions regarding this position, please contact Kathy Brasier, Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, at kbrasier@psu.edu or 814-865-7321.

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University

Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Urban Health Program (UHP), invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research associate in Population Health beginning July 1, 2015. The scholar is expected to work independently and collaboratively on research projects related to population health disparities, environmental exposures, and community resources. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, but will be expected to contribute to existing projects and develop new lines of research that use data from the Houston Aerosol Characterization and Health Experiment (HACHE). More details about HACHE can be found at: http://kinder.rice.edu/uhp/airquality/. The link to more information, including how to apply, is here:  https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4198

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Assistant/Associate Professor (Health and Medicine), Michigan State University

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-system position in the Sociology of Health and Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 16, 2016. We seek candidates with a research focus on health issues, such as mental health, physical conditions, mortality, health disparities, and health care service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. Candidates must display potential for and/or evidence of excellence in research. Also, candidates must display potential for and/or evidence of external grant support for their research. The Department of Sociology has identified the Sociology of Health and Medicine as one of its core areas of specialization and is committed to playing a leading role in the university’s emphasis on health and medicine. The successful candidate will have a 100% appointment in the Department of Sociology and will be expected to strengthen the Health and Medicine specialization through developing a well-defined research program, teaching, and engaging in department and university service and outreach. The successful candidate is also expected to cultivate connections with faculty in other specializations in the Department of Sociology: Community and Urban, Environment, Family, and Migration. With three medical colleges (Human, Osteopathic, and Veterinary), a College of Nursing, and a variety of health-related disciplines and units, Michigan State University is a leader in understanding all facets of human, community and environmental health.  This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page (https://jobs.msu.edu) as posting #1328. Applications must be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page and should include a cover letter explaining the candidate’s research interests, CV, and two examples of written work. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses for three references whom will be contacted via email by the system after you finish applying. The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Hui Liu, Search Committee Chair (soc1@msu.edu).

 

2015 06 –  Position Announcement – Assistant Professor (Migration and Work in New Economies), Michigan State University

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-system, position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2016 in the area of the Sociology of Migration: Migration and Work in New Economies. The ideal applicant should have a solid understanding of the intersection between migration, work, social conflict, family stratification, culture, race, ethnicity, immigrant reception and/or social policy. The individual in this position will have a 100% appointment in the Sociology Department and will be expected to develop a well-defined research program in international migration, work/labor, and to contribute to other departmental specialty areas and/or centers on campus. The ideal candidate will focus on migrants’ economic and social impacts in host societies and on migrants’ relations with members of the host society. She/he will also have experience in and a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in sociology and in other disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to seek external funding for his/her research.  In addition, the candidate will teach four classes per year, and will engage in department and university service and outreach. The candidates must display evidence of excellence in research and must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education.  A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. All applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and examples of published research. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses for three references whom will be contacted via email by the system after you finish applying.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, Search Committee Chair (soc2@msu.edu).  All applications must be submitted through the MSU Applicant Page website at https://jobs.msu.edu as posting #1318. The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of family in all its diverse forms. Our ideal candidate will advance UBC’s commitment to pluralism, equity, and inclusion. For information about the Department, visit: soci.ubc.ca. Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent family-related research (i.e., publications in highly-ranked, leading sociological journals or academic presses) and family-related teaching (i.e., strong course evaluations, experience teaching courses, demonstrated interest in pedagogy, etc.). Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered. We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2015 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/20715). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival, Statistical Analyst

The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is accepting applications for a highly qualified Statistical Analyst.

Men die, women suffer: that is what is called the male - female health - survival paradox. The group intends to investigate how universal the male – female health – survival paradox is across different countries and which biological, demographic, and social factors drive the male – female health – survival paradox. The research interests of the group also embrace health trends in the old-aged populations, cohort differences in health at older ages and related topics. Required qualifications: background in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, or applied disciplines with strong quantitative skills and experience with longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, multilevel models and experience in using statistical software (e.g. Stata, R).

Preferred qualifications: experience in analyzing individual-level data, working with large datasets, analyzing health related data, and experience in management of missing data.

Applications should include (in one pdf file):

  • a detailed CV,
  • full contact information (e-mail and mail addresses) of 3 references,
  • letter of interest (maximum 2 pages)

Applications should be sent to the head of the research group, Anna Oksuzyan: appl-irg-gg@demogr.mpg.de. Please submit applications by May 31, to ensure consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The first consideration will be given to the candidates who are able to start at an earlier point in time. The position is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The appointment is based on the salary level 13 of the German TVöD system based on the qualifications of the candidate and in accordance with the rules of federal employees in Germany. The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Contact: Ute Papenhagen

Email: appl-irg-gg@demogr.mpg.de

Phone: +49 381 2081270

Fax: +49 381 2081570

Address: Konrad-Zuse-Straße 1

Rostock, 18057

Germany

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement – Program Coordinator, Masters of Professional Studies in Applied Demography

Job # 57145

The Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Sociology and Criminology

Program Coordinator, Masters of Professional Studies in Applied Demography

The Department of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a full-time academic position to lead an online Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Demography and to teach online classes beginning as soon as the position is filled.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Sociology, Demography, or related discipline. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required and previous teaching experience, including online instruction, at a university level is preferred.  In addition, candidates should indicate their ability to coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors, to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and to engage in planning and strategy development. The successful candidate will share with others involved a vision for a rigorous academic program development grounded by practical applications.  Responsibilities include developing and teaching online courses, serving as liaison to other units in the University, and coordinating program staffing, admissions, and student advising. Program infrastructure will be provided by Penn State’s Outreach unit. This is a 48 week fixed term appointment with an excellent possibility of refunding.  A letter of application including concise statements of research/practice and teaching interests, as well as a description of how applicant’s skills and experiences fit the position is required.  Also submit a curriculum vita or resume, sample syllabi, and the names and contact information for at least three references.  Questions about the position may be directed to Stephen Matthews, sxm27@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/57145

 

2015 06 – Administrator Position – US Census Bureau Research Data Center, Penn State University

A position for an Administrator at the Pennsylvania State University Census Bureau Research Data Center (RDC), University Park, PA, will be filled in spring 2015. The RDC is a secure computing lab in Paterno Library on the University Park campus. In this lab, researchers who have received approval for research projects have access to restricted demographic, economic, and health data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Administrator will work on site at the Penn State RDC and is crucial to the daily operation of the RDC. The person in this position will assist researchers from many disciplines, including economics, geography, health policy, sociology, and demography who are conducting research projects in the RDC. The main duties of the Administrator are to serve as a liaison between the Census Bureau and PSU with responsibilities in the following areas:

(a) helping PSU researchers develop successful proposals for RDC based research projects,

(b) overseeing the daily operation of the RDC secure lab,

(c) coordinating with the Census Bureau on matters relating to the RDC secure lab and research

projects being conducted in the lab,

(d) helping researchers with disclosure avoidance statements, and

(e) a range of other administrative responsibilities.

The position will be full-time. The candidate should have a Master’s degree in economics, demography, sociology, or a related social science field. Familiarity with social science research methodology and experience with census data is desirable. Interested candidates should contact Mark Roberts, Professor of Economics and Director of the Penn State RDC at mroberts@psu.edu, for more information.

 

2015 06 – Position Announcement - Senior Researcher/Demographer

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Research Director, create, manage, execute and analyze demographic research projects. Provide technical direction and expertise related to current demographic conditions and develop demographic projections for the City of Boston. Oversee and participate in major research projects on Boston’s population; prepare research reports, maintain databases and perform statistical analysis. Initiate, and manage the development of demographic models. The Demographer will help plan, design and develop strategy and methodology of demographic research; may originate study concept or develop topic in response to request from Director. Draft, revise and prepare reports which monitor, assess, discuss and forecast Boston’s population. Discuss report findings and conclusions with Director of Research or other staff as appropriate.  The full posting: 

http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/BRAComponents/WebParts/JobPostingsHandler.ashx?id=900


2015 05 – Position Announcement – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rice University

Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Urban Health Program (UHP), invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral research associate in Population Health beginning July 1, 2015. The scholar is expected to work independently and collaboratively on research projects related to population health disparities, environmental exposures, and community resources. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will have no teaching or administrative responsibilities, but will be expected to contribute to existing projects and develop new lines of research that use data from the Houston Aerosol Characterization and Health Experiment (HACHE). More details about HACHE can be found at: http://kinder.rice.edu/uhp/airquality/. The link to more information, including how to apply, is here:  https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/4198

 

2015 05 – Position Announcement – Assistant/Associate Professor (Health and Medicine), Michigan State University

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-system position in the Sociology of Health and Medicine at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning August 16, 2016. We seek candidates with a research focus on health issues, such as mental health, physical conditions, mortality, health disparities, and health care service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. Candidates must display potential for and/or evidence of excellence in research. Also, candidates must display potential for and/or evidence of external grant support for their research.

The Department of Sociology has identified the Sociology of Health and Medicine as one of its core areas of specialization and is committed to playing a leading role in the university’s emphasis on health and medicine. The successful candidate will have a 100% appointment in the Department of Sociology and will be expected to strengthen the Health and Medicine specialization through developing a well-defined research program, teaching, and engaging in department and university service and outreach. The successful candidate is also expected to cultivate connections with faculty in other specializations in the Department of Sociology: Community and Urban, Environment, Family, and Migration. With three medical colleges (Human, Osteopathic, and Veterinary), a College of Nursing, and a variety of health-related disciplines and units, Michigan State University is a leader in understanding all facets of human, community and environmental health.

This position is listed on the MSU Applicant Page (https://jobs.msu.edu) as posting #1328. Applications must be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page and should include a cover letter explaining the candidate’s research interests, CV, and two examples of written work. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses for three references whom will be contacted via email by the system after you finish applying. The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Hui Liu, Search Committee Chair (soc1@msu.edu).

 

2015 05 – Position Announcement – Assistant Professor (Migration and Work in New Economies), Michigan State University

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University seeks candidates for a 9-month tenure-system, position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 16, 2016 in the area of the Sociology of Migration: Migration and Work in New Economies. The ideal applicant should have a solid understanding of the intersection between migration, work, social conflict, family stratification, culture, race, ethnicity, immigrant reception and/or social policy. The individual in this position will have a 100% appointment in the Sociology Department and will be expected to develop a well-defined research program in international migration, work/labor, and to contribute to other departmental specialty areas and/or centers on campus. The ideal candidate will focus on migrants’ economic and social impacts in host societies and on migrants’ relations with members of the host society. She/he will also have experience in and a willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in sociology and in other disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to seek external funding for his/her research.  In addition, the candidate will teach four classes per year, and will engage in department and university service and outreach.

The candidates must display evidence of excellence in research and must be committed to undergraduate and graduate education.  A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field is required by the date of appointment. All applications should include curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, and examples of published research. In addition, please provide the names and email addresses for three references whom will be contacted via email by the system after you finish applying.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Stephanie Nawyn, Search Committee Chair (soc2@msu.edu).  All applications must be submitted through the MSU Applicant Page website at https://jobs.msu.edu as posting #1318. The deadline to ensure consideration of applications is October 1, 2015, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

2015 05 – Position Announcement – Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-stream faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2016 (subject to final budgetary approval). The substantive area of specialization is the sociology of family in all its diverse forms. Our ideal candidate will advance UBC’s commitment to pluralism, equity, and inclusion. For information about the Department, visit: http://soci.ubc.ca .

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment and demonstrate a record of excellent family-related research (i.e., publications in highly-ranked, leading sociological journals or academic presses) and family-related teaching (i.e., strong course evaluations, experience teaching courses, demonstrated interest in pedagogy, etc.). Applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear promise of excellent research and teaching may also be considered.

We ask interested individuals to submit a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position and fit with the department; a 1-2 page teaching statement accompanied by evidence of teaching effectiveness; a 1-2 page research statement; a 1 page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body; and two sample publications. Applications should be submitted online by September 15, 2015 at the UBC Faculty Careers website (www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/20715). Please be prepared to upload application materials in the order noted above. Please also have three referees send confidential supporting letters by the same deadline via email to soci.head(at)ubc.ca with the applicant’s name in the subject line. Review of applications will begin after the closing date and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply, although Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Vancouver is routinely ranked among the top five most livable cities in the world. It is renowned for its mild year-round climate, unique urban design, emphasis on the environment and sustainability, low crime rates, cultural and cosmopolitan offerings, ethnic diversity, and spectacular natural beauty set among the coastal mountains and the Pacific Ocean.  As the major public research university in western Canada, the University of British Columbia is also a globally acclaimed institution. We rank in the top two Sociology departments in Canada.