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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 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.

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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.