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August 2014

ASR Ranked #1 in Sociology for 2013

New from the ASA Research Department

Sociology Faculty Job Openings Held Steady in 2013

  • Faculty position postings in the ASA Job Bank remain steady. The latest data brief from the ASA Department of Research finds a slight increase in assistant and open/multiple rank positions posted in 2013 over 2012, continuing the rebound from the downturn in 2009. Read the brief.

Join Us in San Francisco for the 109th ASA Annual Meeting!

The ASA office will be closed August 14-25, 2014, as all staff will be attending the 2014 Annual Meeting in San Francisco. If you are attending the meeting, here are a few last minute announcements:

  • Registration services for the Annual Meeting will open onsite at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 15 in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Anyone who did not preregister for the Annual Meeting by the July 9 deadline may register onsite. Preregistrants who wish to add the Employment Service or purchase tickets to benefit receptions may do so at the Onsite Registration counters.
  • International Scholars Reception. Meeting attendees who do international research and/or research collaborations are encouraged to come to the International Scholars Reception (Monday, August 18, 7-8 p.m. in the Continental Parlor 2, on the Ballroom Level of the Hilton). In attendance and giving brief remarks will be both the outgoing (Michael Burawoy) and incoming (Margaret Abraham) Presidents of the International Sociological Association.
  • Help ASA improve its online presence. ASA is conducting several activities at Annual Meeting to improve its online presence, both to be held at The Hub in the exhibit hall:
    • The ASA Task Force on Web and Social Media will conduct two focus groups and paper surveys.
    • A workstation for usability testing on the ASA website and meeting app will be available.
    • An online survey for feedback on the ASA website is now available; a survey on the meeting app will be distributed in San Francisco.
  • Go to on your mobile browser to download the meeting app.
  • For assistance from ASA Meeting Services staff during the Annual Meeting, stop by the Meeting Information Desk located in Yosemite Hall at the Hilton. Meeting Services staff are also reachable by e-mail ( or call (415) 923-7507. The desk and phone number will be active August 15-20.

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Prepay Next Year's Membership Dues

  • Many 2014 ASA members can now prepay their dues for up to two additional years (2015 and 2016) at current rates. This option was implemented by ASA upon request by a number of ASA members who had grant or other funds that would be "lost" prior to the next membership renewal cycle. If interested, log in to the ASA member portal and click on "Prepay 2015/2016 Membership Dues." (Student, associate, and unemployed members are not eligible for prepayment of dues.)

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