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JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

This is an advanced notice for a position at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, as described below. We will start accepting applications soon after the official notice in listed with the ASA. If you have questions before the official notice stating when and where to send applications, please let me know.

Harold Kerbo
Professor of Sociology
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

SOCIAL SCIENCES Senior level position (associate or full professor) in Sociology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California starting September of 2014.  Permanent full-time, academic year appointment. Area of specialty open, but a comparative-global perspective in the area of interest is preferred. Candidates must have a record of excellence in teaching and research, and proven leadership ability.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A doctoral degree in sociology is required.

Cal Poly has over 17,000 students and is one of the most selective universities in California, with less than a 10 percent acceptance rate. Sociology majors at Cal Poly select from concentrations in social services/ development, criminal justice, and organizations, as well as minors in Latin American Studies and Asian Studies, among others.


Hunter College

The Department of Sociology of Hunter College of the City University of New York seeks to fill an Assistant Professor position beginning in September 2014.  We are located in New York, New York and offer a liberal arts major as well as a master's program to a large, diverse and vibrant study body. Hunter College is one of the eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York with close to 20,000 students; the Department of Sociology has over 400 majors.

We seek candidates with expertise in culture, law, criminology, social movements, and/or comparative sociology. Preference will be given to those able to and interested in teaching statistics and quantitative methods as well as Introduction to Sociology. Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

How to apply

Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, positions and contact information for three current references on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website http://cuny.edu/employment.html and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Instructions: http://cuny.edu/employment/cunyfirst/CUNYfirst-application.html.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarship interests.

Closing Date

The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.


Indiana University

The Department of International Studies in the School of Global and International Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Global Development.  Candidates should be engaged in research from a social science perspective on international financial institutions, aid agencies, humanitarian emergencies, NGOs, development theory and practice, poverty, social movements, or comparative or international aspects of social, political, or economic development.  Research on a locality or region, such as Brazil or Southeast Asia, may also be considered if linked to global processes or institutions. Applicants should have their PhD in hand by August 2014.

To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, copies of representative publications, statements of research and teaching interests, and contact information for three (3) references at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/428. Questions may be addressed to Nick Cullather, Department of International Studies, Indiana University, Woodburn Hall 300, 1100 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN, 47405-7110, USA or ncullath at indiana dot edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Indiana University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial, and cultural groups, sexual minorities, and from people with disabilities.


University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst sociology department is seeking applicants for a position for an advanced Associate Professor or early Full Professor.  Substantive specializations are open, although some preference may be given to a candidate whose research or teaching addresses any of the following four areas: (1) law, crime, or incarceration; (2) race/inequality; (3) demography; or (4) historical comparative approaches.  For the complete official ad see the ASA job bank.  Queries can also be sent to Dan Clawson, Recruitment Committee chair.

Note that references are NOT needed for the initial application.

Deadline: September 20 or until job filled. 


Stanford University

STANFORD UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-line, open-rank position in SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES to begin in the academic year 2014-15. The scholar-teacher appointed will be based in a department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of South Asia across the University. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences:  Art and Art History (including Film and Media Studies), Economics, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and sample(s) of recent scholarship. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Interfolio. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.  For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2013.

Apply through Interfolio: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21848.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.


Stanford University

STANFORD UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-line, open-rank position in MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES to begin in the academic year 2014-15. The scholar-teacher appointed will be based in a social science department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East and North Africa across the University. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae including list of publications, and sample(s) of recent scholarship. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to Interfolio. Currently tenured applicants should submit the names of three references.  For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2013.

Apply through Interfolio: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21844

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions.


University of Utah

University of Utah. The Department of Sociology invites applications for two faculty positions, one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor and one tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor. We seek sociologists who will contribute to the department's specialty in Comparative International Sociology (CIS). A description of the area is available at http://soc.utah.edu/graduate/description.php. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should have earned a PhD in Sociology no later than summer 2014. Successful applicants will have a strong record of, or clear potential for, success in research; this includes having a well-developed research agenda and the ability or potential to obtain extramural funding. All research areas with a general comparative and international orientation will be considered, although priority will be given to candidates whose areas of expertise complement our existing strengths of comparative-international research in environmental sociology, sociology of gender, political economy, and political sociology. While the CIS program ensures that its doctoral students are trained in state-of-the-art quantitative methods, we embrace methodological pluralism and welcome applicants whose research employs any type of research methodology. Applicants should be prepared to contribute to the department's teaching mission at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The Sociology program features two integrated research foci, Comparative International Sociology and Population and Health, and awards the BS/BA, MA, Master of Statistics, and PhD, with about 500 undergraduate majors and a well-regarded doctoral program. Academic Analytics recently ranked the department 30th among sociology departments at public comprehensive universities in the United States, and the University of Utah is ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world according to the 2011 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The University is situated in a growing metropolitan area of 1.3 million and abuts the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range.

Review of applications for both positions will begin September 16, 2013 and continue until they are filled. Please provide a letter describing research interests, a teaching statement, a curriculum vita, samples of scholarly work, and arrange three letters of recommendation.

Please submit materials using the application URL below:

http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/25075

Address additional questions to Andrew Jorgenson and/or Michael Timberlake, co-chairs of the Comparative International Sociology Search Committee.


FELLOWSHIPS

Abe Fellowship (SSRC, CGP)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship competition. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The Abe Fellowship Program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics.

For more information on fellowship research themes, eligibility, and the application process, visit http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/abe-fellowship or contact SSRC staff at abe@ssrc.org.


CONFERENCES


PUBLICATIONS

Working Paper Series: National Culture and National Habitus

Editors: Andreas Pickel and Gad Yair

The contributions to this series attempt to zero in on this misunderstood and undertheorized area by providing theoretical, conceptual, and/or empirical arguments and evidence with the aim of creating a broader debate on the significance of national culture and national habitus in the global age. Contributions are invited from scholars who would like to participate in such a debate.

More information is available here: http://trentu.ca/globalpolitics/publications.php