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Graduate Student and Postdoc Mentoring Event @ ASA

The Comparative Historical and Global Transnational Sections of the ASA are pleased to announce that their successful joint mentoring event held last year in at the ASA Annual Meeting in New York will be repeated again on Monday, August 18th during the ASA meetings in San Francisco. Details


JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS

Last update: August 13, 2014
  • Institution: Stanford University
    Department: Graduate School of Education
    Title: Faculty Position in International Comparative Education
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Education , Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: Roger Williams University
    Department: Anthropology+Sociology Department
    Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Sociological Practice , Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: Truman State University
    Department: Society and Environment
    Title: Temporary Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Lecturer, Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Race, Class and Gender , Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    Department: Department of Liberal Arts
    Title: Assistant Professor in Medical Sociology
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Medical Sociology , Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: Pew Research Center
    Department: Global Attitudes Project
    Title: Research Associate, Global Attitudes Project
    Position/Rank: Sociological Practice/Applied/Other: Researcher
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology, Political Economy
  • Institution: Munk School of Global Affairs
    Department: Operating
    Title: Assistant Professor -- Digital Media and Global Affairs
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Assistant Professor, Academic Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor, Academic Positions: All
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology, Communication and Information Technologies
  • Institution: Truman State University
    Department: Society & Environment
    Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Race, Class and Gender , Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: Nanyang Technological University
    Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships
    Position/Rank: Post-doctoral
    Areas/Special Programs: Economic Sociology, Environmental Sociology
  • Institution: Stanford University
    Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant professor position in SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES to begin in the academic year 2015-16. The scholar 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 will be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Communication, Political Science, or 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. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the deadline to Academic Jobs Online.
    Please go to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4141 in order to apply to Political Science and to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4158 to apply to Communication or Sociology.
    For full consideration, materials must be received by October 1, 2014.
  • Institution:Illinois Urbana-Champaign
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Title:Department Head and Professor
    We are seeking a full professor with an established reputation as a scholar and teacher in one of our two key areas, Inequalities or Global and Transnational Sociology. The Head will be responsible for administering a department with established undergraduate and graduate programs and an active research program. Candidates must have qualifications appropriate to appointment with tenure at the rank of full professor, including a PhD, a national and international reputation for scholarly productivity in research, and demonstrated teaching accomplishments. Candidates should also have a record of administrative effectiveness or demonstrate high promise of leadership and administrative competence. The preferred starting date is on or before August 16, 2015, but adjustments will be made, if needed, to accommodate the selected candidate. Please create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload application materials through this system. To ensure full consideration, upload a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, and names and contact information for three professional references by October 3, 2014.
    Nominations and questions can be sent to: Professor David Irwin Search Committee Chair (ATTN: Paula Hays) 2090 Lincoln Hall, MC-448 702 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801 Or to: lasdean at illinois.edu (Paula Hays, 217-333-1350)
  • Institution: Temple University
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: Univ of California-Los Angeles
    Department: Sociology
    Title: Sociology Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Open
  • Institution: Davidson College
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Qualitative Methodology, Theory
  • Institution: University of Chicago
    Department: School of Social Service Administration
    Title: Assistant Professor - Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Social Welfare/Social Work, Organizations, Formal and Complex
  • Institution: American University
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Areas/Special Programs: Multiple Fields/Theory
    The Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, at American University (Washington, D.C.), invites applications for a tenure line appointment at the rank of AssistantProfessor to begin August 2015. The department seeks candidates with expertise in health, urban sociology, immigration and globalization or social inequality and with ability and interest to teach sociological theory. Responsibilities will include active scholarship in the area(s) of specialization and teaching two courses per semester, including theory and at least one graduate course each academic year. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to contribute to the Department and University's growing emphasis on externally funded research. Please send application materials (curriculum vitae, letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, (p)reprints, and at least three letters of reference) to: socio at american.edu with the subject line, "Faculty Search". Electronic submissions are preferred; applications may also be mailed to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW,Washington, DC 20016-8072. Review of applications will begin by October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Institution: Syracuse University
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Areas/Special Programs: Qualitative Methods/Citizenship
    The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall 2015. We seek a scholar with a strong background in qualitative methods, and a research focus on the social problems of citizenship, including political, cultural, and legal structures of community. The department seeks candidates with teaching interests in political sociology, social movements, or ethnographic/qualitative methods. Preference will be given to candidates who contribute to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Applications are due September 15, 2014. See https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/54482? for a detailed job description and application instructions.
  • Institution: Rutgers University
    Department: Sociology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology, Work and Labor Markets
  • Institution: American University
    Department: School of International Service
    Title: Six Tenure-line Faculty Positions
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Institution: Chapman University
    Department: Peace Studies Program
    Title: Delp-Wilkinson Chair in Peace Studies and Director of the Peace Studies Program
    Position/Rank: Full Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Peace, War, World Conflict, and Conflict Resolution
  • Institution: Loyola University Chicago
    Department: Sociology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology, Migration/Immigration
  • Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
    Department: Sociology Program
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Institution: Boston University
    Department: African American Studies Program
    Title: George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies
    Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Full Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Institution: Boston University
    Department: African American Studies Program
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • Institution: University of Chicago
    Department: School of Social Service Administration
    Title: Assistant Professor - Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Full Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Social Welfare/Social Work, Organizations, Formal and Complex
  • Institution: Temple University
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Title: Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Assistant Professor in Sociology at American University
    Areas/Special Programs: Health, urban sociology, immigration and globalization or social inequality
    The Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, at American University(Washington, D.C.), invites applications for a tenure line appointment at the rank ofAssistant Professor to begin August 2015. The department seeks candidates with expertise in health, urban sociology, immigration and globalization or social inequality and with ability and interest to teach sociological theory. Responsibilities will include active scholarship in the area(s) of specialization and teaching two courses per semester,including theory and at least one graduate course each academic year. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to contribute to theDepartment and University's growing emphasis on externally funded research.
    Please send application materials (curriculum vitae, letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, statementof teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, (p)reprints, and at least three letters of reference) to: socio at american.edu with the subject line, "FacultySearch". Electronic submissions are preferred; applications may also be mailed to: SearchCommittee Chair, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 MassachusettsAvenue NW, Washington, DC 20016-8072. Review of applications will begin by October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Assistant Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Areas/Special Programs: Global Economic Inequalities
    The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor whose work addresses global economic inequalities and transnational patterns of labor and economic organization. The position entails teaching undergraduate and graduate level Sociology classes and a significant scholarly research program. We will consider innovative work including the impact of global markets, the transnational circulation of persons in relation to global labor markets and migration, and/or the organization and political economy of global organizations that impact upon inequality. Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. A PhD in Sociology or a related field is required by start date. The position will begin Fall 2015 pending budgetary approval. Questions regarding the search should be directed to socsearch2014 at sociology.rutgers.edu.
    We will begin reviewing applications on October 10, 2014. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to apply.interfolio.com/25543. We also require three recommendation letters; letters should be uploaded to apply.interfolio.com/25543 as well.
  • Assistant Professor in Sociology, Bowdoin College
    Areas/Special Programs: Urban Sociology or Sociology of Culture
    The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bowdoin College seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Sociology beginning Fall 2015. The successful candidate will demonstrate a promise of successful scholarly engagement and a strong commitment to teaching. Particular attention will be given to candidates whose research focuses on either Urban Sociology or Sociology of Culture (popular culture, new media and/or consumption). The teaching load is two courses per semester, including courses in the candidate's area of specialization and contributions to the Department rotation in Introduction to Sociology and either Introduction to Social Research or Classics of Sociological Theory. Applicants who can offer interdisciplinary perspectives or connections to other departments or programs on campus are desired. Ph.D. prior to appointment preferred; advanced ABDs considered. Please visit https:/careers.bowdoin.edu to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014.
  • Post-Doc at the Center for Research on Race and ethnicity, Indiana University
    Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. The CRRES postdoctoral fellowship program aims to create a legacy of scholars who will be positioned to address issues related to race and ethnicity using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.
    Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area, as demonstrated by conference presentations and published work. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments during each year of their residency, and are expected to participate in CRRES activities and in seminars in their home departments. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2015 throughMay 31, 2017, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000 each year in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space with basic office supplies, and a computer and printer.
    We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2013 or 2014 but who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2015 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2015. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments. We prefer that applications be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or crres at indiana.edu. Applications received by November 10, 2014 will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres.
  • Post-Doc for US-Canada studies at Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
    The Canada Program at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs invites applications for the William Lyon Mackenzie King Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two fellows will be appointed for the 2015–2016 academic year — conditional on the approval of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, WCFIA associated faculty, and the co-hosting academic department.
    The fellowships are open to scholars in all disciplines who are engaged in US-Canada comparative research and teaching, with preference given to individuals working within the social sciences and humanities. For postdoctoral candidates who will have completed the PhD within 12 months of the July 1, 2015 start date, verification of completion of the degree will be required prior to the appointment. Those in possession of a PhD for more than five years are ineligible.
    Each fellowship provides an annual stipend of $68,000, which is supplemented by funding for research and for health insurance coverage. Fellows will be required to teach one course during the year, and will be expected to engage with the Canada Program and with the University's wider community. Fellows will receive shared office space at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and will enjoy full access to the University's library, archival, and computing resources.
    Candidates should submit: a letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship; a curriculum vitae with a list of publications; a sample of their written work; a teaching portfolio, containing a statement on teaching experience and syllabi; and three letters of recommendation. For more information about the WCFIA Canada Program, please visit: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/canada_program.
    TO SUBMIT (DEADLINE: OCTOBER 17, 2014) https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5553.
  • Institution: California State University-Fresno
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
  • Institution: Nazarbayev University
    Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Title: Full or Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    Position/Rank: Full Professor, Associate Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Cultural Sociology, Children and Youth
  • Institution: Nazarbayev University
    Department: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Title: Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    Position/Rank: Full Professor, Other
    Areas/Special Programs: Economic Sociology, Open
  • Institution: Brandeis University
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Title: Tenure Track Assistant Professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Theory, Urban Sociology
  • Institution: Emory University
    Department: Department of Sociology
    Title: Tenure track assistant professor
    Position/Rank: Assistant Professor
    Areas/Special Programs: Cultural Sociology , Mass Communication/Public Opinion

Reception hosted by Phil Gorski, Yale

to hear about the new project/grant on Critical Realism

Date/Time: Sunday, August 17th, 2014, 8-10 pm

Location: Golden Gate Bar & Grill Tap Room, 525 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94102. Please proceed to the second floor Tap Room for the reception.

http://ggtaproom.com

We will provide complementary appetizers. Drinks can be purchased at the bar.

Please RSVP by August 10, 2014 to Taly Noam at: talynoam1@gmail.com


We are pleased to announce that the new journal Sociology of Development (published by University of California Press) is ready for manuscript submissions!

The journal webpage, which includes manuscript preparation information, is here: http://www.ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=sod

The manuscript submission webpage is here: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-socdev

Sociology of Development is a new venue for scholarly work that addresses issues of development, broadly considered. Areas of interest include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, and social movements, to mention only a few. Basic as well as policy-oriented research is welcome. The journal further recognizes the interdisciplinary scope of development studies and encourages submissions from related fields, including (but not limited to) political science, economics, geography, anthropology, and health sciences. A foundational principle of this journal is the promotion and encouragement of intellectual diversity within the study of development. As such, the journal encourages submissions from all scholars of development sociology, regardless of theoretical orientation, methodological preference, region of investigation, or historical period of study.