December 2005 Employment Bulletin

Positions in Sociological Practice

American Sociological Association. Staff Sociologist/Director of Minority Affairs Sought. The American Sociological Association (ASA) is searching for a sociologist to join the professional staff and direct ASA's Minority Affairs Program (MAP). The position provides the opportunity to work with a like-minded group of other sociologists and a staff seeking to advance sociology, work on field development, and promote ASA objectives and activities. The Program Director is responsible for program planning and for administering the day-to-day operations of the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Now in its 32nd year of providing predoctoral support and training, the MFP is funded primarily through the National Institute of Mental Health. Also, the Program Director works on other ASA issues and initiatives that further sociology and the work of sociologists, including providing support to the ASA Student Forum and the ASA Honors Program. This staff member, like other staff sociologists, also serves as liaison to ASA committees or task forces. Nominations and applications are sought. Candidates should have a PhD in sociology; knowledge of the academy; experience in mentoring and training students; skills in presenting (in writing and orally) to diverse audiences; an appreciation of minority issues and opportunities; experience in preparing proposals and working with funding sources; and leadership, management, and administrative skills. A background and expertise in research and teaching in mental health and health broadly construed are desirable. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled; interested candidates should submit application materials immediately. The ASA recognizes that those with academic commitment may not be able to commence their appointment until 2006. The start date and other conditions of appointment (e.g., leave from an academic position) are flexible. Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume, and a list of five references to: MAP Search, Executive Office, American Sociological Association, 1307 New York Avenue NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20005-4701. For further information, please contact Sally T. Hillsman, Executive Officer, (202) 383-9005 x316; email The ASA is interested in identifying persons who are drawn to professional service and who bring a strong commitment to making a difference for sociology and minority affairs. If you or someone you know is searching for a job or might be interested in a professional change, please do not hesitate to submit a name or encourage an application. Please submit applications as soon as possible to the MAP Search at the address listed above.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading research organization specializing in education, educational assessment, and other social policy issues. Our Education and Human Development program is seeking a Principal Research Scientist in our Washington, DC headquarters. This exciting new position's responsibilities will lead methodologically complex projects; conceptualize, design, manage, and conduct quantitative research on issues of pre-K-12 educational policy and practice; and provide methodological guidance to research colleagues. Representative methods and projects in Education and Human Development may include randomized field trails, quasi-experimental designs, synthesis and evaluation of existing education policy/practice research, assessment of comprehensive school reform programs, teacher practices and professional development of educators. A PhD in the Social Sciences or related study and 10 plus years' experience designing and conducting social science/education policy research and randomized field trials are required; management of research projects in university or consulting environment a plus. Selected candidate will have a specialization in methodological issues in education evaluation, survey methods, quantitative analysis, and the analysis of organizational structure and process. AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. For more information, please visit our website at To apply to this position, please go to and reference Job number 4701. Equal Opportunity Employer.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a premier behavioral and social science research and development organization. We are currently seeking a Senior Computational Statistics Specialist for our Computer and Statistical Sciences Center (CSSC) in our Georgetown, Washington, DC headquarters. The CSSC is AIR's software development, statistical analysis, and Web services division. The Senior Computational Statistics Specialist will work closely with CSSC staff to design, develop and test numerical algorithms for advanced statistical procedures. This position will be responsible for: designing algorithms to implement models for statistical analysis, designing and implementing test plans for statistical programs, designing algorithms for automatic generation and validation of software test data, and participating in research and reporting of psychometric models for the social science. A PhD in Statistics or Mathematics and a strong statistical background is a must. The ability to work with software engineers in design of numerical algorithms for advanced statistical procedures; and knowledge and experience with the research methods and techniques necessary to conduct, direct and manage research projects are a must. Excellent understanding of statistical computation and SAS programming, data analysis, and applying statistical and numerical analysis knowledge and techniques to interdisciplinary areas are necessary. Demonstrated success in writing, conceptualizing, and consulting and strong writing and oral presentation skills are preferred. AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. For more information, please visit our website at To apply to this position, please go to and reference Job number 4674. Equal Opportunity Employer.

I3 Research, formerly Ingenix Clinical Research, is a full-service global CRO specializing in oncology, central nervous system as well as respiratory and infectious disease. Focusing on the unique demands of these therapeutic categories, we are delivering leading-edge solutions for better patient care. Join our UnitedHealth Group Company and realize your full potential providing a rare combination of service, science and quality. Survey Researcher (#146861). Positions available in Eden Prairie, MN; Boston, MA; or Reston, VA. (Relocation assistance provided.) Primary responsibilities: Writing health outcomes proposals for study designs utilizing claims data and/or primary data collection, serving as the project manager for short-term retrospective claims data studies, and/or long-term observational studies involving collection of patient reported outcomes, managing or conducting statistical analyses, disseminating study results, managing client relationships, and managing study budgets and timelines, providing internal review of deliverables including proposals, reports, manuscripts. Requires a master's or doctoral degree in health services research (HSR), health economics, epidemiology, sociology or equivalent, plus two years of research experience - must include experience with SAS, STATA, or other analytic software. Experience with primary data collection and management of project budgets and timelines preferred. Survey Research Project Manager (# 146852). *Openings in Minneapolis, MN and Reston, VA. Primary responsibilities: Managing specific survey research projects or portions of survey research projects, including survey project plan development, vendor selection and management, participant recruitment and consenting, physician contracting, site training, and data collection within a team environment, serving as the primary survey contact person on specific survey research projects for the Primary Investigator, project team, and study physicians and participants, managing outsourced vendors, assisting with the development of survey study materials (surveys, mailings, distribution lists, investigator training materials, informed consent document, etc.), maintaining responsibility for coordination, receipt, accuracy, and timeliness of survey data, and developing study specific tracking reports and tools for management of research projects. Requires BS/BA, plus one-four years of experience in project management and survey management. Experience with study database design, implementation and maintenance is also necessary. MS/MA preferred. Experience with clinical and non-clinical research operations is helpful, as is experience working with an IRB, including the development and submission of required materials for approval. To apply, please visit and search by the assigned requisition number. Alternately, you may email your resume to, or fax to (866) 456-1288. UnitedHealth Group offers a full range of comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental and vision, as well as a matching 401k and an employee stock purchase plan. Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education. Two position openings, one for a Research Scientist in Mathematics Learning, Instruction and Policy, and one for a Research Scientist in School Finance, Policy and Systems Evaluation, both within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the research arm of the US Department of Education. Research scientist positions in other areas also may be available for highly qualified applicants. Duties include: (1) develop, implement, and monitor research, evaluation, and statistics activities and programs carried out or funded by the agency; (2) conduct scientific reviews of topical education research, evaluation, and statistics plans and products; (3) analyze data and synthesize information from topical research and related areas; (4) prepare written products to convey research-based knowledge and information regarding relevant education topics to a variety of audiences; and (5) engage in dissemination and outreach activities, such as publishing scholarly work and attending scientific conferences. Information on current IES grant competitions can be found at: Applicants must have doctoral degree or equivalent experience in an appropriate field, and at least five years of pertinent experience that demonstrate strong research skills and knowledge, including experience publishing in scientific peer-reviewed journals and reviewing for such journals. Applicant must be a US citizen. Appointments are up to six years, with a salary range of $70,000 - $110,000 based on experience. Curriculum Vitae or resume, and a letter of interest should be submitted to Sue Betka, Deputy Director for Policy and Administration, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208. For additional information regarding this announcement, call (202) 219-1385. Documents may be submitted electronically to: The US Department of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


University of California-Berkeley. Postdoctoral fellowship positions are available in the Health Services Research Training Program at the University of California, Berkeley. The program, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), provides advanced multidisciplinary training to economists, political scientists, sociologists, public policy and health professionals. Training areas include health economics, financing of health services, public health policy, managed care, health workforce, and health insurance. Support for stipends and travel is provided, as well as health insurance for the trainees. Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the US, or have permanent residency. Fellowships begin August 2006. Interested candidates must apply before January 15, 2006 to: Seana Kelly, Program Coordinator, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley - 140 Earl Warren Hall, MC 7360, Berkeley, CA 94720-7360. To request an application, call 510-643-4100, email, or visit

Carolina Consortium on Human Development of the Center for Developmental Science announces NRSA fellowships for 2006-2007. It is anticipated that several postdoctoral fellowships will be available. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to provide advanced interdisciplinary training in human development that focuses on the longitudinal study of persons and families in changing contexts. The Carolina Consortium is a NICHD-sponsored interdisciplinary training program with faculty whose appointments span across over 20 departments or schools in the social, behavioral, and health sciences from six neighboring universities (UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and Meredith College), as well as other collaborating research universities in the United States. Deadline for receipt of applications is February 15, 2006. Candidates need a terminal degree in their field (PhD, MD, EdD, DrPH) by the time of appointment. Additional information on the fellowship program and application materials can be found on the CDS website at Contact: Jennifer Coffman, Center for Developmental Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 100 East Franklin Street, Suite 200, CB# 8115, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8115; (919) 843-2401; email

Columbia University Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program announces openings for pre- and postdoctoral fellows beginning September 2006. The program provides social scientists, epidemiologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists with research skills in psychiatric epidemiology. Training involves coursework in substantive issues and research methods, and participation in an affiliated research unit. Postdoctoral stipends range from $35,568 to $51,036, depending on years of experience. Predoctoral stipends are $20,772. Application deadline: February 15, 2006. Contact: Training Coordinator, School of Public Health, Columbia University, 722 West 168th Street, Room 720-B, New York, NY 10032; e-mail Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ohio State University. The Mershon Center Post-Doctoral Fellowship in International Security Studies. The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a one-year residential postdoctoral fellowship during the 2005-2006 academic year. The Center is especially interested in projects dealing with any aspect of the following broad themes: the use of force and diplomacy, the ideas and beliefs that inform security policy, and the laws and institutions that manage violent conflicts. The Mershon Center provides a $33,000 stipend plus University benefits, an office, a computer, and an $1,800 budget for travel and research expenses. PhDs earned since June 30, 1999 are eligible. Applications will be reviewed starting December 15, 2005 and will be considered until the positions are filled. For full consideration all materials should be submitted by that date. Application information is available at The Mershon Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunty Employer. Send application materials to, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Attention: Viki Jones, The Ohio State University, Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201. Mershon Center Visiting Scholar Fellowships in International Security Studies.

Princeton University. Postdoctural Researcher. The Center for Health and Wellbeing at Princeton University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project pertaining to ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in health in the US. The candidate should have strong methodological skills and experience in working with large survey data sets. PhD in related discipline required. Training in demography and/or epidemiology is desirable. Appointment is for one-year, with possible renewal, to begin as early as July 2006. Please send letter of application with curriculum vitae, samples of original work, and three letters of recommendation by mail to Susan Rizzo, 324 Wallace Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544; email Indicate in your cover letter or email that you are applying for the ethnic and socioeconomic disparities postdoctoral position. Deadline for applications is January 31, 2006. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.

Princeton University. Postdoctoral Researcher. The Office of Population Research, Princeton University, is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a project that examines the biological pathways linking social and economic factors to health among older cohorts in Taiwan. The candidate should have strong methodological skills and experience in working with large survey data sets. Appointment is for one-year, with possible renewal, to begin as early as July 2006. PhD in related discipline required. Please send letter of application with curriculum vitae, samples of original work, and three letters of reference under separate cover to Barbara Sutton, Office of Population Research, Princeton University, 212 Wallace Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544-2091. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. For information about applying to Princeton, please link to

Public Policy Institute of California. Dissertation Fellow (200609). Please refer to the following link for application instructions: The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) is a private, nonprofit research organization conducting policy-related, nonpartisan research with an active outreach program. PPIC offers a strong interdisciplinary research environment in which Fellows concentrate on public policy issues affecting California while continuing to pursue an independent research agenda. PPIC is offering an employment opportunity for a Dissertation Fellow. As an equal opportunity employer, the Institute particularly encourages women and members of minority groups to apply. Qualified applicants should be participating in a PhD program that will lead to a career in research. Examples of eligible fields of study include economics, political science, sociology, psychology, public policy, urban planning, education, geography, demography, and social welfare. The position is designed for a doctoral candidate whose dissertation topic and career goals are related to public policy issues and thus to the major interest of PPIC. In particular, scholars whose research will benefit from access to the data and consultation with staff members of PPIC are encouraged to apply. The Dissertation Fellow will be invited to and encouraged to participate in staff conferences and seminars hosted by PPIC. When appropriate, he or she will have access to other research resources available to PPIC Fellows, including the Institute's databases. Exceptional dissertations may be considered for publication. The Dissertation Fellow will be expected to spend a significant amount of time on site at PPIC and will be provided with office space and a computer. Candidates should be prepared to submit plans for completing their doctoral dissertations. Essential criteria for selection include the relevance of the dissertation topic to public policy issues affecting the state of California and evidence that the research will be facilitated by access to the Institute's resources and those of other California-based organizations. A demonstration of superior scholarship and considerable promise for future achievements in public policy research will also be taken into account. Candidates at any stage of their research are welcome to apply; our preference is for a candidate whose work is within one to two years from completion. The appointment is expected to begin around July 1, 2006, and to last for one year. Compensation will depend upon the qualifications of the candidate, up to $3,500 per month. To apply, please submit the following by January 30, 2006: The PPIC employment application; a cover letter describing your research interests; your resume; a copy of the approved dissertation prospectus (or the unapproved version if approval has not yet been granted); three letters of reference, at least one of which should be from a committee member and include details of the progress made; and samples of written work, including a writing sample taken from the dissertation. Submit this material to, using "Job 200609" in your subject heading. If you prefer to send writing samples or letters of reference as hard copy, you may use the following address: Public Policy Institute of California, "Dissertation Fellow Search," Attention: H.R. Manager, 500 Washington Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111.PPIC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer - M/F/D/V/ Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rice University. The Department of Sociology at Rice University is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin July 2006. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during their fellowship, but we will give priority to applicants who also establish a collaborative research plan on a topic of mutual interest with one of more of our faculty members, Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. The application deadline is January 15, 2006, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications should include a Curriculum Vitae (including a list of references), three letters of recommendation (sent by writers under separate cover), a copy of at least one recent publication, and a two-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period. Please send the application to: Chair, Postdoc Selection Committee, Department of Sociology MS28, Rice University, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005-1892. Questions about the postdoctoral fellowship should be emailed to Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Rice University. The Department of Sociology at Rice University is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship to begin July 2006. The primary focus of the fellowship is to collaborate with Michael Emerson on the Panel Study of American Religion and Ethnicity (PS-ARE). Work includes analyzing data and writing papers from the recently collected first round of the PS-ARE, writing materials for the public use website of the PS-ARE, helping design and plan the second round of the survey, and supporting the work of CORRUL, About 50% of the time is expected to be spent pursuing one's own research agenda. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. The successful candidate must have good quantitative skills, specialize in the study of religion or race, and be interested in working cooperatively. The application deadline is January 15, 2006. Please send a Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to Michael Emerson, Rice University, Department of Sociology MS-28, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005-1892. Questions about the postdoctoral fellowship should be emailed to Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

SUNY-College at Brockport. Two Presidential Fellows Faculty Positions. These full-time faculty positions for two years are dedicated to enhancing the diversity of scholarly and teaching perspectives within the college, for the educational benefit of the SUNY Brockport students. Candidate's whose teaching and scholarly interests will contribute diverse perspectives to the curriculum, especially in the General Education program, are invited to apply. For additional information about the College, please visit These appointments are not tenure-track, but Presidential Fellows are eligible to apply for tenure-track faculty positions that may become available at the College during or at the expiration of the Fellowship term. The appointment will be within one of the academic departments of the College (Appointments may be divided among two departments, if appropriate). Applicants and nominees are expected to indicate the department that best fits their educational background and teaching and scholarly interests. Departments will review all applications and nominations, and will recommend appointments to Deans Council, which will interview finalists and make hiring recommendations through the Provost to the President. The terminal degree in the Presidential Fellow's discipline must be conferred by August 1, 2006. Fellows will teach five courses per academic year, engage in scholarship and creative activity, and mentor students. Other service commitments (e.g., committee assignments and administrative obligations) expected of regular faculty will be minimal. Review of applications and nominations will begin November 1, 2005 and will continue until the Presidential Fellows for 2006-2008 are named. Applications and nomination packages consist of a letter of interest, a signed and dated Curriculum Vitae, and names and full contact information (including email address) of four professional references. An official copy of the transcript from the college or university from which the terminal degree was granted is also required. The letter of interest will describe the candidate's interest in the Presidential Fellows program, how the candidate's teaching and scholarly interests will enhance diversity at SUNY Brockport, indicate the department in which appointment is preferred, list courses currently offered by the department that the candidate is prepared to teach, and describe research, scholarship and creative accomplishment goals for the two-year appointment. Please send these materials to: Office of Human Resources, SUNY College at Brockport, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport NY 14420; email

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