May-June 2009 Issue • Volume 37 • Issue 5

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Be on the Lookout for the
Results of a New Jobs Survey

The ASA Research Department is following up the 2006 ASA Job Bank study, Too Many or Too Few PhDs? Employment Opportunities in Academic Sociology. The new survey asks how many 2008 advertised positions have been filled, versus those cancelled. For preliminary comparative findings, see the "Research and Stats" webpage at or the April 2009 issue of Footnotes.

Book Your Annual Meeting
Housing Today

The ASA understands your budgetary concerns and has partnered with the meeting hotels to offer you a competitive hotel rate and incentives to stretch your travel dollar. Guests within the block have access to special amenities, including: complimentary Internet access in guestrooms, double points in hotel programs, complimentary access to health clubs. Booking a room in the ASA room blocks helps to support the Association and ultimately keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. We are a discipline concerned with workers’ rights and improved living standards. Support the various hotel staff by staying in the Annual Meeting hotels.

Hotel rates at the ASA properties are some of the most competitive in the area
and rooms sell out fast. Deadline: July 1, 2009.
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Renew Before Registering…

Renew your AS A membership online before you register for the Annual Meeting in order to qualify for the lower registration fees available to members. See

The Department Resources Group

Here to Help with Program Review, Assessment,
and Curriculum Development

Now offering off-site consulting and a mentors program for new department chairs, directors of graduate studies programs, assessment coordinators, and others with
key roles in the department.

Contact: ASA Academic and Professional Affairs Program
(202) 383-9005 x323 or


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