American Sociological Association

Section on Global and Transnational Sociology

October 2016 Announcements


1. The University of California, Merced has launched a cluster hire search in the area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice.  Please see ad below.   The deadline is November 1.

The University of California, Merced is recruiting between one and four Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors as part of a cluster hire in the area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice focused on issues related to 1) Identity, Experience, and Representation and 2) Structural and Institutional Inequality.  Successful applicants will demonstrate how their empirical work examines issues of inequality, power and social justice, with the potential to build upon the Sociology Department's strengths in social inequality, immigration, race, gender, education, political sociology and globalization, or to complement these strengths in related areas with an innovative research focus.  Full details are available at:

2. Sociology.  Binghamton University.  The department is seeking to recruit a tenure-track assistant professor beginning in Fall 2017 who can contribute to one or more of our key areas of interest: 1) critical political economy and world-systems analysis 2) critical labor and migration studies 3) carceral and surveillance studies and 4) the politics of resistance. 

The Sociology Department at Binghamton has gained an international reputation for world-historical studies that cut across disciplinary boundaries.  We encourage applicants with degrees from any related discipline who can complement our existing strengths to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application, research statement, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and one or two writing samples (articles or book chapters) that are representative of your work.  Send all application materials to the sociology folder at Screening of applications will begin on October 17, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.  Binghamton University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

3.  ASA Job ID: 12335.  Loyola University Chicago (LUC), College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in the sociology of race beginning in Fall 2017. We seek a scholar-teacher in the sociology of race whose substantive interests also align with other areas of department need such as gender, religion, or migration. The position is pending final approval of funding. For further information about the department, please visit

Teaching responsibilities shall include courses in the undergraduate core curriculum, courses for sociology majors, and graduate courses. Candidates for the position must clearly demonstrate the potential for excellence in research and teaching and have a record of (or clear potential for) distinguished scholarship, grant-funded research, and student mentorship at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.  The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels, and an active research agenda. Along with primary expertise noted above, preference will be shown for someone who can teach undergraduate courses and mentor graduate students in the sociology of race.

Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae, a teaching statement, a statement outlining the candidate's research agenda and accomplishments, materials demonstrating teaching expertise, samples of scholarly writing, and a letter of interest outlining the candidate's qualifications to Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses of three individuals prepared to speak to their professional qualifications for this position. Referees will not be contacted immediately but may be at subsequent points in the review process. 

Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016, continuing until the position is filled. Address any questions to: Anne Figert, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Sociology at

Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our faculty. As a Jesuit Catholic institution of higher education, we seek candidates who will contribute to our strategic plan to deliver a Transformative Education in the Jesuit tradition. To learn more about LUC's mission, candidates should consult our website at For information about the university's focus on transformative education, they should consult our website at




Submission Deadline: March 31, 2017

Sociology of Development invites papers for a special issue on Global Health and Development. The issue welcomes sociological contributions across thematic foci and analytic approaches. Potential topics could include (but are by no means limited to): comparative analyses of health policies and policymaking, international organizations and health, inequalities in health outcomes, gender, class, race/ethnicity, and health, globalization and health challenges, migration and health in global perspective, and mental health policies and inequalities across the globe. Manuscripts should be approximately 8,000 words in length, including references, tables and figures. For formatting instructions, see:

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017.  All manuscripts should be submitted online through the journal’s submission system ( Please clearly state in your cover letter that the manuscript is for consideration in the Global Health and Development special issue. Questions about the special issue can be directed to the guest editor: Shiri Noy, at

Sociology of Development is an international journal addressing issues of development, broadly considered. With basic as well as policy-oriented research, topics explored include economic development and well-being, gender, health, inequality, poverty, environment and sustainability, political economy, conflict, social movements, and more.

2. Call for Special Volumes: PPST

Political Power and Social Theory, an award-winning peer-reviewed biannual journal series published by Emerald Press, is current accepting proposals for special themed volumes. Volumes should fit into the broad mission of the journal. Length of the entire volume should be between 80,000 and 120,000 words. Proposals of 2-5 pages should include (a) description of the volume theme, (b) list of proposed articles and authors (this can be tentative), and (c) date in which the completed first drafts can be submitted. They should be sent to the Editor, Acceptance of proposals does not guarantee publication, as each of the articles and the manuscript as a whole is subject to peer review. Deadline: rolling submission. For more information and titles of past special volumes and



Roland Robertson and John Simpson (eds.),  the Art and Science of Sociology: Essays in Honor of Edward A. Tiryakian,  London and New York: 2016. (This new book contains many chapters that are relevant to our section.)