American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

**CURRENT JOBS 2019-2020**

The list below duplicates the Section on Population listserv in the order they appear there. To have your job posting listed here, please contact the current Listserv Moderator, Stephanie Ureña.


NOVEMBER 2019


University of Michigan – Institute for Social Research, Three Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Population Studies Center at the University of Michigan-Institute for Social Research expects to have up to three openings for Postdoctoral Fellowships beginning on or about September 1, 2020. Two fellowship openings will be sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), and up to one fellowship will be sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). NIA and NICHD are divisions of the U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH). As such, only U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents are eligible for these fellowships, and applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Fellows devote most of their time to independent research, but may also take selected courses and/or teach on a light-load basis. Positions offer exceptional opportunity for collaboration with faculty of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research on major projects in the U.S. and overseas. Term of appointment will be for two years, contingent on continued funding. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Fellowship offers are typically made in mid/late February.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) by the starting date.

Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. When considering applicants we will take into consideration current NIH guidelines with respect to the scope of population studies research supported by NIA, NICHD and the NIH priorities for Health Economics Research. More information about each agency and Health Economics Research priorities can be viewed at the URLs below:

https://www.nia.nih.gov/about

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about

https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-16-025.html

Application Instructions:

Applications are accepted through Interfolio. The application window is November 1, 2019 - January 6, 2020. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled, with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 6, 2020.

The following application materials are required:

o          Letter of application

o          Curriculum Vitae - which must include citizenship status on the first page

o          Statement of research interests - A 1-2 page statement describing current research interests and activity, and a research plan for the postdoctoral fellowship period. Applicants wishing to be considered for support by NIA should describe their background in aging research, if any, and propose an aging-related research project that focuses on the health of the elderly or near-elderly population.

o          Examples of written work - 2 minimum/3 (maximum) preferred

o          Letters of Recommendation - Three letters of recommendation. Please use the Interfolio tools to send requests to your recommenders, or upload letters already saved to Interfolio. Letters are due by January 6, 2020. Applications are not considered complete until recommendation letters are received.

Questions may be emailed to: pscpostdoctoralrecruitment@umich.edu. See the full advertisement at https://www.psc.isr.umich.edu/training/postdoc.html.


Harvard University, Research Associate (Project Manager)

ASA Job ID: 16073

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) seeks to hire a full-time, PhD- level Research Associate to work on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project entitled “Burden of Disease and Deprivation in India across Micro and Macro Public Policy Units” led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor S.V. Subramanian and HCPDS Research Associate Rockli Kim. The overarching goal of this project is to improve public policy, public financing, and governance in India related to indicators of population health and development. Specifically, the project aims to achieve this goal by: 1) Data collation and analytics; 2) The development of a web-based public data and analytics platform; and 3) Knowledge translation and dissemination.

The Research Associate will manage the overall project and act as the lead point of contact who oversees all project components by closely working with the PIs as well as data scientists, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, finance personnel, and project partners. The Research Associate will play a key role in translating and disseminating research findings to diverse stakeholders through a highly interactive website, and other communication channels, including media outreach, policy intelligence reports, and publications. The position involves both administrative and technical roles. The desired candidate will have a doctorate in public health, public policy, communications or related field, and will have extensive experience with project management. With PI approval (or as time permits), the Research Associate may also have the opportunity to conduct his/her own research under the project’s umbrella and author manuscripts.

Primary responsibilities:

-Provides leadership and day-to-day management of the collaborative processes of investigators, researchers, programmers, and project partners.

-Develops and maintains a comprehensive work plan and timeline for all project components, ensuring activities are effectively achieved and integrated.

-Provides methodological and strategic decisions in the production of analytic datasets and data analysis.

-Supervises data scientist, postdoctoral research fellow(s), and student research assistants.

-Coordinates with contracted web developers in the creation of an interactive and user-friendly web portal that will store all data and analytics resources and report project findings.

-Oversees the public release of data through web portals, evaluates the usage of web portals and monitors user queries.

-Leads efforts to disseminate findings to targeted research and policy audiences and the general public via policy briefs, policy discussion papers, scientific publications, media/social media outlets, and newspaper articles/op-eds.

-Assists in establishing regular engagement with technical partners in India.

-Writes related manuscripts and annual progress reports.

-Oversees Institutional Review Board ethics protocol preparation and compliance.

-Works with PI and HCPDS Finance Director in managing the project budget.

-Periodic travel to India may be required.

Required qualifications:

-Ph.D. in public health, sociology, public policy, communications or related field.

-A minimum of two years postdoctoral experience working with health or development-related research projects involving large-scale data management and dissemination.

-Excellent writing skills for both academic and non-academic platforms. Proficiency in STATA, SAS, R or other statistical analysis programs. Basic skills in web portal management is preferred.

-The ability to work in both collaborative and self-directed situations. The candidate must have high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, plus superior organizational and communication skills. Must be flexible, reliable, responsive, and resourceful. Needs demonstrated ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.

-Supervisory experience.

-Fluency in English.

The initial appointment will end on May 31, 2021 with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should email a cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to popcenter@hsph.harvard.edu with “BMGF Research Associate/Project Manager” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information, visit www.hsph.harvard.edu/cpds. Contact: Lesley Harkins.


Harvard University, Research Associate

ASA Job ID: 16072

The Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) seeks a full-time, PhD-level Research Associate to work on a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded-project entitled “Burden of Disease and Deprivation in India across Micro and Macro Public Policy Units” led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor S.V. Subramanian and HCPDS Research Associate Rockli Kim. The overarching goal of this project is to improve precision public policy, public financing, and governance in India related to indicators of population health and development. Specifically, the project aims to achieve this goal by: 1) Data collation and analytics; 2) The development of web-based intelligent public data and analytics platform; and 3) Knowledge translation and dissemination.

A core component of this project is triangulating multiple sources of population health and development data geocoded to micro and macro public policy units in India, and applying advanced methodological approaches to make robust predictions at each level. Therefore, we are seeking a Research Associate with extensive expertise in data management of large population-based data sets. Experience of working with Indian data sets (e.g. Census, National Family Health Surveys) is preferred. The candidate must have advanced skills in coding, GIS, and statistical modeling, including multilevel modeling. Knowledge of geospatial analysis and machine learning is desirable.

Primary responsibilities: The position will be primarily responsible for identifying, collating, and managing relevant datasets in India with population health and development data geocoded to different public policy units. Duties include data extraction, cleaning (including recoding, relabeling, constructing new variables), and merging; producing tables, charts, graphs for data summary; running statistical analyses and providing analytic interpretations; assisting in preparation for reports, publications, and grant proposals.

Required qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in statistics, data science, computer science, public health, social sciences or related field with strong focus on quantitative methods.

2. A minimum of two years postdoctoral experience working with data management and data analysis.

3. High level of data management skills and statistical programming in large data sets is required.

4. Advanced expertise in statistical regression modeling, including multilevel modeling, and GIS is required. Basic understanding of geospatial analysis and machine learning is desirable. Proficiency in STATA, SAS, R or other statistical analysis programs.

5. Ability to work in collaborative and self-directed situations. The candidate must have high standards in terms of quality of work, attention to detail, plus organizational and communication skills. Fluency in English.

The initial appointment will end on May 31, 2021 with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to popcenter@hsph.harvard.edu with “BMGF Research Associate/Data Manager” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by Friday, December 6, 2019. For more information, visit www.hsph.harvard.edu/cpds. Contact: Lesley Harkins


Pennsylvania State University, Postdoctoral Researcher

https://psu.jobs/job/91652

The Population Research Institute in the Social Science Research Institute at Penn State (University Park) seeks a qualified candidate to collaborate with Dr. Ashton Verdery, Dr. Rachel Margolis (University of Western Ontario), and other colleagues on a National Institute of Aging funded research grant. This position will be devoted to research related to patterns of family structure and population health in aging populations around the world. This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the position start-date. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their own research program in addition to collaborating with the research team. A background in demography, sociology, economics, health sciences, gerontology, or statistics is preferred. We are especially interested in candidates who are strong writers and have expertise in survey methodology and data analysis, with proficiency in R and/or Stata. Experience working with a research team and knowledge of advanced demographic techniques is desired. We seek a candidate who is self-motivated, detail-oriented, responsible, team-oriented, and creative, with excellent interpersonal, written communication, and organizational skills. Please submit a brief cover letter describing relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, current position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address) for three professional references electronically. This is a one year fixed-term appointment with high likelihood of an additional year of funding. The position start date is flexible but is expected to begin between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020. Applicants who wish to work remotely will be considered. Review of applications begins on January 10, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience; travel and research support is budgeted for the Postdoctoral Scholar to attend annual conferences, training workshops, and obtain necessary materials and software.


Pennsylvania State University, Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

POSITION: Assistant Professor in Healthy Community and Behavioral Development

STARTING DATE: July 1, 2020 or as negotiated

ASA Job ID: 16000

https://psu.jobs/job/91200

The strategic plan of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education (AESE) states that “Fostering healthy individuals and communities cuts across local and global levels, and requires knowledge of how processes of individual, community, and regional development interact.” To further strengthen scholarship in this area, the department seeks candidates for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a 65% research and 35% extension responsibility and with the expectation of membership in the graduate faculty as well as faculty affiliate status with the appropriate Penn State center of excellence.

This position is part of The Pennsylvania State University’s recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA); https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu, which seeks colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of pathways to addiction, criminal justice, and/or spillover effects of harmful substance use and abuse to families and communities. Our expectation is that these new colleagues will work actively to build a powerful inter-disciplinary community of scholars focused on illuminating the multi-level processes that give rise to addiction; designing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating novel, evidence-based approaches for prevention and treatment of addiction; and identifying and ameliorating the effects of substance abuse on families and communities.

This position will be co-funded by Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; http://www.ssri.psu.edu/). Penn State is committed to building its research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance misuse and abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. These strategic hires will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction, including in the University’s academic departments as well as centers of research excellence such as the Child Study Center (www.csc.psych.psu.edu); the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (http://www.prevention.psu.edu); the Methodology Center (https://methodology.psu.edu); and the Population Research Institute (www.pop.psu.edu). CCSA faculty will also have access to research infrastructure in Penn State’s cross-university research Institutes, including the SSRI, the Institute for CyberScience (https://ics.psu.edu); and the Penn State Cancer Institute (https://cancer.psu.edu).

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized applied research program related to the prevention of substance misuse and abuse and the promotion of healthy behavioral development. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. The candidate’s research agenda should focus on the development and implementation of community, family and youth promotional and prevention efforts in both urban and rural settings along the established intervention spectrum. As part of the appointment, the successful candidate is expected to develop an active extension education program in the Food, Families, and Health area. This will require both the development and delivery of educational programs and materials in issues related to substance misuse and abuse as well as engagement with communities where substance misuse and abuse is a problem, promoting equal access to evidence-based education.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in family studies, sociology, community studies, or related behavioral or social science field is required. The successful candidate must have completed all degree requirements by the appointment date. The ability to engage professionally with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students across the University and community is required.

SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with background and experience. An attractive benefits package is available.

APPLICATION: Candidates should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, and official transcripts at https://psu.jobs. Questions can be directed to Leif Jensen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at lij1@psu.edu. Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2019 and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.


Brown University, Post-doctoral Research Associate

ASA Job ID is: 16082

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in population-environment research to work with Associate Professor Elizabeth Fussell and her collaborator, Professor Narayan Sastry (University of Michigan), on a study of the long-term outcomes of the Hurricane Katrina-affected population of New Orleans.

Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in data analyses, literature reviews, manuscript production for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and presentations at scientific conferences, especially the Population Association of America. Publications stemming from the designated research projects will likely be co-authored with Fussell and other co-investigators on those projects. The Postdoctoral Research Associate is encouraged to lead one or more of these papers and to publish their independent research.

The Postdoctoral Research Associate position will start between January 1 and August 1, 2020. The term of appointment is one year, with the possibility of renewal.

QUALIFICATIONS

A PhD in a social science discipline with a specialization in demography.  Applicants must have completed the PhD requirement prior to the start of the position.

Theoretical and empirical familiarity with the field of environment and migration; experience in statistical and spatial data analysis and survey methods; advanced programming in Stata or another statistical package; excellent writing ability. Special Sworn Status with the Census Bureau is a plus, and a successful applicant without this status will be assisted in obtaining it.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

To apply, please submit your application at: http://apply.interfolio.com/70698 and include the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page research statement detailing your substantive and methodological research experience , (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) one or two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should submit three letters of reference via the online system at the time of the application.

Application review will begin December 15, but the position will remain open to accept additional applications until the position filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Elizabeth Fussell, email: elizabeth_fussell@brown.edu


University of Colorado – Boulder, Two Postdoctoral Research Positions

CU Population Center (CUPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently recruiting two postdoctoral fellows with expertise in population-environment research, to start August 2020. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is possible, subject to performance evaluation.

CUPC, housed in the Institute of Behavioral Science, is a national leader in demographic research on population health, environmental demography and migration patterns and processes. This postdoctoral research position builds on CUPC’s strengths in environmental demography, and within that area, candidates should have research expertise in migration-climate-health linkages, rural demography, social vulnerability and natural hazards, and/or urbanization processes and their effects on the environment and health.

Candidates must have experience in quantitative methods, the use of computational, statistical or data scientific approaches applied to social science or interdisciplinary research settings as well as data integration that involves spatial and non-spatial data. They are expected to bring particular interest in interdisciplinary research and will be expected to participate in, and develop, projects collaborative with Earth Lab Boulder, an initiative harmonizing the wealth of Earth observation data to facilitate innovative scholarship using combinations of satellite, survey, and field data at various spatial and temporal scales.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend time working independently as well as collaboratively with CUPC faculty affiliates on large-scale research projects and grant proposals. Postdoctoral researchers will be resident within CUPC in the Institute of Behavioral Science, will coordinate and/or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend and present within the CUPC speaker series and other CUPC workshops and mentoring activities. We also expect fellows to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, submit one or more population-focused articles for publication during their time at CU Boulder, and help strengthen connections between CUPC and Earth Lab.

 Qualifications for CUPC post-doctoral researchers:

•        Doctoral degree in social sciences related to CUPC research themes;

•        Strong quantitative background;

•        Experience in integrating and analyzing large, and/or heterogeneous datasets;

•        Demonstrated contributions to open science or willingness to contribute to open science;

·        Demonstrated publication and grant-writing skills;

•        Team spirit and interest in interdisciplinary research settings.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2019

Job posting:

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/CUPC-PostDoctoral-Associate/15689

Application Details: Marisa.Seitz@colorado.edu

Position Details: Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu; Stefan.Leyk@colorado.edu


University of Colorado – Boulder (Population Center & Institute of Behavioral Science), Postdoctoral Position

The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC) and the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado Boulder are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in quantitative historical and demographic research, for an 18-month appointment, to start January 2020.

Candidates must have experience in quantitative methods, the use of computational, statistical or data scientific approaches applied to social science or interdisciplinary research settings, and data integration involving spatial and non-spatial data. They are expected to bring particular interest in interdisciplinary research and to participate in and develop future interdisciplinary projects. The candidate will work on a project about long-term change in small rural places in the United States, making use of a combination of public and restricted-use demographic, economic, and spatial data, much of it housed in the Rocky Mountain Research Data Center, one in a network of Federal Statistical Research Data Centers managed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

More information and how to apply is through the CU Boulder Jobs website – posting 21903. Deadline for application is Friday, November 22, 2019.


Brown University, Postdoctoral Fellowship

ASA Job ID is: 16062

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or around July 1, 2020. This position is sponsored by the NIH and is contingent on continued funding. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance.

The PSTC builds scientific understanding of local, national, and global population challenges and their implications for health and well-being. Research at the PSTC is distinguished by its commitment for collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries as well as its strong portfolio of global research. PSTC focuses on demographic research in six main areas: children, families, and health; migration and urbanization; population and environment; demographic change and global development; reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; and social inequalities. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

We also welcome applicants with financial support from other sources, including NIH F32 Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors among our faculty affiliates. In addition, postdoctoral fellows are expected to coordinate or participate in relevant working groups, regularly attend the weekly PSTC Colloquia and other PSTC workshops and mentoring activities, present their work to the PSTC community, present research at the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and submit one or more articles for publication. They are encouraged to prepare grant applications. We request that applicants visit our PSTC faculty page and identify one or two potential faculty mentors; however, applicants do not need to contact potential mentors prior to submitting an application.

Apply online at https://apply.interfolio.com/69739. Screening of applications will begin on December 2, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS

NIH requires that applicants be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of application. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline at time of appointment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants should provide CV, 2 example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: background, research interests, and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated PSTC faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals. Please have three letters of recommendation submitted online through interfolio.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 

Contact Tom Alarie (thomas_alarie@brown.edu) with any questions


University of California – Santa Barbara, Assistant Professor

ASA Job ID: 16060

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the sociology of immigration/migration at the level of Assistant Professor, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Sociology or related field, an active research agenda related to one or more of the following areas: immigration/migration in the Americas and/or Latinx sociology, and a strong commitment to quality teaching that complements one or more of the Department’s core areas of strength. Scholars using all methodological approaches are welcome to apply. This position represents part of the university’s social science priority initiative to attract and prepare a new generation of immigration scholars at UCSB and the Department of Sociology’s effort to build its strength in Latinx Sociology.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Santa Barbara. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff and students who share our commitment to these values. The department encourages all applicants to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of recent publications, and statements on research, and on teaching, and arrange a minimum of three references to submit letters of recommendation on their behalf via the recruitment website. Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation in Sociology or a related field at the time of application, with the PhD conferred by the anticipated appointment start date. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by the primary consideration date of November 22, 2019. via; UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01653. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

•           Cover Letter

•           Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

•           Statement of Research

•           Statement of Teaching

•           Samples of Recent Publications

•           Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

(Optional)

Reference requirements

•           3-5 letters of reference required


OCTOBER 2019


Syracuse University, Two Postdoctoral Scholar Positions in Population Heath

The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion at Syracuse University (http://lernercenter.syr.edu/) invites applications for a postdoctoral associate in applied population health. The Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar will work with Dr. Shannon Monnat and other Lerner Center affiliates on research related to social and spatial determinants of health, health disparities, and/or mortality trends. Candidates with interests in rural health, rural demography, and/or rural aging are especially encouraged to apply. This position will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration within the Center for Policy Research (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/cpr.aspx), Aging Studies Institute (https://asi.syr.edu/), and Policy, Place and Population Health Lab (https://asi.syr.edu/policy-place-and-population-health-lab/). At least 25% of the Scholar’s time will be reserved for the individual’s own research. The initial term of appointment is one year, but reappointment for a second year is expected, subject to good performance. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/82218. Priority consideration: January 14, 2020.

The Aging Studies Institute (ASI) at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar in the Demography and Economics of Aging, with a specialization in Population Health. The ASI Postdoctoral Scholar will work with Dr. Jennifer Karas Montez and other ASI Faculty Associates on health disparities research projects. Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative skills who are interested in social determinants of health; the early-life origins of health in mid-to-late life; and/or macro-level structural factors shaping health inequalities. As a member of the Policy, Place, and Population Health Lab, the ASI Postdoctoral Scholar will collaborate with other researchers to conduct analyses of secondary data, assist with the construction of a state-level policy database, coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/79532. Priority consideration: January 14, 2020.


Rice University, Two Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (http://sociology.rice.edu) is offering two postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship, but we will give priority to those who also establish a collaborative research plan of mutual interest with one or more faculty members in the department. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and a $1,500 annual travel account. The application deadline is January 10th, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jenifer Bratter, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: jbratter@rice.edu.

To apply, please submit the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at the time of the application.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual

Orientation/Gender Identity.


University of Texas at Austin, Postdoctoral Position

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin anticipates having an opening for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2020. The position is for one year, with the potential for a one-year renewal. The PRC is an interdisciplinary research and training unit of The University of Texas at Austin (UT) that provides infrastructure support services and project development support for a very productive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students. Most of the research at the PRC is concentrated in four overlapping thematic areas: Family Demography and Intergenerational Relationships; Education, Work, and Inequality; Population Health, and Reproductive Health.

 As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdocs are expected to spend about half of their time working independently and about half of their time working together with faculty research associates. In addition, postdocs are expected to attend the weekly PRC brownbag, present at least once at the brownbag during their period of support, and submit research for presentation at the Population Association (PAA) meetings.

 Postdoctoral fellows must have a Ph.D. in sociology, demography, public health, family studies, or a related social science discipline and must be citizens, or permanent residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. Potential applicants should contact faculty research associates to identify shared interests and to determine if one or more faculty research associates can serve as mentors to the fellow. Applications are due January 6th, 2020.                     

 Interested applicants should send the following materials _in a single pdf_ to training@prc.utexas.edu: (1) a letter of interest that includes information about research interests and plans, at least one anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; (2) a CV; and (3) 2 examples of written (preferably peer-reviewed) work.

Three letters of recommendation are required. Letter writers should send their letters directly to training@prc.utexas.edu. All documents must be submitted electronically.

 For more information about the PRC research activities and faculty, please visit our website: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/prc/index.php

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, PRC Postdoctoral Training Director at liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu


Duke University, Advanced Associate/Full Professor in Sociology

ASA Job ID: 15927

Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given full consideration*

The Department of Sociology at Duke University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of advanced Associate or Full Professor. This is an open-area search with the appointment beginning July 1, 2020. We seek scholars who have an outstanding research program, potential for extramural funding, and evidence of excellence in mentoring and teaching. To apply, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. Applications received by November 15, 2019 will be given full consideration*, with later submissions considered on a rolling basis. Duke University, located in Durham, NC, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application materials required: Cover letter and curriculum vitae.


Cornell University, Postdoctoral Associate of Cornell Population Center (CPC)

ASA Job ID: 15928

Application Deadline: 12/02/2019

CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. The position starts August 15, 2020 and will continue for 2 years, subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation.  Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate who will serve as mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main areas: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. CPC offers an exciting intellectual environment for postdoctoral training in demography, with over 150 affiliated faculty, graduate students, and postdocs. See http://www.cpc.cornell.edu/ for more information about CPC. Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or another related social science discipline by August 15, 2020. Applications are due by December 2, 2019. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14721.


Rice University, Sociology, Two Postdoctoral Fellowships

ASA Job ID 15918

Application Deadline: 1/10/2020

The Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas (http://sociology.rice.edu) is offering two postdoctoral fellowships (two years in length) to begin July 2020. Applicants are encouraged to pursue their own research agenda during the fellowship, but we will give priority to those who also establish a collaborative research plan of mutual interest with one or more faculty members in the department. Teaching responsibilities are limited to one undergraduate course during the two years. In addition to an annual salary of $52,000, the fellowship provides office space, computer equipment, and a $1,500 annual travel account. The application deadline is January 10th, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to the start of the position. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jenifer Bratter, Chair of the Postdoctoral Search Committee; email: jbratter@rice.edu.

To apply, please submit your application at: https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/21388 and include the following materials: (1) letter of application, (2) a two-to-five page proposal for research to be conducted during the postdoctoral period, (3) curriculum vitae, and (4) two recent samples of published work (listed as “Other Document” under application documents). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at the time of the application.


University of Kansas, Assistant Professor

ASA Job Bank ID: 15913

The Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.  This appointment, which will begin in the fall of 2020, will build on our long-standing commitment to critical inquiry into racial and ethnic diversity and disparity, both globally and domestically.

 This search is open in terms of research emphasis, but we seek a scholar with teaching strengths in core areas of African American experience.  We would expect our new colleague to publish in major outlets, enhance our international and national research profile, and contribute to our ongoing effort to build cross-disciplinary connections with units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology in hand or a credible claim that they will soon obtain that degree.

In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. A complete online application for this position will include the following materials:  a cover letter, curriculum vitæ, research and teaching statements, documentation of teaching experience (such as student course evaluations), and names, emails and contact information for three (3) references.  Application review will begin October 21, 2019 and continue until a pool of qualified applications is obtained.  Apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/academic/15598BR.  Contact for questions is the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor David N. Smith, Department of Sociology, emerald@ku.edu.  Only complete applications will be considered.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu, Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).


University of Colorado – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Assistant/Associate Professor

https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17106&lang=en

ASA Job ID: 15860

 

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment.  We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2020. The department is especially interested in applicants with a strong record of scholarship and teaching in Criminology, Sociology of Law, or Sociolegal Studies. Priority will be given to applicants who use and can teach quantitative methods and statistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

CU Denver is a public urban research university located in the heart of Denver that is classified by Carnegie as a Research 1 institution. We are a productive faculty that provides both undergraduate and MA students with hands-on learning experiences through internship and research opportunities. The regular teaching load is 2 courses per semester, which may be reduced for an initial period, and faculty have access to excellent resources to support research. CU Denver is the most diverse research university in Colorado where more than half of first-year students are students of color and/or first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates will have an independent research agenda and demonstrate experience mentoring, inspiring, and teaching racially-diverse and first-generation college students.

Salary and Benefits| Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS| Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS| A proven record of scholarship and teaching in Criminology, Sociology of Law, or Sociolegal Studies as well as quantitative methods and statistics.

Special Instructions to Applicant| Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. Formal review of applications will begin October 4, 2019. Questions should be directed to Jennifer Reich, Search Committee Chair, at Jennifer.Reich@ucdenver.edu. Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 17106

When applying, applicants must include:

1.         A letter of introduction that addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant

2.         A full curriculum vita

3.         Research statement

4.         Teaching statement, which should include information about approaches to teaching research methods

5.         Arrange for at least three referees to upload letters of recommendation to the CU Careers website. You will be sent an email asking you to provide email addresses for your references, and then links will be emailed to them asking them to upload their letters. NOTE: You will not receive this email immediately – it may take a few business days before receiving this email.


SEPTEMBER 2019


The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Sociology, Faculty Search

Cluster Hiring Initiative – Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on advancing understanding of cognitive aging and dementias in diverse populations. Examples of such approaches include biomarkers of health and daily experiences associated with cognitive aging. The position is open rank, and duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence. Candidates should have demonstrated potential for, or a record of, funded research. The Department values diversity among its faculty, is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life” and can participate in the Texas Aging & Longevity Center. Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of current and planned research, fit with the cluster hiring initiative in Diversity in Cognitive Functioning in Late Life, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references through the online portal at: http://apply.interfolio.com/69128.

Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Debra Umberson, umberson@prc.utexas.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.


The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Sociology, Faculty Search

Cluster Hiring Initiative – Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to understanding health disparities. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on identifying and understanding how social and biological factors interact to influence health across the life course and create health inequities. The position will be at the Advanced Assistant or Associate/Full level, and duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Sociology, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.

The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities.” Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member’s annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure.

Interdisciplinary cluster hiring in biosocial approaches to health disparities is coordinated by the Population Research Center (PRC). New faculty hired under this initiative are expected to have degrees in fields such as human development and family studies, psychology, economics, sociology, public health, public policy, medicine, or other related disciplines. Candidates should have a record of interdisciplinary work and funded research.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of current and planned research, fit with the cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to health disparities, fit with the Population Research Center, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references through the online portal at: apply.interfolio.com/68492.

 

Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Debra Umberson, umberson@prc.utexas.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.


Open Rank Professor - The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor/ Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor - (190001VX)

 Department/Unit: Department of Sociology

 Closing Date: Until the post is filled

The Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has long been one of the strongest sociology departments in Asia. It offers PhD, MPhil, MA and BSSc programmes. The Department invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured post at any rank and in any area of specialization. Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in sociology; (ii) strong evidence of high-quality research and publications in sociology; and (iii) proven ability of effective teaching in a variety of courses (for senior ranks).

For a tenure-track position, appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation. The preferred commencement for appointment is in early August 2020 but may be negotiated.

The application package shall be submitted online at <https://www.hro.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/career-opportunities>. The package should include a letter of interest, CV, copies of academic credentials, a teaching statement, a research statement, details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), and a graduate school transcript for applicants who have obtained their doctorates for less than three years. Including three reference letters at the time of application will be very helpful but they are not mandatory until after the first stage of screening. The recruitment exercise will be open until the post is filled.

Information about the Department is available at www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk. For further questions, please write to us at sociology@cuhk.edu.hk.


Assistant Professor - The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Assistant Professor - (190000SI)

Department/Unit: Department of Sociology

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

 

The Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been one of the strongest sociology departments in Asia.  It offers PhD, MPhil, MA and BSSc programmes.  The Department invites applications for a tenure-track post at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The fields of specialization are open.  Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in sociology; (ii) a good potential for scholarly research and publications; and (iii) proven ability of effective teaching in a variety of courses.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2020, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.  Please submit your application package (a letter of interest, CV, copies of academic credentials, a teaching statement, a research statement, details of courses taught and evaluation results if available) online.  Three reference letters will be requested later.  The deadline for application will be September 30, 2019.  Further information about the Department is available at www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk.  For further question, please write to us


Research Assistant Professor - The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Assistant Professor - (190000SJ)

Department/Unit: Department of Sociology

Closing Date: September 30, 2019

The Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong has been one of the strongest sociology departments in Asia. It offers PhD, MPhil, MA and BSSc programmes. The Department invites applications for a post at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. The fields of specialization are open. Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in sociology; (ii) good potential for scholarly research and publications; and (iii) proven ability of effective teaching.

Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2020, renewable subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement.  Please submit your application package (a letter of interest, CV, copies of academic credentials, a research statement, details of courses taught and evaluation results if available) online. Three reference letters will be requested later. The deadline for application will be September 30, 2019.  Further information about the Department is available at www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk.  For further question, please write to us at sociology@cuhk.edu.hk.


Assistant Professor - University of New Hampshire

The Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in medical sociology and/or race and ethnicity to begin in the 2020 fall semester. Ability to teach statistics at the graduate level will be considered an additional strength. We seek candidates who will maintain an active research program and secure external funding, contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department, university, and the profession. Review of applicants will begin on October 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. UNH actively creates an educational environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and quality engagement for all. Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, and contact information for three references to provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted via: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/33856.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology. We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment to promoting excellence in achieving racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity.

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and eight miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.


The University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), Department of Sociology, Assistant Professor: Sociology (tenure-track, two positions)

The Department of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for two tenure-stream faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2020. The substantive area of specialization for these two positions is OPEN although the department has identified preferential areas including sociology of health and illness, gender/feminist sociology, and migration.

Our ideal candidates will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching and will help to strengthen our global reputation. We expect applicants to have a Ph.D. in sociology at the time of appointment but applicants who have progressed to the point where completion of the Ph.D. is imminent and who demonstrate clear and superior promise of excellent research and teaching will also be considered. The Department is especially interested in attracting candidates with diverse backgrounds and interests who will be capable of successfully working with a multicultural and multiethnic student population. For information about the Department, visit: http://sociology.ubc.ca/.

Application materials are to be submitted online at the following link: http://tiny.cc/238g9y. We ask interested individuals to submit the following materials: (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter describing their interest in the position as well as a description of their research and teaching record and future plans; (3) a separate one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally diverse and international student body; (4) two sample publications; and (5) teaching portfolio which should include evidence of teaching effectiveness (statement of teaching philosophy and student evaluations, peer assessments, graduate and/or undergraduate course syllabus). Candidates selected for further consideration will subsequently be requested to have three referees send confidential supporting letters.

Review of applications will begin on September 16, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. The department is committed to facilitating an open and diverse community of faculty, students, and staff that fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Department of Sociology of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks to fill one open rank Professor position beginning in September 2020 with a sociologist with demonstrated expertise in health and medical sociology. We are located in New York City, and offer a liberal arts major as well as a master’s program to a large, diverse and vibrant student body. Hunter College is one of the eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York with close to 20,000 students and the Department has over 650 majors.

QUALIFICATIONS | Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION | 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 vita; the names, positions and contact information for three current references; and a statement of scholarship interests on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on the City University of New York job website http://cuny.edu/employment.html and navigating to Careers at CUNYFirst.  From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.

CLOSING DATE | The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 7. 2019.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


The Department of Sociology of Hunter College of the City University of New York (CUNY)

seeks to fill one open rank Professor position beginning in September 2020 with a sociologist with demonstrated expertise in health and medical sociology. We are located in New York City, and offer a liberal arts major as well as a master’s program to a large, diverse and vibrant student body. Hunter College is one of the eleven senior colleges of the City University of New York with close to 20,000 students and the Department has over 650 majors.

QUALIFICATIONS | Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

COMPENSATION | 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 vita; the names, positions and contact information for three current references; and a statement of scholarship interests on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on the City University of New York job website http://cuny.edu/employment.html and navigating to Careers at CUNYFirst.  From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information.

CLOSING DATE | The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 7. 2019.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY | CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


2019 09 – Research Project Specialist, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The Department of Sociology at Michigan State University invites applications for two 9-month Assistant Professor positions for Academic Year 2019-2020, with potential for a multi-year contract, beginning on August 16, 2019. Successful candidates will teach undergraduate courses in a variety of areas.

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Springfield, IL) is seeking individuals to provide research operational support for community-based population science and policy activities for the Department of Population Science and Policy (PSP) and its affiliated faculty. Minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s Degree in an area relevant to the position (Sociology, Psychology, Anthropology, Biology, Public Health, Community Health, etc.). Candidates should possess strong interpersonal skills necessary to maintain cooperative working relationships with PSP employees, physician faculty, and other research staff; computer skills and proficiency with various software packages including, but not limited to, MS Office (Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint); demonstrate analytical skills necessary in order to gather, organize, and tabulate data. Typical job duties include: literature searches, collecting data, assisting with grants, and meeting with community, business, and legislative members. Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

Please contact Amanda Fogleman at afogleman@siumed.edu


Research Social Scientist, Department of Agriculture (USA JOBS)

Open & closing dates: 08/23/2019 to 10/25/2019

Pay scale & grade: GS 12

Salary: $75,195 to $97,757 per year

Location: Kansas City, MO

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543592300

Summary: The incumbent exhibits knowledge of demographic and related social science principles, theory, and methods and applies knowledge to study rural household and community well-being. The incumbent will conduct analysis of rural population trends and demographic change, income distribution and poverty, education and work force development, and spatial distribution.

Responsibilities: Performs policy-relevant social science research on current issues related to rural economic development, rural population and demographic change, and/or rural community well-being.

Plans and organizes projects and studies, determines approaches, and selects analytical methods and theories to achieve desired objectives.

Probes and evaluates primary and secondary data and information collected from a wide variety of sources to determine their validity and sufficiency for rural demographic and social science analysis.

Uses data management, graphics, and presentation software as appropriate to organize and disseminate data from surveyor secondary sources, and/or to communicate complex demographic or socioeconomic information.

Communicates research findings and their significance in the form of published reports, articles in professional journals, and presentations to professional social science and policy audiences.

Communicates rural research findings through verbal and written communications to diverse audiences, which may include academics, government officials, the media, or other customer and stakeholder groups.

Anyone who is interested in applying, or just has questions, is welcome to contact John Cromartie, jbc@usda.govat afogleman@siumed.edu


Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a start date of August 2020. We seek a candidate with demonstrated scholarship in any area within medical sociology. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Sociology or related field, a record of strong independent research, experience with or potential for obtaining external funding, and a strong commitment to quality instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Sociology and a B.S. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology. Research in the department focuses on Medical Sociology and health-related topics. Currently, the department has about 75 undergraduate majors, 25 Ph.D. students, 75 professional master’s students, and 11 full-time faculty members with anticipated growth in the next few years. See the department website for more information.

Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Sociology collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. For example, our current faculty members participate in several interdisciplinary research centers on campus including the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the Minority Health Disparities Research Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences.

With over 21,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 15 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

To apply, please use the PeopleAdmin link below. You will need to include along with the application your CV, a research statement, and a teaching statement. Please have three professional reference letters submitted to the PeopleAdmin link.

Questions may be directed to Verna M. Keith, Ph.D., Chair, Sociology Department, vmkeith@uab.edu.

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply at: https://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/5273


Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to start as early as July 1, 2020. We are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the areas of computational sociology, social networks, or other advanced quantitative methods with substantive expertise in any area of the discipline. Successful candidates must exhibit strong and innovative research and show potential for excellence in teaching.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement, up to three writing samples, a statement on contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and four letters of recommendation through UNC’s online recruitment system. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but our review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019. The Department and University are committed to fostering diversity, and we strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity Office at 919-966-3576 or send an e-mail to equalopportunity@UNC.edu

Apply online at: http://hr.unc.edu/

Link to job ad: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/168547


Postdoctoral Fellow – NIA T32 – Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

Open date: August 12th, 2019

Next review date: Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The UC Berkeley Demography program is widely regarded as one of the best and most creative in the world. We occupy a unique niche in the population studies landscape, with a strong focus on formal demography, population theory, and the relationship between demographic dynamics and social, cultural, and economic dynamics.

The UC Berkeley Department of Demography seeks applicants for two postdoctoral research positions to study demography of aging and population sciences, broadly defined. The two T32 postdoctoral positions are funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), complementing UC Berkeley’s NIA-funded Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA, http://www.populationsciences.berkeley.edu/ceda). The postdoctoral fellow’s research focus could include areas of Berkeley faculty research including CEDA signature areas such as mortality measurement, policy and behavioral determinants of adult health, biodemography of aging, and macro consequences of global aging.

The Fellow will be expected to work part of their time independently developing their own research portfolio in the demography of aging, and to work part of their time on collaborative mentored research with a Berkeley faculty member.

Responsibilities:

Conduct research on significant issues in some aspect of demography of aging, broadly defined

Receive grant-writing training and support in order to develop a proposal for supplemental NIH funding

Get training in responsible conduct of research

Attend departmental colloquia and other related events

If interested and qualified, teach an undergraduate course (with additional funding)

We also expect fellows to attend the Population Association of America (PAA) annual meetings, and to submit population-focused articles for publication during their time at UC Berkeley.

Minimum/Basic Qualifications required:

PhD or equivalent international degree by the time of application.

Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):

Experience in working with large data sets

Knowledge of one or two statistical analysis packages or programming (e.g., R, SAS, and/or Stata)

Qualitative and mixed methods skills

No more than five years of research experience since receipt of PhD

Appointment: The initial appointment will be made at 100% time for 1 year with a start date of September 15, 2019 through spring 2020. Thereafter, with the possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and availability of extramural funding and support.

To Apply: please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF002266

Interested individuals should submit application with contact information for 3 individuals who have agreed to provide a reference for this specific position. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

This position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to Dr. Leora Lawton, llawton@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

The Demography Department is interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their work.

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

JOB LOCATION: Berkeley, CA

REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

•           Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

•           Cover Letter

•           Statement of Research Interests - Including the Berkeley faculty with whom you would like to work with

•           Brief descriptions of statistical skills and research experiences

•           Writing Sample

•           Teaching Experience and Interests - Only applies if you would like to potentially teach during the fellowship

(Optional)

Reference requirements

•           3 required (contact information only)


Assistant Professor of Sociology Lehman College

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. This position is open in terms of substantive area but requires a focus on urban sociology. Candidates who build on existing departmental strengths in the areas of education, health/medicine, and demography, as well as those who focus on Latina/o and Black communities or the Bronx, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in our methods sequence as well as their subfield(s) within sociology; engage in research; advise students; and provide service to the department, college, and university, and community, i.e. committee, administrative, supervisory, and other assignments normally associated with a full-time tenure-track academic appointment. Evening teaching may be required. Opportunities for affiliation at the CUNY Graduate Center: http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Home are also available for candidates who show a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment.

The Lehman College campus is located in Bronx, New York and is a senior college within The City University of New York (CUNY) system. Lehman is the only senior college of The City University of New York in the Bronx and is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution. The college serves mainly undergraduate students preparing them for employment, the professions and further study. The teaching load is 18 hours per year and although the college is predominantly teaching focused, faculty at Lehman are active in research, scholarship and creative works. Service to the college, university and community is part of the mission as is a clear commitment to student engagement including advisement. Teaching is reduced for junior faculty over the first five years for scholarly development and all faculty are actively encouraged to seek external funding. Opportunities are available for faculty development and travel awards. Lehman College and CUNY internal funding is available through competitive grants for scholarship support.

Ph.D. in sociology or a related academic field is required on commencement of the appointment. Also required is the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and the ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience and subject to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY salary schedule: http://www.psccuny.org/contract/psc-cuny-contract-salary-schedule 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.

Visit www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates must upload to CUNYFirst a CV, a cover letter, up to three writing samples (as one pdf file), evidence of teaching excellence, and the names of three professional references (with title, organization, and contact information). Candidates must arrange to have three (3) letters of reference submitted to the search chair, Shehzad Nadeem, at sociology.department@lehman.cuny.edu. (This may be an interfolio package). The Job #ID should be included in the letter. Note that an application will not be considered complete without the three (3) letters of reference.

Any questions about the requirements, the Sociology Department or search procedures should also be sent to sociology.department@lehman.cuny.edu. For technical issues: Contact the service desk by email: service.desk@cuny.edu. If you can, provide screenshots. Please do not provide your User Account password; it is not needed to investigate any issue. For other questions: For questions about the content of any job posting, please contact the Human Resources department: Recruiting@lehman.cuny.edu.”

CLOSING DATE The review of CVs will begin September 16, 2019.

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY

Job Posting: Faculty EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


Professors who study race, ethnicity and/or migration with focus on Asian American, Latinx, and/or Islam in America Studies, Harvard University

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University seeks to appoint up to four professors who study race, ethnicity and/or migration with focus on Asian American, Latinx, and/or Islam in America Studies. The FAS is seeking candidates who work in one or more of these areas or who do comparative work across them. These positions may be offered at either the rank of tenured full professor or as tenure-track positions and will be situated in appropriate FAS departments and programs in the humanities and social sciences. 

More details and links to the on-line applications can be found here:

https://sociology.fas.harvard.edu/pages/employment

The positions are also posted in the ASA Job Bank.


Assistant Professor, Human geographer studying health and climate change

DESCRIPTION

The Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington (Seattle) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position. We seek a human geographer studying health and climate change, with emphasis on socio-spatial disparities and/or environmental justice. Any regional specialty welcome. We welcome, but do not require, candidates whose work engages with intersectional approaches (including decolonial, feminist, and/or Indigenous) or computational approaches, or demonstrates commitments to public engagement and community-based research. Anticipated start date is September 16, 2020.

The Department of Geography consistently ranks among the top 10 geography departments in the US. Our vibrant community includes faculty and graduate students who conduct internationally recognized research and over 270 undergraduate majors. Our research and teaching collaborations have transformative impacts from local to global scales, confronting urgent challenges of our time. Faculty research crosses disciplinary boundaries and we have strong connections to campus units that include Center for American Indian & Indigenous Studies; Law, Societies and Justice; Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Labor Studies; the Schools of Public Health & Medicine; and the Simpson Center for the Humanities.

UW Geography faculty engage in research, teaching, and service. Tenure-track faculty in Geography have an annual service period of nine months (September 16-June 15). The normal teaching load includes undergraduate and graduate courses. Other professional duties include an active research program, and service to the Department and University.

We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. The University of Washington serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff, including 34% first-generation college students and over 27% Pell Grant students. A recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the UW supports career development and work-life balance for faculty.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate’s record will include human geography, health and climate change and demonstrate theoretically innovative and creative research directions and methodologies. A PhD in geography or related field, or foreign equivalent, is required by the date of the appointment. INSTRUCTIONS Applicants should submit a letter of application addressing research and teaching qualifications and experience, a curriculum vita, name and contact information for 3 references, and a 1- page statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/66250. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.


Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The Department of Sociology invites applications for one tenure-track position beginning Fall 2020 at the Assistant Professor level. We are recruiting in the areas of demography and statistical methods. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in social demography or population and environment and with teaching interests, at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in social statistics – candidates who are interested in such teaching should identify this in their application.  We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

 The Department of Sociology has over 30 faculty, more than 400 undergraduate majors, and about 80 doctoral students. US News & World Report recently ranked the department thirteenth and sixth in specialties of Population and Sex and Gender, respectively. We place special emphasis on research excellence, high-quality teaching, and active faculty-student interaction. We share a fundamental commitment to teach, support and attract a diverse student body. The department has a strong Ph.D. program, and candidates should be interested in making significant contributions to that program. Candidates should be eager to join an intellectually lively, diverse, growing department.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in sociology or a closely related field and a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the Assistant Professor rank at a research-intensive university.

Application Instructions:  Applications received by September 1, 2019 will receive full consideration. Applications should include a CV, letter of application, publications or samples of written work, and contact information for three references.  In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should also submit a one-page diversity statement that discusses past or future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching and/or outreach.

Apply to: http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/500911/tenure-track-assistant-professor-in-sociology

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Employer Description:

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree. UMass Amherst faculty are represented in collective bargaining by the Massachusetts Society of Professors.


JULY 2019


2019 07 - Assistant Professor in Sociology, Brown University

Description

The Brown University Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor, to begin July 1, 2020, for a scholar who applies current methods of spatial analysis to research in any substantive area of sociology. We particularly seek candidates who conceive their work broadly, whose research contributes to the discipline at large, and who can engage creatively with other areas of strength in the Department. The new faculty member will also join a dynamic interdisciplinary community of scholars at Brown working on spatial research in the social, health, and environmental sciences. The successful candidate must be engaged in a research program with the potential to influence the field, demonstrate the intention to obtain external funding, and manifest the potential for excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching and advising. Candidates must have strong quantitative and spatial analysis skills, and be prepared to participate in the research and training activities of the university’s multidisciplinary initiative in Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences (S4). 

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit: (1) a cover letter describing research completed and planned, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a short writing sample, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) a diversity statement that describes how the candidate addresses diversity and inclusion in the scope of their teaching and broader work. Candidates should have three letters of reference sent at the time of the application. To receive full consideration applications must be received by October 1, 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

The link to apply is here: https://apply.interfolio.com/65442


2019 07 – Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis, Latinx Studies

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Davis, invites applicants for a tenure- track position for scholars who engage in theoretically-driven, empirical research on issues of importance to Latinx communities, particularly but not exclusively within the United States. We especially encourage applications from individuals whose research and teaching align with the department’s existing areas of strength, including race, ethnicity, and immigration; gender and sexuality; work and organizations; politics, governance, and public policy; health and social welfare; crime, law, and deviance; and comparative-historical sociology. This recruitment is conducted at the rank of Assistant Professor (salary commensurate with experience).

We expect the scholar to be active in the discipline of sociology and to contribute to the campus efforts to diversify the university community, consonant with the citizenry of the state of California. We especially welcome applicants whose research, teaching, and community outreach demonstrably attest to their commitment to inclusion of under-represented and/or non-majority individuals into their respective area of specialization. These contributions should be described in a diversity statement to be included as part of the candidate’s application.

We seek a scholar with a strong commitment to research and teaching. Teaching duties include four (quarter-system) courses per academic year at the introductory, advanced undergraduate, and graduate levels. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, curricular development, and performance of University service are also expected.

The successful candidate must have a completed Ph.D. by the first day of courses (September 28, 2020). The following materials are required: cover letter addressing research and teaching; curriculum vitae; diversity statement; three writing samples; and contact information for three references.

To apply, please go to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02963.


2019 07 – Utah State University, Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology, Assistant Professor, Sociology

The Department of Sociology, Social Work & Anthropology at Utah State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment begins in August 2020. We seek candidates who can contribute to our Demography and Community/Environment specialization areas through a research and teaching emphasis on either (1) community and/or environmental health (e.g., environmental health disparities) or (2) the dynamic interplay between population and the environment (e.g., the effects of climate change on migration). Scholars who have an interest in contributing to the department’s programs, curricular offerings, and research portfolio in ways that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply.

 Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2019.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will develop and teach a graduate course in either (1) environmental health or (2) population and environment. In addition, the candidate will contribute to other undergraduate and graduate coursework in Sociology and Demography that meshes with the faculty member’s expertise and fits the department’s needs.

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must have a PhD in Sociology or a closely related discipline as of the employment date.
  • Demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and extramural funding.
  • Candidates must also show evidence of training and experience conducive to the development of graduate coursework in Demography, with additional training/experience in environmental or community sociology preferred.
  • Evidence of a program of research conducive to external funding is required, with documented grant-writing experience preferred.
  • The balance among teaching, research, and service will be consistent with a faculty role in a Carnegie Doctoral Extensive research institution.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits 

Application instructions: To apply, visit: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/1618/assistant-professor%2c-sociology/job. In addition to the online application, please include:

  • CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  • A statement of interest that addresses the position criteria (note: please do not upload the statement of interest. You will be instructed to copy and paste it into the application as 'Other Document')
  • A copy of graduate transcripts to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  • A sample of published or publishable work to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  • Evidence of teaching performance and/or teaching philosophy to be uploaded in the candidate profile
  • Three letters of reference: please have your (three) references submit (upload) the letters of reference here: https://bit.ly/2WNTfb1

 **Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**


2019 07 – Michigan State University, Assistant professor of Sociology

 MSU is searching for an Assistant Professor of Sociology interested in physical and/or mental health dynamics in coastal communities, in a variety of coastal areas and environments around the world, with preference given to applicants who either have or are willing to develop a research program in the Great Lakes region. Successful candidates will examine drivers of health outcomes and/or disparities over time and/or across geographic areas. Such drivers may include, but are not limited to, changes in physical environment (e.g., erosion, pollution, and natural disasters), built infrastructure (e.g., sanitation, drinking water access, and housing), and/or socioeconomic and psychological factors (e.g., education, occupation, health care, family, and neighborhood).

 The formal call is at:

http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/501933/assistant-professortenure-system.

 The position is listed on the ASA Job Bank (ID #15629).


2019 07 – Boston College, Assistant Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to begin in Fall 2020. A successful candidate is one whose research and teaching are relevant to the consideration of social problems, with priority given to the following substantive areas: crime and deviance, environment, health, poverty, race, and urban. The department offers both graduate (Ph.D. and M.A.) and undergraduate programs of study. A Sociology Ph.D. (or near completion) is required. Preference will be given to entry-level applicants, but excellent candidates at the advanced assistant professor level will also be considered.

Applicants should apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/65204. Required documents include a cover letter describing relevant research and plans; a current CV; two pieces of recent scholarship; a teaching statement; and a list of three references who will provide letters of recommendation for applicants that are shortlisted. The screening committee will begin reviewing applications on September 16, 2019, and will continue to review them until the position is filled. 

Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.


2019 07 – Two Job Openings with Pew Research: Demography of Religion Team

Pew Research Center has one open level research position for anyone from ABD status up to tenured professor. Pew is also looking for a savvy research assistant.

Research Associate or Senior Researcher position: https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/5962/research-associate%2c-global-religious-demography/job

Research Assistant position: https://jobs-prc.icims.com/jobs/5964/research-assistant%2c-demography-of-religion/job

Both jobs are based in Washington DC.

Here are some recent examples of the demography of religion team’s work

Religion and Education Around the World

The Changing Global Religious Landscape

Europe’s Growing Muslim Population

The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

Religion’s Relationship to Happiness, Civic Engagement and Health Around the World

 


JUNE 2019

 

2019 06 – The Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Postdoctoral Position

The Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position funded as part of its NICHD-funded T32 population training program. The overall goal of the program is to create a cadre of future leaders in social science and public health disciplines with the subject matter expertise, interdisciplinary orientation, population perspective, and data skills to address and have an impact on pressing issues in demography, population health, and reproductive health. Eligible applicants are US citizens or permanent residents with a PhD in a social science or public health discipline (at the time of appointment).

The initial term of appointment is one year, beginning as early as August 2019 but no later than February 2020, but reappointment for a second (final year) of T32 support is expected. Applications submitted by Monday, July 1, 2019 will be considered first.

The application package includes a cover letter, cv, a background and goals statement, copies of research publications (no more than 3), and complete graduate transcripts. These materials must be submitted through our online portal.

Additionally, three letters of recommendation are required from faculty members with direct knowledge of your prior research and training. A letter of endorsement from one of the current CPC fellows is also required. The letter should describe the specific plans for research collaboration during the postdoctoral fellowship. Prospective applicants should consult the list of CPC faculty fellows and contact potential sponsors to determine their availability and interest. All letters must be emailed directly to Michelle Collins (mcc@email.unc.edu).

Applicants must also apply for the position on the UNC Human Resources website. Please include your your cv and cover letter with your submission.

All materials including the application package, letters of recommendation and endorsement, and your submission through the UNC HR website are due not later than Monday, July 1, 2019 by 5:00 pm EST.

For more information, please contact Michelle Collins via email (mcc@email.unc.edu).

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


2019 06 – Postdoctoral Fellow, California Center for Population Research, Los Angeles

California Center for Population Research University of California, Los Angeles Looking for a very talented post-doctoral fellow specializing in social demography, social stratification, intergenerational social mobility, immigrant integration, and/or social determinants of health. 

The position is for a new project on the role of occupational segregation by race/ethnicity and immigrant status and its effects on older adult health in the United States. The main focus is on occupational segregation between the Latino and white population and its health consequences. The availability of the position is contingent on research grant funding. If funding is available as expected, this position will begin in the summer or fall of 2019 and be for one year. It is renewable for a second year contingent on excellent job performance and continued funding. Candidates are required to have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in demography, sociology or other social science field. All requirements for the degree must be completed before the position begins. 

Candidates must have strong statistical skills, hands-on experience with quantitative research, and excellent Stata and/or R programming skills and experience. Candidates must work well in a collaborative research environment and have good interpersonal skills. Excellent professional writing is also essential. Experience working with complex social survey data (e.g., HRS, PSID, NLSY, etc.) is strongly preferred. This position is at the California Center for Population Research, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), one of the largest population centers in the U.S. (www.ccpr.ucla.edu). The job announcement can be found at: https://ccpr.ucla.edu/category/announcement/. The successful applicant will collaborate with researchers at both UCLA and at the Office of Population Research at Princeton. Candidates will also have some time for his/her own research. Candidates who prefer to live on the east coast can apply to Princeton instead of UCLA (see:https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=10181). Please apply either to UCLA or to Princeton, but NOT TO BOTH. Applicants will be considered for the position regardless of which institution they apply to. To apply, applicants should submit a brief cover letter describing why they are interested in the position, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of recommendation. Submit all applications to Rachel Veerman, rveerman@ucla.edu.


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