American Sociological Association


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  1. Too Many or Too Few PhDs? Employment Opportunities in Academic Sociology

    Using data from positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank, this research brief describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2006, and describes the leading areas of specialization sought in advertised assistant professor positions.

  2. New Doctorates in Sociology: Professions Inside and Outside the Academy

    Research brief examining career aspirations and transitions from graduate school into academic and nonacademic positions for a cohort of PhD sociologists. Findings include a relatively favorable job market and low unemployment for a cohort of sociology PhDs who received their degrees between July 1, 1996 and August 31, 1997.

  3. Postdoctorates: Another Stage in the Sociology Pipeline?

    Using three datasets, this short research brief provides preliminary information about the experiences of a small group of postdoctorates and the scope and type of postdocs available to sociologists.

  4. Trends in Academic Hiring Through 2015

    This research report describes the number and types of academic sociology positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank and other sources during 2015, as well as the results of a follow-up survey on the outcomes of searches to fill those positions.

  5. Positions Advertised in the ASA Job Bank in 2016 and 2017

    This report analyzes the position advertisements in the ASA Job Bank in 2016 and 2017. For the first time, data on both academic and non-academic jobs are presented.