American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

**CURRENT JOBS 2018-2019**


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 – Fixed-Term Assistant Professors in Sociology

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.

Position #1

Fall 2019: Social Research Methods; Social Issues & Change in Society (Senior Seminar)

Spring 2020: Quantitative Analysis for Social Research; Sociological Theory; Social Issues & Change in Society (Senior Seminar)

Position # 2

Fall 2019: Race & Ethnicity; Mental Health & Society; Sociology & the Individual

Spring 2020: Family & Society; Society & the Individual

Please indicate in your cover letter which position(s) you are applying for.

Required Qualifications

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Sociology and demonstrate commitment to high-quality undergraduate education via scholarly teaching.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in teaching writing-intensive, discussion-based courses using innovative, experimental teaching techniques is encouraged.

These positions are listed on the MSU Applicant Page (http://careers.msu.edu) as posting #581845. Applications must be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page and should include a cover letter specifying which position for which you are applying, a CV, and a teaching portfolio. Letters of recommendation are not required with the initial application, but applicants may be asked to provide up to three letters of recommendation after initial screening.

The teaching portfolio will document the candidate’s interest, creativity, and proficiency in pedagogy. Candidates must include a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, explaining how you put your philosophy into practice (preferably using examples in courses you have taught), and how you plan to implement, improve, and expand on your ideas and techniques. 

The teaching portfolio also must include each of the following materials from the last 1-2 courses taught:

  • course syllabus;
  • selected course exercises to promote student learning;
  • writing assignments or exams used to assess student learning; and
  • results of formal course/teaching evaluations.

Review of application materials will begin on July 10, 2019 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Aaron M. McCright (Chair) at mccright@msu.edu.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.


2019 06 – Tulane is hiring 2 Visiting Assistant Professors for the 2019-20 AY.

One is a joint position with Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies and requires teaching the interdisciplinary introductory course along with SOCI courses.

Here is a link to this position: apply.interfolio.com/63047

The other is in Sociology and includes teaching Research Design and other SOCI courses. Here is the link for this position: apply.interfolio.com/63544


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 Fellowship on Substance Use Epidemiology and/or Cross-National Life-Course Research On Health, Society and Health Research Center, Universidad Mayor

Application deadline: June 21, 2019.

We are pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship available on a competitive basis to individuals who completed a doctoral degree within the past 5 years. The position will begin as early as possible depending on the selected candidate availability, providing internal funding for up to two years, with the expectation of getting extramural funding for continuity.

This position is offered at the Society and Health Research Center (CISS) at Universidad Mayor, Chile. The postdoctoral fellow will receive mentorship by Dr. Alvaro Castillo-Carniglia and Dr. Esteban Calvo, participate in CISS ongoing collaborative research, and undertake independent research with focus on substance use epidemiology and/or cross-national life-course research on health.

Candidates must have advanced statistical skills, hands-on experience with quantitative research, and excellent programming skills and experience in Stata, R, or equivalent software. Experience working with longitudinal and multilevel data or interest in learning how to model complex survey data (e.g., HRS, SHARE) is strongly preferred. Excellent writing in English is also essential.

Interested candidates should begin by emailing ciss@umayor.cl, attaching their CV and expressing their specific research interests by or before June 14, 2019. Next, they will receive detailed instructions on the application process, which includes submitting a brief project description and supporting documents. Applications are accepted both in English and Spanish. The deadline for full applications is June 21, 2019. Results will be announced on July 2019.


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.


2019 06 – Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on Causes of Geographic Divergence in American Mortality, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019; position to begin September 1, 2019.

The individual will collaborate with a group of other investigators and have some time for his/her own research. The successful applicant should have training and experience using demographic and statistical methods, including statistical analyses of large micro-level data sets. 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 Dawn Ryan, ryandawn@pop.upenn.edu. If you have questions, you should address them to Professor Irma Elo, Population Studies Center, 3718 Locust Walk, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 or email popelo@pop.upenn.edu.


MAY 2019


2019 05 – Illinois – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Visiting Assistant Professor, Health – Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor position for the academic year 2019–2020. This visiting position can be renewed up to 3 years subject to strong enrollments, strong performance reviews, and availability of funding.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

The successful candidate will teach six courses (three separate preps) in support of the Department’s focus on the Sociology of Health and Illness: SOC 162: Introduction to International Health Policy; SOC 274: Health, Illness, and Society; and a third course of the instructor’s choice. Course descriptions can be found here: http://catalog.illinois.edu/courses-of-instruction/soc/. Responsibilities include teaching classes, grading student assignments, developing instructional materials, and holding office hours. Successful candidates are expected to establish and maintain an active and independent research program appropriate to their faculty appointment, and to provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

Target starting date is August 16, 2019. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Sociology (or a closely related filed) with the completion date not later than August 1, 2019; an active research agenda; teaching experience and evidence of teaching excellence. Additional expertise in Medical Sociology and/or the Sociology of Health and Illness is preferred.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: letter of application, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically within a few days of application submission. Only electronic applications submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will be accepted.

To ensure full consideration, all required applicant materials must be received no later than May 24, 2019. Letters of reference must be received no later than June 1, 2019. The Department highly recommends that complete applications be submitted prior to May 24, 2019 to ensure that referees have enough time to submit their letters of recommendation. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

For additional information, please contact Professor Anna Marshall: amarshll@illinois.edu

 

The position and instructions for how to apply can be found here: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobid=112919 


2019 05 – The Learner Postdoc Scholar

The postdoc scholar will work with Dr. Shannon Monnat and other Lerner Center faculty affiliates, staff, and graduate students on research related to social and spatial determinants of health, health disparities, and/or premature mortality. Desirable applicants will have research agendas that align with one or more of the Center’s key strategic priority areas of substance abuse, mental health, tobacco use, diet and nutrition, or physical activity. Candidates with interests in rural health and/or rural demography are especially encouraged to apply. The postdoc will work closely with Dr. Monnat and other Center affiliates to design and conduct community-based research studies and/or conduct secondary analysis of health and other demographic data (particularly related to social and geographic disparities in health outcomes), co-author peer-reviewed publications, publish research briefs for the Lerner Center Population Health Research Brief Series, and present research at conferences. This position will offer exceptional opportunities for collaboration with Lerner Center graduate students, staff, and affiliated faculty as well as faculty and graduate students within the Center for Policy Research (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/cpr.aspx), the Aging Studies Institute (https://asi.syr.edu/), and the Policy, Place and Population Health Lab (https://asi.syr.edu/policy-place-and-population-health-lab/). At least 25% of the Lerner Postdoctoral Scholar’s time will be reserved for the individual’s own research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public policy, or a related discipline at the start date, and must be in residence for the two-year period of the position. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills (particularly in spatial analysis, multilevel models, and/or causal analysis). Primary consideration will be given to applications received by May 3, 2019, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled.

For more info and to apply, visit https://www.sujobopps.com/postings/79438


2019 05 – Postdoctoral Fellow for a Research Project on Causes of Geographic Divergence in American Mortality, Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania

Submission deadline: June 30, 2019;

Position to begin September 1, 2019.

The individual will collaborate with a group of other investigators and have some time for his/her own research. The successful applicant should have training and experience using demographic and statistical methods, including statistical analyses of large micro-level data sets. 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 Dawn Ryan, ryandawn@pop.upenn.edu. If you have questions, you should address them to Professor Irma Elo, Population Studies Center, 3718 Locust Walk, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104 or email popelo@pop.upenn.edu

 


MARCH 2019


2019 03 – Job Title: Assistant Research Professor, The Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University

Link to Job on Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/85982

Job Number: 85982

The Population Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University seeks an Assistant Research Professor in Applied Demography. With support from Penn State, PRI is helping to lead a new initiative to develop the Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) – a coalition of related research centers and resources from across the Pennsylvania State University. The PPN provides analyses focused on the role of population structure and change on health outcomes that can inform decision making by stakeholders in Pennsylvania and beyond. We are seeking a highly qualified applied demographer who can take a lead role in research and coordinate graduate internships across participating centers and programs. We seek candidates with strong motivation, ability to conduct research with a proven track record, excellent project management, written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with and mentor graduate students. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Demography, Geography, Sociology or related field. Strong data analysis skills are required. Experience in spatial modeling, GIS, complex and multi-level data is preferred. The initial appointment will be for one-year, but renewable for additional years pending funding availability. Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, CV and the names, addresses and email contact information for three professional references. The review of applications begins on 4/15/2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Dora Hunter, PRI Project Manager (email:  dmh63@psu.edu).


2019 03 – 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.


FEBRUARY 2019


2019 02 – Post-doctoral Research Associate in Population-Environment Interactions

CU Population Center (CUPC) at the University of Colorado Boulder is currently recruiting a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in population-environment research, to start August 2019. 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 within livelihoods and potentially including health linkages, rural demographic processes, social vulnerability and natural hazards, and/or urbanization processes and their effects on the environment and health. 

Key Responsibilities:  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 involving spatial and non-spatial data. They are expected to bring particular interest in interdisciplinary research and 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 two or more population-focused articles for publication during their time at CU Boulder, and help strengthen connections between CUPC and Earth Lab.

Qualifications:  Candidates must be Ph.D. degree in social sciences related to CUPC research themes.

The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. The University of Colorado Boulder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass.

Application review will begin March 6, 2019.

The candidate’s cover letter should describe research interests and a 2-year plan including potential collaborative links as related to above substantive areas of interest.  Application materials will not be accepted via email and must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

For questions or additional information: Please contact Lori Hunter, Director, CU Population Center:  Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu


2019 02 – CDHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) and the Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin- Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate with research interests in biodemography / social science genetics / social genomics. The new postdoc will work in collaboration with Jason Fletcher and several other UW-Madison faculty on research projects that leverage the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Health and Retirement Study, UK Biobank, and others to pursue cutting edge gene-environment interaction analysis on important health and socioeconomic outcomes. The start date for the position is September 1, 2019 (earlier start dates are possible). The full position description can be found: https://cdha.wiscweb.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/873/2019/02/Post-DocPositionCDHA-09-01-2019.pdf


2019 02 – Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunities, Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor

The Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor (http://ciss.umayor.cl/en/) is seeking to sponsor postdoctoral researchers funded through CONICYT/FONDECYT.

The overarching mission of the Society and Health Research Center is to advance well-being at the individual, social, and institutional levels in a context of global demographic, epidemiological, technological, and environmental change. Our research strengths are grouped into three clusters: (1) social and life-course determinants of health and aging, (2) social relationships and cohesion, (3) and institutions and regulation from a cross-national and comparative perspective. To study these issues, we use mixed methods and embrace the new opportunities arising with an era of big “cells to society” data.

We seek candidates with the ability to conduct research using advanced statistics, with particular strengths in quantitative analysis of longitudinal and/or multilevel data, who are interested in developing a collaborative publication record with the faculty at the Society and Health Research Center, and that are fluent in English.                                                                                      

Applicants should submit by email: a curriculum vitae, letter of application, and one sample of written work. Letters of reference and welcomed, but not required. Questions and all application materials should be emailed at ciss@umayor.cl and calvolab@gmail.com. Screening of applications will begin on March 4th 2019 and will remain open until the candidates are selected, which must happen by or before June 2019.

All selected candidates will be sponsored and asked to apply for the FONDECYT Postdoctoral Competition (https://www.conicyt.cl/fondecyt/category/concursos/postdoctorado/


JANUARY 2019


2019 01 – The Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor

Open-rank Faculty Search

The Society and Health Research Center at Universidad Mayor (http://ciss.umayor.cl/en/) is seeking candidates for an open-rank full-time faculty position starting in 2019. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled.

Information on the application procedures and the program can be found on the following links:

PDF https://goo.gl/7mV74u

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Applicants should submit by email: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) letter of application, and (3) one or two samples of written work. Please also arrange for three references to email letters separately. Questions and all application materials should be emailed both at ciss@umayor.cl and calvolab@gmail.com


2019 01 – Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Duke University invites applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate in the study of U.S. health disparities. In addition to pursuing their own research agenda, we seek applicants with outstanding quantitative skills to work with Dr. Jen’nan Read on research projects related to racial/ethnic, immigrant, and gender health disparities. Preference will be given to candidates who have knowledge and interest in integrating social and biosocial approaches. Successful candidates will be comfortable with the management of large datasets and advanced statistical modeling and have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline before beginning the appointment.

The initial one-year appointment will begin July 1, 2019 with the possibility of renewal for up to three years based on satisfactory performance. Candidates appointed for a 2nd or 3rd year will be expected to teach one undergraduate course in the Department of Sociology. In addition to a competitive annual salary, the Postdoctoral Associate will have access to office space, computer equipment, and $1,500 annual travel/research funds.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in a relevant social science (e.g., sociology, public policy, demography, economics) or related quantitative social science
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, particularly with large, population-level datasets
  • Demonstrated proficiency with statistical programs such as R or STATA
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a research team
  • Experience with the social determinants of health literature
  • Preference for candidates who can integrate social and biological/health sciences approaches
  • Experience using and managing large datasets (e.g., HRS, NHIS, NHANES, etc.)
  • Commitment to academic diversity, equity, and inclusion

Submit the Following Required Application Materials through Academic Jobs Online:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Name of (3) references

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until March 1st.

Further Info:  Dr. Jen’nan G. Read            

Email: jennan.read@duke.edu


2019 01 – Full-Time Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking qualified applicants for an Instructor position beginning mid-August 2019. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Sociology and be able to teach Introduction to Sociology, Inequalities in the Social World, and Sex & Gender. Candidates should also be able to contribute to departmental specializations in family sociology and/or health and medical sociology. The department emphasizes methodological rigor and career preparation in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Individuals with strong methodological training (in either quantitative or qualitative methods) and experience with community engagement are especially encouraged to apply.

Instructors at CU Denver are at-will employees who hold one-year, renewable contracts with full benefits, including domestic partner benefits. The 9-month position includes classroom and on-line instruction of a 10-course, limited rotation load (5 courses both fall and spring semesters, including different sections of the same course). Undergraduate classes average 35 students in size, and the department has teaching assistants and graders available for courses with large enrollments. Faculty may supplement their salary through online summer instruction, including teaching at CU Denver’s international program in Beijing. Instructors can also apply for clinical teaching track appointments, which carry reduced teaching loads to accommodate scholarly activity. The person hired for this position will be a member of the graduate faculty with the opportunity to teach in the department’s master’s program.

CU Denver is located in the heart of the Denver metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 2.9 million people. We are a public urban research university offering students hands-on learning experiences through internship and research opportunities. Nearly half of undergraduates are students of color, and over one-third are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience mentoring, inspiring, and teaching racially-diverse and first-generation college students. We strongly encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups.

Applications must be submitted electronically through CU Careers at https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers. The application should include the following: 1) a cover letter addressing the position requirements and summarizing the applicant’s qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement including a description of courses taught; 4) samples of relevant syllabi; 5) evidence of teaching success (student evaluations, peer observations, etc.); and 6) contact information for three letters of reference. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Keith Guzik at keith.guzik@ucdenver.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.


2019 01 - Full-Time Instructor, Department of Sociology, University of Colorado Denver

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Denver is seeking qualified applicants for an Instructor position beginning mid-August 2019. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Sociology and be able to teach Introduction to Sociology, Inequalities in the Social World, and Sex & Gender. Candidates should also be able to contribute to departmental specializations in family sociology and/or health and medical sociology. The department emphasizes methodological rigor and career preparation in both its undergraduate and graduate programs. Individuals with strong methodological training (in either quantitative or qualitative methods) and experience with community engagement are especially encouraged to apply.

Instructors at CU Denver are at-will employees who hold one-year, renewable contracts with full benefits, including domestic partner benefits. The 9-month position includes classroom and on-line instruction of a 10-course, limited rotation load (5 courses both fall and spring semesters, including different sections of the same course). Undergraduate classes average 35 students in size, and the department has teaching assistants and graders available for courses with large enrollments. Faculty may supplement their salary through online summer instruction, including teaching at CU Denver’s international program in Beijing. Instructors can also apply for clinical teaching track appointments, which carry reduced teaching loads to accommodate scholarly activity. The person hired for this position will be a member of the graduate faculty with the opportunity to teach in the department’s master’s program.

CU Denver is located in the heart of the Denver metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 2.9 million people. We are a public urban research university offering students hands-on learning experiences through internship and research opportunities. Nearly half of undergraduates are students of color, and over one-third are first-generation-to-college. Successful candidates will demonstrate experience mentoring, inspiring, and teaching racially-diverse and first-generation college students. We strongly encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups.

Applications must be submitted electronically through CU Careers at https://www.cu.edu/cu-careers. The application should include the following: 1) a cover letter addressing the position requirements and summarizing the applicant’s qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a teaching statement including a description of courses taught; 4) samples of relevant syllabi; 5) evidence of teaching success (student evaluations, peer observations, etc.); and 6) contact information for three letters of reference. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Keith Guzik at keith.guzik@ucdenver.edu. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019.


2019 01 – Queens College—City University of New York, Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology seeks to fill a vacancy at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a tenure track position set to start in Fall 2019.

We are seeking candidates with a strong empirical bent and expertise in advanced analytics techniques, whether quantitative or qualitative. Area of specialization is open, but the ideal candidate will have a research agenda that applies computational research techniques to mainstream sociological topics. We seek a candidate who can, in addition to producing cutting edge research, help us to move our curriculum forward at both the MA and BA level, which share an emphasis on data analytics.

Most research-active faculty in the department have an affiliation with the CUNY Graduate School Doctoral Program in Sociology and such an affiliation would be possible for the successful candidate.

The Sociology Department at Queens College has a large, research-active faculty that places a premium on high quality scholarship with real-world applications, and we support a public Sociology that emphasizes broad dissemination of findings in highly regarded academic outlets as well as to lay audiences and popular media.

Our undergraduate and graduate curriculum is unusual in its strong emphasis on quantitative analysis and research methods. We seek to emphasize these skills even more strongly in our recently developed minor in Data Analytics and our MA program in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research (http://qcbigdata.com).

Our rigorous MA curriculum prepares graduates for promising careers in a variety of fields—including market research, public opinion research, program assessment, educational assessment, policy analysis, market research, and academic research—or to pursue doctoral work in competitive PhD programs. Our program emphasizes advanced analytic skills, including data handling, manipulation, interpretation, and analysis. We also emphasize research process, preparing students to conduct independent projects using a variety of research methods and designs. We offer five concentrations, all sharing the basic core of data analytics and applied research: Applied Social Research, Market Research, Program Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Media and Marketing, and Data Science (“Big Data”).

QUALIFICATIONS

A Ph.D. degree in Sociology or related discipline (by the time of hiring) and significant experience doing teaching and research related to data analysis and visualization, research methods and design. Our ideal candidate has a history of research publication and grants, social media savvy, and an ambitious research agenda that incorporates advanced analytic techniques.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019.

For more information on the position and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Queens College Human Resources website and click on Job ID 19642. http://www.qc.cuny.edu/HR/Pages/JobListings.aspx

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.


2018 12 - Brown University: DOF: Population Studies & Training Center, Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Providence, RI

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is currently recruiting one or two postdoctoral fellows to start on or around July 1, 2019.  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. The scope of PSTC research encompasses 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.

One fellowship will be jointly funded by PSTC and Data Science Initiative at Brown University. We are looking for a PhD in a population-related field with strong expertise in data science, broadly defined.

Another fellowship will be open to all who have a PhD in a population-related field of study and pursue research topics which fall into the scope of PSTC research.

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 associates 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. The data science fellow is also expected to participate in activities of both PSTC and Data Science Initiative and help strengthen the connections between the two units. 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/56850.  Screening of applications will begin on January 11, and will continue until the position is filled.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.


2018 12 – Postdoctoral Position Announcement, The Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas

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 2019.  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 11th, 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Applicants must have completed the PhD education requirement prior to 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 under application documents). In addition, candidates should have three letters of reference submitted via the online system at time of the application.

 All applications should be completed online at http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/17019

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

Orientation/Gender Identity.

 


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