American Sociological Association

Section on Sociology of Population

Jobs 2013-2018 [Archived]

 


2017-2018 [ARCHIVED]


Note: Due to an oversight, job postings for the first half of 2018 were not added to this archive - an attempt will be made to locate and append them to the record.

2018 01 – Postdoctoral Scholars, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Announcing two post-doc positions for 2018-2020 at UW-Madison! Post-doctoral scholars have a rich array of resources at Wisconsin, including the several hundred top scholars associated with our NIH-funded population and aging centers, the Center for Demography and Ecology and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, as well as the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Population Health Institute, the Global Health Institute, and our spatial data center, the Applied Population Lab. The campus community boasts great biking, beautiful lakes, and of course, great beer. Come join us!

The Health Disparities Research Scholars:

An interdisciplinary community of 5 post-doctoral scholars studying health disparities in child, adolescent, maternal, and/or reproductive health. Recent or expecting PhDs in the social, behavioral, and health sciences are encouraged to apply.

Applications due February 2.

?s: email Jenna Nobles jnobles@ssc.wisc.edu

Post-doctoral Position at the Center for Demography of Health and Aging:

A position for scholars who study life course processes, aging, health care, aging policy, or biodemography - including those with interests in genetics, epigenetics, or microbiology. Recent/expecting PhDs in the social, behavioral, and health sciences are encouraged to apply. For more about exciting research happening at CDHA, see here.

Applications due February 15.

?s: email Jim Raymo jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu


2017 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 a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow to start on or around July 1, 2018. This position is sponsored by NIH and contingent on continued funding.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary. It 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 traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as migration and family processes, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social inequalities and health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build upon connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as Watson Institute for International and Policy Affairs, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, School of Public Health, Data Sciences Initiative, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from 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 also 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.

 Screening of applications will begin on January 25, 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 an up-to-date CV, 2 example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: 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.

 https://apply.interfolio.com/47440

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.


2017 12 - Postdoctoral Scholar, The Population Research Center, UT Austin

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin anticipates having 1-2 openings for an NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2018.  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 and reinforcing 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 regularly 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. We strongly encourage potential applicants to 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. Screening of applications will begin on February 1st, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send the following materials 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 to 3 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 see our website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/ .

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff, PRC Postdoctoral Training Director at liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu, or the Training Program Coordinator: training@prc.utexas.edu


2017 12 - Teaching Faculty Member, Department of Sociology, Florida State University

ASA Job Bank ID: 14457

Florida State University. The Department of Sociology (http://coss.fsu.edu/sociology) invites applications for a teaching faculty member. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position that carries a 4/4 teaching load, with possible reductions in relation to the establishment of an undergraduate internship program. Successful candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses including Social Problems and Research Methods, and preference will be given to candidates who also can contribute to FSU’s interdisciplinary public health programs for undergraduates. Candidates must have their PhD at time of appointment, and those with public health training (MPH or DrPH) are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit a letter of application indicating their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio with evidence of instructional effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three references. Materials should be sent in PDF format tosociology@fsu.edu with subject line “specialized faculty search.” Review of applications will begin January 12, 2018.

Specialized teaching faculty at Florida State University are covered by the UFF-FSU faculty collective bargaining agreement (http://bit.ly/2wXVV8q), which stipulates raises and contract lengths with promotion from Teaching Faculty I to II, and II to III (http://fla.st/2vywYAf). Questions about this position may be directed to the department chair (jrreynolds@fsu.edu).

 Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city, with a metropolitan population of over 375,000. Its principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions, including an HBCU. Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we strongly encourage racial/ethnic minority applicants to apply.


2017 11 – ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, RURAL SOCIOLOGY, The Penn State University

Campus/Location: University Park Campus

Date Announced: 10/24/2017

Date Closing: open until filled

Job Number: 75270

Classification: Exempt

Work Unit: College of Agricultural Sciences

Department: Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

DESCRIPTION

Starting Date: August 15, 2018 or as negotiated. Responsibilities: This is a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in rural sociology with a 75% research and 25% teaching responsibility and with the expectation of an affiliation with the Population Research Institute. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program related to the sociology and demography of rural population health and health disparities. The candidate’s research agenda should focus on the prevalence, correlates, causes, and/or consequences of health disparities, with special attention on rural/urban and other spatial variation in this regard. Specific topics for study might include demographic and/or spatial variation in health outcomes (e.g., chronic diseases, morbidity, mortality); health behaviors (e.g., nutrition, physical activity, smoking, substance misuse); health care access and utilization; community health; health and environment; and health-related policies. Preference will be given to candidates with the skills and proclivity to conduct quantitative multi-level and spatial analyses, taking advantage of Penn State’s Federal Statistical Research Data Center for this purpose. The successful candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams and secure external funding. Teaching expectations will be two courses per year pre-tenure, and three courses per year once tenure is achieved. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a graduate course on advanced statistical modeling, as well as courses that contribute to the Rural Sociology graduate program and its dual-degree program in Demography, and to the Department’s undergraduate program in Community, Environment, and Development. The candidate will have the opportunity to advise graduate students in Rural Sociology. Qualifications: Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, or related social science or public health field. 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. Applicants should upload a letter of application, names and addresses of three professional references, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests and official transcripts. Questions can be directed to: Professor Leif Jensen, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, The Pennsylvania State University at lij1@psu.edu. Review of applicants will begin on November 30, 2017, and remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Link to job ad: https://psu.jobs/job/75270


2017 11 – Postdoctoral Researcher, Aging Studies Institute, Syracuse University

The Aging Studies Institute at Syracuse University invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to work with a team examining trends and spatial patterns in the ways that educational attainment shapes mortality in the United States. The project, “Education, Geography, and U.S. Adult Mortality,” is funded by the NIA and led by Principal Investigator Jennifer Karas Montez at Syracuse University (with co-investigators across four universities). 

The postdoc will work with the project team, conduct analyses of mortality data at a Federal Research Data Center (located nearby at Cornell University), coauthor peer-reviewed publications, and present research at conferences.

The two-year postdoc will start in August 2018. The position will receive a salary commensurate with NIH guidelines (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html), subsidized health insurance, $2000 to offset moving expenses, and travel funds to present research. The position will have access to university resources and office space at the Aging Studies Institute (ASI). ASI is located in the heart of the Syracuse University campus and has a vibrant community of 45 faculty representing 17 academic departments.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, economics, public health, or related discipline at the starting date. Due to the funding source and the use of a Federal Research Data Center, applicants must be U.S. citizens/permanent residents at the time of appointment and be able to pass a federal background check. The applicant must be in residence for the two-year period. Preference will be given to applicants with strong quantitative skills, experience analyzing large datasets, and interests in the social determinants of U.S. mortality.

Application Instructions:

To submit the following required materials, go to: http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/72576.

  1. Cover letter, including a statement about whether the applicant (a) is a U.S. citizen/permanent resident, and (b) will consent to a federal background check.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Two-page research statement – please attach to other document in SU online system.
  4. Two papers. Peer-reviewed publications are preferred. Dissertation chapters are acceptable, as long as they are under 20 pages – please attach to writing sample.
  5. Three letters of reference submitted to the SU online system by the writers.

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by January 10, 2018, but all applications will be considered until the position is filled.


2017 11 –Postdoctoral Scholar, HEALTH DISPARITIES RESEARCH SCHOLARS (HDRS) PROGRAM, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The HDRS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program funded since 2007 by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development and supported by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine and Public Health provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. A focus of the program is to develop scholars underrepresented in academic research careers. 

Stipends and Benefits: Fellows are supported for up to 3 years. Stipend levels depend on years of related postdoctoral experience and are set by the National Institutes of Health. Fellows have access to the full range of resources offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each Fellow is provided with shared office space plus library privileges, access to health insurance, support for research training, and travel to conferences. 

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018 (for position to start on or before 9/1/18) 

For Application Procedures and Eligibility Requirements: 

https://www.obgyn.wisc.edu/CWHDR/HDRS/apply.aspx 

Questions: Pam Asquith, Program Administrator, psasquith@wisc.edu 

“Women, minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Diversity of experience, ability/disability, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation contribute to the richness of the training and professional experience for scholars and faculty participating in the Health Disparities Research Scholars Program.”


2017 11 – Post-Doctoral Research Positions, Demography and Genetics, University of Colorado at Boulder

The Institute of Behavioral Science and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics recently received a T32 training grant from NIA to train pre and post-doctoral candidates in Demography and Genetics (T32AG052371). We are currently searching for two post-doctoral positions that will begin early or late Summer, 2018. These candidates will work with faculty in the IBS/IBG training program at the intersection of demographic and genetic research and will train in methods and substance in both areas. Each position is for a two-year period at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Candidates will be expected to participate in weekly research meetings, participate in graduate level training in demography and statistical genetics, attend and present at the annual meetings of the Population Association of America and the Behavior Genetics Association, and contribute to new and ongoing projects one or both research institutes. Candidates must have received, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D., M.D. or comparable doctoral degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Documentation by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution certifying all degree requirements have been met prior to the beginning date of training is acceptable. The University of Colorado 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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Please submit the following to Jessica LaRue (Jessica.LaRue@Colorado.EDU) as one complete .pdf file with your last name_first name.pdf as the name of the document (e.g., boardman_jason.pdf) :

  1. Cover letter: please provide a brief description of your research interests and training in genetics or demography or both.
  2. List of references (name and email is sufficient).
  3. CV

Review of materials will begin at the end of January, 2018 but applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.


2017 10 – Two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions

The Department of Sociology at the University of South Carolina (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/) invites applications for TWO tenure-track Assistant Professor positions.

For both positions, we seek candidates with research and teaching interests in Social Stratification and Inequality.

POSITION #1:

This solicitation seeks candidates who also have the ability to teach quantitative methods at the graduate level:

http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/assistant-professor-sociology-focus-social-stratification-inequality-and-quantitative-methods

POSITION #2:

This particular solicitation is open to all candidates who have research and teaching interests in Social Stratification and Inequality:

http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/socy/assistant-professor-sociology-focus-social-stratification-and-inequality

Applicants qualified for both positions are encouraged to apply for both. The faculty will begin reviewing applications by November 6th and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For additional information contact the Recruitment Committee Chair, Matthew E. Brashears, at brasheam@mailbox.sc.edu.


2017 10 – Assistant Professor of Public Health Data Science and/or Health Information Technology, School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley

The School of Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. We seek candidates with exceptional promise for path breaking contributions in research and education in the areas of public health data science and/or health information technology.

The successful candidate will have a track record of research directly relevant to public health and/or health services, with potential for shaping the future of those fields. The specific methodological or applied areas of interest within public health data science and health information technology are not restricted. These may include (but are not restricted to) expertise in algorithms, big data analytics, clinical decision support, electronic health records, exposomics, genomics, health informatics, interoperability, machine learning, mHealth, networks, precision health and medicine, privacy, and related areas. We welcome applicants with training in public health and/or relevant fields such as biostatistics, business, computational biology, computer science, data science, economics, health services research, information sciences, or statistics. We seek candidates prepared to contribute to the school’s commitment to diversity http://sph.berkeley.edu/berkeley-difference/commitment-diversity.


2017 10 – Open Rank Opening in Early Childhood Sociology or related fields - University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus

Dear Population Colleagues,

The University of Oklahoma Sociology Department would be delighted to see your applications and even informal candidate nominations for this college-wide search for an early childhood faculty opening at the rank of Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor.  The OU Sociology Department has a cadre of social demographers and an advanced quantitative working group; we hope to attract strong new colleagues in Sociology as part of this university-wide initiative.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact ASA Population Section member, Loretta Bass (Lbass@ou.edu) in the OU Sociology Department, in addition to the college-level contacts listed below in the full position ad.  Thank you!

University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus, College of Arts and Sciences

Position:         Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor – Early Childhood

                        Sociology, or related field

Location:        Norman, OK

About the Position: As part of a multi-year, cross-discipline strategic hiring and growth initiative in Early Childhood, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks applications and informal candidate nominations for a faculty opening at the rank of Assistant or Tenured Associate Professor. The disciplinary background for this position is open, and applicants from psychology, sociology, social work, political science, anthropology, and other relevant areas will be considered. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping and building a cross-discipline Early Childhood research initiative. Over the next several years, we anticipate multiple Early Childhood hires in varied disciplines and colleges to augment OU’s cutting-edge academic programming and research in Early Childhood; this cross-campus initiative includes Arts & Sciences, Education, Medicine, Engineering, and allied areas.

Ideal candidates will have established reputations for high-quality interdisciplinary scholarship, evidenced by (a) externally funded and published collaborative research, (b) effective graduate and undergraduate teaching and program development, and (c) inclusive service and professional outreach. The successful candidate will contribute to the University’s growing national reputation for excellence in Early Childhood and enhance university-wide research capabilities through offering expertise in neurobiological processes (e.g., cortisol and HPA axis) associated with early adversity, as well as more generally the social, community, and psychological determinants (both proximal and distal) of children’s development, health, and well-being. We also welcome expertise in innovative assessments, methodologies, and multilevel, longitudinal data analysis.

Please send inquiries, informal candidate nominations, and other suggestions or comments to the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Diane Horm (dhorm@ou.edu) and Dr. Eric Day (eday@ou.edu).

APPLY NOW: http://apply.interfolio.com/45790


2017 10 - Assistant Professor of Migration Studies

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor focusing on migration studies.  This position is open with regard to field of Ph.D and the appointment will be in that field with the opportunity of a joint appointment in another field or interdisciplinary program.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, teaching experience, a career interest in liberal arts education, and a vibrant research agenda. The person filling this line will be expected to teach courses on migration and build and coordinate interdisciplinary initiatives related to this subject, as well as contribute to the curriculum in the field of appointment. Experience using and teaching GIS and a willingness to guide students in developing GIS research skills is highly valued. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2018.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, highly selective public honors college with an 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis or project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourage collaborative student-faculty scholarship. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. Faculty members also provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior theses, and serve on baccalaureate committees. Professors are expected to maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Candidates should apply on-line here and upload the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • c.v.;
  • statements regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and research interests;
  • syllabi;
  • teaching evaluations;
  • one writing sample (article or chapter length); and
  • unofficial graduate transcript(s).

In addition, please ask at least three references to send signed letters on letterhead electronically to MigrationSearch@ncf.edu or in hard copy to: Migration Search, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243.

For questions about the application process, please contact Kristi Fecteau at kfecteau@ncf.edu.  Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1 and continue until the position is filled.


2017 10 - Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social Demography (Critical Life Events), University of Oxford - Department of Sociology

Location:              Oxford

Salary:                   £31,604 to £38,833 p.a.

Hours:                   Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Placed on:           5th October 2017

Closes:                 3rd November 2017

Job Ref:                131373

THIS IS A READVERTISEMENT. PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.

The Department of Sociology, University of Oxford is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the project 'Critical Life Events and the Dynamics of Inequality: Risk, Vulnerability, and Cumulative Disadvantage'. This is a transnational research programme involving four institutions: University of Amsterdam, University of Oxford, Stockholm University and the University of Lausanne. The project will run until 2020 and is funded by a Euro NORFACE DIAL grant.

The project’s main objectives are to understand (1) how job loss and union dissolution contribute to the accumulation of (dis)advantage over life course: (2) what mechanisms explain the (unequal) impact of these events: and (3) which work and family policies are effective in targeting these mechanisms in order to reduce inequality.

Working with Professors Christiaan Monden and Erzsebet Bukodi, the Postdoctoral Researcher will take the lead on analysing the prospective 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies, and also investigate linkages to study outcomes earlier in life.

The successful candidate will hold or expect to obtain a PhD in sociology, demography, economics, social statistics, social policy or some related discipline. Strong grounding in quantitative research methods (methods for longitudinal data analysis, in particular), demonstrated by published (or accepted) research papers in academic journals, with evaluation judged relative to career stage, and a knowledge of the broadly defined subject area – inequalities over the life-course.

The post is full-time, on a fixed-term contract for 36 months starting as soon as possible.

Applications, including a covering letter, CV and the names of three referees, should be submitted by 12.00 noon on 3 November 2017.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=131373


2017 10 - Department Chair, Health Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Missouri

The Department of Health Sciences in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri invites applications and nominations for Chair. This will be an open rank position; the preferred candidate will be at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (TT or NTT). The Chair of the Department of Health Sciences leads a diverse team of award‐winning faculty and staff members. Health Sciences is one of the fastest growing and the most popular undergraduate major at the University of Missouri. Department researchers are conducting important interdisciplinary work in the areas of public health, health policy, health services, and social determinants of health.

The ideal candidate will have leadership and development experience, a funded research agenda, and a national reputation in any of the areas of health professions. Prior experience should include program planning, personnel management, budgeting, and effective mentorship of faculty members. The Department of Health Sciences serves the citizens of Missouri through its outstanding research, experiential learning, and education of students in the areas of public health, health disparities, health policy, and pre‐professional preparation for a variety of health care disciplines.

Applications are to be submitted online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find‐a‐job/academic/index.php. Application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references. The job opening number is 24288. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, interested applicants are welcome to contact Hiring Committee Co‐Chairs Dr. Michelle Teti at tetim@health.missouri.edu or Dr. Stacy Wagovich at wagovichs@health.missouri.edu.


2017 10 - Postdoctoral Associate of the Cornell Population Center (CPC), Cornell University

CPC invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships. This is a two-year position starting on August 16, 2018. Selection is based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a CPC faculty affiliate to serve as a mentor. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. Postdoctoral associates will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or a related social science discipline by August 16, 2018. Applications are due by December 8, 2017. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10058.


2017 10 - Assistant Professors in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM), College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

PAM is seeking to hire two Assistant Professors, one in Health and one in Applied Microeconomics. The Health hire will conduct empirical research in health economics and/or health disparities. The Applied Microeconomics hire will conduct empirical research in one or more of the following areas: behavioral economics, development, economic demography, education, health, law and economics, environmental economics, labor economics, public finance, and regulation. Teaching and advising responsibilities will include support of an undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, professional master’s students, and Ph.D. programs in Policy Analysis and Management, Economics, and Sociology. A Ph.D. in economics, public policy, sociology, public health, or other appropriate field is required. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. For more information and to apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9983.


2017 10 - Lecturer in Population Studies/Demography, St Andrews, Scotland

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with expertise in Population Studies/Demography. We are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles in any area of population research. Candidates should have strong skills in demographic and quantitative data analysis and be capable of contributing to the Human Geography undergraduate teaching programme and to a planned taught postgraduate programme in Demography/Population Analysis.

The successful applicant will join the Population and Health Research Group (PHRG), which is one of the four research clusters in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development (SGSD). The PHRG is home to eight academic staff and a team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. The PHRG research covers a wide range of demographic topics including the analysis of family and fertility dynamics; life course choices; migration and new mobilities; ethnicity and minority populations; health, wellbeing and mortality; and population inequalities https://populationandhealth.wordpress.com/our-people/. The group combines expertise in demographic and longitudinal data analysis; small-area estimation and population projections; spatial and geographical analysis; and qualitative and mixed methods. There are a number of ongoing research projects funded by the UK’s research councils and the European Commission. The group hosts the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and the Census and Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies (CALLS) Hub.

Candidates should hold a PhD in demography, population geography or a cognate social science discipline (including statistics and applied mathematics). Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. Familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other national and international sources will be an advantage. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work in and collaborate with an international team of population researchers on highly policy-relevant topics, exploiting population data and applying sound methodology.

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Professor Hill Kulu, Hill.Kulu@standrews.ac.uk, Professor Elspeth Graham, efg@st-andrews.ac.uk, or Professor William Austin, goshos@standrews.ac.uk.


2017 10 - Post-doctoral Researcher FamilyTies project (1.0 fte) (217390), University of Groningen

Organisation

The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) consists of around 95 members of staff and 95 PhD researchers. The faculty focuses on high quality teaching and research in the fields of spatial planning, economic and cultural geography and demography. The research theme of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences is 'Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation'. Our mission is to produce research which is world-leading, distinctive, and policy-relevant. With two bachelor and eight master programmes, the faculty offers a wide range of courses within the field to about 900 students.

Job description

The postdoc researcher will work in the project ‘Family ties that bind: A new view of internal migration, immobility and labour-market outcomes (FamilyTies)’, led by Principal Investigator Clara H. Mulder and funded by Advanced Grant no. 740113 from the European Research Council. The research team will further include another postdoc researcher, three PhD researchers and one staff member all based in Groningen, a postdoc and data analyst working in Brussels, and external international collaborators. In this team, the researcher will perform her or his own research task in close collaboration with the other team members and with external collaborators, and help supervise the PhD researchers.

Project summary

Internal migration (long-distance moves within national borders) is generally assumed to be beneficial to individuals and households. The FamilyTies project has been designed to make a decisive contribution to a much more comprehensive explanation of internal migration and its labour-market outcomes than current, mainly economic, explanations have achieved thus far. It introduces a novel perspective on internal migration and immobility, which focuses on the role of family outside the household in deciding on whether and where to relocate, and which takes into account contemporary family complexity: the family ties perspective. The aim is to identify the role of family ties in internal migration, immobility and labour-market outcomes.

The objectives are:

  1. Identifying the role of family ties as a deterrent of migration and key determinant of immobility
  2. Explaining migration towards family in relation to migration in other directions
  3. Determining to what extent and for whom family-related motives drive migration and immobility
  4. Unravelling how individual labour-market outcomes of migration versus immobility differ between (im)mobility related to family ties and (im)mobility due to other factors.

Geo-coded register and census data containing micro-links between family members will be used for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as survey data for Sweden, the Netherlands, the UK, the USA and New Zealand. These will be analysed using advanced applications of hazard regression, logistic regression, linear regression and structural equation models, which take into account the multilevel and multi-actor structure of the data and issues of endogeneity and self-selection. The project will provide major new insights into migration, immobility and labour-market outcomes, and input for better predictions and policies concerning migration, population growth and decline, ethnic segregation, labour-market flexibility and family support.

You may apply for this position until 12 November 23.59 h / before 13 November 2017 Dutch local time

More info here: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005VDP


2017 09 – Tenure-Track Position in Sociology, University of California, San Francisco, Vacancy No. JPF01589

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2018 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). The appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants are required to hold a PhD in sociology or a closely-related field at the time of hire. Successful candidates must have expertise in medical sociology; additional preferred areas of expertise include aging, gender, and/or global health. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. An established portfolio or promise of externally funded research is also desirable. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

Review of applications will begin October 13, 2017. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes a statement of research, a separate statement of teaching, a curriculum vitae, copies of three key publications, and one or more recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (janet.shim@ucsf.edu) and Kristen Harknett (kristen.harknett@ucsf.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs.

Additional information on this position can be found at the ASA Job Bank at http://jobbank.asanet.org, Job ID: 14213.

Please apply online at: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/apply/JPF01589


2017 09 – The Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB) in Wiesbaden (Germany) has 3 job openings

2 post-doctoral research fellows (full-time, salary scale 14 TVöD) and 1 pre-doctoral research assistant (80%, salary scale 13 TVöD) to work on the following new research projects:

1. A post-doc on migration for the Institute´s research project on internal migration and mobility, which focusses on understanding patterns, processes and determinants of internal migration, spatial mobility and commuting at the aggregate and individual levels. See job offer 275/17 (in German) for details.

2. A post-doc on migration for the DFG-funded “German Emigration and Remigration Panel Study“, which aims to collect primary data to investigate individual-level motives and consequences of international mobility between Germany and other Western countries. See job offer 276/17 (in German) for details.

3. A pre-doc on fertility for the research group “childlessness and large families” who will be involved in the cleaning and analysis of datasets on fertility (e.g. Human Fertility Database, Generations and Gender Programme [GGP]). See job offer 272/17 (in German) for details.

At the post-doctoral level, we are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles in international and/or internal migration, spatial mobility, or in a cognate research area. The candidates should have strong skills in the quantitative analysis of spatial / longitudinal data sets.

For the pre-doctoral position on fertility, we especially welcome applications by candidates with demographic skills.

The post-doctoral positions are initially for 4 years; the pre-doctoral position is for 2 years.

Deadline for applying is October 4.

See http://www.bib-demografie.de/DE/Institut/Jobs/Stellenangebote/stellenangebote_node.html for details.


2017 09 – From Biological to Social Processes: Interdisciplinary Training in Life Course Research. A New NICHD Funded Post-Doctoral Training Program at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

We are soliciting applications for a new Bio-Social Training Program that aims to promote and support interdisciplinary training of Post-doctoral scholars from both the social sciences and biological/health sciences. The goal of this new and innovative training program is to produce scientists who will conduct truly integrative work that will address some of the most pressing health problems. Trainees will have the opportunity to receive interdisciplinary mentorship and training in a wide array of content areas, ranging from social inequalities to biological processes. Trainees will enter from their respective disciplines and will identify a co-preceptor team comprised of a mentor from their home discipline and another representing their new interdisciplinary interest area.

Requirements:  Postdoctoral trainees must have received their PhD degree before the start date of the traineeship. Graduates from any academic program are eligible to apply.

Applications for the first year of the program will be accepted until October 15, 2017 and training will begin on January 1, 2018. Annual recruitment for the second cohort of Post-doctoral trainees will begin at the end of January 2018. More information and our application can be accessed from the following website: https://www.cpc.unc.edu/training/biosocial-science-training-program/. Lead PIs: Drs. Allison Aiello (Epidemiology) and Robert Hummer (Sociology)

Questions? Please contact: Sommer Barnes


2017 09 – Open Rank Stratification/Inequality Scholar: University of Colorado

The Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder is searching for a scholar who specializes in social stratification and inequality, broadly defined. Rank is open (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor). The applicant will be expected to conduct research in the field of social stratification and inequality and to teach graduate and undergraduate stratification/inequality courses at the beginning and advanced levels. The regular teaching commitment for department faculty is three courses per academic year. The appointment will begin August, 2018. Applicants must have a PhD in sociology or a comparable field by the time of the appointment. ABD candidates will be considered; however, the PhD degree must be conferred by August 15, 2018. A background check is required. Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a vita, statements of teaching and research philosophy, one sample research paper, and the names and email addresses of three professional references to www.jobsatcu.com, posting #10158.  Review will begin October 15, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please contact search committee chair Rick Rogers at Richard.Rogers@Colorado.edu for additional information.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at hr-ada@colorado.edu.


2017 09 – Chair of the Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University

Cornell University’s Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) in the College of Human Ecology (CHE) invites applications for a dynamic, visionary leader to serve as Chair.  The Department consists of 29 tenure track faculty spanning multiple disciplines with strong depth in economics, sociology, and demography.  The Department offers a wide range of programs at all degree levels, and the Chair position presents an opportunity for a scholar to play a key role in supporting and elevating the social sciences and public policy in CHE and Cornell University more broadly.  PAM serves as a hub for teaching in public policy, currently offering a large undergraduate major in Policy Analysis and Management, a Masters in Health Administration (the Sloan Program), and a PhD in Policy Analysis and Management. PAM is launching a new undergraduate major in Health Care and Policy and contributes to teaching in the professional MPA degree offered by the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA).  The Department has strong ties with schools and departments across Cornell, and faculty lend their expertise to several graduate fields, including Economics, Sociology, Public Affairs, Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR), and Demography.  The Department also has close connections with and provides leadership to multidisciplinary centers and institutes across campus, with PAM faculty leading and playing significant roles in the Cornell Population Center, the Institute for Social Sciences, the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR), and CIPA.

PAM faculty are exceptional in their research productivity.  According to Academic Analytics, the faculty in PAM ranked 5th in overall productivity among the 79 public policy programs included in the analysis. PAM’s annual operating budget planned for 2017-2018 is $9.6 million, including 77 percent from CHE and 23 percent from grants, contracts, federal appropriations, restricted gifts, and endowment income.

The next Chairperson will be an internationally known scholar with the ability to be strategic and visionary about PAM’s future opportunities, who can build on the positive trajectory that PAM has established since its inception twenty years ago.  The candidate will need a scholarly record commensurate with tenure at the full professor level and the ability to balance administration, research, teaching, and public engagement.  The primary responsibilities of the Chair include providing leadership and oversight of the department’s academic programs and budgets, and working closely with the department’s administrative manager to ensure a workplace that is supportive of faculty, staff, and students.  The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to lead in a climate of collaboration, transparency, and shared governance.  The Chair also plays a key role in campus-wide initiatives related to public policy and the social sciences.  The Department Chair reports to the Dean of CHE.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Economics, Sociology, Public Policy, or a related discipline.  The candidate must be able to work and thrive in a multi-disciplinary setting.  Well qualified applications are expected to have a record of excellence in research with leadership experience and the ability to lead strategically and collaboratively and communicate effectively with diverse groups, including students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.

 Application Process

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and names of three references through Academic Jobs Online. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Kelly Musick (musick@cornell.edu), with any questions. Cover letters can be addressed to: Rosemary Avery, Department Chair, Department of Policy Analysis and Management, 2301G MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY  14853-4401.

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus opening on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.


2017 09 – Associate Professor(s) /Assistant Professor(s) - (170001V6), Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Closing Date: October 15, 2017

The Department of Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong invites applications for the posts of Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor. Fields of specializations are open. Preference will be given to those who have strong research interest in Chinese or other Asian societies.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in sociology; (ii) proven ability of effective teaching in a variety of courses; and (iii) good potential for scholarly publications and research.

Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing August 2018, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.

Applicants are asked to upload, together with their on-line application, full CV, copies of academic credentials, details of courses taught and evaluation results (if available), teaching statement, research statement and 3 reference letters.

Further information about the Department is available at http://www.soc.cuhk.edu.hk/. For enquiries, please write to us at sociology@cuhk.edu.hk.


2017 09 - Assistant Professor, Department of Demography, University of California at Berkeley

The Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time faculty appointment at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2018. The search is not restricted by subfield and scholars with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged to apply.

Basic Minimum Qualifications: completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. Additional Qualifications: completion of all Ph.D. or equivalent degree requirements by the date of hire. We welcome applicants with expected or completed degrees in demography as well as related fields, such as economics, history, population biology, public health, sociology, and statistics.

All application materials must be submitted electronically by October 10, 2017. To apply, please go to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF01446.

Applications must include a cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; one to three pieces of published or unpublished scholarship (such as full or partial dissertations, articles, and book chapters), preferably single-authored; and three letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to submit an optional statement concerning past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and service.

All letters will be treated as confidential according to University of California policy and California state law. Please refer all referees, even when letters are provided via a third party (e.g. dossier services or career centers), to the U.C. Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

Questions may be addressed to David Murphy, Administrative Officer, Department of Demography, 2232 Piedmont Ave., U.C.B., Berkeley CA 94720-2120, dmurphy@demog.berkeley.edu.

The department encourages applications from scholars who may have had non-traditional career paths, taken time off to care for family members, achieved excellence in careers outside academia, or gained experience concerning the barriers facing women and people of color in higher education. Applicants whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are also encouraged to apply.

For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty.

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.


2017 09 – Two Tenure Track Positions in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland-College Park

The Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions, pending budgetary approval. One hire will be for someone who does research in race/gender, while addressing significant scholarly directions in the discipline, enhancing our current fields of strength (demography, social inequality, and social psychology), and further building intellectual diversity  (position #104683). Candidates will be expected to contribute to our efforts to offer outstanding quantitative and qualitative methodological training in our undergraduate and graduate programs. We also value work with a promising ability to generate external funding. The second hire is an open search (position #104695).  We seek scholars with innovative research programs and a commitment to outstanding teaching.

The University of Maryland is located in Prince George’s County, near Washington, DC, accessible through the College Park/UM metro stop.  For more information on the department and the university, we encourage interested persons to visit our website at http://www.socy.umd.edu. To apply, candidates must submit:

1) a letter of application indicating fit with the department’s strengths, research statement, and teaching philosophy

2) curriculum vitae

3) names of three references

Applications will be accepted via the UMD UHR website at https://ejobs.umd.edu (refer to position number 104683 for the race/gender search and 104695 for the open search). Reviews of submitted applications will commence October 15, 2017.

Links to job descriptions:

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54296

https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/54297


2017 09 – Faculty Positions Announcement - Department of Health Sciences,  School of Health Professions,

University of Missouri

Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Health Sciences

The University of Missouri, School of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences, seeks applicants for two full-time tenure/tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor. Specialty areas desired include but are not limited to Public Health (Community Health and Education, Health Policy, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, etc.), Social Determinants of Health, and Global Health. The Department’s strengths include the following areas: HIV/Aids, Vulnerable Populations and Health Disparities, Rural Health, and Health across the Life-course. PhD or DrPH in Health Sciences related profession or closely related field required. Candidates will be evaluated on their background in the health sciences, ability to teach in an academic setting and scholarly productivity, including the potential for grant success. The position includes teaching health sciences core courses including introductory public health courses, research and service to fit School/Department needs.

MU is situated in the City of Columbia, which has been consistently rated as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. This college town of 110,000+ residents has the best of both worlds – small-town convenience and warmth with big-city sophistication and amenities. Located halfway between St. Louis and Kansas City, the city boasts affordable housing, moderate cost of living, diverse cultural and economic opportunities, and excellent public schools. For more information about Columbia, see http://www.visitcolumbiamo.com/.

The MU School of Health Professions is one of the fastest growing schools at Mizzou. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of Missourians and other communities through excellent teaching, research and service. We believe in educational achievement, diversity and inclusion, collaboration and teamwork, high quality health care, and discovery of knowledge to advance the well-being of others. If you would like to help the School of Health Professions advance its mission, please submit your application, resume/CV and cover letter for consideration. For information about the School of Health Professions, please visit: http://shp.missouri.edu/index.php

Applicants should apply through the HR website (eRecruit): http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/index.php. The job opening number is 24028. All documentation must be attached into eRecruit. Reference letters can be sent directly to: Dr. Michelle Teti, Search Committee Chair, University of Missouri, Department of Health Sciences, 501 Clark Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 or emailed to tetim@health.missouri.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with qualifications of the applicant.

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

The University of Missouri is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran employer. To request ADA accommodations, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (573) 884-7278 (V/TTY).


2017 08 – Assistant Professor in Sociology

The UCLA Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the assistant professor level, to begin fall 2018, subject to budgetary approval. For one of these positions, we are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Conversation Analysis, but we welcome applications from scholars in all substantive areas and methodological approaches to sociology whose experience in research, teaching, and community/collegial service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and diversity.

Candidates are expected to hold a doctorate degree in sociology or a related field by the date of hire, July 1, 2018.

To apply, candidates must submit (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, (c) statement of research and teaching interests, (d) statement of contributions to diversity (e) writing samples (f) and the names of three individuals who will write letters of recommendation. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit web site at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03237 beginning August 22, 2017. The deadline for applications to be submitted is October 5, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

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: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


2017 08 – University at Albany, State University of New York. The Department of Sociology at the

University at Albany, State University of New York, invites applications for a tenure track position to begin Fall 2018 at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The department will consider candidates whose primary area of specialization is urban sociology. We seek candidates who demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, including pursuit of external funding and who exhibit a strong commitment to teaching and service. PhD required by date of appointment. Degree must be from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. The University at Albany is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/IRCA/ADA employer. Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit an application at http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=87773  and must include the following documents: A Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter. Once applications have been initially screened for appropriate area, candidates will receive notification of how to submit three letters of reference through Interview Exchange. Finalists will be asked to provide research, teaching and service statements. Questions should be addressed to: Glenn Deane, Chair, Department of Sociology at gdeane@albany.edu.


2017 08 – FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty open rank professorship beginning Fall 2018. Candidates must have an active record of research/scholarship/creative works, and a strong commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level. 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.

This position is open in terms of substantive area in sociology but requires a focus on data science (broadly defined, for example this might include working on “big data,” network analysis, complex data sets, spatial analysis or computational sociology). The position could build on existing departmental strengths in the areas of education, healthcare and medicine, demography, and urban sociology, but could add or enhance other areas (such as sociology of culture, historical sociology, or environmental sociology).

The successful candidate will teach courses in their subfield within sociology and will broaden quantitative offerings in sociology including courses engaging data science students from other disciplines. They may also teach required sociology courses as needed by the department or courses specifically designed for data science students. They will also participate in interdisciplinary data science initiatives across the College, some pieces of which are housed in sociology and engage sociology students. Depending on background, interest, and rank this may include creating courses, curriculum development, participation on the data science advisory committee, and collaboration on funding proposals.

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 four-year public college 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. 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.

Housed in the School of Natural and Social Sciences, the Lehman College Department of Sociology is highly research active and includes faculty engaged in the full range of sociological scholarship. It is one of the largest departments at Lehman in terms of funded research. Over the past five years the Sociology Department has averaged 191 graduates per year making it the largest liberal arts degree at Lehman College (and third largest of all degrees) and one of the largest departments in the country in terms of number of sociology majors.

The interdisciplinary data science initiative at Lehman College is a growing project involving the departments of Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, Earth, Environmental and Geospatial Sciences, Biology and Chemistry among others. An interdisciplinary minor in Data Science is expected to be in place for the Spring 2018 semester.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

COMPENSATION

Salaries are commensurate with education and experience.

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

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 attach a curriculum vitae (including contact information for three professional references) and cover letter. An Interfolio link or a zipped file containing up to three writing samples, representative teaching materials and, for interfolio, letters of recommendation should be sent to sociology@lehman.cuny.edu. Applicants not using Interfolio should ask three references to send recommendations to the same address.

Any questions about the requirements, the Sociology Department or search procedures should also be sent to sociology@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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2017.  All applications received by September 30 will be assured of inclusion in the first round of reviews (revised).

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.


2017 08 – Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, Associate or Full Professor, Sociology of Health and Illness

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a nationally or internationally recognized senior scholar in the sociology of health and illness, to begin Fall 2018.  Candidates should have an outstanding and sustained record of research, teaching and mentorship, and leadership in the profession.  Research and teaching interests could include (but are not limited to) health inequalities, global health, mental health, aging/life course, disability, comparative health systems, healthcare access and professions, and health policy.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching on the sociology of health and healthcare, as well as build bridges with colleagues across the university who are interested in the social dynamics of health, medicine, and healthcare.  Demonstrated ability to secure external funding is highly desirable.  Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2017. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required as well, to be sent directly to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Questions regarding the search may be directed to soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


2017 08 – Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, Assistant Professor, Sociology of Health and Illness

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor, to begin Fall 2018, who specializes in the sociology of health and illness.  Specific research and teaching interests could include (but are not limited to) health inequalities, global health, mental health, aging/life course, disability, comparative health systems, healthcare access and professions, and health policy.  The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching on the sociology of health and healthcare, and help to forge ties with colleagues across the university interested in the social dynamics of health and medicine.  Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2017. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required as well, to be sent directly to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Questions regarding the search may be directed to soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu.  Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


2017 08 – Department of Sociology, Rutgers University—New Brunswick, Assistant Professor, Socioeconomic and/or Racial Inequalities

The Department of Sociology at Rutgers University seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor, beginning Fall 2018, who specializes in the study of socioeconomic and/or racial and ethnic inequalities. We prefer but do not require a research focus on the United States.  Specific research and teaching interests concerning inequalities could include (but are not limited to) the study of social movements, public policy, political sociology, and class and/or racial identities.  Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. We will begin reviewing applications on September 30, 2017. Applications received after that date cannot be assured full consideration. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 1-2 writing samples to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Three letters of recommendation are required as well, to be sent directly to interfolio.sas.rutgers.edu. Questions regarding the search may be directed to soc-chair@sociology.rutgers.edu. The Sociology Department is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and welcomes applications from underrepresented populations. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law.  As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.


2017 07 – Population Division - NYC Department of City Planning, Demographer

The Population Division is responsible for the compilation, analysis and dissemination of census and related federal, state and local data for city agencies, local communities and the media.  We are the city’s hub of expertise in census data dissemination and analysis.  Within the Department, the Population Division provides data for a variety of local and citywide planning studies, environmental review analyses, and capital planning strategies.  We also provide other city agencies and outside organizations with data to address questions of concern involving needs assessment, program planning and targeting, and policy formulation.  This includes the development of current population estimates and short- and long-term population and employment projections. Finally, with the approaching Census enumeration, the Population Division is leading the technical efforts to help ensure an accurate census in 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  •  Analyzes demographic and socioeconomic data for a variety of projects related to needs assessments, policy development, and program planning/implementation;
  • Executes strategies for the preparation of population projections for New York City, the five boroughs, and selected sub-borough areas;
  • Develops population estimates for New York City, the five boroughs, and selected sub-borough areas, and evaluates estimates from other sources;
  • Prepares written analyses, informed by the research literature, on population trends in New York City, using data from the decennial censuses, the American Community Survey, and state and local sources to provide insight into important planning-related issues;
  • Presents demographic changes in the city to a variety of audiences, including city planners, members of other city agencies, and the public;
  • Conducts field research in neighborhoods across the city, to document the existence of areas with large numbers of difficult-to-enumerate housing units;
  • Assist in performing quality assurance of data files, and documenting work procedures and methodologies

2017 09 – JOB POSTING

Title: Senior Research Scientist

Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reports to: Director of International Research or Principal Research Scientist

Location: New York City

Date of Posting: March 2017

Organization

Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of research, policy analysis and communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policies and programs. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people.

Position summary

A Senior Research Scientist (SRS) is responsible for serving as a project principal and leading or playing a major role on multiple research projects, including planning and carrying out data collection, data analysis, and manuscript writing. An SRS also contributes to a range of other administrative and institutional activities, serves as a project manager, directs the work of midlevel and junior staff who are working on the projects she/he leads, and acts as supervisor for one or more midlevel and/or junior staffers. An SRS reports to a Principal Research Scientist (PRS) or to the Director of Domestic or International Research.

Responsibilities

Research responsibilities as project manager/project principal

  • As project principal, lead, organize and oversee the execution and management of research projects, usually with the support of midlevel and/or junior staff:
    • Review related literature and past work
    • Specify questions to be addressed, data sources, variables to be used, data collection strategies, analyses to be undertaken and analytic techniques, including statistical or qualitative approaches to be applied
    • Carry out primary data collection and primary and secondary analysis
    • Write journal articles and reports
    • Lead work with research partners, depending on the project
    • Participate in in-country project dissemination events
  • Present research findings to academic, journalistic and other audiences at briefings, seminars and professional conferences; help prepare communications materials such as news releases and fact sheets
  • Review and comment on work of other staff
  • Stay current on literature related to ongoing projects and core areas of expertise
  • Maintain informal and formal relationships with colleagues in relevant fields
  • Participate in various aspects of project development, including idea generation, budget estimates, proposal drafting and review, and interaction with funders; encourage and assist with organization of idea generation meetings

Administrative

  • As project manager (or, in partnership with the project manager), develop and monitor project activities, timelines and budgets; coordinate project activities involving staff across divisions; orient, train and oversee midlevel and junior staff work; assist with reports to funders; ensure archiving of completed projects
  • Supervise and mentor one or more midlevel or junior research staffers; in this capacity, an SRS will be responsible for her/his supervisees’ annual appraisals, provide mentorship (broadly defined as having responsibility for the supervisees’ professional development and assisting with their ongoing time and personnel-related concerns and needs)
  • Manage communications and project-related administrative work with consultants, collaborating organizations, and partner agencies as needed

Other

  • Represent Guttmacher at conferences, meetings and other events held by external organizations or government agencies
  • Carry out public education activities (e.g., seminars, university lectures, “brown bags,” etc.)
  • Respond to internal and external inquiries related to one’s area of expertise or work (e.g., responding to reporters’ questions or doing media interviews)
  • Participate in staff recruitment and selection by serving as a member of hiring teams
  • Participate in other tasks as requested by division management or supervisor

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, public health or a closely related field
  • Commitment to policy-relevant research
  • Knowledge of sexual and reproductive health research, including some of the following areas: fertility, contraception, abortion, sex education and adolescent sexual and reproductive health, STIs/HIV, provision and costs of reproductive health services, and health care systems
  • Experience in carrying out research on sexual and reproductive health behaviors and services, their determinants and consequences, and related program and policy issues is required; experience in Bayesian statistical models and/or health services costing is desirable
  • Training and experience in some of the following areas:
    • Statistical, demographic, epidemiological and health economics methods
    • Survey methods, including survey design, fieldwork, data processing and analysis
  • Experience in manuscript writing and presentation; prior publication record desirable
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills

Originality and creativity

  • Strong project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to supervise and mentor midlevel and junior staff as well as timely communication with senior supervisory staff
  • Ability to work as part of a team; interest in working collaboratively within the Institute and with external partners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals
  • Ability to represent the Institute at external meetings
  • Willingness and ability to travel for approximately 15-25% of time
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness, dependability, and strong attention to detail

Salary and benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.

Application

Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org. Type your first and last name, as well as the title of the position for which you are applying, in the subject line.

Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged. No agencies, please.

The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


2017 07 – JOB POSTING

Title: Director of International Research

Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Reports to: Vice President for International Research

Location: New York City

Date of Posting: March 2017

Organization

Founded in 1968, the Guttmacher Institute is a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Through a unique and interrelated program of research, policy analysis and communications, the Institute works to generate new ideas, encourage enlightened public debate and promote sound policies and programs. The Institute’s overarching goal is to ensure the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health for all people.

Position summary

The Director of International Research works in partnership with Guttmacher’s other research directors, including a second Director of International Research, to implement the Institute’s wide-ranging portfolio of policy-relevant international research, which may be global, regional or country-specific in scope. While the Director of International Research will bring particular geographic and/or substantive focus areas, s/he will provide input and guidance on all areas of Guttmacher’s research. The director oversees the work and guides the professional development of a highly skilled team of senior, mid-level and junior researchers and represents the Institute and the research division externally.

The Director of International Research reports to the VP for International Research, and receives guidance from the VP for Domestic Research on division-wide matters, including personnel issues, management strategy and divisional policies.

Responsibilities

Vision and strategy of the division
  • Contribute to the development of Institute strategy and priority-setting, ensuring alignment with and implementation of the Institute’s strategic plan.
  • Stimulate, encourage and contribute to the development of ideas and new proposals, including innovating around the Institute’s core topics.
  • With the leadership of the division, coordinate with CEO and senior management of other divisions to promote the highest quality and efficiency of the Institute’s work.
Divisional management and supervision
  • Work with the Director of Research Administration (DRA), other directors and the VPs to efficiently manage the division including:
  • Administrative and personnel matters
  • Adherence to budgets and timelines across projects

Staff assignment to projects

  • Priority setting among and across projects, and resolution of scheduling conflicts
  • Supervise 4–5 Principal Research Scientists (PRSs) and Senior Research Scientists (SRSs) in the following domains:
  • Ensure that staff receive adequate support, mentoring and guidance
  • Proactively identify and provide guidance on opportunities for professional development, and facilitate skill development in all respects, including methodological, substantive and management skills
  • Oversee promotions, conflict resolution, and disciplinary steps and serve as ombudsperson for staff concerns
  • Assist with recruitment of research directors and PRSs, lead on hiring of international SRSs, and coordinate with the DRA to provide guidance, input on and approval of the hiring of midlevel and junior staff.
  • Monitor and manage relationships with external project collaborators, including in-country partners and consultants.
  • Review—or delegate the review of—communications materials, provide guidance on plans for dissemination, and respond to external requests for information.
Research oversight and execution
  • Along with the VP for International Research and the second Director of International Research, assume primary responsibility for the current international research portfolio, ensuring quality and timeliness of research activities and products.
  • Provide broad, high-level guidance to projects at key stages.
  • Devote approximately one-quarter of time to research activities by serving as Project Principal and conducting research on one or more projects, including publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Participate in the development and review of concept notes and grant proposals.
  • Work with PRSs to oversee and coordinate the review process of project documents and products.
  • Act as liaison with the VPs to set priorities and coordinate the VPs’ input into research projects.
  • Work to improve research infrastructure and the quality, accuracy, replicability and transparency of our work, including systems (statistical, programming, data management) and other work processes.
External relations
  • Develop and maintain partnerships and collaborations with other organizations.
  • Represent the Institute at high-level events and with donors.
  • Sit on advisory panels, serve on grant review panels (e.g., NIH) and participate in other professional and external roles.
Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in the social sciences, public health or a closely related field.
  • Commitment to policy-relevant SRH research.
  • Minimum of 15 years conducting research on international sexual and reproductive health, substantial publication record and strong reputation in the field.
  • Strong track record of successfully managing, mentoring and motivating staff; commitment to helping staff develop professionally and to fostering productive teamwork.
  • Ability to contribute to senior-level management processes of the Institute as a whole.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the Institute and with external partners.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Originality and creativity and the ability to bring out those qualities in one’s staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities, and, when necessary, to respond rapidly to outside events.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Fifteen to twenty percent of international travel required on an annual basis. Length of trips varies based on project responsibilities.
  • Initiative, self-motivation, resourcefulness and dependability.
  • Ability to provide both big-picture input and strong attention to detail when needed.
Salary and benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, commuting subsidy, and generous time off.

Application

Please send resume and cover letter via e-mail to applytoguttmacher@guttmacher.org. Type your first and last name, as well as the title of the position for which you are applying, in the subject line.

Please note that telephone inquiries will not be acknowledged. No agencies, please.

The Guttmacher Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


2016-2017  [ARCHIVED]


2016 12 – Faculty Positions – Demography and Family Studies at National University of Singapore

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR), an interdisciplinary center at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is inviting applications for two senior level faculty positions for scholars who specialize in Demography and Family Studies to be affiliated with the Centre.  In particular, research and teaching interests in fertility and marriage, family policies, aging and health, children and youth development, intergenerational relations and transfers, changing family living arrangements and family values in Asia, migration and integration, human capital and labor market, and gender relations are desired.

Position 1: Full Professorship based in the Department of Sociology.

Position 2: Full or Associate Professorship based in any of the  FASS departments.

 Evaluation of applications will begin in 16 January 2017  and continue until the vacancy is filled.  We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  More details are provided at:

http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cfpr/joinus/index.html


2016 12 – Brown University: DOF: Population Studies & Training Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC) at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or around July 1, 2017.

Research at the PSTC is innovative and interdisciplinary. It 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 traditional topics of interest to demographers, such as migration and family processes, as well as a much broader range of issues, including environmental change, social inequalities and health, gender, family structure, residential segregation, and HIV/AIDS epidemic. Opportunities also exist to build upon connections the PSTC has with other interdisciplinary units at Brown, such as the Watson Institute for International and Policy Affairs, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences, the School of Public Health, the Data Sciences Initiative, and more. Potential applicants are encouraged to consult the PSTC website to learn of research activities, intra-institutional links, and faculty affiliate interests.

As part of a research unit with a strong culture of collaboration, postdoctoral fellows are expected to spend part of their time working independently and part of their time working collaboratively with one or more mentors from 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 also 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.

Qualifications

Postdoctoral Research Associates must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline.

Application Instructions

Applicants should provide an up-to-date CV, 2 example(s) of written work, and a cover letter with the following information: 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.  A review of applications will begin by January 31, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Contact Ana Karina Wildman (ana_wildman@brown.edu) with any questions.


2016 12 –  Post Doc - University of Wisconsin, Madison T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research, School of Medicine and Public Health

Positions Open for Summer 2017

The goals of the Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) program are to foster training opportunities for the next generation of investigators within health disparities research. The fellowship program has been supported since 2005 by an institutional training grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD). The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) program provides training at the postdoctoral level in interdisciplinary research that addresses disparities in health status and health outcomes among minority populations with an emphasis on maternal/child, adolescent and family health. To enable fellows to become proficient, independent investigators, interdisciplinary training includes didactic, small group interaction, and experiential learning activities. Candidates from disciplines across the social, behavioral, biological, and health sciences are encouraged to apply.

UW-Madison provides an extraordinary environment for training in health disparities research. Expertise can be found at the School of Medicine and Public Health and across campus, and participating HDRS program faculty come from a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, public health, economics, psychology, epidemiology, sociology, social work, human ecology, and biosciences. These faculty are involved with nationally known centers and institutes including the Institute for Research on Poverty, Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, the Center for Demography and Ecology, and the Population Health Institute.

Completed applications must be received by Friday, February 3, 2017.

Note: The appointment start date for this RFA is contingent upon the successful competitive renewal of the T32 training grant funded by the NICHD.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must have a currently valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS Form I-551) or other legal verification of such status. Applicants must have completed all doctoral degree requirements by the time of entry into the program.

How to Apply

Questions: Contact Dr. Pam Asquith, HDRS Program Administrator, psasquith@wisc.edu


2016 12 – Lerner Professor of Public Health Policy at Syracuse

The Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs invites applications for the endowed Lerner Professorship of Public Health Policy.

The Lerner Professor will be an individual with a record of excellence in academic scholarship with an emphasis on public health and health policy, including, but not limited to, topical areas such as behavioral health, nutrition, public health promotion, the evaluation of large-scale health policies targeting vulnerable populations, and community-based public health. The holder will provide leadership in research, teaching and the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students.   The successful candidate will complement the broader Maxwell mission of interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

The Lerner Professor will also play a pivotal role in the guidance and continuing development of the activities of the endowed Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion. The Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion sponsors community-based public health initiatives including the Healthy Monday Campaign and the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, supported by the New York State Health Foundation.  The Center also participates in the development of a needs assessment for the health department and hospitals in Onondaga County.  See http://lernercenter.syr.edu for more details.

The Lerner Professor will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to public health and/or health policy. Some of this coursework may have a practical component that provides students with hands-on experience in putting public health promotion into practice around the Syracuse community, in conjunction with the mission of the Lerner Center.

Job Specific Qualifications:  Candidates must have an earned doctorate with a public health and/or health policy focus in a social science or behavioral science field. The successful candidate will have a tenure home in one of the social science departments within the Maxwell School (https://www.maxwell.syr.edu)  and have a proven track record of grant activity. The Lerner Chair should have achieved the rank of associate or full professor or have a commensurate publication record. Applicants interested in public intellectual activities (e.g., public lectures or writing opinion pieces) will be given priority.

To apply, complete an online application at http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/67973 and attach a curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the Lerner Professorship. Applicants who are selected for interviews will be asked for the names of three references at a later date.

All applications received by February 10, 2017 will receive full consideration.


2016 12 – Post Doc - The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University

The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research (BCTR) at Cornell University is recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Postdoctoral Associate) with interests in research on poverty, social policy, and child well-being. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with, and receive mentorship and training from, one or more of the program’s interdisciplinary social science faculty in the College of Human Ecology. The Postdoctoral fellow will also play a central role in extension efforts that translate social policy research for local, state, and national policymakers and practitioners. Special consideration will be given to applicants with interests in developing and applying their skills in the quantitative analysis of administrative data.  Click here for more information on the Bronfenbrenner Center.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, Economics, Public Policy, Human Development or a related social science discipline by August 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2017, but we may consider applications received after that date until the position is filled.  The Postdoctoral Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year for two years plus funds for research and travel.

To apply, go to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8727.  Applications should include: a) a research statement discussing prior research experience and how this opportunity would further the applicant’s professional goals, b) a curriculum vita, c) two examples of written work, and d) the names of three references. Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor at Cornell who will work closely with the Postdoctoral Research Fellow. For questions, please contact Laura Tach at lauratach@cornell.edu or Rachel Dunifon red26@cornell.edu.


2016 12 – Post Doc - Center for Demography and Aging at University of Wisconsin, Madison

Available September 1, 2017

The Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in the demography of aging and the life course, funded by the National Institute on Aging. The appointment will start from

September 1, 2017 and is conditional on funding. The CDHA program is intended to support and develop the research and professional skills of recent PhDs in sociology, economics, and complementary disciplines, including population health sciences, epidemiology and public health. The center aims to focus on significant theoretical, methodological, and policy issues in the demography of aging and the life course. The program has gradually increased its research portfolio on matters related to the interplay between socioeconomic and biological determinants of health and well-being. There is a growing emphasis on the study of biomarkers, gene-environment interactions, and recent initiatives to develop a research agenda on the intersection of social science of aging and the microbiome. The NIA fellow will be encouraged to affiliate with one of the major research projects in CDHA.

CDHA, in conjunction action with the Center for Demography and Ecology, provides a research and training environment that is strong in collegiality, computing, geographic information analysis, and administrative services. Faculty affiliates of the centers come from a number of departments including Sociology, Economics, Community and Environmental Sociology, Social Work, Population Health Sciences, Public Affairs, Statistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. General support for the Centers is provided by core grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and from the National Institute of Aging. For more information about the Centers, their research faculty, and current research activities, please visit our websites at www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/ and www.ssc.wisc.edu/cde/.

Stipend levels for this position are set by NIH. In FY2017, they ranged from $47,484 to $58,560, depending on years of relevant postdoctoral experience. In addition, we expect to provide for travel to professional meetings up to $1,000 annually. The appointment is for one year with the possibility of extending for a second year. Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must have completed all requirements for the doctorate by the time of the initial appointment.

To apply, please send curriculum vitae, a short description of a research project to be conducted at the Center, three letters of recommendation, and copies of publications to: James Raymo, Training Director, Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1393 (or inquiries by e-mail to jraymo@ssc.wisc.edu). The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2017.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


2016 11 – Job Opening - Department of Sociology at Syracuse University - Assistant Professor of health and aging 

Syracuse University. The Department of Sociology in the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall, 2017. We seek a scholar with a strong background and interest in health, with a strong preference for someone whose research intersects with aging and the life course and who will be a faculty associate in the Aging Studies Institute.  Preference will be given to candidates with established scholarly publication, grant, and teaching records. 

Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to other strengths in the sociology department as well as to Maxwell School-wide priorities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline by the time of appointment and must show success in or a strong promise of scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching. For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by January 9, 2017.

For consideration, interested candidates must apply at http://www.sujobopps.com by completing a brief faculty application. Candidates must attach a letter of interest, vita, teaching statement, and one publication or writing sample online. In addition, candidates must ask three people to submit letters of reference by January 9, 2017. Candidates will be notified if additional letters are needed. 

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law.


2016 11 – Assistant Professor of Sociology with expertise in Sociology of China, UH Manoa

Position Number: 82602

Hiring Unit: Department of Sociology, College of Social Sciences

Location: UH Manoa

Date Posted: October 4, 2016

Closing Date: Continuous—application review begins November 10, 2016

Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Monthly Type: 9 month

Tenure Track: Tenure

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Temporary/Permanent: Permanent

Funding: General Funds

Other Conditions: To begin August 1, 2017, subject to position clearance and availability of funds

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses on Chinese society plus additional sociology courses.
  • Supervise and mentor MA and PhD students in sociology
  • Publish scholarly, peer-reviewed research in areas of expertise
  • Seek extramural funding in areas of expertise
  • Provide service to the department, university, and community
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Sociology from an accredited institution.
  • Expertise in sociological study of Chinese society as demonstrated by academic training and research experience.
  • Ability to teach sociology courses on Chinese society at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Demonstrated research interest in contemporary China

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated potential for national reputation in sociology of China, as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to team-teach in graduate seminar on Comparative Sociology of East Asia
  • Evidence of ability or potential to generate extramural funding
  • Ability to teach methods (quantitative or qualitative) or theory at the graduate level
  • Ability to contribute through teaching or research to one of the department’s areas of concentration in race and ethnic relations; crime, law, and deviance; or health, medical sociology, and aging.

To Apply:

Apply online at http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework for position number 82602 by submitting the following:

1) cover letter with research statement, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) samples of work published or in progress, 4) three letters of recommendation sent directly by the recommender to roselc@hawaii.edu or to the address below, 5) official transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required upon hire).  Applications will not be returned.

ABDs must also submit a letter from their committee chair attesting that dissertation and all degree requirements will be completed by June 30, 2017.

Inquiries: roselc@hawaii.edu, Sociology position (China), c/o Department of Sociology, University of Hawaii, 247 Saunders Hall, 2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822

The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services office.


2016 11 – The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks a social demographer or economist to be a Demographer in the Population Dynamics Branch 

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks a social demographer or economist to be a Demographer in the Population Dynamics Branch (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/der/branches/pdb/Pages/overview.aspx).  The Demographer will manage and develop a portfolio of innovative grant-supported research and research training and identify scientific opportunities to generate new knowledge supporting the NICHD mission (https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/overview/mission/Pages/index.aspx).

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing administration and scientific evaluation of funded research;
  • Advising NICHD leadership on significant research findings and proposing future program emphases;
  • Representing the branch at review meetings and scientific conferences;
  • Presenting and justifying funding plans to NICHD leadership and the National Advisory Child Health and Human Development Council; and
  • Responding to inquiries from Congress, NIH leadership, and others and explaining research results and priorities to multiple audiences.

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management locates the Demographer position within the Sociology series 0184. The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Demography or in Sociology, Economics, or Public Policy with substantial expertise in Demography. The work site is Bethesda, Maryland. Salaries will be competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits will be provided. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The position will be posted at the GS-14 federal government salary grade, producing an annual salary range of about $108,887 to $141,555 (https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/salary-tables/pdf/2016/DCB.pdf).

This is a pre-announcement of the vacancy, to be posted on www.usajobs.gov and applications must be submitted through that website to be considered. Please check that website regularly for updated postings, as positions are only open for 10 days. Interested parties are strongly urged to contact Drs. Rosalind King and Regina Bures (Program Directors, Population Dynamics Branch) at rozking@mail.nih.gov and regina.bures@nih.gov.


2016 11 – The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University invites applications for an open-rank position in sociology 

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Nazarbayev University invites applications for an open-rank position in sociology, to begin in August 2017. Area of specialization is open, however, preference will be given to those who use quantitative methods in their research.

Sociologists with regional expertise or interest in Eurasia are particularly encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in Sociology, preferably from a leading international university. Advanced ABD candidates will also be considered. Responsibilities include a 2/2 teaching load, research, and departmental and School service. The University offers opportunities for research support.

The position is open until filled, however, for full consideration please submit materials by 15 November 2016. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statements, transcripts, contact information for three referees, and samples of written work to hiring_shss@nu.edu.kz. For inquiries, please contact Gwen McEvoy (Department Chair) at gmcevoy@nu.edu.kz.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in higher education. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ (SHSS) partner is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a student-to- faculty ratio of less than 10:1.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including competitive compensation; housing based on family size and rank; relocation allowance; air tickets to home country, twice per year; no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage; educational allowance for children.


2016 11 – Professor of Poverty Studies Position

The University of Wisconsin–Madison invites applications for a faculty position in the area of Poverty Studies, open rank (tenured or tenure-track), beginning August 28, 2017. This position is part of the Chancellor's interdisciplinary cluster initiative in Poverty Studies (http://clusters.wisc.edu/index.htm). The initiative is designed to foster innovative,  outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in poverty-related research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in poverty studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge, highly visible poverty-related research program; advise graduate and post-graduate research in the area of poverty studies; develop and maintain extramural funding for their research program; and teach graduate and undergraduate courses or develop new courses in their area of expertise, as appropriate. Faculty hired under this initiative will have a primary faculty appointment in a tenure-granting department participating in fields related to poverty studies, and will be an active affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty at UW–Madison. Instruction and research leadership and participation in faculty governance at the department level are expected. University and community service will also be expected as appropriate. PhD or equivalent in economics, political science, public policy, sociology, social work, or related to the departments described below.

For a tenured position, a clear record of excellence in research, teaching, and service is required.  Tenure homes for candidates will reside in departments relevant to the candidate’s area of expertise. Possible tenure homes include: Department of Economics, Department of Sociology, School of Social Work, Department of Political Science, and School of Public Affairs. Applicants should state their preferred departmental home in their cover letter.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, a research statement, a writing sample, and names or letters for at least three references. Teaching statements and prior course evaluations are strongly encouraged. Submit the application here.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are urged to apply. Employment will require a criminal background check.


2016 11 – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, School of Social Transformation

The School of Social Transformation, an interdisciplinary unit at Arizona State University (http://sst.asu.edu/), invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in sociology of race using quantitative methods and conducting research on health, families or poverty in African American Communities. The successful candidate will be expected to provide excellent instruction, conduct research publishable in top-tier academic journals, participate in service to the university and profession and, and demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities. Anticipated start date is August, 2017. Minimum Qualifications: a PhD in sociology by the time of appointment; demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring students; evidence of potential for success in securing external funding, and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary collaborations. Desired Qualifications:  demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse

communities. To apply, please submit as a single pdf to SSTFacultySearch@asu.edu the following materials:  a letter of application describing your research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is December 14, 2016 and if not filled, every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by the law. http://www/asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401 http://www.as.edu/titleIX/ .

Employer Description:

ASU’s School of Social Transformation, the first of its kind in the U.S., unites students and faculty across academic boundaries to create social change that is democratic, inclusive and just. Home to African and African American studies, Asian Pacific American studies, justice studies, social and cultural pedagogy, and women and gender studies, we pursue social justice by studying the intersections of gender, race, and class with real-world challenges. Discover more athttp://sst.clas.asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit www.asu.edu/tobaccofree  

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


2016 11 – Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity In Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship, Indiana University

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for the CRRES Postdoctoral Fellowship for scholars studying race and ethnicity from a broad range of social science and humanities fields, including (but not limited to) African American Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Economics, Geography, Gender Studies, History, Native American Studies, Latino Studies, Media and Communications, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, and Sociology. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of new scholars by providing opportunities to pursue research while gaining teaching experience and mentoring from CRRES affiliates and faculty in host departments.  Strong applicants will demonstrate evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure-track appointments at Indiana University and other research universities.

Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research, teach one course during each year of residency, and participate in CRRES as well as host department activities and seminars. These two-year positions begin on August 1, 2017 and end on May 31, 2019, at a 10-month annual salary of $51,500.  Postdoctoral fellows will also receive Indiana University health benefits and $3,000 each year in research support.

Application Process: We invite applications from qualified candidates at the beginning of their academic careers who do not yet hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates must have a Ph.D. and those who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2016 must provide a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the timeline for completion.  All applicants must file their dissertations no later than June 30, 2017.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement (3,000 words describing dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals, plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), writing sample, and three letters of reference.  Applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers.  We prefer that applications be submitted online at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com.  Materials sent by mail or any questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to:  Prof. Dina Okamoto, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or crres@indiana.edu.  Applications received by November 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST will receive full consideration.  Information about the center can be found at: http://crres.indiana.edu.

Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


2016 10 – Urban Futures Job Advertisement (Sociology)

University of Cincinnati. The Department of Sociology invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level to begin August 15, 2017.

The focus of the position is urban inequalities, including but not limited to such concerns as health, education, crime and punishment, and racial and ethnic relations. A PhD in Sociology or a related field by August 14, 2017 is required. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of fit with the department’s areas of expertise, and record of or potential for scholarly research and publication, extramural funding, teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, service to the department, university, and profession, and participation in interdisciplinary research teams.

This position is a part of a $4 million Urban Futures Initiative by the University of Cincinnati (UC) to recruit five faculty members in Sociology, Urban Planning, Criminal Justice, Education, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Unless a joint appointment is desired, the selected candidate will hold a full appointment in the Department of Sociology. As part of the initiative, the faculty member will be provided funds to select and work with an Urban Scholar Graduate Fellow and an Urban Scholar Undergraduate Research Assistant.

UC is a large public research university (R1) with a diverse student body in the heart of Cincinnati, a beautiful river city that combines the amenities of a major metropolis with a small-town cost of living (cincinnatiusa.com). Sociology is a PhD-granting department (artsci.uc.edu/departments/sociology) and houses the endowed Kunz Center for Social Research (http://artsci.uc.edu/departments/sociology/kunz). Sociology is also one of thirteen departments affiliated with the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center (http://artsci.uc.edu/taft), which disburses approximately $1.4 million per year in grants to faculty and students. Finally, the department founded The Cincinnati Project (thecincyproject.org), which sponsors research benefitting disadvantaged Cincinnati communities. UC has a spousal/domestic partner hiring program for dual-career households.

 Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu/ (enter 14161 in the search box) by submitting a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and 5,000 character or fewer statement of experience with and/or commitment to principles of diversity and inclusion. Please do NOT send letters of recommendation, writing samples, or other materials unless the recruitment committee requests them. If you have questions about the application process, please email Jeff Timberlake, search committee chair, at jeffrey.timberlake@uc.edu. Review of application materials will begin October 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

 UC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the University community. In that spirit, we encourage scholars from a broad spectrum to apply, including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, covered veterans and disabled veterans.


2016 10 – Job Opening for PI of NLSY 1979

Department:     Center for Human Resources Research    

Position:          PI of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79)

Rank:               Associate/Full Professor or Research Scientist

Description:

 The Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for the position of Principal Investigator of the 1979 National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY79).  This position may be either as a tenured (associate or full) professor within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), or as a research scientist at CHRR. Candidates should have a strong ongoing record of scholarly research, and should be interested in taking the lead scientific role in shaping the NLSY79. As Principal Investigator (PI) of the NLSY79, the candidate will provide scientific leadership for all aspects of the survey, including questionnaire design and seeking outside funding. Interests in retirement and/or health preferred. Expertise in survey research is desired but not required. The most important qualification for the PI position is willingness to develop and implement a vision for the future of the survey, in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics as the funding agency, team members at both CHRR and NORC at the University of Chicago, and the user community.

If applying as a faculty member, the successful candidate will be housed in an SBS department in the area of economics, sociology or survey methodology. The individual will be expected to contribute to their department by maintaining a productive research program, teaching and advising PhD students, and providing service to the department and university. The successful candidate's academic tenure home will be in an SBS Department, and the allocation of his or her time and effort between the department and CHRR will be governed by a memorandum of understanding.

If applying as a Research Scientist, the position will be fully funded for the first 3 years.  During this time period the candidate will be expected to pursue additional grant opportunities.

Qualifications:

The candidate we seek will have an established, active and ongoing record of scholarship at the highest level. He or she will have an international reputation in research.  A doctoral degree in a relevant social science discipline is required at the time of application. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8174. A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a sample of recent publications or working papers and three letters of reference. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received prior to October 31, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Elizabeth Cooksey at Cooksey.1@osu.edu.

 

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

 The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.


2016 10 – Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Positions (Tenure-Track)

Two to three positions Program in Public Health, Stony Brook University

The Program in Public Health at Stony Brook University is seeking two to three outstanding individuals at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level to add depth to our core public health mission. The successful candidates will have earned a doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Policy, Social Work or other relevant field. He or she will provide evidence of experience and/or promise in conducting research and teaching at the graduate level. We are seeking scholars whose skills and expertise will complement and build on the existing research portfolio in the Program in Public Health.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or other relevant doctoral degree, with an active research program in public health. Candidate must demonstrate an independent research agenda and the capacity to publish and secure external funding.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to exceptional candidates who could build collaborations across existing faculty. Areas of potential collaboration may include aging, health services research, child/adolescent health, clinical outcomes research, global health, health disparities research, and trauma; with methodologic areas in causal inference/methods, applied econometrics, intervention research/pragmatic trials and implementation science. Experience working on multidisciplinary, collaborative population health projects. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at the graduate level.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Assistant/Associate/Full Professor will be expected to teach and mentor students in the MPH and/or doctoral program, establish a funded research program and contribute to the mission of the Program in Public Health. Each successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in an academic department that best suits his/her expertise; affiliation is also possible with the Cancer Center, Center for Communicating Science, Global Health Institute, Brookhaven National Lab, Cold Spring Harbor Lab, etc.

Stony Brook University is an elected member of the prestigious Association of American Universities; over its 50 year history Stony Brook has developed into an internationally recognized research institution. It houses traditional liberal arts and sciences departments, along with a medical school and health science center on the same campus. The medical center includes a teaching hospital and is undergoing considerable growth with vigorous hiring in areas of cancer, neurobiology, infectious/autoimmune disease, and imaging technology. The Program in Public Health’s MPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The review of applications will begin on or about December 1st, 2016 and will continue until each position is filled. Application Procedure: Those interested in this opportunity should upload a cover letter describing (1) qualifications for the position, (2) a statement of research goals and teaching philosophy, (3) anticipated collaborations with existing faculty, (4) the proposed Stony Brook University departmental affiliation(s), (5) names and email addresses of at least three individuals whom we could contact as references. A CV should also be uploaded and combined with the cover letter in one PDF document to http://www.stonybrook.edu/jobs, category A. For additional information on the position, please contact search committee co-chairs Dr. Jaymie Meliker, at Jaymie.meliker@stonybrook.edu; 631-444-1145 or Dr. Lauren Hale, at Lauren.hale@stonybrook.edu; 631-444-1007. To qualify for an appointment as Associate/Full Professor, the candidate must meet criteria as reviewed by a campus Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee. Stony Brook University is home to 16,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students; its student diversity is unparalleled among research universities in the U.S. Located on the north shore of Long Island, it is surrounded by beautiful hilly coastline, excellent public schools, and is connected to New York City via the Long Island Railroad. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.


2016 10 - Job Opening at The Ohio State University

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of inequality with a focus on the determinants and/or consequences of food inequality/insecurity, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, to commence autumn semester 2017. We seek candidates who have an established or active record of research on food inequality/insecurity in the U.S. or other countries.  Potential foci include but are not limited to: inter-relations between food insecurity and physical health and well-being; the impact of public/private, national/international programs on food insecurity; differentials in food insecurity and nutritional status by income, race/ethnicity, or geography. It is expected that this person will be active in interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (InFACT) https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infact/, a significant faculty hiring investment in the key thematic area of food security, in which the university will build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Qualifications:

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, by the start of employment, and to present evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Preferred experience includes developing or working in interdisciplinary research teams and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.  Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see http://liveworkplaycolumbus.com/). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at http://www.columbus.org.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected written work, and three signed letters of recommendation (on official letterhead). Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org/7826. Inquiries may be directed to foodinequality@sociology.osu.edu.  The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

2016 10 – Director, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Applications and nominations are invited from all scholarly fields concerned with population issues for the position of Director of the Carolina Population Center (CPC).  The Director has institutional responsibilities for promoting and overseeing research, educational, and grant-development activities. The CPC is a community of scholars and professionals collaborating on interdisciplinary research and methods that advance understanding of population science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Its goals are to create new knowledge about population size, structure, health, and processes of change; develop new sources of data to support population research; promote the development and use of innovative methodologies; build skills and capacity and train the next generation of scholars; and disseminate data and findings to population professionals, policymakers, and the public.

The Carolina Population Center (www.cpc.unc.edu) was established in 1966 to support the population research and training needs of an elected body of Faculty Fellows. The Center’s 66 active faculty fellows come from 15 departments in 3 schools or colleges and work with students, postdocs, staff, and other scholars on path-breaking research to address population issues in 85 countries and across the US, as well as locally, in North Carolina. Fellows are involved in domestic and international studies that focus on three primary research areas:  demography, sexual and reproductive health, and population health.  The Center is known for its signature research approaches that include incorporating explanatory factors at multiple levels (from the biological to the contextual), longitudinal research design and analysis, and planning and evaluating interventions in complex settings.  In the last decade, CPC Fellows engaged in funded population-related research on more than 100 projects, most supported by federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Agency for International Development, and foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

The Center’s training program reflects the multi-disciplinary research program of the Center.  The 53 postdoctoral and predoctoral trainees come from a diverse set of departments, ranging from sociology to health behavior, geography to epidemiology, anthropology to biostatistics.  The Center’s staff provide services in proposal development, grant administration and financial management, IT, research programming and analysis, research communications and library support, spatial data analysis, web support, applied North Carolina demography, and methodological consultation.  These services are organized to meet the needs of the research and training activities.

Nominees and applicants for Director must have a record of distinguished population-focused scholarship, as well as the administrative, leadership, and grant-development skills required for a major research institution. The applicant should be a senior scholar who appreciates and fosters interdisciplinary research. The Director will have an appointment at the rank of full professor in an appropriate academic department at UNC.

Applicants should submit an online application tohttp://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/106697 with a letter of application, a current CV, and a list of references.  Screening will begin November 11, 2016. The position will become available July 1, 2017.  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.

Please refer questions to:

Dr. Robert Hummer

Chair, Search Committee for the CPC Director

email:  rhummer@email.unc.edu

2016 10 – Assistant Professor, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change

The School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with advanced expertise in social science research methods, including statistics. Anticipated start date is August 2017.  This position is part of a cluster of hires, in collaboration with ASU’s Institute for Social Science Research (https://issr.asu.edu),to advance  the university’s global leadership in social science methods innovation and training. We seek applicants with an established record of research that deploys advanced social science research methods to study pressing social questions that fit the intellectual mission of the School (https://shesc.asu.edu), and with a capacity to teach advanced statistics to undergraduate and graduate students in the range of social science programs offered across the School (e.g., global health, anthropology, and environmental social science) and the University.

The successful candidate is expected to teach advanced social science statistics and social science methods at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor both undergraduate and graduate students, conduct collaborative research, present research findings in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and in public fora, seek external funding, and provide service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in social statistics, sociology, policy, political science, epidemiology, econometrics, anthropology or related fields by the time of appointment
  • A strong record of research accomplishments, appropriate to time since Ph.D.
  • A record of or demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching

Desired qualifications:

  • Evidence of success in obtaining external funding
  • Experience teaching in a variety of modalities (e.g. classroom, hybrid, online)
  • Demonstrated record of collaborative experiences with interdisciplinary research teams
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

Initial deadline for complete applications is November 7, 2016. If not filled, review will occur every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. To apply, please submit to https://academicjobsonline.org the following materials: 1) a letter of application that outlines qualifications and includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) the names and email addresses of three references. Please make sure your last name appears in each uploaded file name. Please address your letter of application to Dr. Dan Hruschka, Social Science Methods Search Committee Chair. This is a paperless search; only materials submitted electronically as described above will be considered. A background check is required for employment.

ASU is ranked sixth nationally in the National Science Foundation HERD survey for social science research. The School of Human Evolution and Social Change houses programs in anthropology, global health, environmental social sciences, and applied math in the life sciences. Faculty in our School collaborate through other dynamic research centers including the Center for Global Health, the Center for Evolution and Medicine, the Center for Bioarchaeological Research, the Center for Archaeology and Society, the Institute of Human Origins and the Global Institute of Sustainability. For more information, please visit https://shesc.asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at: https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html   https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/ 


2016 09 – Department of Sociology, Drexel University

The Sociology Department at Drexel University expects to hire a tenure-track Sociologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level and invites applications from candidates whose expertise is in Medical Sociology. The successful applicant would begin September 1, 2017. This position continues Drexel's investment in sociology and its goal of creating a high profile sociology department with a strong research and educational identity. The newly aligned Sociology Department is expanding its research foci in Urban, Environmental and Medical Sociology. It successfully recruited a new Department Head in 2015 and two urban sociologists in 2016.

We expect candidates' scholarship and teaching will contribute to the development of the sociology program and that they will participate in and initiate research collaborations across the Schools, Colleges, and Centers at Drexel. Successful candidates will develop and teach courses in sociology of health and medicine as well as core courses in the sociology major. They will also have the opportunity to participate in Drexel’s graduate programs.

We welcome candidates whose research focuses on social contexts of health, illness, biomedicine, health disparities, and/or health care systems. Examples include (but are not limited to) social determinants of health; communities of color, underserved communities, or predominantly racial/ethnic minority communities; health policy and medical care; global and transnational health; big data and health; medical information and communication technologies; science, technology and medicine; gender, sexuality and health.

Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter that addresses areas of expertise, evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and potential for external funding; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of scholarly writing; and 4) the names, institutional affiliation, and e-mail addresses only of at least three references. Please do not submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. All applications must be submitted online at www.drexeljobs.com. The successful applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by August 15, 2017.

 Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Please address all queries to Professor Susan E. Bell (sociology@drexel.edu)

 Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The university prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

 Background investigations are required for all new hires as a condition of employment, after the job offer is made. Employment will be contingent upon the University’s acceptance of the results of the background investigation.


2016 09 – Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, Two Positions

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for 2 tenure track positions at the assistant or associate level with the starting date of August 2017. (Appointment at a higher rank is possible depending on the qualifications of the candidate and budgetary constraints.) We seek candidates whose scholarly expertise is in at least one of the following areas: Latina and Latino Sociology, Immigration, Migration, and Demography. All methodologies and theoretical perspectives are welcome. Candidates should have a PhD in Sociology or closely related fields by the time of appointment and a record of scholarly publications and successful teaching. In addition, we welcome candidates who will contribute to or complement existing department strengths and have a record of (or potential for) success in externally funded research.

Texas A&M University offers a wide range of research opportunities including the Texas Federal Statistical Research Data Center (TXRDC), the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute (RESI), and the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. The Sociology Department is large, collegial, and intellectually and demographically diverse with 35 faculty members. The department’s undergraduate program has about 600 majors and the doctoral program has about 90 students. The successful candidates will address two department needs: at least one candidate will contribute to the Latino/a and Mexican-American Studies (or LMAS) minor and graduate certificate at Texas A&M University and at least one candidate will cover graduate seminars in migration supporting the graduate major in demography.

Texas A&M University is a large research university in Bryan/College Station, a growing metropolitan community with a clean environment, attractive amenities, and a low cost of living. It has close proximity to the large metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. The University is a land, sea, and space grant university.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Search Committee Chair, 311 Academic Building, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4351. Alternatively, electronic submissions in Word or pdf files may be emailed to socisearch17@tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled. Once hired, the faculty member will be expected to publish in leading scholarly outlets, seek grant opportunities, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and engage in service activities. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, seeks to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is actively working to promote an intercultural learning community.


2016 08 – Tenure-track Assistant Professor and Associate or Full Professor positions at Northwestern University, Department of Sociology

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a fulltime, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2017.  This search is targeted to scholars who employ quantitative methods in their work.  We encourage applications from scholars working in all substantive fields, but applicants working on sociology of gender are especially encouraged. Responsibilities include developing an excellent profile in research and teaching, and participating in departmental service. A Ph.D. in Sociology or other appropriate discipline is required at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit a cover letter including a brief statement of research and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, sample(s) of recent scholarship, and three letters of reference. To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit materials by September 15, 2016.  Please submit all materials to http://www.sociology.northwestern.edu/ Address inquiries to Murielle Harris, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1810 Chicago Avenue, Evanston IL 60208, e-mail:  murielle-harris@northwestern.edu.  Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


2016 08 – Jobs at Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Job opportunities - Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, or Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical.

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Page/ARI-JobOpportunities2016-17

Particularly relevant are positions in the Changing Family in Asia research cluster:

https://ari.nus.edu.sg/Cluster/FA/Family-Cluster-Overview


2016 08 – Tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Latina/o immigration, Sociology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES), University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Sociology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Latina/o immigration, as part of a cluster hire, to begin August 2017. This position will have Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) apportionments of .60 Sociology and .40 Institute Ethnic Studies. Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in sociology or a related field and a record of achievement in scholarship. We seek applicants with a focus on Latina/o immigration relevant to Latina/os in the Midwest and Great Plains. Ideally, candidates will have strengths in demography or health disparities and will show potential to complement Sociology Department teaching and research strengths in families, health, inequality, social networks, or research methods. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research and contributing to the teaching and engagement missions of both units. We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. Thus, we actively encourage applicants from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Full Announcement:  https://employment.unl.edu/postings/49821


2016 08 – Jobs in demography at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. The Department of Sociology of School of Humanities and Social Sciences is building the area of demographic research and seeking to recruit 2-3 faculty members of any rank. The positions will begin at any time during the 2016-2017 academic year. We offer competitive salary, benefits package, and start-up funds. Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. in sociology or allied fields (including demography, economics, political science, geography) with key research interests and experiences in demographic research. ABDs with documented imminent degree completion will be considered as well. Tenure and promotion are based on excellence in teaching, research, and service. Questions can be directed to Prof. Zai Liang at zliang@albany.edu. Please also refer to the following website for more information: http://pd.xjtu.edu.cn.

 Xi’an Jiaotong University is one of the top national research universities in China. Located in Xi’an, a metropolis of 8 million residents with rich historical legacies, the university is a flagship institution of higher learning in the northwest region of the country. Xi'an Jiaotong University is a comprehensive research university with scientific focus, but recently is rapidly expanding and strengthening its branches of learning of the social sciences. The university is committed to excellence, and invites applications from all qualified individuals.

To apply, please send: (1) CV, (2) cover letter outlines research and teaching interests, (3) names and contact information of three references to Chair of Department of Sociology, Prof. Jieming Chen at jmchen2010@xjtu.edu.cn and ZHANG Ke at liangke@xjtu.edu.cn. The Recruitment Committee will begin reviewing applications by September 15, 2016 and will continue reviewing applications until these positions are filled.


2016 07 - Faculty Position Announcement, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

ASA Job Bank #11988

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of California, San Francisco

Vacancy No. JPF00469

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) announces a search for a tenure track faculty position to be filled by September 1, 2017 (preferred, but later start date may be negotiable). Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank, depending upon the finalist’s level of experience.

Applicants are required to hold the PhD in sociology at the time of hire. Successful candidates should have expertise in medical sociology and quantitative research methods. Additional preferred areas of expertise include one or some combination of: sociology of aging, health policy, global health, HIV/AIDS, sociological theory, and/or organizational theory. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in teaching and research, including an established portfolio or promise of externally funded research that is synergistic with and contributes to departmental teaching and research directions. Candidates at the senior level must be willing and able to contribute to the leadership of the department, through periodic rotation to the Department Chair position.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted online at the link at the bottom of this ad by September 15, 2016. A complete application will include a cover letter that includes statements of research and teaching, curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, and recent course syllabi. In addition, please provide names and email addresses for three references; letters of reference will be requested at a later date for finalists. Questions may be directed to Janet Shim (janet.shim@ucsf.edu), Search Committee Chair.

The Doctoral Program in Sociology at UCSF offers a unique PhD program, and one of the most in-depth curricula in the U.S., focused on the sociology of health, illness, biomedicine, and health care systems. It is a doctoral level program only; UCSF does not have an undergraduate student population. The Doctoral Program in Sociology is one of the top graduate sociology programs in the U.S., ranked 6th-20th by the National Research Council in 2010. Additionally, UCSF ranks among the top (16th) global universities for social science and public health. UCSF is one of few institutions solely dedicated to the study of health both domestically and globally. Departmental areas of emphasis include aging and chronic illness; global health and global health policy; race, class, gender and health disparities; science, technology, and medicine studies; HIV/AIDS; and violence.

The principal aim of the Doctoral Program in Sociology is to educate students interested in professional careers as sociologists in academic and/or applied contexts with an emphasis on the study of issues in health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. The theoretical bases of the program focus on classical, interactionist, and contemporary sociological perspectives, and the program has a dual orientation toward qualitative and quantitative research methods. See http://sociology.ucsf.edu for additional information.

The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences houses the Doctoral Program in Sociology, and is one of four departments in the School of Nursing. The Department also includes the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy, whose aim is to educate students interested in academic careers in nursing with an emphasis on the study of issues in nursing, health, illness, medicine, health care, and the analysis of health and public policies. While the successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to the Doctoral Program in Sociology, s/he may also be asked to teach and advise in the Doctoral Program in nursing health policy.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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. The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and is particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment and experience in improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students.

Please apply online at: http://apptrkr.com/816614


2016 04 – Professor and Head, Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education (AESE) in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State University is seeking a Professor and Head to provide intellectual and organizational leadership for AESE. The Head will lead faculty and staff in implementing and enhancing the Department’s undergraduate and graduate education programs, Cooperative Extension and outreach initiatives, and guide and enhance the Department’s research environment to meet the needs of stakeholders and sponsors. The Head is responsible for AESE’s overall operations, including academic affairs, personnel, and finances. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability for highly effective administrative leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary, multi-function department.

For a complete position announcement, and to apply, visit https://psu.jobs/job/63125

Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2016.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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2016 07 – Postdoc Opportunity at Brown University

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is currently recruiting a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start on or soon after September 2016. This position will be funded, in part, by a five-year research grant from the Eunice Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development. In this research Brown’s PSTC team is collaborating closely with colleagues at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Application information: https://apply.interfolio.com/35891


2016 04 – Applied Demographer—The Carl Vinson Institute of Government, University of Georgia

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia invites applications for a public service faculty position as an Applied Demographer within the Applied Demography Program. The position will be available August 1, 2016 and carries rank in the public service faculty career ladder of the University. The Applied Demography Program translates demographic information into specific usable information for decision makers in Georgia.

A master’s degree or equivalent in demography, sociology, geography, economics, city/urban planning, or related field is required. Ph.D. or equivalent is preferred. The successful candidate must possess strong knowledge and experience with demographic analysis, regional economics, demographic and other socioeconomic data, and research methods. Experience with any statistical package such as Stata, SAS, R, or Python and experience with GIS and spatial data is required. This position will report directly to the Program Director and will spend considerable time working directly with state and local officials, both elected, appointed, and staff. Thus, it is critical that the candidate possess the desire, ability, and experience to interact in a very positive and supportive manner with these important clients of the Institute of Government.

The ideal candidate will be expected to work as part of a team on public management and policy issues with specific emphasis in area of demography on topics such as school demography, post-secondary education outcomes, economic development, population and environment interactions, population estimates and projections, data science and predictive modeling, and infrastructure planning. The position involves consulting with local government officials, the state legislature, non-profits, and private groups; and preparing monographs, reports, datasets, and other publications that address practitioner/policymaker needs, with an emphasis on demography.

Compensation will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. Candidates will be considered for the position until it is filled but are assured of consideration if materials are received by May 15, 2016. Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Email submissions with attachments are preferred. Please send to: demography@cviog.uga.edu.

In lieu of email submission, written application materials may be directed to:

Search Committee, Applied Demographer Faculty

Carl Vinson Institute of Government

201 N. Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA 30602

Candidates selected for an interview will be requested to consent to a background investigation.


2016 04 – Position Available  Postdoctoral Research Associate

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2016

Position:  Postdoctoral Research Associate

Full time, 12 months/extendable. Start: Summer or Fall 2016.

Program:  India Human Development Survey (IHDS)

Center:   Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC)

Location:  University of Maryland College Park

Description:

The India Human Development Survey (IHDS) project, housed at University of Maryland and carried out in collaboration with National Council of Applied Economic Research, New Delhi, has received a grant from the International Development Centre (IDRC), Canada, to analyze two waves of IHDS data to examine the linkages between India’s economic transformation and women’s empowerment. This project will have one opening for a post-doctoral research associate to undertake independent and collaborative analyses of IHDS data in keeping with the project’s goals. We expect this work to lead to papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals as well as preparation of research and policy briefs.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in sociology, economics, or demography.
  • Record of scholarship focused on South Asia.
  • Able to work independently with quantitative data and experience with large datasets. Previous experience with IHDS is encouraged.
  • Editorial judgment and strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to balance numerous projects simultaneously while ensuring accuracy in data management, fact checking and research.
  • Attention to detail, including exacting standards to maintain accuracy and impartiality in all work products.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with staff from the IHDS team, as well as with staff from NCAER and outside organizations.

Application and Further Information:

Only electronic submissions in standard document formats (preferably pdf) via email to amclaug1@umd.edu will be accepted.

The following application materials are expected:

  1. A curriculum vitae.
  2. A cover letter (500-750 words) explaining the applicants suitability for the job.
  3. Statement of research interests.
  4. List of referees. Letters will only be solicited for short-listed candidates.

Please send all applications by April 15, 2016 to: Dr. Amy McLaughlin - amclaug1@umd.edu.

For best consideration, applications should be sent by April 15, 2016 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


2016 03 – *New Position of Interest* UC Berkeley Population Center, Postdoctoral Fellowship – Personal Network Change Over Time

A two-year postdoctoral position in the Berkeley Population Center will be available beginning July 1, 2016 in the group headed by Professor Claude Fischer. The postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for conducting research on the composition and dynamics of ego-centric social networks using a new panel survey, UCNets. The responsibilities include: (1) Conduct research on the UCNets data set, with some interest but no obligation in collaborative efforts. (2) Receive grant-writing training in and support in order to develop a proposal for supplemental NIH funding; (3) Get training in responsible conduct of research (required by NIH); and (4) Attend UCNets meetings, demography or other departmental colloquia and other related events. Training and supervising of beginning graduate students may also be periodically required. PhD or equivalent degree in sociology, demography or a closely related field. Demonstrable knowledge about ego-centered networks and their impact on health and well-being. Knowledge of at least one statistical analysis package or program is required (R, SAS, SPSS and/or Stata). The total duration of an individual's postoctoral service may not exceed five years, including posdoctoral service at other institutions. The initial appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal. The salary range for this position is $47,224-$55,000, commensurate with experience. The University of California offers a comprehensive benefits package for postdoctoral scholars. Complete applications will include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests that you might pursue relating to the UCNets project, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references. Open till filled. Questions? Contact Dr. Leora Lawton, llawton@berkeley.edu. Apply at http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00987


2016 01 - Call for Applications for Director and Faculty Position in Demography at IDSER at UT-San Antoni

Please see the attached announcement.


2015 11 - Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Cornell Population Center

(Review of applications begins December 15, 2015)

The Cornell Population Center (CPC) invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowships.  The start date for the position will be August 15, 2016 and will be funded for 2 years, subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation.  Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor and CPC affiliate at Cornell who will work closely with the post-doctoral associate. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity.

Applications must include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vita, (c) a statement proposing both an individual research project and how the candidate will engage with a CPC faculty affiliate’s on-going research, (d) examples of written work, (e) a letter from a CPC faculty affiliate agreeing to mentor the candidate, and (f) three letters of recommendation. These materials  must be submitted via Interfolio.  Applicants must apply at: apply.interfolio.com/32824 (http://apply.interfolio.com/32824).  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, economics, sociology, or another related social science discipline by August 15, 2016. For questions, please contact Erin Oates (eo73@cornell.edu).


2015 11 - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality at the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

(Review of applications begins November 30, 2015)

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality: The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position shared between the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research (tenure home) and the African American Studies Program. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching in the areas of race and gender and/or race and sexuality. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American studies, anthropology, Caribbean studies, criminal justice, diaspora studies, economics, ethnic studies, history, literature and culture, media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban studies, or women’s studies. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of both units by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching core and high-demand undergraduate and graduate courses, and engaging actively in governance and program building.

Both units are committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu. More information about the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research can be found at: http://web.wst.ufl.edu/.

Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/495031/assistant-professor. Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of application describing experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness.

Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to: cwsgr.afam.search@clas.ufl.edu. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority; in any case, the position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is August 16, 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring. Questions may be directed to Dr. Trysh Travis, Search Committee Chair: ttravis@ufl.edu.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine’s Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.


2015 11 - Assistant Professor Faculty Search, Gerontology Department, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

(Deadline is January 16, 2016)

Assistant Professor Faculty Search

Gerontology Department

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston

November 1, 2015

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill one position at the tenure-track assistant professor rank to join our faculty on September 1, 2016. The department is building on its strengths in the broad field of aging and health. All candidates should have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding or evidence of the ability to achieve external funding.

Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in one of the following fields by September 1, 2016, gerontology, public health, sociology, psychology, demography, economics, social work, organizational studies, public policy, public administration, nursing, or political science. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be considered. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas is sought: health disparities and vulnerable populations, mental health, and physical health, including mortality. Applicants with expertise covering other aspects of aging and health will be given strong consideration as well. Expertise in quantitative methodologies is also preferred.

Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Jeff Burr (jeffrey.burr@umb.edu). Review of applications begins January 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted online.


2015 11 - Open-Rank Faculty Position, Gerontology Department, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

(Deadline is January 16, 2016)

Open-Rank Faculty Position

Gerontology Department

John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies

University of Massachusetts Boston

November 1, 2015

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position to join our group as soon as possible, but no later than September 1, 2016. Rank will be determined by qualifications and experience. The Gerontology Department and Gerontology Institute are building on strength in long-term services and supports (LTSS). All candidates should have a strong record of external funding or evidence of the ability to achieve significant external funding.

Community Catalyst (CC) and the Gerontology Programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB), with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies, have formed a partnership to advance their shared goal of transforming the way health care services and long-term services and supports (LTSS) are delivered to, and experienced by seniors and other low-income people. The person who fills this position will work closely with the Gerontology Programs and Community Catalyst. Community Catalyst is a national, non-profit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1998 with the belief that affordable, quality health care should be accessible to everyone. UMass Boston is home to one of the world’s oldest and largest gerontology programs with a major concentration in LTSS, signified by the creation of a new Center on Long-Term Services and Supports. The CC-UMB partnership will combine Community Catalyst’s expertise in consumer and community engagement, policy, communication, and implementation, with the research, evaluation and training capacity of one of the nation’s most diverse research universities. The partnership will be anchored by a public scholar who holds a faculty position in the Gerontology Department at UMB and serves as a senior policy advisor at Community Catalyst.

Applicants should possess an earned doctorate in one of the following fields, gerontology, public health, sociology, psychology, demography, economics, social work, organizational studies, public policy, public administration, nursing, or political science. Applicants with terminal degrees in other fields will also be given full consideration. Experience in government and/or the non-profit sector is welcome. Research and policy expertise in long-term services and supports, broadly defined, is required.

Questions about the position may be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Len Fishman (len.fishman@umb.edu) or Jeff Burr (jeffrey.burr@umb.edu).

Applications must be submitted online.


2015 10 - Position Announcement – Birmingham-Southern College, Dept. of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology to join the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Sociology beginning in fall 2016. We seek candidates who can contribute to our strengths in environmental and pre-health education. We are especially interested in candidates who are able to support and assist in the development of an undergraduate public health program. Other substantive areas are open but might include social stratification/mobility, gender/sexuality, racial/ethnic inequality, or globalization/global issues. Candidates should also have a strong interest in teaching Introduction to Sociology and in contributing to our general education curriculum. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the College’s interdisciplinary programs—Global and Comparative Studies, Urban Environmental Studies, Human Rights and Conflict Studies, and Gender and Women’s Studies. A PhD in Sociology is required by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should include a letter of application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and student evaluations, statement of research, graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable), and three letters of reference. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2015. Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Vincent Gawronski at vgawrons@bsc.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at socsearch@bsc.edu.


2015 10 - Position Announcement – University of California, Berkeley – Comparative Ethnic Studies Program

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a focus on Latina/o studies in comparative contexts, discipline open. We define Comparative Ethnic Studies broadly as work that deals with more than one distinct group or location with the US as at least one anchor; that examines the intersection and/or co-­-constitution of race and other systems of difference; or that theorizes race both particularly and generally. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses, including a course on research methods. The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. A PhD or equivalent degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field is required by the expected start date. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity in higher education. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (for more information, see http://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-­-diversity), three letters of reference, and a writing sample up to 25 pages in length to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00863. 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.

Applications must be received by November 16, 2015. The expected start date is July 1, 2016.


2015 10 - Position Announcement – Manitoba Centre for Health Policy

The Manitoba Centre for Health Policy is recruiting for a tenure track position in the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. The position is in applied public health, with a focus on health policy. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with administrative health data held in the Population Health Research Data Repository. The Repository includes population-based (i.e., virtually every resident in Manitoba) individually-linkable data from health (ALL hospital discharge abstracts, physician visits, prescription drugs), education (school grades, completion, standardized tests), social services, etc.

This is a Canada Research Chair, Tier II position (which is quite prestigious in Canada). Find out more here: http://umanitoba.ca/cgi-bin/human_resources/jobs/view.pl?posting_id=91071


2015 10 - Job Posting – Florida State University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Florida State University invites applications for a position in the new interdisciplinary Program on Aging and Social Change, located within the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. The Program is seeking an assistant or associate professor who will have a tenure-earning or tenured appointment in the Department of Sociology. Successful candidates are expected to have a record offunded research and commitment to interdisciplinary research on aging-related policy issues. Aging societies impact nearly all institutions – the government, family, economy, medicine, education, military, and mass media, among many others. The social changes accompanying an aging society, including the policy responses to them and their consequences for aging individuals, will be the focus of the Program. The position will complement one or more of the Pepper Institute’s four research areas: (1) aging and health disparities, (2) pathways to later life, (3) transportation and neighborhoods, and (4) politics of aging and health.

Florida State University is a Carnegie Foundation-classified Research I institution. Among its 42,000 students are 8,500 graduate students pursuing over 200 programs of study. For information about the College and its departments and programs, visit our webpage athttp://coss.fsu.edu/. For information about the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, visit http://pepperinstitute.fsu.edu/ Related activities within the University include the Institute for Successful Longevity (http://isl.fsu.edu/) and the USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (http://utc.fsu.edu/). Tallahassee is Florida’s capital, affording access to policy makers, state agencies, and advocacy organizations; principal employers are state government and three higher education institutions. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, though priority will be given to those received by November 1, 2015. Application packets should include a cover letter, CV, and two writing samples that demonstrate how your research connects with the position. Materials should be sent to sociology@fsu.edu.


2015 10 - Job Posting – Appalachian State, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016.  The position requires a Ph.D. in Sociology.  Candidates who are ABD will be considered, however the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements in Sociology by September 15, 2016.  Instructional duties typically include a 3:3 teaching load, student advising, curriculum development, and may entail online instruction.  Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities.

This tenure-track position requires a specialization focusing on the intersections of health and social inequalities. Preference will be given to candidates whose research specifically focuses on health and racial/ethnic inequalities, and who can contribute to building a curricular emphasis in Health & Social Inequalities.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina System.  Located in the scenic mountains of Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students, primarily in bachelors and master programs in both liberal arts and applied fields.  Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Additional information about the Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University, and surrounding areas may be accessed at: www.appstate.edu.

To apply, please mail a letter of application, a current CV with references, and three letters of recommendation to:

Amy Dellinger Page, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair

Department of Sociology

Appalachian State University

ASU Box 32115

Boone, NC 28608-2115


2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of Michigan, School of Public Health

The Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is seeking a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the area of population health management and policy.  We define population health management broadly as programs and policies designed to improve the health of populations, subpopulations, or individuals through a variety of strategies.  These strategies include reducing health disparities, enhancing the health status of communities, or coordinating the continuum of individual patient care. The ideal candidate has evidence or promise of an externally funded research agenda that addresses either population health management or health and health care disparities.  For instance, we are interested in candidates working with special populations, such as urban, rural, disadvantaged, or vulnerable communities.  We are also interested in candidates examining how to integrate clinical care and population health.  Minimum requirements include an earned doctorate in fields such as sociology, demography, psychology, epidemiology, genetics, political science, statistics, economics, public health, or other relevant discipline.  The successful candidate will have strong mentoring and teaching abilities. The University of Michigan, the School of Public Health, and the Department of Health Management and Policy have been at the forefront of research in these areas.  This new faculty member would contribute to existing efforts, and leverage their impact by building and sharing evidence, ideas, and expertise.

Application Process:  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, two reprints/examples of scholarship, and the names/contact information for three references.  All application materials should be emailed to Margaret Wright at margdw@umich.edu.  Please include “Population Health Management and Policy Position” in your subject line.  For more information, please contact Professor Kyle L. Grazier, Department Chair, at kgrazier@umich.edu.  Application review will begin on October 19, 2015, but will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Informational URL: http://www.sph.umich.edu/hmp/


2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of Colorado Denver, Department of Sociology

University of Colorado Denver. The Department of Sociology invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin fall 2016. The department is especially interested in applicants with a strong record of primary scholarship and teaching in race and ethnicity.  Expertise in criminology also is preferred.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related discipline at the time of appointment. Applications should include: 1) a letter of introduction which addresses the position requirements and summarizes the qualifications of the applicant; 2) full curriculum vita; 3) research statement; 4) teaching statement; and 5) a list of names and contact information for three professional references (do not have reference letters sent; they will be requested as needed). The department is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty to reflect our student body composition. Candidates should identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Review of applications begins October 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. See posting and apply at https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/106663. Questions should be directed to Keith Guzik, Search Committee Chair, at keith.guzik@ucdenver.edu.


2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of Utah, Demographic Data Analyst

Responsible for developing, manipulating, and analyzing datasets pertinent to population research. Also responsible for using statistical tools and methods to develop estimation models, estimates, and derivative products. Engages in research related to a wide variety of demographic topics. Generates written, graphic, and other related products. This person will work as a member of the Demographic Team at The Policy Institute. This team is primarily responsible for producing demographic estimates, population projections, and community indicators for the State of Utah. Population, household, and housing unit estimates will be produced at both the regional and community level. In this role, s/he will be responsible for building and maintaining specific data sets required for the work and integrating these into our database system. Ideally the candidate has experience in advanced applied statistics, data modeling, and social science research. The ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to work productively in a collaborative team environment. For more information and to apply, see https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/44848.


2015 09 – Position Announcement – University of California Davis, Assistant Professor of Urban and Metropolitan Development

Open date: September 1st, 2015

Next review date: December 31st, 2015

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

The Community and Regional Development (CRD) program of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis announces an opening for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level.  We seek outstanding candidates with a promising research program in Urban and Metropolitan Development.  Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong social science research agenda, inter-disciplinary and multi-dimensional perspectives, substantial capacity for generating extra-mural funding to support their research program, and a record or promise of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.  Candidates should have expertise in theoretically informed quantitative studies of the effects of social, economic, and political processes at multiple spatial levels on local urban and regional development; the influence of these factors on local policy-making, labor and housing market conditions, social inequality, international migration, political participation, and environmental sustainability. The successful candidate for this position will undertake research in economic development and policy formation at the rural-urban interface. Urban areas and metropolitan regions, as centers of production, consumption, political decision-making, and population settlement, constitute a critical factor for social and environmental stability and change locally, nationally, and transnationally. The faculty member should have strong quantitative capabilities and have research experience in urban and metropolitan processes, including social inequality, labor markets and processes, and migration.  This faculty member would be able to conduct research across disciplines (e.g., geography, city planning, public policy, sociology, economics, and political science).  The successful candidate will address issues regarding what factors, processes, and policies (from local to state to national to transnational levels) can best promote environmentally-sound, socially equitable, sustainable and resilient urban development.  An interest in or willingness to undertake research in California would be desirable. The candidate should show an interest in working with other Centers and Institutes on campus including but, not limited to the Center for Regional Change and the Institute for the Social Sciences.  This Assistant Professor position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station.  Faculty members who hold an Agricultural Experiment Station appointment have a responsibility to conduct research and outreach relevant to the mission of the land grant university.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to establishing and securing support for a research program resulting in publication in high-quality scholarly venues.  The teaching load in the Community and Regional Development Unit of the Department of Human Ecology is attractive and consists of two undergraduate quarter courses and one graduate quarter course per year.   The Unit contributes to two graduate degree programs, Geography and Community Development and has primary responsibility for the Community and Regional Development (CRD) and contributes to the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAF) undergraduate degree programs. As assigned by the department chair, the candidate will be expected to contribute by teaching required courses and core electives in one or more of these programs, such as CRD 141 (Organization of Economic Space), CRD 156 (Community Economic Development), CRD 157 (Politics and Community Development), CRD 242 (Community Development Organizations), and CRD 245 (Political Economy of Urban and Regional Development). We welcome candidates from all the social sciences including sociology, rural sociology, geography, city and regional planning, political science, public policy, economics, and anthropology.  Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/ required materials include a research statement, a teaching statement, a C.V., three to five representative publications, and the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to write letters on their behalf. Applications received by October 15th, 2015, will be guaranteed consideration for positions beginning in July 1st, 2016 (depending on candidate’s availability). 

The search will remain open until the position is filled.   UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community.   We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. For more information please contact Martin Kenney, Search Committee Chair atmfkenney@ucdavis.edu.


2015 09 – Position Announcement – Cornell University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the advanced assistant, associate, or full professor level. The start date of the position is July 1, 2016. Applicants must have a PhD and demonstrated excellence in scholarship, teaching, and collegial service. Areas of research specialization are open, but we have a preference for candidates with strong quantitative skills.

The review of applications will begin Monday, October 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. All candidates should send a letter of application and curriculum vitae to [http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5864]. Junior candidate should submit 2-3 writing samples. Letters of recommendation may be requested later in the process.

Qualifications: PhD required.  Demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and teaching.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will contribute to Cornell Sociology’s excellence in research and teaching.  He or she will be required to maintain an active, vibrant, and intellectually rigorous research agenda that will make major contributions to, and shape the direction of the field.  We expect that he or she will contribute to other social science initiatives on campus, where such connections are appropriate to his or her intellectual agenda. Consistent with Department and Graduate School objectives, the successful candidate will contribute to the high-quality training and professional development of graduate students in the Field of Sociology.  He or she will contribute to the undergraduate education mission of the Department and College through advising and informal instruction as well as formal instruction.  The successful candidate will be expected to take on a fair share of departmental and university service, as well as service to the broader profession.


2015 09 – Position Announcement – Ohio State University, Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for an anticipated tenure track position in the field of demography, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2016. We seek candidates trained in the models, methods, and materials of demography. No substantive areas of research are excluded, but we are especially interested in candidates conducting research on topics of growing concern, including but not limited to demography and inequality, demography and health, population aging, international migration, and population and environment. It is expected that this position will contribute to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession.  This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative “Translational Data Analytics”  https://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/data-analytics/ which is assembling a critical mass of scholars who apply data analytics to scientific problems across all disciplines. For this reason candidates for this position should possess a high level of technical skill in demography.

Application Instructions: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by October 2, 2015 will receive priority consideration. Complete applications include a signed cover letter, curriculum vitae, selected written work, and three signed letters of recommendation (on official letterhead). Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://academicjobsonline.org/6149. Inquiries may be directed to demography@sociology.osu.edu.


2015 09 – Pre-doctoral Fellowship – Columbia University

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer a Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality and Health to a PhD applicant entering in the fall of 2016. This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Population Dynamics Branch.  Fellowships cover tuition and stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years (although students will be encouraged to seek outside funding for their dissertation research).  Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered. For further information about the fellowship program, contact:

Peter A. Messeri, PhD

Professor

Department of Sociomedical Sciences

pam9@cumc.columbia.edu

Andrea Constancio

Academic Program Coordinator

Department of Sociomedical Sciences

212-342-0287

ac995@cumc.columbia.edu

Further information about the GSH fellowship may be found on our website: http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/sociomedical-sciences/academic-programs/doctoral-program/predoctoral-fellowship

For Application materials: http://publichealth.columbia.edu/degree-programs/drph-and-phd/sociomedical-sciences-phd

Prospective applicants may also wish to consult the Columbia University websites of the disciplinary departments in which they are primarily interested.


2015 09 – Job Posting – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Department of Sociology at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of the environment, beginning August 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in applied social science research on socio-environmental factors impacting communities in the United States. Teaching interests and collaboration with others in promoting community resilience; renewable energy, alternative agriculture and food systems, green economic development and technology, and other projects related to the human dimensions of ecosystem management and environmental policy would also be welcomed.

Our environmental faculty collaborates on educational and research projects with variety of departments and groups within the university (e.g., Offices of Sustainability, the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, the Sustainable Studies Working Group, the Water Resource Research Center, the Center for the Study of Social Justice, the Human Dimensions Research Lab, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Environmental and Global Studies and Geography). The Department helped to establish environmental sociology within the discipline and we are looking for a scholar who will add to its reputation as a leader in this field. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our strength in social justice and whose research resonates with our other programs in political economy, globalization and criminology. The Department has a strong international reputation for excellence, has a vibrant intellectual culture, and is undergoing a period of expansion. Applicants must demonstrate promise of distinguished scholarship and excellent teaching, as well as experience or strong commitment in seeking external funding. Situated near the Smoky Mountains, our department offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere in which scholars make a variety of important contributions to the world. The Ph.D. in Sociology or a related discipline is required at the time of appointment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Review of applications will begin October 12, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, two samples of writing, and a teaching statement to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Robert Emmet Jones (via email to: nloftis@utk.edu). For more information on the department, please see our website. (http://sociology.utk.edu).

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


2015 09 – Job Posting – Purdue University – Two Positions

Position 1:

Purdue University. The Department of Sociology, https://www.cla.purdue.edu/sociology/, invites applications for an advanced assistant or associate professor position with expertise in quantitative methods and statistics, beginning August 2016. Candidates at the advanced assistant (tenure-track) or associate level (tenured or tenure-track) with an established record of exceptional scholarship and teaching are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a PhD in sociology. We will consider a wide range of expertise in quantitative methods and are especially interested in candidates able to teach and mentor graduate students in the use of methods such as multi-level models, latent growth curves, structural equation models, longitudinal and event history analysis, and causal inference in experimental and quasi-experimental methods.

Substantive area of interest is open. The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Applicants should attach a single .pdf file to an email sent to quantse1@purdue.edu. This .pdf file should contain (1) a letter of application describing research and teaching interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) teaching evaluations, if available; and (4) two sample publications. Additionally, applicants should have three letters of reference sent directly from their letter writers to the e-mail address shown above. Ask the letter writers to include the applicant’s name in the subject line of the e-mail. Inquiries may be directed to Dan Olson, Co-Chair of the Search Committee (dolson@purdue.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 28, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Position 2:

ADVANCED METHODOLOGIES CLUSTER HIRE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS, PURDUE UNIVERSITY POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

The Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Brian Lamb School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/) are conducting a cluster hire for three positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor ranks, with initial positions starting in the fall of 2016. This search is part of a larger hiring initiative with departments in the College of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/), seeking a total of six tenure-track or tenured faculty members (three in each College) to expand campus-wide expertise in social, behavioral, and health science statistics and research methodology. For information about the cluster see: https://www.cla.purdue.edu/research/clusterhire/index.html. The successful candidates for these positions will be expected to contribute to the research and teaching programs of the departments in which they affiliate, and to collaborate with others within the cluster and across the university in interdisciplinary and extramurally-funded research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to an anticipated multi-college, shared graduate training platform, including a graduate certification program in advanced quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue includes ten academic units across the social sciences, humanities and arts and is home to or closely affiliated with a wide range of interdisciplinary programs and research centers, including: Center on Aging and the Life Course, C-SPAN Archives, Center on Religion and Chinese Society, Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, and Center for the Environment. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in one of the social science disciplines participating in the cluster hiring initiative, a strong publication record (for Associate-level applicants) or the promise of a strong publication record (for Assistant Professors), a research program with high likelihood of external funding, and the potential for teaching and mentoring excellence. Faculty responsibilities will include maintaining a productive research program, directing graduate student research, and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in methodology in their home department as well as cross-listed courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with a substantive area of research and who have demonstrated expertise in innovative quantitative or qualitative techniques. We welcome applicants with expertise in the analysis of large or untraditional data, experimental design and causal inference, textual analysis, and network analysis, among other areas. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Reviewing of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the positions are filled. Please send a cover letter outlining qualifications, vita, research and teaching statements, a writing sample, and the names of three academic references via email in PDF format to: cla-adr@purdue.edu. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor James A. McCann, College of Liberal Arts Cluster Hire Search Chair, Department of Political Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, 47907 (mccannj@purdue.edu).


2015 09 – Position Announcement – Health Administration and Policy Program, University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).  Assistant/Associate Professor.  The Health Administration and Policy Program (HAPP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure/tenure-track assistant/associate professor position beginning in fall 2016. HAPP is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program that offers tracks in Health Services Administration, Health Policy, and Public Health.

Applicants should have an active research and publication record in health services, health policy, and/or public health and be committed to developing a funded research program. Qualified candidates will have a PhD or equivalent terminal degree in public health or a related field. Relevant professional work experience in the field is desirable. Candidates should have teaching experience. Successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduates courses in HAPP, which may include Research Methods in Health, Human Development, Survey of the US Health Care System, and/or Global Issues in Health. In addition, all full-time, tenure/tenure-track faculty members are expected to advise undergraduate students and provide service to the department, the university, and the larger profession. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and qualifications, research statement, list of teaching experience, a CV, and have three letters of reference sent. Please submit all application materials via http://apply.interfolio.com/30643. For fullest consideration submit all materials by November 10, 2015 (position will be open until filled). For questions contact Cathy McDonnell, cat@umbc.edu, 410-455-5936.


 2015 09 – Call for Postdoctoral Applications – Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

The goal of our postdoctoral research training program is to produce highly skilled research scientists who have the potential for leadership in gerontological research. In the Duke Research Training Program (RTP), much of the training for each fellow is provided by that person’s faculty mentor(s) in a research apprenticeship program. A fellow carries out his/her own research as a junior colleague in the mentor’s research program or laboratory. In addition to working in their mentors’ programs, all fellows attend a weekly interdisciplinary didactic seminar. Of the 6 slots, we will award 3 one-year fellowships and 3 two-year fellowships. Directions for composing an application are available if you click on Application Process in the list to your left. Any general inquiries or specific questions should be directed to Dr. Deborah T. Gold, Co-Director of the program, at deborah.gold@duke.edu or 919-660-7530. We can begin filling these slots immediately, and they must be filled no later than August 31, 2016. Fellowships can begin any time within the budget year and will run for one calendar year. Those awarded two-year slots will be reviewed for reappointment after 1 year. The preferred deadline for applications slotted to receive funding from the 9/1/15-8/31/16 funds is MARCH 1, 2016. However, if there are special circumstances that would preclude meeting that deadline, please contact Dr. Gold (deborah.gold@duke.edu) and explain.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you know others who may be interested in this opportunity, please send them the URL of this announcement: http://centerforaging.duke.edu/program-requirements We do try to review applications on a rolling basis, so it will be to your advantage to submit as soon as possible

If you have questions about the deadlines or the applications themselves, please contact me at your convenience

Deborah T. Gold, Ph.D.

Co-Director RTP, Duke University Aging Center

deborah.gold@.duke.edu or 919-660-7530


2015 09 – Positions – Research Associates at Social Policy Research Associates

Social Policy Research Associates (SPR) is a growing and dynamic research, evaluation, and technical assistance services firm engaged in policy analysis of workforce development, employment training, education, philanthropy, youth development, health, and other human service programs. We are currently seeking applications for qualified full-time mid-level or senior researchers.  At this time, we are particularly interested in researchers to continue to grow our substantial portfolio of evaluations focused on policies and initiatives aimed at improving the efficiency of the labor market and ensuring that workers who are struggling in their careers gain the skills they need to be productive.  In addition, we are specifically seeking researchers specializing in quantitative methods and/or research in culturally diverse communities. For more information, visit http://www.spra.com/about-spr/careers/.


2015 08 – Position Announcement - University of Utah, Assistant Professor in Families, Health and Policy (43528)

The Department of Family & Consumer Studies at the University of Utah invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have collective expertise in families, health, and policy. Research interests should connect family health issues at any stage of the lifespan to public policy contexts. Examples include, but are not limited to, how maternal employment practices and policies affect children's obesity, how child protective services policies and associated adverse childhood family experiences predict the risk of chronic diseases, how genetic testing policies alter reproductive choices, how public aid policies affect the mental health of recipients and their family members, or how government programs impact options for informal caregiving of ill family members. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in our department as well as courses in the affiliated Masters of Public Policy program. Scholars with a focus on diverse families are especially encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of three references, writing samples or publications, and other supporting documents at https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/43528. Review of applications will begin in September 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.


2015 08 – Position Announcement - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine

The Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, seeks applicants for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in health disparities/health equity at the Assistant to Associate Professor rank. This position will be supported through the UNC Center for Health Equity Research and the Department of Social Medicine.  Review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. A description of the Center for Health Equity Research is available at http://cher.unc.edu and of the Department of Social Medicine at http://socialmedicine.med.unc.edu. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. or MD. We are looking for individuals with advanced training in a humanities, public health or social science discipline, including but not limited to epidemiology, health services research, demography, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, geography, gender studies, and cultural studies. To complement the Department of Social Medicine and Center for Health Equity Research’s existing faculty, applicants for this position could have a focus on research to improve the health of rural communities, racial and ethnic minorities, immigrant populations, persons with lower socioeconomic status, or sexual minorities. We also welcome applicants conducting research on issues of health justice and on issues of global/international health equity that have relevance for U.S. communities. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to and excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and research, and skills in program building to facilitate scholarly exchange and research collaboration. An active program of scholarship and publication is essential. For more senior scholars a track record of externally funded research and for more junior scholars, clear potential and prospects for attracting extramural funding are important. Candidates should apply electronically at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/78649. Include a cover letter, a CV, writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a protected veteran. For more information, contact Jill Fisher, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Medicine and Chair of the Health Disparities/Equity Search Committee:  jill.fisher@unc.edu


2015 08 – Position Announcement – National University of Singapore, Asia Research Institute

Asia Research Institute, Changing Family in Asia cluster is hiring. All positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of Asia-related research in the social sciences and humanities. Applicants should only apply for ONE of the five types of positions (i.e. Senior Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Postdoctoral Fellow, Visiting Senior Research Fellow or Visiting Senior Research Fellow Sabbatical). Apart from the quality of research, positions will be awarded on the basis of the relationship of the research topic to ARI’s specific cluster of research as listed in Research Clusters and Their Focus (click here). For more information, see http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/opportunities.html.


2015 08 – Position Announcement – Penn State, Hoffman Professor of Sociology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites senior-level applications to fill the Arnold and Bette Hoffman Professor of Sociology, to begin August 2016. We especially welcome candidates whose research focuses on family sociology, though we will consider applicants with strong records of scholarship in all areas of sociology. The position is to be filled at the rank of Professor and applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with such a rank at major research universities. Candidates should have a strong publication record and a commitment to securing external funding and teaching and mentoring students. Information regarding the department can be found at: http://www.sociology.la.psu.edu. To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials at https://psu.jobs/job/59031. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, and continue until an appropriate candidate is found.


2015 08 – Position Announcements – Yale, Department of Sociology

Junior Search in Stratification and Inequality

The Department of Sociology at Yale University intends to make an appointment at the rank of untenured Assistant or untenured Associate Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  The department seeks applicants working in the field of quantitative analyses of social stratification and inequality, broadly defined.  Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of taking up the position. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, three writing samples, a brief research statement outlining future plans, and three letters of reference.  Submission may be made via Interfolio @ http://apply.interfolio.com/30334.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015. Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.

Senior Search in Stratification and Inequality   

The Department of Sociology at Yale University intends to make an appointment at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor beginning July 1, 2016.  The department seeks applicants working in the field of quantitative analyses of social stratification and inequality, broadly defined.  Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and the names of three referees. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree at the time of application. Submission may be made via Interfolio @ http://apply.interfolio.com/30335.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2015.  Yale University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its faculty, students and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, protected veterans, persons with


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2015 05 – Position Announcement – The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival, Statistical Analyst

The Max Planck Research Group Gender Gaps in Health and Survival at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is accepting applications for a highly qualified Statistical Analyst.

Men die, women suffer: that is what is called the male - female health - survival paradox. The group intends to investigate how universal the male – female health – survival paradox is across different countries and which biological, demographic, and social factors drive the male – female health – survival paradox. The research interests of the group also embrace health trends in the old-aged populations, cohort differences in health at older ages and related topics.

Required qualifications: background in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, or applied disciplines with strong quantitative skills and experience with longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, multilevel models and experience in using statistical software (e.g. Stata, R).

Preferred qualifications: experience in analyzing individual-level data, working with large datasets, analyzing health related data, and experience in management of missing data.

Applications should include (in one pdf file):

  • a detailed CV,
  • full contact information (e-mail and mail addresses) of 3 references,
  • letter of interest (maximum 2 pages)

Applications should be sent to the head of the research group, Anna Oksuzyan: appl-irg-gg@demogr.mpg.de. Please submit applications by May 31, to ensure consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The first consideration will be given to the candidates who are able to start at an earlier point in time.

The position is initially for 2 years, with the possibility of extension. The appointment is based on the salary level 13 of the German TVöD system based on the qualifications of the candidate and in accordance with the rules of federal employees in Germany.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Contact: Ute Papenhagen

Email: appl-irg-gg@demogr.mpg.de

Phone: +49 381 2081270

Fax: +49 381 2081570

Address: Konrad-Zuse-Straße 1

Rostock, 18057

Germany


2015 04 – Program Coordinator, Masters of Professional Studies in Applied Demography

Job # 57145, The Pennsylvania State University, The Department of Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for a full-time academic position to lead an online Masters of Professional Studies (MPS) in Applied Demography and to teach online classes beginning as soon as the position is filled.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Sociology, Demography, or related discipline. A Ph.D. by time of appointment is required and previous teaching experience, including online instruction, at a university level is preferred.  In addition, candidates should indicate their ability to coordinate hiring, supervision, and evaluation of instructors, to effectively communicate with diverse audiences, and to engage in planning and strategy development. The successful candidate will share with others involved a vision for a rigorous academic program development grounded by practical applications.  Responsibilities include developing and teaching online courses, serving as liaison to other units in the University, and coordinating program staffing, admissions, and student advising. Program infrastructure will be provided by Penn State’s Outreach unit.

This is a 48 week fixed term appointment with an excellent possibility of refunding.  A letter of application including concise statements of research/practice and teaching interests, as well as a description of how applicant’s skills and experiences fit the position is required.  Also submit a curriculum vita or resume, sample syllabi, and the names and contact information for at least three references.  Questions about the position may be directed to Stephen Matthews, sxm27@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/57145

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


2015 04 – Position Announcement - Senior Researcher/Demographer

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Research Director, create, manage, execute and analyze demographic research projects. Provide technical direction and expertise related to current demographic conditions and develop demographic projections for the City of Boston. Oversee and participate in major research projects on Boston’s population; prepare research reports, maintain databases and perform statistical analysis. Initiate, and manage the development of demographic models. The Demographer will help plan, design and develop strategy and methodology of demographic research; may originate study concept or develop topic in response to request from Director. Draft, revise and prepare reports which monitor, assess, discuss and forecast Boston’s population. Discuss report findings and conclusions with Director of Research or other staff as appropriate.  The full posting: 

http://www.bostonredevelopmentauthority.org/BRAComponents/WebParts/JobPostingsHandler.ashx?id=900


2015 04 – Postdoctoral Position Announcement – The Center on Poverty and Social Policy, Columbia University

The Center on Poverty and Social Policy, at the Columbia University School of Social Work, is seeking a postdoctoral research scholar with a PhD in economics, public policy, social work, sociology or a related discipline for a project on national and state trends in poverty. The postdoc will work with faculty and researchers to conduct new analyses of national and state trends in poverty using an improved measure of poverty based on the supplemental poverty measure (SPM) recently developed by the United States Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The project will consider key sub-groups as well as the overall population, and will also gather and take into account data on state-level policies and cost-of-living. The postdoctoral fellowship is for one year, with the option to renew for a second year contingent on performance and funding.

Applicants must apply no later than April 30, 2015. Applications should be submitted via email to:

Mariela Alburges

Columbia University School of Social Work

Email: ma3243@columbia.edu

 The following materials should be uploaded at the time of application:

  • CV or resume
  • 1-page cover letter
  • Sample paper or publication
  • Three letters of recommendation

Each application will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • The degree of fit of research interests
  • How the postdoctoral training will help to further the postdoctoral scholar’s research trajectory
  • Demonstrated record of work with quantitative data
  • Demonstrated quality of writing
  • Strength of letters of support

Columbia is highly interested in candidates from underrepresented groups.  Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 


2015 03 - Open Position - Director of the Population Research Institute, Penn State University

The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Social Science Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus, invites applications for the Director of the Population Research Institute (PRI). PRI`s major goal is to advance the scientific understanding of human population dynamics. The PRI director will hold a tenured appointment at the full level in the most relevant academic department, specifically Sociology, Human Development and Family Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Health Policy & Administration, and/or Agricultural Economics, Sociology & Education. PRI`s major goal is to advance the scientific understanding of human population dynamics. To achieve its aims, PRI provides forums for learning and exchange, project development assistance and seed funding, and cost-effective state-of-the-art research support services. PRI`s infrastructure has been supported continuously by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) since 1992. PRI has nearly 80 affiliated faculty from 17 different academic departments and five colleges at Penn State, and 16 staff members. More information about PRI can be found at http://www.pop.psu.edu. Successful candidates must have an outstanding publication record and external funding record in population science including funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). Candidates must also have a strong interest in building PRI`s capacity for grant development and research support services. To apply, submit cover letter, curriculum vita, the names of three references, and other supporting materials (maximum of 2 additional documents) electronically. Review of applications will begin May 1, 2015 and applications will be accepted until an appropriate candidate is found. Submit applications here: https://app2.ohr.psu.edu/Jobs/External/EVMS2_External/currentap1.cfm#55608


2015 03 - Administrator Position – US Census Bureau Research Data Center, Penn State University

A position for an Administrator at the Pennsylvania State University Census Bureau Research Data Center (RDC), University Park, PA, will be filled in spring 2015. The RDC is a secure computing lab in Paterno Library on the University Park campus. In this lab, researchers who have received approval for research projects have access to restricted demographic, economic, and health data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Administrator will work on site at the Penn State RDC and is crucial to the daily operation of the RDC.

The person in this position will assist researchers from many disciplines, including economics, geography, health policy, sociology, and demography who are conducting research projects in the RDC. The main duties of the Administrator are to serve as a liaison between the Census Bureau and PSU with responsibilities in the following areas:

(a) helping PSU researchers develop successful proposals for RDC based research projects,

(b) overseeing the daily operation of the RDC secure lab,

(c) coordinating with the Census Bureau on matters relating to the RDC secure lab and research projects being conducted in the lab,

(d) helping researchers with disclosure avoidance statements, and

(e) a range of other administrative responsibilities.

The position will be full-time. The candidate should have a Master’s degree in economics, demography, sociology, or a related social science field. Familiarity with social science research methodology and experience with census data is desirable. Interested candidates should contact Mark Roberts, Professor of Economics and Director of the Penn State RDC at mroberts@psu.edu, for more information.


2015 03 -  Job Announcements – Department of Sociology, University of Iowa

The Department of Sociology at the University of Iowa seeks applicants for a full-time, three-year renewable lecture position to teach introduction to sociology, social problems, and specialty courses depending on the expertise of the faculty member hired.  We would be particularly interested in candidates who could teach courses on family, gender, organizations or economic sociology.  This position will be an integral part of the Department’s efforts to expand our offerings and we seek a candidate who is an enthusiastic and effective teacher.  A PhD in Sociology is required.   Prior teaching experience is highly desirable. The teaching load is three courses per semester.  The initial position is a 3-year renewable appointment, and there is the possibility for renewal for another three year term.  After six years, lecturers can be considered for advancement to the title of senior lecturer.  Starting salary is commensurate with experience, with a minimum of $48,000. The position will begin in August 2015; the appointment requires that a Ph.D. be received by start of the appointment.

To apply go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and reference requisition #65868  

Applicants should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, a list of teaching interests, teaching evaluations, a set of syllabi and other teaching materials, and three professional letters of reference.  The review of applicants will begin on March 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Sociology, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the University of Iowa are strongly committed to gender, race and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


2015 03 - Postdoctoral Position Announcement – Arizona State University, Research Fellow in Social Demography

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN SOCIAL DEMOGRAPHY

Full-Time Position Starting Fall, 2015

The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2015. Subsequent annual renewal is possible on a fiscal year basis (July 1-June 30) for up to four years contingent upon performance, the needs of the center and university, and the availability of resources. The purpose of this position is to work with faculty, students, and other researchers at the Center for Population Dynamics (CePoD) (https://thesanfordschool.asu.edu/cepod). By time of appointment, successful candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in sociology, economics, human development, public health, demography, or related field and have substantive and methodological training in research related to population migration in international settings. In addition to migration, substantive experience with another research area that is a focus of CePoD—population and environment, fertility, or family demography—is preferred. Responsibilities of this position include contributing to ongoing projects (design, data collection and analysis), preparing proposals for new research projects, writing collaborative manuscripts, and carrying out independent research.

Initial review of applications will begin on March 25, 2015, and continue every week thereafter until search is closed. To apply, please send (a) a letter of application that describes your research interests and plans, future employment goals, and your anticipated fit with this position, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) one writing sample or publication, and (d) two letters of recommendation to Dr. Scott Yabiku at TDSSSFDpostdoc@gmail.com with "Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Social Demography" as the subject (all materials must be submitted electronically in PDF). Background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/


2015 01 – Postdoctoral Position – Brown University, Population Studies and Training Center

The Population Studies and Training Center at Brown University is recruiting for a two-year Postdoctoral Research Associate to start in summer 2015.  Review of applications will begin in mid-January.  Highlights of the position include: two-year term; no citizenship requirement; individualized mentoring; supportive interdisciplinary environment including anthropologists, economists, and sociologists.  Please see attached for details, and contact either Assistant Director Ana Karina Wildman (ana_wildman@brown.edu) or Associate Director Leah VanWey (leah_vanwey@brown.edu) with any questions.


2014 12 – Call for Applications – UC Davis, Visiting Graduate Student Scholars

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: March 2, 2015 (5pm PST)

The Center for Poverty Research at UC Davis seeks applications from graduate students who are interested in visiting the Center in order to expand their understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty. The Center anticipates hosting up to four graduate students during fall quarter 2015.

We seek applications from Ph.D. students in a variety of disciplines, including economics, psychology, sociology, social work, public policy and graduate schools of law and education, with research interests in our core research areas:

  • Labor markets and poverty
  • The non-cash safety net, broadly construed to include education and health policies
  • Children and the intergenerational transmission of poverty
  • Immigration and poverty, especially in connection with the above three areas

Visiting graduate student scholars will be expected to participate in our graduate course on poverty and public policy?, our graduate student retreat, attend poverty related seminars and conferences, and engage with faculty to develop poverty related research ideas. Graduate Scholars are matched with both a faculty affiliate of the Center and a current graduate student. They will also be asked to write a policy brief that will subsequently be disseminated through the Center’s website, and will receive a stipend of $8,000 to cover living expenses while in Davis

Additional information and a link to the application form can be found here: http://poverty.ucdavis.edu/post/call-fall-2015-visiting-graduate-student-scholars


2014 12 – Job Announcement – Department of Sociology, Concordia College

The Concordia College (Moorhead MN) Sociology Department seeks applications for a full-time, tenure eligible position at the rank of assistant professor. The teaching load is three classes (equivalent to 12 semester hours) per semester.  Courses taught include statistics for the social and natural sciences, introduction to sociology, one or two sociology electives (areas open) and statistical modeling for all sciences and math.  Typical class sizes are 15-35 students.  Qualified candidates have a Ph.D. in Sociology or are in the final stages of completing the Ph.D. Candidates are committed to teaching undergraduates at a liberal arts college and to an ongoing research agenda. Candidates have experience or interest in doing research with undergraduates.  Candidates whose teaching, research, or other professional activities focus on under-represented populations, and who are interested in facilitating diversity-related learning opportunities for students are highly valued by the department and the college.  The department encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to gender, race, sexual or gender orientation, culture, dis/ability, and non/religion.  Concordia is a four-year liberal arts college of 2300 students located in Fargo-Moorhead, a metropolitan area of 200,000.  Review of applicants begins January 15, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Please submit the following three items:  letter of interest, CV, and list of references. Applications must be submitted electronically on the college website at https://hr.cord.edu/postings/1050.  Further materials will be requested of qualified candidates at later stages of the search process.  For additional information contact Matthew Lindholm, Chair of Sociology & Social Work (lindholm@cord.edu).


2014 12 – New Program – UT Austin Population Research Center, Demographers on Sabbatical

Click here to read the description.


2014 12 – Postdoctoral Position Announcement – UT Austin Population Research Center, NICHD-funded postdoc

The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2015.  This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. 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 at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification.

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 research associates.  We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact research associates to discuss collective interests prior to submitting an application.  In addition, postdocs are expected to regularly 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 be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. Screening of applications will begin on January 27 and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to training@prc.utexas.edu.  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 see our website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/

For more information about this position, contact Dr. Gershoff, NICHD Postdoc Training Director: liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu

Additional contact, NICHD Program Coordinator: training@prc.utexas.edu


2014 11 – Call for Applications – Satcher Health Policy Fellows

We have begun our recruitment process for the next cohort of SHLI Health Policy Fellows who will begin in September 2015.  Attached are a recruitment letter, flyer, and the fellowship brochure. Please help us by reaching out to your current and previous academic institutions, professional organizations, colleagues, and friends. List serves and social media have been particularly useful for getting the word out. The link for our website is http://www.msm.edu/research/research_centersandinstitutes/SHLI/aboutUs/healthPolicyInstitute/leadershipFellows/  or http://bit.ly/YHVDNE (if you want to tweet it #satcherfellows).


2014 11 – Job Opening – International Health Division

Abt Associates seeks a research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) specialist with strong training in quantitative research methods and excellent data analysis and writing skills. The RME specialist will support a variety of International Health Division projects including the USAID-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project, a global project that engages the private sector to address family planning and other health product and service needs throughout the developing world. We are currently looking to hire MA-level Senior Analyst.  Our ideal candidate is someone with a MA, strong quant skills, strong Stata skills and impact evaluation field experience with J-PAL/IPA or DIME. Please click on this link to find more more information. 


2014 11 – Postdoctoral Association – Brown University, Population Studies and Training Center

The PSTC has an opening for a one or two-year postdoctoral position starting as early as July 1, 2015. Candidates for PSTC Postdoctoral position must have a Ph.D. in anthropology, economics, sociology, demography, or a related social science discipline. Please visit our website for the full job description at http://www.pstc.brown.edu/jobs.htm. Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled (for full consideration please submit materials by January 31, 2015).

Applicants should go online to http://apply.interfolio.com/27171 and provide an up-to-date CV, examples of written work, and a cover letter of application with the following information: research interests and plans, 1 or 2 anticipated faculty mentor(s), and future employment goals.  In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to:

Susan Silveira, Population Studies & Training Center, Box 1836, Brown University, 68 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912 Or emailed to susan_silveira@brown.edu


2014 11 – NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship – Princeton University, Office of Population Research

The Office of Population Research at Princeton University invites applications for an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. Candidates must have completed an MD or a PhD in demography, sociology, statistics, or other relevant field prior to the start of the appointment. Applicants for this NIH fellowship must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Appointment is for one year, with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance and continued funding.

The start date for this appointment will be September 2015. Applicants must apply online and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 1-3 page projected research plan, writing samples, a list of publications and contact information for 3 references. Screening of applicants will start on February 1, 2015 and will continue until position is filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

http://opr.princeton.edu/jobs

https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp


2014 11 – NIA and NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowships – University of Michigan, Population Studies Center

The Population Studies Center expects to have openings for postdoctoral fellows sponsored by National Institute on Aging (NIA) and The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).   Positions to start on or about September 2, 2015. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, public health, or one of the social sciences (e.g., sociology, economics, psychology) at the starting date.

For applicants for the NIA positions, a background in aging is desirable but not required; however, it is imperative that a significant portion of your proposed research be aging-related.  Applicants for the NICHD positions should focus on population research. Applicants should indicate for which position(s) they are applying.  Selection will be based on scholarly potential and compatibility with the interests of a faculty mentor. 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 staff of the Population Studies Center and Survey Research Center on major projects in the U.S. and overseas.

Term of appointment will be for two years. Stipend will be commensurate with experience, based on levels mandated by NIH. Applicants must be Citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States at the time of application.

Screening of applications will continue until positions are filled with full consideration being given to those applications that are complete as of January 5, 2015. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae (which must include citizenship status on the first page), 1-2 page statement of research interests detailing your planned research while at PSC and examples of written work via email to PSCPostdoctoralRecruitment@umich.edu. Also, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly from the author to the above email address. All documents should be in PDF format and contain the applicant's last name in the file name. The University of Michigan is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


2014 11 - Call for Applications – Visiting Faculty Program, UW-Madison Applied Population Lab

The UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory is pleased to announce a visiting faculty program.

We seek faculty from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, geography, economics, environmental science or related fields. Work undertaken through the program must have a clear demographic focus, with preference for spatial demography, environmental demography, applied demography, and rural demography.

Through this program, the APL aims t to enhance the research activities of visiting faculty, and to foster ongoing research activity between APL academic staff and a diverse set of active scholars.

Applications for the 2015-16 academic year must be received by 30 November, 2014. Details, including how to apply, can be found in the attached PDF and at http://apl.wisc.edu/positions/APL_visiting_faculty_announcement.pdf.


2014 11 - Call for Applications – 2015 DHS Fellows Program

ICF International is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the 2015 round of The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Fellows Program. The DHS Fellows Program, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is designed to increase the capacity of countries to conduct further analysis of DHS data. The primary objectives of the program are:

  • To teach Fellows to analyze DHS datasets, produce result tables, and conduct research with DHS data;
  • To strengthen skills that Fellows will use to integrate DHS data in teaching;
  • To increase the ability of Fellows to build the capacity for using DHS data at their home universities

For information on how to apply, see http://dhsprogram.com/Who-We-Are/News-Room/2015-DHS-Fellows-Program-accepting-applications-until-December-1-2014.cfm


2014 11 - Job Openings – Department of Sociology, Ohio State University

Health

(For qualification and application instruction, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5015) and for a complete ad click here.

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the field of health, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek candidates who are well-grounded in sociological approaches to mental or physical health, health disparities, or health services. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are proficient in the analysis of large, complex data sets and have technical expertise in multilevel statistical modeling. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Population and Environment

(For qualification and application instruction, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5017) and for a complete ad click here.

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position in the field of population and environment, at the assistant professor to associate professor levels, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek candidates who employ quantitative models and methods, including demography and spatial analysis, in research on the impact of environmental change and on the processes of mitigation and adaption, broadly defined. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department and the profession. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.

Social Networks

(For qualification and application instruction, see https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5016) and for a complete ad click here.

The Department of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure track position (open rank) in the field of social networks, commencing autumn semester 2015. We seek candidates who are well-grounded theoretically, have a high level of technical competence, and have a program of empirical research that will build on our departmental strengths. We especially encourage applications from candidates who are proficient in the analysis of large data sets and/or complex systems. This position follows a recent cluster hire in social networks. It is expected that this position will contribute to building links to interdisciplinary research centers and programs at the university. We seek candidates who will maintain vigorous research programs, actively seek external funding, contribute to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and provide service to the department, university and the profession. This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.


2014 10 - Job Opening – Department of Gerontology, UMass-Boston

The Department of Gerontology in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston seeks to fill one or more positions at the tenure-track advanced assistant or associate professor rank to join our faculty on September 1, 2015. The department is building on its strengths in the broad field of aging and health and will make a number of additional hires over the next several years in this area. All candidates should have competence to teach at the master’s and PhD levels, and have an emerging or established program of research with evidence of external funding. 

Click here to for more information. ASA Job Bank #10744


2014 10 - Job Opening – Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University

The Department of Policy Analysis and Management in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University is seeking to hire a faculty member in Demography and Public Policy. Rank is open. This will be a tenure-track position. Position will involve research and teaching in demography and population studies. There will be opportunities to advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and to work with graduate students in the Cornell Population Center and allied doctoral fields (e.g., Sociology) in the University.

Position is in an applied multidisciplinary department with core concentrations in the areas of family and social welfare, health, and consumer policy. Faculty members are drawn from economics, sociology, health services, public policy, and other related multidisciplinary fields. The department offers a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in public policy and a master’s degree in health administration. The research environment offers ample opportunity for faculty collaborations, both within the department and across the university as part of the Cornell Population Program.

Salary is negotiable, depending on rank, experience, and qualifications. Competitive benefits package.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Sociology, Demography, Public Health, Public Policy or allied field is required. Candidates should have a strong multidisciplinary and applied orientation, with interests in policy-relevant empirical research and teaching in the area of demography and demographic behavior. Candidates with interests if one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: population health; sexual and reproductive health, including maternal health; and race and gender inequality. The promise or demonstrated record of external funding is expected.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Please submit cover letter and vita through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/27347. For further information, please contact Daniel Lichter at dtl28@cornell.edu.


2014 10 - Job Openings (3) – Department of Sociology, Florida State University

The Department of Sociology invites applications for positions in the new interdisciplinary FSU Center on Public Policy for Successful Aging. Click here to view position description. ASA Job Bank #10697. 


2014 10 - Postdoc Opening: Call for Applications – Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Cornell Population Center

Through the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowship endowment, the Cornell Population Center welcomes applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position starting August 15, 2015. Screening of applications beginsDecember 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. Please share this announcement with your colleagues and potential applicants. Requisition ID 25847-Post Dr Assoc

Description: Postdoctoral Associate. The Cornell Population Center (CPC) invites applicants for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellowships. The start date for the position will be August 15, 2015 and will be funded for 2 years, subject to a satisfactory first year evaluation. Selection will be based on scholarly potential, ability to work in multi-disciplinary settings, and the support of a faculty mentor and CPC affiliate at Cornell who will work closely with the post-doctoral associate. Preference will be given to fellows with research interests in areas broadly related to the CPC’s four main foci: families & children; health behaviors & disparities; poverty & inequality; and immigration & diversity. Especially encouraged are applications from candidates whose research has significance for those countries on which the fellowship’s funder focuses – the United States, the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, South Africa, and Bermuda.

The Frank H. T. Rhodes Fellowships stand as a testament to the profound difference Frank Rhodes has made at Cornell by furthering scholarship and research in areas related to poverty alleviation, support for the elderly and disadvantaged children and youth, public health, and human rights. The postdoctoral program is designed to provide support through collaborations with faculty and to assist new scholars in launching their own programs of research. Postdoctoral Associates devote most of their time to independent research, but are expected to be involved in CPC institution building activities, as well. See http://www.cpc.cornell.edu for more information about the Cornell Population Center.

The Postdoctoral Associate will have access to university resources and receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus benefits and a modest research/travel account. Screening of applications begins December 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must include: (a) letter of application, (b) curriculum vita, (c) a statement proposing both an individual research project and how the candidate will engage with a CPC faculty affiliate’s on-going research, (d) examples of written work, (e) a letter from a CPC faculty affiliate agreeing to mentor the candidate, and (d) three letters of recommendation. These materials must be submitted via Interfolio - Applicants must apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/27195. For questions, please contact Erin Oates (eo73@cornell.edu).


2014 10 - Postdoc Opening: Call for Applications – The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

As part of a continuing commitment to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and advancing scholars from underrepresented groups in higher education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity is pleased to announce the availability of postdoctoral research appointments for a period of two years. The purpose of the Program is to develop scholars from underrepresented groups for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Postdoctoral scholars will be engaged full-time in research and may teach only one course per fiscal year. Applications for study in any discipline represented at the University are welcome. The Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages candidates to apply.

The stipend is $42,000 per calendar year. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel. Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2015 and no earlier than July 1, 2011 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic scholars.

Interested applicants should apply online at http://research.unc.edu/red/postdoc.html. Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.htm. Questions may be directed to Program Manager Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu.

The application deadline is Saturday, November 15, 2014.


2014 10 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology, University of Washington

Click to Read Description. ASA Job Bank #10595.


2014 10 - ASA Policy on Job Announcements

All section chairs recently received this email from ASA. Please read:

Good afternoon, I hope this note finds you well. It’s recently come to my attention that some chairs have been posting jobs on the section listservs. While the association does encourage you to inform your members of opportunities in their field, we would like you to be aware of current policy regarding job listings:

Section listservs may include job announcements if they choose to do so, but only if the positions have been posted in the online ASA Job Bank. This is to ensure that all ASA members are given equal opportunity to review and apply for available positions that are known to the ASA, and to keep Section Listserv postings from negatively affecting the financial viability of the online Job Bank which all ASA members support with their dues.

Exceptions may be made occasionally for available positions that do not specifically require a PhD (or other degree) in sociology or closely related discipline or that would not otherwise be expected to be advertised in the ASA Job Bank.

Section listserv managers are responsible for implementing this policy. It is recommended that they require persons submitting job announcements for the listserv to provide the ASA Job Bank IDs (easily available athttp://asa.enoah.com/Job-Bank-Information or by emailing jobbank@asanet.org) or a specific reason why the particular announcement is an exception.

Note that all employers posting a position in the ASA Job Bank are given the opportunity to request information on that position be submitted to up to two section listservs.

Unfortunately, this means that I will no longer be able to send job listings that are not also listed in the ASA job bank. When you send me a job listing, please include the ASA job bank number or an explanation about why you feel the listing is exempt from this policy. I am sorry for this undue burden.

Best, Shannon


2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Sociology, American University

The Department of Sociology, College of Arts & Sciences, at American University (Washington, D.C.), invites applications for a tenure line appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2015.

The department seeks candidates with expertise in health, urban sociology, immigration and globalization or social inequality and with ability and interest to teach sociological theory. Responsibilities will include active scholarship in the area(s) of specialization and teaching two courses per semester, including theory and at least one graduate course each academic year. Preference will be given to candidates with the potential to contribute to the Department and University’s growing emphasis on externally funded research.

Please send application materials (curriculum vitae, letter describing research and teaching interests and experiences, statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, (p)reprints, and at least three letters of reference).   Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/25808.  Review of applications will begin by October 6, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit www.american.edu.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.


2014 09 - Predoctoral Fellowship – Columbia University

The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health will offer a Predoctoral Fellowship in Gender, Sexuality and Health to a PhD applicant entering in the fall of 2015.

This fellowship is funded by a training grant award from the National Institute of Child Health and Development, Population Dynamics Branch.  Fellowships cover tuition and stipend and include monies for professional meeting travel and academic supplies.  Funding is guaranteed up to five years (although students will be encouraged to seek outside funding for their dissertation research). 

Applicants must apply to and be accepted by the Department of Sociomedical Sciences before a training fellowship can be offered.

For further information about the fellowship program, contact: Peter A. Messeri, PhD |  Professor

Department of Sociomedical Sciences | pam9@columbia.edu

or Andrea Constancio | Academic Program Coordinator |Department of Sociomedical Sciences | 212-342-0287 | ac995@columbia.edu

Further information about the GSH fellowship may be found on our website: http://www.mailman.columbia.edu/academic-departments/sociomedical-sciences/academic-programs/doctoral-program/predoctoral-fellowship

For Application materials: http://publichealth.columbia.edu/degree-programs/drph-and-phd/sociomedical-sciences-phd

Prospective applicants may also wish to consult the Columbia University websites of the disciplinary departments in which they are primarily interested.

2014 09 - Job Opening – Congressional Research Office

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is seeking expressions of interest for a short-term opportunity using contract mechanisms (up to one year, beginning as early as October 1) to serve as an Immigration Analyst.  The ideal candidate is an experienced policy analyst who has a breadth of knowledge in a range of immigration subjects, including asylum, comprehensive immigration reform options, diversity visas, employment-based immigration (permanent & temporary high-skilled workers), grounds of inadmissibility & exclusion, noncitizen eligibility for public assistance, nonimmigrant visa overstays, numerical limits and visa backlogs, point systems for selecting immigrants, Temporary Protect Status & other forms of blanket relief from removal, and visa issuance & security policy.

The position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. The individual should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research in the social sciences. Strong analytic writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience are required.

Please send expressions of interest and your resume to Laura Shrestha at lshrestha@crs.loc.gov.  No phone calls please.     


2014 09 - Job Opening – Departments of Geography and Sociology/Anthropology, Ohio University

The Ohio University Departments of Geography and Sociology/Anthropology invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rural Development, with specialization in the areas of poverty and/or inequality and related expertise in community, development, or environmental sustainability, beginning in fall of 2015. A focus on the Appalachian region is strongly preferred, though we will welcome applications from candidates whose research focuses on other rural geographic areas within the U.S. Methodological expertise may include qualitative, quantitative, or spatial analytical methods. The successful candidate should conduct research that is theoretically innovative and empirically grounded, and be committed to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This position will contribute to the new interdisciplinary curriculum theme on Wealth and Poverty in the College of Arts and Sciences. Interested applicants can learn more about the Wealth and Poverty theme here: www.ohio.edu/cas/undergrad/themes/wealth-poverty/index.cfm.  The position will be housed in either the Department of Geography or Sociology/Anthropology depending on the successful applicant’s discipline. A Rural Development position with tenure home in the Department of Geography would complement Geography’s Urban Planning and Sustainability major, providing a comprehensive applied focus to existing theoretical strengths and make a meaningful regional contribution to Geography’s Globalization and Development major. The Rural Development position with tenure home in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology would complement Sociology’s strengths in social inequality and social change as well as race/class/gender and would contribute to Sociology’s historical strength in Appalachian scholarship.

The successful candidate will teach a rotation of graduate and undergraduate courses focused on Appalachia, community, development, inequality, rural studies, and social change. Working with other faculty members involved in the theme, the successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer a service learning course and participate in teaching the new Capstone Seminar for the Wealth and Poverty theme.

Ohio University (www.ohio.edu)  is a four-year Research-Extensive public institution that serves approximately 20,000 students on a residential campus located in Athens, a quintessential college town situated in the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio seventy-five miles southeast of Columbus.

The Department of Geography (www.ohio.edu/geography/) has 15 full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty members, 170 undergraduate majors and 17 master’s students, and offers a range of degree programs including environmental geography, GISc, urban planning and sustainability, globalization and development, environmental pre-law, and meteorology. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology (www.ohio.edu/socanth) has 15 sociologists, 7 anthropologists, 450 undergraduate majors, 11 Sociology Masters students and offers undergraduate majors in sociology, sociology criminology, and sociology pre-law. Both departments are home to many award-winning teachers, noted researchers, and enjoy excellent teaching, research, IT, and administrative support for their activities. Sociology and Geography faculty are active in interdisciplinary programs across the university including International Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Environmental Studies.

Please complete the online application and attach required documents including: cover letter, CV, publications or other samples of scholarly writing (upload as “Other” document type), research statement, and statement of teaching philosophy. Actual or proposed course syllabi and recent teaching evaluations (also uploaded as “Other” document type) are optional. Applicants must provide contact information for three references who will receive an auto-generated email invitation with unique link to upload their recommendation.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Geography or Sociology by time of appointment. This position provides a competitive salary plus excellent benefits including educational benefits for employee and eligible dependents. Position will remain open until filled; for full consideration please apply by October 27, 2014. For details and to apply, go to http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/11029.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment, and is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. The university offers Domestic Partner Benefits to domestic partners and their children, as a matter of equity and fairness. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Stephen J. Scanlan | Email: scanlans@ohio.edu | Phone: (740) 593-1384 | Fax: (740) 593-1365

Address:  Department of Sociology and Anthropology | Bentley Annex 162 |  1 Ohio University |   Athens OH, 45701-2979


2014 09 - Job Opening – Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

The Department of Demography at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. The position is not restricted by subfield and applicants with interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position’s duties include: academic research and publications, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and administrative service. The department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

At the time of application, candidates must have completed all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation. We welcome degrees in demography as well as related fields, including but not limited to sociology, statistics, history, economics, and population biology. The PhD or equivalent is required within one year of employment. Those holding the current rank of assistant professor are also encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by October 31, 2014.

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) before they submit their letters.

Please direct all questions to David Murphy: dmurphy@berkeley.edu. More information about how to apply here: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00530


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2014 02 - Employment Opportunity at Penn State

The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education, College of Agricultural Sciences, seeks applicants with expertise in spatial data methods to fill a tenure track appointment at the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position is co-funded with Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) and Population Research Institute (PRI). This is a 9-month, full-time appointment with half-time administrative responsibilities as Director of Penn State’s Geographic Information Analysis (GIA) Core, and half-time research, teaching, and service responsibilities in Rural Sociology. The formal appointment will be 20% service/administration, 65% research, and 15% teaching.  Supplemental salary will be made available to support administrative responsibilities during the summer months. As Assistant/Associate Professor of Rural Sociology, the incumbent would be expected to pursue a nationally recognized and externally funded research program that draws on expertise in spatial data gathering, management, analysis, and modeling to explore social scientific problems, teach one course per year, and advise graduate and undergraduate students. While research foci are open, preferred candidates will contribute to one or more of the signature themes of the Rural Sociology program – agriculture and food systems; natural resources and environment; community and international development; rural social demography. Specific course offerings are negotiable but will ideally draw on the incumbent’s substantive interests and methodological expertise to fill needs within the Rural Sociology and Demography graduate programs, and the Community, Environment and Development undergraduate program. As Director of the GIA Core, the incumbent would be expected to provide administrative and scientific oversight of Core activities, to assist in the Core’s research activities when necessary, and to help build the intellectual capacity in GIS and spatial methods in the social sciences at Penn State. Activities will include, but not be limited to, increasing the disciplinary breadth of Core activities by networking with relevant units on campus; leading and contributing to the development of research grant proposals that incorporate geospatial data and spatial methods in addressing complex social problems; leading and contributing to research papers and publications; and developing new methods and/or instructional resources for advanced spatial analysis.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in rural sociology, sociology, demography, or related field.

SALARY: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. An attractive benefits and start-up package is available.

APPLICATION: Applicants will need to submit a letter of application, c.v., names and contact information for three professional references, a sample of professional writing, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), to:

Prof Leif Jensen, Chair

Search Advisory Committee

Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education

The Pennsylvania State University

106 Armsby Building

University Park, PA  16802

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. For information on the department and its programs, see: http://www.aese.psu.edu/  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

2014-02 - 2014 02 - Job Opening at Penn State

Social Science Data Curation Fellow: http://www.pop.psu.edu/news/2014/job-opening-at-psu/view


2013-12 - Postdoctoral Position at The University of Texas at Austin

1.) The Population Research Center (PRC) at The University of Texas at Austin will have one opening for NICHD-funded postdoctoral position starting September 1, 2014. This position is for one year, but is potentially renewable for a second year. 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 at UT. Most of the research is concentrated in four overlapping and reinforcing thematic areas: Health disparities, Educational Inequality & Opportunity, Partnership, Parenting, & Human Development, and Work and Stratification.

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 research associates. We strongly encourage potential applicants to contact research associates to discuss collective interests prior to submitting an application. In addition, postdocs are expected to regularly 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 be citizens, or Permanent Residents, of the United States at the time of appointment. Screening of applications will begin on January 27 and will continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of interest with information about research interests and plans, anticipated postdoctoral PRC faculty mentor, and future employment goals; CV; and examples of written work to training@prc.utexas.edu. 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 see our website: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/prc/ . For more information about this position, contact Dr. Gershoff, NICHD Postdoc Training Director: liz.gershoff@austin.utexas.edu

Additional contact, NICHD Program Coordinator: training@prc.utexas.edu

2013-12 - The University Of Texas At El Paso Quantitative Methodologist

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a social scientist as a strategic hire in the area of quantitative methodology at the rank of Associate Professor (higher rank considered). A scholar capable of catalyzing funded collaborative research on campus is desired. Potential substantive research areas could include health and well-being, environment, social networks, borders, migration, Latinas/os, work/poverty/economic development, human security, and human rights. Quantitative methods of particular interest are (a) demography, (b) network analysis, (c) multilevel or hierarchical linear modeling, (d) structural equation modeling, (e) event history or longitudinal analysis, and/or (f) systems dynamic modeling. The candidate must have demonstrated success in publication and external funding and will be appointed in the appropriate academic department. Responsibilities also include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO:  The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP ’s nearly $80 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation, and its more than $40 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2013, UTEP was ranked #7 in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual “College Guide and Rankings.”  UTEP enrolls more than 23,000 students – about 78 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.  UTEP offers 71 bachelor’s, 75 master’s, and 20 doctoral programs – with more in development. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.  

El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods; El Paso is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides it enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. It adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Social Sciences with demonstrated success in research (publication and funding), and experience teaching and mentoring students.  The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

APPOINTMENT DATE AND SALARY:  Anticipated appointment date is fall 2014.  Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with experience.  The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, sent to segrineski@utep.edu. Please submit as separate documents (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita with full and accurate citation of publications and funded research projects, (3) complete contact information for three references, and (4) one sample of scholarly work.

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sara Grineski, Associate Professor of Sociology and Search Committee Chair, at segrineski@utep.edu.


2013-11 - Minnesota Population Center – Graduate Student Training Program

In fall 2014, MPC will launch a new Graduate Training Program in Population Studies. Students admitted to a variety of University of Minnesota PhD programs can apply for a three-year fully-funded traineeship, which includes formal training in the theory, methods, and substance of interdisciplinary population research. MPC Trainees will gain hands-on experience as part of substantive and data infrastructure research projects in a vibrant and growing interdisciplinary population center. For more information, please go to https://www.pop.umn.edu/training/training-program or contact Training Director Rob Warren at warre046@umn.edu.

2013-11 - Minnesota Population Center - Jobs

The Minnesota Population Center has multiple job openings, including Research Fellows/Research Associates to work on the Terra Populus and Historical Census projects. To obtain more information and download position announcements, please visit our website at https://www.pop.umn.edu/about/employment-opportunities.

2013-11 - Penn State PRI – Postdoctoral Fellowship in Family Demography

The Population Research Institute (PRI) at The Pennsylvania State University anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in the NICHD-supported Family Demography and Individual Development training program, starting on or about August 15, 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in demography, sociology, family studies, or a related social science discipline by the starting date. A strong background in quantitative analysis of social science data is desirable. The training program is oriented toward a postdoctoral research apprenticeship in two areas: family demography, and life course development processes and outcomes. We seek trainees with either 1) training in demography who wish to broaden their disciplinary base by acquiring substantive expertise in individual development throughout the life course, or 2) a disciplinary background in individual development who seek to acquire the perspective, tools and techniques of demography. The interface of family demography and individual development science is an area of particular strength among Population Research Institute faculty associates. A postdoctoral fellow devotes most of his/her time to research collaborations with faculty mentors and independent research and research grant proposal writing, but may also audit selected courses to broaden disciplinary expertise. Fellowships are for one year, with possibility for a second year. The successful candidate must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Email letter of application along with 1) a three-four page statement describing a) research interests and career plan, b) planned research during the postdoctoral period, c) proposed postdoctoral faculty mentor(s) at Penn State, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) examples of written work, and 4) three separately sent letters of recommendation to: Angela Jordan (akj3@psu.edu). Penn State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. For more information about the Population Research Institute research and training programs see: http://www.pop.psu.edu or contact Dr. Valarie King (vking@psu.edu), Training Program Director.

2013-11 - Yale Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship for one or two years, to start in Fall 2014. CIQLE is one of four research centers in the Department of Sociology at Yale University. The center hosts a weekly seminar, thematic conferences, and regular methods workshops.  It also hosts senior and junior visiting scholars from the US and overseas. The core Sociology faculty fellows of the Center are Richard Breen, Lloyd Grieger, Vida Maralani, Andrew Papachristos, and Christopher Wildeman. Their research covers topics such as inequality, intergenerational mobility, gender inequalities, education, health inequality, incarceration, crime, and poverty and social welfare policy.  CIQLE members undertake international and comparative research as well as research focusing on the US. Applicants should be interested in quantitative empirical research on social inequality and expect to use 50% of their time for research collaboration with CIQLE faculty. Current stipends are approximately $39,264 per year plus benefits. Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment but not earlier than 2010. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vita, a 2 to 5 page description of your postdoctoral research plans, and a writing sample electronically to elisabeth.kennedy@yale.edu, and arrange for two confidential letters of reference to be sent to the same address. The deadline for applications is Dec. 31, 2013. For more information, see http://www.yale.edu/ciqle/ or contact richard.breen@yale.edu. Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and values diversity among its faculty, students and staff, and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities

2013-11 - Research Scientist/Research Associate at The Population Research Institute, Penn State

The Population Research Institute (PRI) and the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) at the Pennsylvania State University are seeking to hire a Research Scientist/Research Associate with expertise in the areas of GIS and spatial analysis. The person who holds this position is expected to help build the intellectual capacity in GIS and spatial methods in the social sciences at Penn State. This will include, but not be limited to, leading and contributing to the development of proposals that incorporate geospatial data and spatial methods in addressing complex social problems; leading and contributing to research papers and publications; and developing new methods and/or instructional resources for advanced spatial analysis. The individual will have opportunities to work on their own research as well as partner with existing research teams at Penn State.  As the research scientist will meet with faculty in many disciplines and encounter diverse types of data and methods, the applicant should have a PhD in a relevant field (sociology, geography, economics, etc.), and possess a broad array of skills in research methods with an emphasis on spatial statistics and GIS applications in the health and social sciences; experience in the area of network data and analysis would also be a plus. Interaction with faculty will also require excellent management, organizational, and oral & written communication skills. Experience and high levels of familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets is preferred. This is a fixed-term renewable appointment based at the University Park campus. Full Penn State benefits are included. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.  Applicants should email curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and names of three referees to Sherry Yocum, sly1@psu.edu. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

2013-11 - Public Health, Associate/Full Professor, Tenured, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU Global Institute of Public Health

NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health is seeking applications for a joint hire with the NYU Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH) at the rank of tenured Associate/Full Professor in Public Health.  The preferred start date for the appointment is September 1, 2014. Public Health faculty in the Department focus on social and behavioral determinants of population health over the life course with an emphasis on vulnerable populations and disparities at the local, national, and global levels.  Current faculty are expert in a variety of fields including infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, health policy, medicine, health services research, sociology, nutrition, and international health. The NYU Global Institute of Public Health (GIPH) draws from resources across NYU’s schools to deliver truly interdisciplinary public health education at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.  The Institute also supports cutting-edge and collaborative public health research around the world.  The GIPH builds on the global reach of NYU’s unique Global Network University; draws strength from the entrepreneurial spirit of NYU’s many talented faculty and students; and serves as a conduit for groundbreaking research and education.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to take a leadership role in NYU’s expanding public health enterprise, serve as a focal point between Steinhardt and the GIPH; teach courses and advise students in NYU’s BS/BA, MPH, and doctoral public health programs; and collaborate with other NYU researchers to establish independent, externally-funded research.  Teaching and administrative responsibilities will be divided between Steinhardt and the GIPH.  The successful candidate will receive an academic year base salary and will have the option of course buyouts and/or supplementing summer salary with external funds. 

Qualifications:  Candidates should have a strong record of scholarly achievement, peer-reviewed publications, extramural funding, and teaching experience.  A doctoral degree in public health or other relevant social science or policy-related discipline is required.  Individuals with expertise in chronic disease epidemiology and/or public health nutrition are of particular interest, but other areas of focus will be considered.  Though not required, special emphasis will also be placed on work with a global focus, including research on immigration and health and work with a policy focus.

Applications:  Please apply online with a cover letter discussing qualifications, up to three representative publications, and a CV to the link below.  References will be requested at a later date. www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51879

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. 

2013-11 - Center For Research on Race and Ethnicity In Society (Crres) Postdoctoral Fellowship Rsp

Indiana University, Bloomington is pleased to accept applications for two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars in a broad range of fields, including African American and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies (includes Native American Studies), Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Postdoctoral fellows are an important component of the intellectual life of CRRES. The CRRES fellowship program aims to create a legacy of qualified scholars who will be positioned to address the broad issue of race and ethnicity in the United States using a multidisciplinary lens. These fellowships are designed to nurture the academic careers of scholars by allowing them the opportunity to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers, CRRES fellows, and members of the faculty in host departments. We are looking for self-motivated and highly-organized individuals who can work independently and as members of a team. Appropriate areas of specialization include U.S. coverage of: (1) immigration, immigrant politics, and/or immigrant experiences; (2) race, ethnicity, and religion; (3) health disparities, health policy, and health economics; (4) racial attitudes; (5) minorities and social movements; and (6) social inequality. We welcome cross-national research as long as there is a comparison with U.S. groups, with a substantial focus on the American experience.

Terms of Agreement: Fellows are expected to pursue research activities associated with their primary area(s) of work, as demonstrated by conference presentations (including CRRES) and published works. Fellows will also teach two courses in their home departments in each year of their residency; are expected to participate in CRRES activities; and take part in their home departments’ colloquia and/or seminars. The positions are available for two years beginning August 1, 2014 through May 31, 2016, at a 10-month starting salary of $51,500. Each postdoctoral fellow will also receive $3,000/yr. in research support and Indiana University health benefits. Fellows are allocated office space (with basic office supplies), a computer, and printer.

Application Process:  We invite applications from qualified candidates who are at the beginning of their academic careers, having received the Ph.D. in 2012 or 2013 but who do not hold tenure-track academic positions. Candidates who do not hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2014 must supply a letter from the chair of their dissertation committee, confirming the proposed timeline for completion. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com. All applicants must file or deposit their dissertations no later than June 30, 2014. Candidates should be prepared to submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement (approximately 3000 words describing their dissertation project, work in progress, professional goals and plans for publication, and proposed major field[s] of teaching), and three letters of reference. If available, applicants may also submit materials demonstrating their aptitude as teachers. Incomplete dossiers will not be reviewed. Following review by the CRRES postdoctoral committee, strong applications will be circulated to relevant departments. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to: Pamela Braboy Jackson, Search Committee Chair, Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society, Indiana University - Schuessler Institute for Social Research 209, 1022 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 or pjackson@indiana.edu. Applications received by January 30, 2014 will receive full consideration. Information about the center can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~crres.


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