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

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

  2. Use of Adjunct and Part-time Faculty in Sociology

    This data brief examines the current use of part-time and adjunct faculty by graduate sociology departments. It also studies the employment status of “new” sociology doctoral degree holders to determine whether they are finding full-time positions in the current job market.

  3. On the Road to Recovery: Findings from the ASA 2012–2013 Job Bank Survey

    Based on positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank, this research brief describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2012, and presents survey results of the outcomes of searches to fill those positions. Highlights include an increase in the number of advertised jobs, surpassing their pre-Great Recession high.

  4. The Impact of Cross-Race Mentoring for “Ideal” and “Alternative” PhD Careers in Sociology

    This research brief examines minority career trajectories through a comparison of ASA Minority Fellowship Program fellows' characteristics with those of National Science Foundation Sociology Dissertation Improvement Awardees and a randomly selected control group.

  5. Positions Advertised in the ASA Job Bank, 2014

    This research report describes the types of jobs available to sociologists in 2014, based on positions advertised in the ASA Job Bank. It presents the results of searches to fill academic positions, and identifies areas of sociological specialization sought for advertised jobs.

  6. 2017 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology

    A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. 

  7. ASA Style Guide, 5th Edition

    The fifth edition of the ASA Style Guide is the authoritative reference for writing, submitting, editing, and copyediting manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications following ASA's unique format. This revised, expanded edition features guidelines for the most common situations encountered by authors and editors. New features include revisions to reference formatting and additional information on grammar. In addition, updated reference examples, including citing social media sources and journal articles posted online ahead of print, are included in this new edition.

  8. 2018 Guide to Graduate Departments of Sociology

    A best seller for many years, this invaluable reference has been published by the ASA since 1965 and provides comprehensive information for academic administrators, advisers, faculty, students, and a host of others seeking information on social science departments in the U.S., Canada, and abroad. 

  9. Trends in Academic Hiring Through 2015

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

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

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