Assistant Professor position — UT-Austin

The Department of Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level
to begin Fall 2015. Area of specialization is open, but the applicant will
be expected to contribute to one or more of the core strengths of the
department in social inequality, population studies, and global social
change. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research,
publication, and service to the department, college, and university.
Applicants should at a minimum have a PhD in hand or expected by August
2015, demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence, and have a clearly
defined research agenda.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a
description of current and planned research, current Curriculum Vitae,
writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee Chair,
Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin, via Review of applications will begin on October 15,
2014. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer. A background check
will be conducted on the successful candidates. Position funding is
pending budgetary approval.

Assistant Professor position — College at Brockport, State University of New York

The Department of Sociology at the College at Brockport, State University of New York invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position beginning fall 2015.  We seek an active scholar with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence. Ph.D. in Sociology is required, with primary teaching and research interests in globalization and/or immigration. ABDs may be considered, but those hired ABD must earn their doctoral degree within six months of being hired.  The successful candidate must be able to teach sociological theory. Secondary interests should ideally be in one or more of the following areas: work and organizations or politics and social change. Scholarship, professional development, student advising and mentoring, departmental and college service, and an ability to teach a diverse student population are expected.  Financial support for research and scholarship is available. For further details on the position and to apply, see the college’s official employment website:  For best consideration, applications should be received by October 20, 2014.  Brockport is a medium sized college located 20 minutes from Rochester, a vibrant intellectual and cultural center, situated between the scenic Finger Lakes region and Lake Ontario.  For more information about the department and the College, go to<>.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply (AA/EOE).

Visiting Assistant Professor, East Tennessee State University

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences at East Tennessee State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in sociology to begin January 9, 2015. This is a one-year position, renewable for up to three years, pending departmental needs. Substantive areas of training and research are open; the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in research methods, statistics, and data analysis using statistical software.

Candidates with a PhD in sociology and those close to PhD completion (ABD) are encouraged to apply. Evidence of ability to teach research methods and statistics at the undergraduate level is required. Preference will be given to candidates whose interests expand the current strengths of the department.

East Tennessee State University is part of the Tennessee Board of Regents system with over 14,000 students. The department offers undergraduate majors in sociology and anthropology and an M.A. in sociology. The university has a medical school, numerous Doctoral and Masters programs, and a commitment to high-quality, externally-funded research. The university is located in Johnson City, with a growing population of over 60,000, and is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. The university is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website, eJobs, at Applicants should fill out a faculty profile and submit a cover letter describing teaching experience and research agenda, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a Curriculum Vitae that includes contact information for references. In the eJobs system, you will be asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three references who will receive email prompts to provide recommendation letters. Human Resources cannot edit or add additional references once you have completed the application process. We recommend that you contact references before submitting their information to insure their willingness to complete the reference process, and that you double check all email addresses before submitting them (they cannot be corrected, once entered). If your references are unable or unwilling to use the electronic system to submit a letter of recommendation, you may advise them to send the letter directly to Dr. Martha Copp, Search Committee Chair, or to P.O. Box 70644, Johnson City, TN 37614-1702. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application open for Kroc Institute Visiting Research Fellowships 2015-16

The Kroc Institute is now accepting applications for 2015-2016 Visiting Research Fellowships.

We encourage you to share the following information with your colleagues on campus and elsewhere:

Visiting Research Fellowships

The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies is a leading center for research on strategies of sustainable peace and the causes of violent conflict.

The Kroc Institute invites scholars to apply for Visiting Research Fellowships for the 2015-2016 academic year (one or two semesters).

The Institute seeks scholars who will actively integrate their research with the following ongoing Kroc research initiatives:

 *   Gender, Peacebuilding & Post-Accord Transformation
 *   Diaspora Communities, Conflict & Peacebuilding
 *   Peace Studies (open)

Apply online at:

Job Opportunity — Department Head, Purdue University

Here is an opportunity for a senior faculty member who is looking for a challenge.  Although I am not on the search committee, I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have.  The short story is that Bert Useem is stepping down and we are looking outside for someone to take charge.



Job ID: 10296
Institution: Purdue University
Department: Dept of Sociology & Anthropology
Title: Department Head
Position/Rank: Academic Positions: Full Professor
Areas/Special Programs: Open

For additional information on this position (including how to apply), visit the ASA Job Bank at

Job Opportunity, Postdoc, University of Oxford—Michael Biggs

Hulme University Fund and John Fell OUP Research Funding Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sociology University of Oxford -Department of Sociology

Department of Sociology, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,837 p.a.

The Department of Sociology in association with Brasenose College is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship from 1 October 2014 on a full-time fixed-term contract for 3 years.

This post is designed to give a supported experience in a broad range of academic duties, encompassing research, teaching and organising academic initiatives. The fellowship aims to support a scholar of outstanding promise who has completed his or her doctorate and is developing a new academic project.

The role of the fellow will be to engage in research in one or more of the main research streams of the Department of Sociology including analysis of qualitative and/or quantitative data and development and testing of new theories and/or methods. The successful candidate will be expected to publish in highly-ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and present papers at conferences or public meetings. The fellowship will offer an opportunity to contribute a small amount of teaching and/or supervision to the department   s graduate teaching programmes. The Hulme Postdoctoral Fellow will be a member of the Senior Common Room at Brasenose College for the full duration of the fellowship and expected to contribute to the intellectual life of both the college and department.

Applicants will have completed a doctorate by the date of taking up the fellowship and be at an early stage of an academic career with a commitment to their own professional development and progression to an academic post.

This post will be based in the Department of Sociology, Manor Road Building, Oxford, OX1 3UQ.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, quoting reference 112018. To apply for this role and for further details, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 11 April 2014.

Job Opportunity, Associate Professor in Quantitative Political Sociology, Oxford University—Michael Biggs

I wanted to you know of this job opportunity, which would be suitable for someone in their early career (or perhaps even a doctoral student with exceptional publications).

The closing date is 6 March (British jobs are odd like this, odd at least from an American perspective).

Job Opportunity, Postdoc at Northwestern University—Brayden King

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University seeks a post-doctoral researcher interested in at least one of the following areas of scholarship: social movements, collective behavior, networks, and organizational theory.  We particularly encourage scholars to apply who have advanced quantitative training, programming skills, and familiarity with “big data” methods. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in sociology, communications, political science, or information sciences.

The post-doctoral position will allow the scholar to advance his or her own research agenda while also working on collaborative projects related to social media and activism.  The post-doctoral position will be managed by Brayden King and will be affiliated with the Management and Organizations department and NICO (Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems). The term of this position is negotiable.

To apply, please e-mail curriculum vitae along with a brief statement of how your research interests are related to this position to Juliana Steers ( with “MORS Post-Doctoral Position” as the subject. Arrange to have two letters of recommendation e-mailed to the same address.  Salary and research budget are competitive and includes full medical insurance. Applications are due March 2, 2014.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Job opportunity, University of Texas at El Paso





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:

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 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 .

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

Postdoc at Stanford

Stanford University, California, USA

Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Call for Applications: 2014-15

Deadline: January 6, 2014


The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.  Recent Ph.D.’s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply.

The postdoctoral scholars will focus on the Institute’s theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.”  While in residence at the Institute, postdoctoral scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  Postdoctoral scholar responsibilities will include writing articles for our research publication, Gender News, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.

The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral scholars will receive a stipend and benefits, set and adjusted in accordance with Stanford University rules, and must be in residence for four academic quarters, beginning August 1, 2014.

The Clayman Institute is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and fair and open competition.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online by January 6, 2014.  Instructions and detailed information are available on our website: