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MSS Volunteer Opportunities

Members of MSS may self-nominate for MSS committees by emailing the Executive office with your name, contact information and committee interest. Appointments will be finalized at the September 8-9 board meeting in Minneapolis. All appointments are made by the current MSS Board President, Phyllis Baker.

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Jobs / Academic Positions

The Department of Sociology at Furman University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure track professorship beginning Fall 2018. A Ph.D. in Sociology by time of appointment is preferred. Research and teaching specialization is open, although we are seeking an interpretive sociologist who primarily utilizes qualitative methodologies and who would teach a qualitative research methods course. We also seek a candidate that can significantly contribute to Furman’s strategic vision, the Furman Advantage, and its enhanced commitment to diversity and inclusion coupled with direct engagement with community partners. For more information on Furman’s recently launched, funded strategic vision, candidates are directed to information on the Furman Advantage at: http://thefurmanadvantage.com

Candidates should submit a CV, list of references, a cover letter and a teaching statement. The cover letter should address the following: (a) how their research incorporates and relies upon qualitative methods, (b) a record of past scholarly achievement and a clear plan for future research, (c) a willingness to incorporate undergraduates into their research, and (d) describe how their teaching, scholarship, mentoring and/or service will contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. The teaching statement should specifically explain the candidate’s: (a) general approach to teaching undergraduate students; (b) the ability and approach to teaching a qualitative methods courses, and (c) a list of mid- and upper-level courses other than the introduction to sociology that the candidate would like to teach, along with an explanation of how these courses would strengthen or supplement the department’s current offerings and curriculum. We strongly encourage candidates to familiarize themselves with our curriculum before submitting their application. For information about Furman University and its growing Sociology department, please see the web page at:

http://www2.furman.edu/academics/sociology/Pages/default.aspx.

Teaching load is five courses per year. The individual we seek is dedicated to excellent teaching in a liberal arts environment, welcomes opportunities to work with students as peers and partners in learning. Strong research credentials and a promising scholarly agenda are also essential. Application review will begin 15 October 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit our website at https://jobs.furman.edu/postings/6702. Those who have questions about the position are welcome to contact Kyle Longest at kyle.longest@furman.edu.

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through 10.15.2017

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The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice at Manchester University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Sociology. This is a tenure-track, full-time position.

Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate sociology courses (likely courses are Introduction to Sociology; Social Research Methods; Class, Status, and Power; Social Movements; Sexuality and Gender; Sociology of Religion; Cultural Anthropology), as well as other courses in sociology, social work, criminal justice, and/or the liberal arts Core, according to faculty interests or department and college needs.  The department seeks a person with a strong commitment to, and demonstrated excellence in, undergraduate teaching, and a clear interest in furthering Manchester University’s distinctive mission. Teaching load is 24 semester hours per year.

Ph.D. required, although ABD applicants (who are very near completion) will be considered. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to, and demonstrated excellence in, undergraduate teaching.

We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due by October 15, 2017. Review of applications will begin at that time and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online via ADP.  When submitting your application, please upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and evidence of effective teaching.  Please direct any questions to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

Find more information about this position here.

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The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a joint tenure-track Assistant Professor position with Sociology and Public Policy, to begin fall semester 2018. We seek an environmental sociologist who will have a tenure-track position and teaching responsibilities in both Sociology and Public Policy. Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to one or more of our existing departmental strengths in social movements, politics and organizations, health/medical, work, race, gender, global/comparative, or population and migration.  Strong research skills and the ability to obtain external funding are highly desirable. The university is home to a strong network of environmental researchers, and there are collaborative opportunities through the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and Environment.

Vanderbilt expects excellence in teaching and in research.  The Ph.D. is required by August 16, 2018. To apply, please submit 1) a letter describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; 4) available evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/43766 .

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact David Hess (david.hess@vanderbilt.edu), search committee chair, or Larry Isaac (larry.isaac@vanderbilt.edu), department chair, with any questions.

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through 10.15.2017

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The Department of Sociology at Vanderbilt University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor in the area of health and well-being to begin fall semester 2018. Strong quantitative skills, with an ability to teach graduate methods and statistics, and the capacity to bring in external funding are highly desirable.  Candidacy for this position will be strengthened if the applicant can also contribute to one or more of our existing departmental strengths in social movements, politics and organizations, work, race, gender, global/comparative, or population and migration.

Vanderbilt expects excellence in research and teaching. The Ph.D. is required by August 16, 2018. To apply, please submit 1) a letter describing your research/teaching interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; 4) available evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/43764 .

Applications will be reviewed starting October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  Please contact Andre Christie-Mizell (andre.christie-mizell@vanderbilt.edu), search committee chair, or Larry Isaac (larry.isaac@vanderbilt.edu), department chair, with any questions.

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through 10.15.2017

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The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology seeks applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Sociology, pending budget approval, to begin in August 2018.

Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment is required. Additional requirements include an active research agenda, evidence of quality teaching, ability to teach a variety of classes in the program, effective communication skills, and willingness to work collaboratively. While the area of specialization is open, preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated use of qualitative methods.

Applications received by Sept. 29, 2017, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Kristin Mack, search chair, at Kristin.Mack@uni.edu or 319-273-7630. Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; pre-employment background checks required.

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through 10.15.2017

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The San Diego State University Department of Sociology is seeking applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociology of Crime/Criminology to begin the fall semester of 2018. A Ph.D. in Sociology or Criminology is required, as is evidence of published research and a defined research agenda for the future. A demonstrated potential to attract funding is also valued. Particular areas of interest are social control, criminal networks and community-based corrections. A focus on the dynamic roles of race/ethnicity is especially valued. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of sociology of crime, criminological theory, criminal organizations and other courses that the candidate might develop to enhance the department’s curriculum.  The successful candidate will also be expected to lead the Department’s effort to collaborate and bridge teaching and research interests that are shared by other academic units such as the Criminal Justice Program and the Department of Political Science.  

A Ph.D. should be in-hand at the start of the appointment. The deadline for submission of applications is October 23, 2017.

Interested candidates should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/43159.

Learn more about this opportunity here.

 -posted through 10.14.2017

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Roanoke College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in sociology beginning in August 2018.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience and interest in teaching social theory and qualitative research methods.  Substantive areas include medical sociology and global health, aging or applied sociology.  Applicants should have or be near completion of their Ph.D. and must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Teaching responsibilities are divided between introductory level and upper-level courses and include participation in the college’s general education program. The teaching load is 6 courses per year with a 7th course, that can be interdisciplinary and/or include international or domestic travel, every third year during the May term.  Research and professional development are expected and financially supported through travel funds and internal grants.

The department supports thriving B.A. programs in sociology and public health studies with concentrations in anthropology and crime, deviance, and social control. Roanoke College is a nationally ranked, residential, liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Candidates should submit electronic applications that include a cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to sarabia@roanoke.edu and addressed to Dr. Daniel Sarabia, Department Chair of Sociology. Review of applications begins December 1 and will continue until the position is filled. 

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The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR), University of Kansas, seeks a full-time Associate Researcher to conduct program evaluation and data management for small and large-scale initiatives. CPPR specializes in research and evaluation, data science projects, and social innovation work that supports our mission to optimize the well-being of children, youth, and families. CPPR primarily pursues its mission by assisting partners, including state-level and community based organizations, in their work to secure funding, bring key stakeholders to the table, orchestrate large-scale data efforts, and conduct research, cost analysis, and evaluation. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The person in this position will promote healthy, happy, thriving communities by conducting evaluations of new or existing programs and providing coaching and technical assistance around research and evaluation. The successful applicant should have prior experience working with community stakeholders, collecting, managing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data, and sharing findings with partners outside of the academic community. The applicant should also be able to facilitate continuous quality improvement (CQI), actively troubleshoot problems that may arise, and quickly develop and implement solutions. This position is contingent upon funding.

To apply:    View full job description and apply online at http://employment.ku.edu/. Job Opening ID: #10150BR. Review of applications begins October 13, 2017.

Disclaimer:  The University of Kansas is an EO/AAE, full policy at http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

-posted through 10.20.2017

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The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR), University of Kansas, seeks a temporary full-time Research Project Coordinator to assist local communities in implementing a one-year collaborative intervention to assist teen and young adult parents increase parenting and life skills. CPPR specializes in research and evaluation, data science projects, and social innovation work that supports our mission to optimize the well-being of children, youth, and families. CPPR primarily pursues its mission by assisting partners, including state-level and community based organizations, in their work to secure funding, bring key stakeholders to the table, orchestrate large-scale data efforts, and conduct research, cost analysis, and evaluation. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The person in this position will promote healthy, happy, thriving communities by assisting them as they launch an intervention to assist young parents. Examples of duties include meeting with local partners to identify needs, scheduling meetings, and assisting with development of promotional materials. The successful applicant should have prior experience working with community stakeholders, facilitating meetings, and strengthening community relationships. The applicant should also be able to facilitate continuous quality improvement (CQI), actively troubleshoot problems that may arise, and quickly develop and implement solutions. Experience working on issues related to maternal and child health is helpful. 

Required qualifications:
1) Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Welfare, the social sciences or related field and one year of experience in a social service field or in field of study.
2) Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated through application materials.
3) Demonstrated work experience in building collaborations with external constituents based on previous work experience.
4) One year grant writing and grant preparation experience 

This position is anticipated to last through June 30, 2018 and is contingent upon funding. 

View full job description and apply online at https://employment.ku.edu/staff/10133BR

Review of applications begins October 12, 2017. 

The University of Kansas is an EO/AAE, full policy at http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

-posted through 10.12.2017

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Other Opportunities

Call for Papers is now issued for a special collection of articles for The Sociological Quarterly:

Divided Nations: Democracy in an Age of Populism

Articles accepted for this collection will be published in a series of special sections of The Sociological Quarterly.  Our aim is to publish the first of these in the Summer 2018 issue.  Each article should conform to the journal’s guidelines on length and style and will be peer reviewed. Shorter pieces, such as commentaries and responses to individual articles, will also be considered.  Topics articles might consider include:

  • Populism, Trump and the media
  • Post-industrial Societies and the ‘Left Behind’
  • Nationalism, Whiteness and the Politics of Protest
  • Class, Race and Brexit
  • Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives on Brexit and Trump

Each section, along with comments and responses, will be brought together in 2019 as a standalone, online special issue of The Sociological Quarterly

This is a rolling collection and as such submissions/proposals will be welcome throughout 2017 and early 2018. However, full submissions received by 1st of December 2017 will be considered for publication as part of the collection’s formal launch.

Any queries about this special collection should be directed to the guest editor, Alexander Smith: alexander.smith@warwick.ac.uk.

Learn more about the call here.

-posted through 12.1.2017

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Michigan Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017
Grand Valley State University, Pew Campus
October 27-28, 2017
 
For more information about this conference, visit the website http://www.michigansociology.org/annual-conference-2017.html. For more information about keynote speakers, click here.
 
-posted through 10.28.2017

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Call for Proposals: The 2018 Small Cities Conference at Ball State University brings together academics and policy makers to confront the issues facing vulnerable communities. The conference organizers seek proposals for papers and/or panels that examine the economic and social challenges facing vulnerable communities from a variety of perspectives. In particular, we welcome scholarship that considers the following:

  • Economic and policy dimensions of these problems
  • Social and cultural factors that help create resilient communities
  • Planning challenges facing these places
  • Capacity of local and state government to address the consequences of recent economic shocks
Proposal Requirements Proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels (three papers) are welcome. A proposal for a single paper should be no more than one page and should outline the substance of the planned paper and its relevance to the conference theme. Panel proposals should be no more than four pages and include an outline of the substance of each paper as well as an explanation of their relevance to the conference theme. Papers will circulate among conference participants in advance. Please also include a brief vita for each proposed presenter (maximum two pages). Proposals & inquiries should be directed to: Dagney Faulk, dgfaulk@bsu.edu Proposal deadline: November 1, 2017 (Notice of acceptance by November 30, 2017) Completed paper submissions deadline: March 30, 2018
-posted through 11.1.2017
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