Jobs/Opportunities

FREE listings for jobs and opportunities of interest to sociologists.

  1. Please send description, as a Word document or pdf, by email to MSS Executive Office.
  2. In the subject line, please indicate “MSS Online Ad”.
  3. In the body of the email, please indicate ad start date and end date. If no date is provided, the ad will be posted as soon as possible and remain active for 3 months from posting.

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 Fall board meeting. All appointments are made by the current MSS Board President.

Members interested in nominating themselves or others for elected seats on the MSS Board of Directors(President, State Director, or At-Large Director) may contact the Executive office with your name, contact information and the nominee’s name and contact information. Nominations will be submitted to the Nominations and Elections committee for review. Please confirm the nominee’s interest prior to submitting names.

Jobs / Academic Positions

The Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Sociology.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice and sociology, with the possibility of other courses in the liberal arts Core, according to faculty interests and department and college needs. Additional responsibilities for the criminal justice program include developing the curriculum, coordinating practicums, assessing student learning, as well as recruiting and advising students. Teaching load is 24 semester hours per year.

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in criminology, criminal justice, sociology, or closely related field is required. The department seeks a person with a strong commitment to liberal arts education; demonstrated commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching; and a clear interest in furthering Manchester University’s distinctive mission.

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  We seek a candidate with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Applications are due by February 1, 2018. Review of applications will begin at that time and will continue until the position is filled. Apply online via ADP and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of effective teaching, professional references with full contact information. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator. 

-posted through February 1, 2018

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Sociology Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Organizational Sociology, continuing academic year appointment. Preferred focus in leadership and theory, preferably with methods and statistics knowledge. Teaching includes introductory and advanced sociology courses at both the undergraduate and Master’s level. Ph.D. required at time of employment, beginning August 2018.  Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period may be considered for a one-year term interim appointment at the rank of instructor. Salary is commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.

To apply, send letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three references:

Chair, Org. Sociology Search
Southern Illinois University
Dept. of Sociology, Box 1455
Edwardsville, IL  62026

Electronic submission encouraged: orgsoc2017@siue.edu

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through February 1, 2018

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The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Richmond (UR) invites applications for the position of Department Chair to begin during the summer 2018. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record as a teacher-scholar in either Sociology or Cultural Anthropology.

We seek an established scholar with an exceptional publication record who also thrives in teaching and mentoring in the context of an undergraduate environment. In addition, the successful candidate will possess the dedication, vision, and skills to lead a diverse department. Thus, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity throughout their career.  The candidate should have a Ph.D. in related fields, teaching and publication record commensurate with the rank of Full Professor at the University of Richmond, and administrative experience in higher education. Applications will be also accepted from Associate Professors who are prepared for promotion to Full Professor. The Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology reports to the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. The Chair will serve for a five-year term, renewable, with a specific review in the third year and other reviews consistent with Chair appointment in Arts & Sciences.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following: (1) a cover letter indicating interest and relevant professional and academic background, including leadership appropriate to the rank of full professor and experience working with diverse populations; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research, teaching, and leadership (interests and philosophy); (4) sample publications; (5) names and contact information of at least three references. Review of applications is rolling, until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Questions about the search should be addressed to Patrice Rankine, prankine@richmond.edu.

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through February 1, 2018

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The Sociology Department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Applied Sociology, continuing academic year appointment. Preferred focus in diversity, social justice, gender and/or immigration, preferably with methods and statistics knowledge. Teaching includes introductory and advanced sociology courses and our employment relations program that includes an internship final exit requirement. Ph.D. required at time of employment, beginning August 2018.  Persons who have not completed all degree requirements by the beginning of the contract period may be considered for a one-year term interim appointment at the rank of instructor. Salary is commensurate with credentials, qualifications, and experience.

To apply, send letter of application, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, three references:

Chair, Applied Sociology Search
Southern Illinois University
Dept. of Sociology, Box 1455
Edwardsville, IL  62026

Electronic submission encouraged: socapplied@siue.edu

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through February 1, 2018

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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. Recent PhDs in sociology, economics, population health sciences, epidemiology and public health are invited to apply for this fellowship.

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, 2018.

Details about this announcement can be found at www.ssc.wisc.edu/cdha/docs/Post-DocPositionCDHA09-01-2018.pdf.

 -posted through February 5, 2018

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The Baker University Department of History, Culture & Society invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sociology (tenure track) to begin August 2018. We are seeking a dynamic teacher/scholar who can teach a combination of the following: Criminal Justice, Law & Society, Race and Gender. Individuals with professional experience in criminal justice are especially encouraged to apply, although this is not a requirement for application. Candidates should be able to teach core courses in Sociology including Principles of Sociology and Social Research Methods, and contribute to the unique General Education program at Baker, called Quest. Applicants must be committed to teaching four courses a semester in a small college setting and dedicated to student-centered learning. The doctorate must be completed by date of appointment.

Applicants should send (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita, (3) statement of educational philosophy and pedagogical approach, (4) three reference letters, and (5) official transcripts to: Connie Deel, Director of Human Resources, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065 or electronically at employment@wildcate.bakerU.edu. Review of applications will begin February 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Baker University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, persons from diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, and persons from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Baker University, located 40 minutes west of Kansas City, was founded in 1858 as the first university in Kansas, and is respected throughout the region for its academically challenging liberal arts college. The College of Arts & Sciences, a residential campus, is a strong academic community dedicated to engaging students in the process of learning. US News and World Report and the Princeton Review consistently rank Baker University as a top school in the Midwest.

-posted through March 5, 2018

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The Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of South Dakota invites applications for a Lecturer in Sociology (nine - month, renewable) to begin August 20, 2018.

The candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Sociology each academic year and will have the opportunity to teach other courses in his/her areas of interest. Teaching online courses may be required.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in sociology is required. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach Race and Ethnic Minorities, Social Stratification, and/or History of Sociology.   

Candidates must submit application materials online at https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu. Application materials should include 1) a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching interests, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcripts, 4) contacts for three letters of recommendation, and 5) any supporting documents that the applicant may wish to provide (e.g. teaching evaluations, course syllabi, publi cations, etc.). Review of applications will begin January 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Salary is commensurate with experience. USD’s benefit package includes health, dental, and vision insurances as well as retirement contributions. Additional questions may be addressed to Matt Sayre, Chair, Anthropology and Sociology, 414 East Clark Street, 326 East Hall, Vermillion, SD 57069 (matthew.sayre@usd.edu).   

Learn more about this position here.

-posted through March 15, 2018

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Northern State University seeks one full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology with a start no later than January 2019. Our department seeks a PhD in Sociology (ABD with definite completion date will be considered) with a commitment to undergraduate education. The successful candidate will teach introduction to sociology, contribute to the department’s core curriculum (including research methods and social theory), and offer courses in their specialization.

Teach twelve credit hours per semester in both introductory and upper-level sociology courses. Assist the Sociology program in expanding our curriculum in interdisciplinary ways. Other expectations include research and scholarly activity, career advising, fostering connections with community organizations, mentoring undergraduate research, maintaining a strong campus presence, and supporting student recruitment and retention efforts.

Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of application addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references. For more information regarding this position and to apply, visit http://yourfuture.sdbor.eduClick on “Northern State University” in the Quick Search section.  The system will guide you through the electronic application form. If you have any questions related to the search, please contact Professor Erin Fouberg, Search Chair (erin.fouberg@northern.edu).

Learn more about this position here.

 -posted through April 1, 2018

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Department of Sociology, College of Natural and Social Sciences, California State University, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Race/Ethnicity, Department of Sociology
Starting Date: Fall, 2018 
Minimum Qualifications: 
1)    An earned PhD in Sociology or a closely-related discipline, from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/16/2018).
2)    Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level.
3)    Evidence of engaging in critical race theory and intersectionality with a focus on structural racism, power, and justice. 
4)    Ability to demonstrate commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students. 
5)    Evidence of academic scholarship in the area of race/ethnicity. Evidence includes any of the following: books, scholarly journal articles, chapters, or grant-based monographs. Accepted (and pending) publications are considered demonstrations of scholarship.
6)    Ability to engage broadly in the sociological discourse of the Department through teaching undergraduates and graduates and engaging in scholarship with other members of the Department, outside of the race/ethnicity subfield.

Details regarding salary, required documentation, application process and more can be found here.
 -posted through April 1, 2018
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Other Opportunities

Divided Nations: Democracy in an Age of Populism

A special collection of articles for The Sociological Quarterly 

Guest Editor: Dr Alexander Smith (Sociology, Universities of Warwick and Kansas) 

This collection of articles examines the factors that contributed to – as well as the aftermath and consequences of – the cultural, political and social upheavals that manifested as the two electoral convulsions of 2016: (1) the narrow victory for the Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on EU membership, held in June and pejoratively known as ‘Brexit’; and (2) the election of the Republican billionaire Donald Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the 45th President of the United States. 

Both electoral results had been politically unimaginable in the months beforehand and have been experienced, on both sides of the North Atlantic, as politically tumultuous.  Many in the media and the social sciences have characterised these two events as moments of crisis for liberal democracy, which some suggest has been found wanting in the face of a seemingly growing anti-immigrant, anti-globalisation populism. 

In a world of Brexit and Trump – that is, in a world where what was previously unthinkable politically has become possible and where a radical-yet-reactionary populist insurgency may now seem in the ascendant – liberal Western nations have been working through the cultural, economic and political shockwaves.  The consequences of this new age of politics – for citizens, institutions, democratic publics and their minorities throughout the West – are only just beginning to be understood, as are the political and social divisions that made these events possible.

How might Sociology – and the social sciences in general – explain, narrate and respond to these events?  Both theoretical and empirical contributions are welcomed, from all branches of qualitative and quantitative sociology and allied cognate disciplines, along with those that draw on interdisciplinary perspectives. 

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.

 -posted through February 1, 2018
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SPECIAL ISSUE ON RESISTANCE

Co-Editors: Tola Olu Pearce and Richard M. Hessler, University of Missouri

Resistance challenges the power of some to impose their will upon others. This is a call for papers on the topic for a special issue of the International Journal of Conflict and Reconciliation (IJCR). The journal is sponsored by the Peace Studies Program of the University of Missouri, Columbia, under the auspices of the College of Arts and Science.  Papers on any aspect of the topic are welcome, as resistance is ubiquitous and exists at all levels of society including the household, community, national and international levels. It occurs at the state level and among non-state actors. It exists among the powerful and less powerful alike, is exhibited by those who attempt to hinder change and as well as by those seeking change. Of particular interest are articles that advance theoretical discourses on resistance, as well as in research-based material. A focus on gender, age, race, sexuality, and disabilities would be appreciated, but article contents need not be limited to these.  IJCR is a peer reviewed interdisciplinary online journal. The ISSN is 2157-0620. Manuscript guidelines can be located at the website: http://conflictjournal.squarespace.com.  The issue is slated for publication in the fall of 2018. Deadline for paper submission is March 31st 2018.  Send papers to Tola Olu Pearce at pearcei@missouri.edu.

-posted through March 31, 2018
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The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University and the Latino Center for Leadership Development are excited to share a call for proposals for research grants for up to $10,000 for scholarly research projects that have policy implications for the Latina/o population. Faculty with doctoral degrees and students enrolled in doctoral programs at higher education institutions, as well as individuals with doctoral degrees with positions in national and local research-based and public policy institutions and/or organizations are welcome to apply. Applicants may be from any academic discipline. Please see this Tower Center website for more information and for the application link. 

We have shared the call for proposals with you because you are affiliated with a professional organization or network that we are targeting for outreach. We encourage you to share this call widely with your networks (through email listservs and other social media), as we seek to fund a diverse set of proposals. The applications are due online 4/15 here. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Danielle Lemi (dlemi@latinocld.com) or Dr. Jennifer Cook (jcook@latinocld.com).

 -posted through April 15, 2018
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CALL FOR PAPERS: The Editors of European Review of Applied Sociology invite authors to contribute with articles to issue no. 15/2017. Manuscripts are expected to be submitted at eras.editor@gmail.com. For guidelines on manuscript preparation, please visit the Author Guidelines.

European Review of Applied Sociology is a double-blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes scientific articles, research reports, teaching notes, essays and book reviews. The Journal consistently covers an array of subject areas including social change and social structures, globalization, social networks, communication, law and politics, labor market, migration, aging, social work, community research, family, social statistics and other topics from applied sociology.
Contact:
 
-posted through December 31, 2017

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The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems is pleased to host the Joint Annual Meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society, June 13 to 16, 2018.

The conference theme, The Agroecological Prospect: The Politics of Integrating Values, Food, and Farming, is an invitation to engage with the political and governance issues that arise in agricultural and food systems.

Giving voice to these issues is fundamental to resolving them, so that we may better function in harmony with natural systems – while ensuring economic viability, food security, and the sovereignty of all people.

Abstracts due February 15, 2018 at https://afhv2018.wiscweb.wisc.edu 

Sponsored by: The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, The Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society, The Association for the Study of Food and Society, and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin 

-posted through February 15, 2018

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