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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 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 Anthropology at Utah State University (USU) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position in Sociology at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.  The appointment is expected to begin in August 2019.  

Position: We seek a candidate with strong theoretical and empirical skills whose research and teaching interests and expertise focus on the sociology of the environment and natural resources. The incumbent candidate will address environment and natural resource issues in ways that will complement current faculty expertise in our Environment & Community specialization area, and also contribute to at least one of our other areas of specialization (Social Inequality & Demography). The incumbent candidate will be expected to teach either undergraduate social theory and/or social statistics as well as undergraduate and graduate courses linked to their areas of expertise and to departmental needs.

Minimum Qualifications Assistant or Associate Professor Ranks:

1) A PhD in Sociology, Rural Sociology, or a functional equivalent as of the employment date

2) Demonstrated accomplishment and/or clear potential for success in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and extramural funding.

Applications should be submitted through the online application link: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must provide 1) a statement of interest that addresses the position criteria, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) three letters of reference, 4) a copy of the graduate transcript, 5) a sample of published or publishable work, 6) evidence of teaching performance and/or teaching philosophy, and 7) a diversity statement on how you approach difference and diversity in your work. Send questions to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Courtney Flint at [email protected].

A complete, printable posting can be found here.
-posted through October 1, 2018

Park University invites applications for a new faculty position in the social psychology program (rank of lecturer).  The Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology combines Psychology and Sociology courses to examine behavior at the individual and group levels. This is a full-time position beginning August 2018.

The successful candidate will be expected to: teach courses in the sociology offerings of the program; develop and maintain online courses; and engage in department assessment processes. This position requires proficiency in the online/ hybrid teaching environments.

Duties of the successful candidate include: recruiting and advising students; developing and monitoring curriculum and courses; coordinating textbooks; and participating in departmental assessment activities.

A doctoral degree in sociology is required by August 2018.  The Search Committee expects serious candidates to have experience in the following areas:

Teaching courses in sociology at the undergraduate level.

  • Teaching traditional age and adult learners.
  • Using Internet-enhanced delivery methods.
  • Course and program assessment.

In addition, required are strong oral and written communication skills, an excellent understanding of education principles and methodologies, leadership and organizational abilities, and a solid ability to deal with ambiguity in an academic environment.

Park University, a private, not-for-profit University, founded in 1875, offers academic programs at 40 campus centers nationwide and online. The main campus is located approximately 15 minutes north of downtown Kansas City on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, in Parkville, Missouri. Park University has an excellent benefits package including health and life insurance, retirement plan, and tuition paid undergraduate classes for employees and dependents. Park University is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Qualified applicants must upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, and three-to-five professional references of which one is a recent supervisor/mentor. 

To apply:

-posted through August 1, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Montana is seeking applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology (full time, non-tenure track) beginning in Fall Semester of 2018. The teaching load for this position will be three courses per semester.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach six courses over two semesters, including two sections of either Sociological Research Methods or Social Statistics and four courses in the area of Criminology (these courses will be negotiated based on the successful candidate’s interests and expertise). Course descriptions and further information about the department are available at

A Ph.D. in Sociology or a Ph.D. in Criminology is strongly preferred, but exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered.  Prior teaching experience is required.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work with diverse students and colleagues.


Application deadline is June 15, 2018. 

Upload the following materials: *Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly (all documents may be combined into one file for uploading).

  • Letter of intent
  • A current curriculum vita (CV)
  • A brief statement of teaching philosophy and teaching experience
  • Names and contact information from three (3) professional references able to attest to the candidate’s teaching abilities.

Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations at a later date. 

Department contact for recruitment:  Dr. Jackson Bunch, (406) 243-5863, [email protected]

Apply directly to:

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Employer
The University of Montana is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. 

Employment Eligibility

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment

In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations.

Job Location:     Missoula, MT, US.

Position Type: 1.0 time/ Regular

-posted through June 15, 2018

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (Hamilton Campus)

Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology

Miami University’s Hamilton Campus seeks a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor beginning fall 2018 to teach courses in Sociology within the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Courses to teach may include introductory sociology, sociology of gender, sexualities, sociology of families, and other courses in the curriculum or area of specialization; some service to the social science division, the Hamilton campus and/or in the community is also required.

The successful candidate is expected to advise students and engage in appropriate professional, institutional, or community service and may be required to teach on the Middletown or VOA Campus as well. Experience or willingness to teach online needed.

Required:  A PhD in Sociology by the start date is preferred; ABD required. Candidate must demonstrate strong teaching experience or potential.

Miami University Hamilton (MUH) is an open-admission, regional campus. It offers bachelor and associate degrees in the College of Liberal Arts and Applied Science as well as beginning coursework for most four-year degrees at Miami University.

Submit: Upload a letter of interest, vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness if available, and contact information for three letters of reference via

Review of applications will begin in May and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be directed at Sree Subedi ([email protected])

The University is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination and harassment. Miami University does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560.

Miami University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: Hard copy available upon request. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

 -posted through July 15, 2018

Associate or Full Professor – Demography/Population Studies



The University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level with interests in demography and population studies who can actively and innovatively advance the missions of the University, the Minnesota Population Center (MPC), and its affiliated colleges and academic units. This is an open-discipline/area search. The tenure home will be determined based on the candidate’s background/interests, in consultation with the appropriate colleges and academic units, and in accordance with University policy. One-half of teaching and service obligations will be fulfilled in MPC as part of the population studies program.

Housed in the University of Minnesota's Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation (ISRDI), the MPC is a hub for interdisciplinary population research. Its members include more than 100 faculty, research staff, and student affiliates from two dozen academic units across ten colleges in the University. Established in 2000 and funded by the National Institutes of Health, MPC cultivates innovative population research by providing a stimulating environment for interdisciplinary exchange, a vibrant and growing population training program, and generous research support services designed to develop and nurture promising areas of new population research. Research and training at the MPC are characterized by a focus on four core substantive areas: population health and health systems; population mobility and spatial demography; reproductive and sexual health; and work, family, and time. Affiliates of the MPC benefit from co-location with the renowned IPUMS data infrastructure projects, the University of Minnesota’s Life Course Center, and the Minnesota Research Data Center (which is part of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center Network).

The University of Minnesota provides equal access and opportunity without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. MPC and its affiliated units support the work-life balance of their faculty and staff, have a history of accommodating dual academic career couples, and encourage applications from women and members of under-represented groups. The University offers excellent and affordable health care and retirement benefits.


The successful candidate will: (1) have a PhD in a relevant academic discipline (2) continue and expand their own independent research initiatives, as well as seek out and develop new interdisciplinary collaborations, especially with early-career scholars; (3) have a strong record of obtaining external funding (e.g., from NIH, NSF, or other public and private sources) to support their independent and collaborative research initiatives; (4) be an exceptional mentor, advisor, and teacher to post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students in and outside of demography and population studies; (5) have a track record of working with diverse individuals, groups, and communities as defined by the University of Minnesota’s Office for Equity and Diversity; (6) have experience leading academic departments, research centers, and/or more targeted research and training programs and be willing to assume similar leadership roles within MPC. The ideal candidate will also be eager to exploit synergies with the IPUMS data projects and help to build MPC’s interdisciplinary graduate and postdoctoral training program.


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in April 2018 and continuing until the position is filled. The position is available beginning August 2018, but will remain open until it is filled. The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Please apply online via the University's Employment System at Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on "APPLY" and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach materials related to your candidacy, including 1) a cover letter describing your qualifications and noting your possible tenure home and 2) a curriculum vitae.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background verification. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

If you have any questions about the positions or the application process, or to request application materials in an alternate format, please contact MPC Director Rob Warren via e-mail at [email protected]

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Printable version of posting available here.

 -posted through August 31, 2018

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