May 21, 2015 Vol. 45, No. 19

5/22 - MPC Seminar
6/2 - PhD Defense - Wenjie Liao
6/2 - PhD Defense - Wen Fan

MPC Seminar

Prof. Michael Hout (Sociology, NYU) presents "The New GSS Prestige Study: Main Findings and Implications for Studying the Past," Fri. May 22, 12:15 pm, MPC Seminar Room, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Wenjie Liao

Wenjie Liao will defense her dissertation, "Remembering the Faces of Law: Collective Memories and Legal Consciousness in Traditional China," on Tues. June 2, 915 Soc Sci. The public portion of the defense will be 8:30-9:00 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Joachim Savelsberg. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Wenjie, to be held at 10:30 am, 915 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Dissertation Defense - Wen Fan

Wen Fan will defense her dissertation, "Children of the Chinese Cultural Revolution: Disrupted Education, Send-Down Experiences, and Midlife Health," on Tues. June 2, 715 Soc Sci. The public portion of the defense will be 11:00-11:30 am. Her Advisors are Prof. Phyllis Moen. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Wen, to be held at 1:00 pm, 715 Soc Sci. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Successful Defense - Vania Brightman Cox

Vania Brightman Cox successfully defended her dissertation, "An Ethnograhic Discourse Analysis of Anti-Trafficking Activism," on May 18. Her Advisors are Profs. Teresa Gowan and Elizabeth Boyle. Congratulations, Dr. Brightman Cox!

In the News - Prof. Abdi

Cawo Abdi was feactured in a Star Tribune article, "Minnesota Somalis See Chance to Lead Fight Against Female Genital Cutting."

FL Atlantic - Instructors

1. Instructor. Nine-month position, with benefits. Continue indefinitely. Davie campus. Job number 981673. Contact: Chair Lynn Appleton, Sociology, Florida Atlantic University.
Deadline: Review starts May 30. Accepted until July 30 or until position filled.
2. Two Visiting Instructors. Nine month positions (Aug. 2015-May 2016). Not expected to continue. Davie and Boca Raton campuses. To apply, email cover letter (include contact info for three references), CV, transcript, teaching portfolio to Chair Lynn Appleton, Sociology Department, Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33341.
Deadline: Immediate. Open until position filled.

Warwick, UK - Assistant or Associate

The Sociology Department, University of Warwick-Coventry, UK, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Quantitative Methods. NOTE: Only one appointment will be made, either at the Assistant or Associate level. Open research areas. For questions, Email: Prof. Tak Wing Chan.
1. Assistant
2. Associate
Deadline: 18th June 2015

Purdue - Department Head

The Department of Sociology, Purdue University, invites applications for Department Head. Begin July 1, 2016, for initial period of 5 years, then renewable. PhD in Sociology and record appropriate for Full Professor with tenure. Open research areas. To apply, email as one PDF, cover letter, CV, and statement on administration and departmental leadership, to: R. Douglas Hurt, Chair, Head Search, Advisory Committee, Department of Sociology, Purdue University, 700 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907. Contact information for references requested from finalists.
Deadline: October 2. Open until position filled.

Max Weber, Germany - Lecturer

The Max Weber Institute for Sociology, Heidelberg University, Germany, invites applications for a postdoctoral lecturer in macrosociology (civil society; indicator research). Start Oct. 1. To apply, email cover letter, CV, transcripts, and contact for 3-5 references to: Professor Dr. Helmut Anheier, Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology Heidelberg University, Bergheimer Strasse 58, 69115 Heidelberg, Germany.
Deadline: June 1

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