May 2011 Archives

MN Judicial Branch - Research Analyst II

The Fourth Judicial District, Minnesota Judicial Branch, inviites applications for a Research Analyst II position. BA with course work in statistics and/or research methods acceptable; MA or PhD preferred. For full details, visit Career Opportunities. Job #00704.
Deadline: Sun. June 12

ISER - Full Professor

The Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, United Kingdom, invites applications for a Full Professor position. ISER is international and multi-discipline, focusing on changing patterns of family formation and dissolution, intergenerational transmission, and demographics. For full details, visit: Reference: PR320. Apply on-line.
For questions, contact: Janice Webb at:;
phone: 01206-872645 / 874588 / 873521
Deadline: Sun. May 29

The Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), Washington, D.C., invites applications for Health Research Assistants to participate in research on how the health system is changing and the effects of these changes on cost, quality, access, and service delivery. Positions begin Summer and Fall 2011. BA degree and SPSS, SAS or STATA desired. Primarily qualitative, but some quantitative. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample and contact information for three references at:
Deadline: Position open until filled

UW-Stout - Teaching / Advising Position

The Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Stout, invites applications for a teaching position. Teach three sections of Introductory Sociology during Fall 2011; consult and advise students. Schedule flexibility and ride share from Twin Cities possible. Minimum requirement: MA in Sociology (ABD preferred). To apply, email CV, including contact information for three references
to: Prof. Richard Tyson, Chair, Social Science Department.

ASA Altruism, Morality, Solidarity - Graduate Students

Graduate students are invited to give a ten minute presentation of their work on altruism, morality, and solidarity, at the ASA Section-in-Formation Organizational Meeting, Tues. August 23, from 10:30 am-12:10 pm, ASA Meetings, Las Vegas. If interested, email title and one-paragraph statement to: Prof. Vincent Jeffries (CSU-Northridge)

Alumni News - Dean Kent Sandstrom

Prof. Kent Sandstrom (PhD, 1994; Head, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology, University of Northern Iowa) was recently hired to serve as the Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at North Dakota State University. He will begin his duties as Dean on Aug. 1, 2011. Congratulations, Dean Sandstrom!

Dissertation Fellowship - Tim Ortyl

Graduate student Tim Ortyl was awarded the Martin P. Levine Memorial Dissertation Fellowship Award, in the ASA Sexualities Section. Congratulations, Tim!

Social Forces - Prof. Jeylan Mortimer

Recent research by Profs. Jeylan Mortimer and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson (Washington State), based on the Youth Development Study data archive, is featured in the June 2011 issue of Social Forces. Their article, "Origins and Outcomes of Judgments about Work," reveals the continuing importance of work values for occupational outcomes despite turbulence in the "new economy" and change in the contemporary transition to adulthood.

Minneapolis Tornado - How You Can Help

MAY 26, 2011 Volume 41, Number 20

5/30 - Memorial Day, University Closed
6/10 - May Session ends
6/13 - Summer Term begins


Part-time intern position to conduct a qualitative research study of the results of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded projects in Hennepin County. Work locations will be at Hennepin County Government Center and organizations and agencies countywide. Mileage and parking costs reimbursed for meetings outside Hennepin County Government Center. For details, contact: Kelly Clausen, Research, Planning, and Development, Hennepin County; (612)596-9507. When applying, submit three writing samples, as principal author, of no more than two pages. Begins Fri. June 20.
Deadline: Thurs. May 26


Graduate Students Andy Halpern-Manners, Tim Ortyl, Dan Winchester, and Ryan Alaniz were awarded very competitive Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for the coming academic year. Congratulations all!