July 2011 Archives

July 29, 2011 Volume 41, Number 29

8/2 - McNair Scholars Poster Session, 2:00 pm, Mississippi Rm, Coffman Union
8/20-23 - ASA Meetings, Las Vegas

Dissertation Defense - Nicole MartinRogers

Nicole MartinRogers will defend her dissertation, "Individual, Family, and Community Factors that Predict Economic Self-Sufficiency: An Analysis of Minnesotans Who Receive Community Action Agency Services," Mon. Aug. 1, 8:00-10:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 8:00-8:30 am. Her advisor is Prof. Phyllis Moen. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Nicole, to be held 10:00 am, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. All current department members are welcome to attend.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton College, invites applications for two positions. Apply online.
1) Visiting appointment
Start Jan. 4, 2012. PhD required. Research areas: urban sociology, race and ethnicity, and/or social demography. Teach methods and social statistics. Posting number 00024
2) Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Start Sept. 1, 2012. Prefer: urban socilogy, race and ethnicity, and/or social demography. PhD/ABD by Dec. 2011. Posting number 00021
Deadlines: Thurs. Sept. 1. Positions open until filled.

Harvard University - Junior Faculty position

The Department of Sociology, Harvard University, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor position, to start Fall 2012. ASA Job Bank: Job ID 7332.
Deadline: Thurs. Sept. 15

Boston College - Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology and the International Studies Program, Boston College, invite applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in global sociology; prefer immigration, environmental sociology, gender, ethnography, religion, and social movements. Start Fall 2012. To apply, email one attached PDF document containing cover letter, CV, and two writing samples to: Prof. Sarah Babb, Chair, Department of Sociology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467. Three letters of reference should be emailed to same email address. Name references in cover letter.
Deadline: Thurs. Sept. 15. Position open until filled.

University of Wisconsin - Assistant Professors

The Department of Sociology and Archaeology, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions. One position starts Jan. or Aug. 2012; the second starts Aug. 2012. Open research areas. Apply online.
Deadline: Oct. 3. Position open until filled.

ARG - Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Alcohol Research Group is currently accepting applications for two Postdoctoral and two Predoctoral Fellowships, sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For questions, contact: Vicky Fagan, Administrative Coordinator, Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, 6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400, Emeryville, CA 94608; (510)597-3440
Deadline: Immediate

Great River Greening - Volunteers

Fall 2011 opportunities to volunteer with Great River Greening to restore MN native landscapes. Pre-registration required. For questions, contact: Mark Turbak, Volunteer Programs and Events Manager, (651)665-9500, ext. 11

July 22, 2011 Volume 41, Number 28

8/2 - McNair Poster Session
8/20-23 - ASA Meetings, Las Vegas

Successful Dissertation Defense - Xi Zhu

Xi Zhu successfully defended his dissertation, "Delineating Cognitive Maps in Teams: The Structure, Antecedents, and Consequences of Transactive Memory Systems," on July 18. His advisor is Prof. David Knoke. In Fall 2011, Xi will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Congratulations, Xi!

Charity Event - Operation Glass Slipper

Operation Glass Slipper, a Twin Cities non-profit, started by Emily Philipp (Student Worker, Sociology Front Office) and her mother, provides prom wear to girls. Enjoy the Summer Fundraiser, this Sun. July 24, 3:00-7:00 pm, Lucky's 13 Pub, 1800 American Blvd. West, Bloomington. $6 for all-you-can-eat pizza! Families welcome!

McNair Scholars - Poster Session

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program presents the Annual Poster Presentation and Reception for student participants and their faculty mentors, Tues. Aug. 2, 2:00-4:00 pm, Mississippi Room, Coffman Union. Sociology Department McNair summer scholars and their mentors:
Charissa Jones - Prof. Christopher Uggen
Cymone Full - Prof. Josh Page
Yodit Tesfaye - Prof. Elizabeth Boyle
Donald White - Prof. Michael Goldman
Sociology graduate student Jessica Molina serves as a McNair Program campus coordinator.

Tsinghua SEM - Tenure Track Positions

The School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, (Tsinghua SEM), Beijing, China, invites applications for faculty positions at all levels (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Full Professor) in economics and management. A recruiting team from Tsinghua SEM will attend the Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, Aug. 12-16, and arrange interviews with qualified candidates. To apply, send cover letter of application, CV, published or working papers, and three letters of references to: Dean Yingyi Qian. For further information contact: Ms. Wei Sun; (86-10)6277-1768
Deadline: Immediate

University of Mannheim - Full Professor

The School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, Germany, invites applications for a Full Professor position in Statistics and Social Research Methods, beginning at the earliest date possible. Participation in the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research and the Graduate School of Economic and Social Sciences (classes taught in English) expected. To apply, submit online four PDF-files: Cover Letter, CV, Certificates and Records, and the two most recent teaching evaluations (in a single file), addressed to: Prof. Dr. Berthold Rittberger, Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim, A5, 6, 68131 Mannheim, Germany.
Deadline: July 31

Powell Center - Women's Health Conference

The Deborah Powell Center for Women's Health announces a call for abstracts for the annual Women's Health Research Conference, A Focus on Perinatal, Maternal and Child Health, McNamara Alumni Center, Mon. Sept. 19. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kotaska, MD, Clinical Director Obstetrics, Stanton Territorial Hospital, Yellowknife, NT, Canada.
Abstract Deadline: Mon. Aug. 1

SSRC - Youth and Social Stability in Eurasia

The Eurasian Program, Social Science Research Council; and the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas-Austin, invite applications for a workshop, Youth and Social Stability in Eurasia, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. All travel costs, workshop meals, and accommodation for participants will be covered by the SSRC. Email application to the SSRC Eurasia Program.
Deadline: 5:00 p.m. EDT, Mon. Aug. 15

SRA - Biennial Meeting

The Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Vancouver Convention Centre, March 8-10, 2012, issues a call for submissions. Submission website: TBD
Deadline: 11:59 PM EDT Fri. Aug. 19

Virginia Tech - Gender Conference

The Women's and Gender Studies Program, Virginia Tech University, issues a call for proposals for biannual conference, Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames, April 26-28, 2012, Roanoke, Virginia. For questions, contact: Sharon Elber
Deadline: Thurs. Sept. 15

July 14, 2011 Volume 41, Number 27

8/20-23 - ASA Meetings, Las Vegas

Dissertation Defense - Xi Zhu

Xi Zhu will defend his dissertation, "Delineating Cognitive Maps in Teams: The Structure, Antecedents, and Consequences of Transactive Memory Systems," Mon. July 18, 8:00-10:00 am, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 8:00-8:30 am. His advisor is Prof. David Knoke. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Xi, to be held 10:00 am, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. All current department members are welcome to attend.

University of Michigan - Open Area Junior position

The Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, invites applications for an open area Junior position. To apply, email or mail cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, written work, research plans, statement of teaching experience. to: Chair, Personnel Committee, Department of Sociology, University of Michigan, 3001 LSA, 500 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382.
Deadline: Thurs. Sept. 1. Position open until filled.

Fresno Pacific University - Faculty position

The Sociology Department, Fresno Pacific University, invites applications for a full-time continuing status track faculty appointment.
Deadline: Open until filled.

ISA RC33 International Conference

Call for session proposals for International Conference on Social Science Methodology, Logic and Methodology in Sociology Committee (RC33), International Sociological Association, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, Mon. July 9-Fri. July 13, 2012. Hosted by Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research. Submit session proposal.
Deadline session proposal: Fri. July 29
Deadline paper submission: Sept. 2-Dec. 1
Registration opens: Dec. 19

Cornell University - Graduate Student Conference

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, From Meydan Tahrir to Wisconsin: Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship, hosted by Graduate Students, Department of Government, Cornell University, April 27-28, 2012. Email two-page CV and prospectus of 500-1000 words.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

July 8, 2011 Volume 41, Number 26

8/20-23 - ASA Meetings, Las Vegas

ASA Organizations Section - Prof. Erin Kelly

The American Sociological Association Section on Organizations, Occupations and Work announced that Prof. Erin Kelly was elected Section Chair-Elect. Congratulations, Prof. Kelly!

ASA Law Section - Prof. Kathleen Hull

The American Sociological Association Section on the Sociology of Law announced that Prof. Kathleen Hull was elected Section Secretary-Treasurer. Congratulations, Prof. Hull!

ASA Book Award - Prof. Teresa Gowan

The ASA Robert E. Park Book Award, given to the best book-length research monograph in community and urban sociology published in the past two years, was awarded to Prof. Teresa Gowan, for her book, Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco, University of Minnesota Press. Congratulations, Prof. Gowan!

UC-San Diego - Associate or Full Professor

The Education Studies Program, University of California-San Diego invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full level in Educational Leadership, starting Jan. or July 2012. PhD or EdD in Educational Leadership or related field. Application materials should be submitted in PDF format via UCSD AP On-Line RECRUIT. See position posting JP10-164 in RECRUIT.
Deadline: Mon. Aug. 1. Position open until filled.

Yale University - Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology, Yale University, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position, beginning July 1, 2012, in quantitative analyses of social stratification and inequality. To apply, submit cover letter, CV, brief writing sample, and three letters of recommendation at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/680; or mail to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Yale University, P.O. Box 208265, New Haven, CT 06520-8265.
Deadline: Thurs. Sept. 15

Tubman - Student Resource Counselors

The Harriet Tubman Center invites applications from students for Fall 2011 Resource Counseling positions. Students attend an orientation and training series and will then work directly with Tubman clients over via phone or in person. Minimum commitment of 150 hours total and at least four hours each week. To apply, contact: Katie Kernan; (612)870-2427

Memory and Data Banks Book

Call for abstracts for Part II of book proposal, on the role of memory in reflexivity (Part I) and memory in banked data. Email inquires and abstracts to: Noel Packard
Deadline: Ongoing

July 1, 2011 Volume 41, Number 25

7/4 - University Holiday - Independence Day

ASA Culture Section - Prof. Teresa Gowan

The American Sociological Association Culture Section announced that Prof. Teresa Gowan is a co-winner of the Mary Douglas Prize for Best Book, for her book, "Hobos, Hustlers and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco," University of Minnesota Press.
Congratulations, Prof. Gowan!

ASA Religion Section - Prof. Penny Edgell

The American Sociological Association Religion Section announced that Prof. Penny Edgell is Section Chair-Elect. Congratulations, Prof. Edgell!

Abt Associates - Data Collection

Abt Associates Inc. and the Hennepin County Research, Planning, and Development Department, invite applications from graduate students, in public health or the social sciences, to perform part-time, temporary data collection with teens in Hennepin County Schools. Day-long training session Mon. Aug. 15. Data collection evaluates impact of the Teen Outreach Program (TOP), a school-based youth development program in approximately 20 middle and high Hennepin County schools. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to: TOPdatacollectors@abtassoc.com
Note availability in application:
1) To work public school hours, Sept. 6-23
2) For Telephone interview before Mon. Aug. 1
Deadline: TODAY Fri. July 1