September 2011 Archives

September 22, 2011 Volume 41, Number 37

9/22 - Sociology Workshop
9/22 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
9/27 - No Sociology Workshop - CLA Assembly
10/3 - Faculty Meeting
10/6 - Headliners: Prof. Phyllis Moen
10/13-14 Sociologists of MN: Prof. Penny Edgell

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Dan Cook (Sociology, Rutgers-Camden) presents "An Elusive Subject: The 'Child Consumer' and Recent Social History," TODAY Thurs. Sept. 22, 3:30 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Co-sponsored with Dept. of History. NOTE: Day, time, and location are different from usual weekly workshops.

CLA Assembly

Dean Jim Parente, College of Liberal Arts, will present the State of the College address at the CLA Assembly and Reception, Tues. 27 September, 4:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center. Reception to follow in the Humphrey Atrium.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Rob Warren and graduate student Jim Saliba present "School Non-Promotion Rates in the U.S.: Estimates by State, Year, and Demographic Group," Thurs. Sept. 29, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

The next Seminar will be held on Mon. Sept. 26, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Prof. Deborah Levison, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, "Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work," co-sponsored with the Life Course Center.

MPC Data Training Workshops

The Minnesota Population Center will offer 2011-12 Data Training Workshops that are are free but limited to 20 people - registration required. First workshop: IPUMS-USA (includes U.S. Census and American Community Survey, from 1850 to the present), Fri. Sept. 30, 12:00-1:30 pm, Wilson Library, Room S30C Computer Lab.

CCE Headliners - Prof. Phyllis Moen

"What's Next?: Debunking the Myths about Retirement in America," a Headliners event, College of Continuing Education, Thurs. Oct. 6, 7:00 pm, UMN Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus. Tickets: $15.00.

Sociologists of Minnesota - Prof. Penny Edgell

Prof. Penny Edgell is the Keynote Speaker at the annual conference, Religious Changes in a Volatile World, Oct. 13-14, Hindu Temple of Minnesota , Maple Grove, MN

Teaching Resource Center - New Additions

Graduate student Sinan Erensu added clips from HBO's The Wire to the Digital Content Library, and his descriptions of these clips are available in the Sociology Resources site. Instructors are encouraged to use The Wire collection in classes.

Flu Shots

The University offers free flu vaccination clinics. Online sign-up is now open for those who wish to schedule ahead of time. Walk-ins are also welcome at any of the clinics on a first-come, first-served basis.

Mixed Methods Interdisciplinary Graduate Group

All interested faculty and students are invited to participate in the MMIGG, an interdisciplinary group dedicated to exploring the integration of qualitative and quantitative methods. MMIIG will hold an informational meeting on Wed. Sept. 28, 3:30-5:00 pm, 4-150 Weaver-Densford Hall. RSVP to. Prof. Joe Gaugler, School of Nursing; (612)626-2485

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Lectures held in Room 385, Mondale Law School, 12:15-1:15 pm on Thursdays. Open to the public. RSVP to: Stephanie McCauley, (612) 625-9073. Thurs. Sept. 29: Profs. Robert Keohane (Princeton) and Kathryn Sikkink (UMN) on International Affairs.


IAS Thursdays at Four

Prof. Glenn Davis Stone, (Sociocultural Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Washington University) presents "Known Unknowns: The Problem with GMO Research," Thurs. Sept. 29, 4:00 pm, Institute for Advanced Study, 125 Nolte Library.

Biostatistics Graduate Program - Open House

The Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, will host an Open House, Fri. Oct. 7, 10:00 am-2:30 pm, Coffman Memorial Union, President's Room. Lunch and tour provided; parking paid for. Email RSVP to: Sally Olander, (612)625-9185.
RSVP Deadline: Tues. Oct. 4

University of Missouri - Two Assistants

The Department of Sociology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions specializing in:
1) Assistant 54032 - Demography. ID 5582
Specialization in urban or aging/gender/life course studies.
Deadline: Tues. Sept. 27
2) Assistant 53867 - Qualitative Methods. ID 5672
Deadline: Wed. Oct. 5
Apply online for both positions. For questions, contact: Prof. Deborah Smith, Director, Family Studies Program, 208 Haag Hall. 5120 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2499; (816)235-2529.


Wesleyan University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Wesleyan University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to start July 1, 2012, in economic sociology; or criminology, incarceration, law, and society. PhD required. Apply online. Posting number 8000289.
Deadline: Fri. Sept. 30

University of Texas-El Paso - Two Assistants

The Sociology and Anthropology Department, University of Texas-El Paso, invites applications for two Assistant Professors, to begin Fall 2012.ABDs will be considered but PhD required by Aug. 2012. Email cover letter; CV; three letters of recommendation; one sample of written work; and evidence of teaching proficiency.
1) Specializations: transnationalism, migration, labor, gender, community engagement and applied sociology. Email application to: Prof. Aurolyn Luykx, Search Committee Chair,
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas-El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968
2) Specializations: sociology of health, especially risks and risky behaviors, in conjunction with transnationalism, borders, and/or Latino/as. Email application to: Prof. Sara Grineski, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968
Deadlines for both positions: Sat. Oct. 1. Open until filled.

University of Georgia - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Georgia, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in social psychology, to begin Fall 2012. Email cover letter, CV, research statement, statement of teaching experience and interests, samples of written work, and three letters of recommendation to: Natasha Brown, Attn: Recruitment Committee. Direct questions to Chair of the Recruitment Committee: Prof. Dawn Robinson.
Deadline: Wed. Oct. 20. Open until filled

University of Texas-Austin - Associate / Full

The Sociology Department, University of Texas-Austin, in collaboration with the Population Research Center, invites applications for a tenured Associate or Full faculty position, to start Fall 2012. Open areas. To apply, email cover letter, CV, writing sample, and the names of three references to: Dr. Debra Umberson, PRC Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology.
Deadline: Fri. Oct. 21. Open until filled.

University of Memphis - Associate

The Department of Sociology, University of Memphis, invites applications for a tenure track ssociate Professor in at least one area: social inequality, comparative social change, institutions and organizations and deviance and social psychology. Start August 2012. Apply online. Posting number 0001121
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 31. Open until filled.

University of Pennsylvania - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the sociology of race. Apply online. Position number 0000271.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 31

University of Vermont - Assistant

The Department of Geography and the Environmental Studies Program, University of Vermont, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Ecology, to begin August 2012. Posting number 0040143. Primary regional specialty in Latin America/Caribbean or Africa. Apply online under Department of Geography 52160. Upload CV, cover letter, statement of teaching and research interests, and the contact information of three references. For questions, contact: Dr. Adrian Ivakhiv, Search Committee Chair.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 15. Open until filled.


Princeton - Faculty Visiting Fellowships

The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, invites applications for 2012-13 Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 7

Wisconsin Law School - Postdoc Fellowship

One-year fellowship for early-career scholars who work in law and society and who will be competing for university-level teaching jobs in the U.S. market. Apply online.
Deadline: Jan. 9, 2012

Faraday Institute - Grants Program

The Uses and Abuses of Biology Grants Program and Essay Competition, Faraday Institute, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University, invites applications.
Grants Deadline: Mon. Oct. 31

Rutgers Journal of Sociology

The Rutgers Journal of Sociology: Emerging Areas in Sociological Inquiry, invites submissions for its annual edition. Focus is on Knowledge in Contention.
Deadline extended for papers and abstracts: Sat. Oct 15

ISA Sociological Theory

Research Committee 16, International Sociological Association, invites nominations for the Best Junior Theorist Paper in Sociological Theory Award, awarded at the 2012 Mid-term conference, Trento, Italy, 28-29th June 2012. Award includes travel costs (up to a maximum of $750) to attend the conference. Must be younger than 35 years; paper must have been must be published or accepted for publication no more than three years prior to submission; authored by one or more author (non faculty). Maximum: 10,000 words. Winner(s) must be member(s) of both the ISA and RC16, and attend the mid-term conference to accept the award and present the paper. Email paper to ISA RC16; and to selection committee members: Giampaolo Baiocchi, Sang-Jin Han, and Giuseppe Sciortino.
Deadline: Wed. Nov. 30

ISA Children and Youth Special Issue

Research Committee 34, Sociology of Youth, International Sociological Association, invites papers for a Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (annual volume published by Emerald Publishing, UK) special issue, "Youth Engagement: The Civic- Political Lives of Children and Youth." Email papers (30 page max) to Sandi Nenga, SU Box 7421, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Avenue, Georgetown, TX 78626. Publication date: Spring 2013.
Deadline: Jan. 20, 2012

September 16, 2011 Volume 41, Number 36

9/19 - Grant-in-Aid Deadline
9/19 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm 1114 Soc Sci
9/22 - Sociology Workshop
9/22 - Inequality and Methods Workshop
9/27 - No Sociology Workshop - CLA Assembly
10/6 - Headliners: Prof. Phyllis Moen
10/13-14 Sociologists of MN: Prof. Penny Edgell

Faculty Meeting

The next faculty meeting will be held on Mon. Sept. 19, 2:30-4:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. Agenda forthcoming.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Dan Cook (Sociology, Rutgers-Camden) presents "An Elusive Subject: The 'Child Consumer' and Recent Social History," Thurs. Sept. 22, 3:30 pm, 1210 Heller Hall. Co-sponsored with Dept. of History.
NOTE: Day, time, and location are different from regular workshops.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Rob Warren and graduate student Jim Saliba present "School Non-Promotion Rates in the U.S.: Estimates by State, Year, and Demographic Group," Thurs. Sept. 22, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

The first Minnesota Population Center Seminar will be held on Mon. Sept. 19, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Prof. Sandra Hofferth, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland, "Tiger Mothers and Child Achievement: Do Activity Patterns Explain the Achievement of Children of Immigrants?"

CCE Headliners - Prof. Phyllis Moen

Prof. Phyllis Moen presents "What's Next?: Debunking the Myths about Retirement in America," a Headliners event, College of Continuing Education, Thurs. Oct. 6, 7:00 pm, UMN Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus. Tickets: $15.00.

Sociologists of Minnesota - Prof. Penny Edgell

Prof. Penny Edgell is the Keynote Speaker at the Sociologists of Minnesota annual conference, Religious Changes in a Volatile World, Oct. 13-14, Hindu Temple of Minnesota, Maple Grove, MN

Teaching Resource Center - New Additions

Graduate student Jim Saliba and student worker Emily Philipp consolidated media clip materials from previous TRC projects into a single repository on the department's new Sociology Resources website. The clips are categorized by theme, and clips that speak to multiple themes are listed under all relevant themes. For many clips the materials include descriptions and ideas on how to use the clip in the classroom. Unless otherwise noted, the clips themselves should be available from the Digital Content Library. As with all content on the Sociology Resources website, all department members are invited to contribute additional materials. For questions, contact Jim Saliba.

UROC - Open House

UMN Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center Community Day Open House, Tues. Sept.20, 12:00 Noon-6:00 pm, 2001 Plymouth Avenue North (at Penn Avenue), North Minneapolis. Additional parking will be available on the adjacent lot west of UROC. For questions, contact: Wokie Freeman, UROC Assistant Director of Operations and Programs, (612)626-8762; 626-8953

WestEd Data Collection - Graduate Student

Data collection position available for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded preliminary evaluation of a Minneapolis program, The Network for Better Futures, which provides services for homeless ex-prisoners and other at-risk populations. 10-20 hours per week through January 2012. Prior experience preferred. To apply, email CV for a phone interview with Dr. Anthony Petrosino, Senior Research Associate, WestEd, 200 Unicorn Park Drive, 4th Floor, Woburn, MA 01801 USA, (781)481-1117
Deadline: Tues. Sept. 27

Indiana University - Assistant

The Department of Criminal Justice. Indiana University-Bloomington, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Send cover letter, CV, teaching dossier, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Roger Levesque, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Criminal Justice, 1033 East 3rd Street, Sycamore Hall 302, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. For questions, contact Prof. Levesque.
Deadline: Fri. Oct. 7

North Carolina State University - Open Rank

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University-Raleigh, invites applications for an Open Rank tenure-track appointment to begin Fall 2012. Areas: global and/or environmental sociology and related subareas. PhD in Sociology by start date. Apply online. Reference number 00001021. Send three letters of reference to: Faculty Search Committee, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8107.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 10. Open until filled.

American University - Assistant and Associate

The Department of Sociology, American University, invites applications for two positions:
1) Tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 2012.
Specialization: demography and/or social geography, especially health. ABD by June 2012.
2) Tenure-track Associate Professor, to start August 2012.
In conjunction with the development of an area of concentration in health and the newly established Center on Health, Risk and Society. Specialization in the social dimensions of health and illness.
To apply for either position, send cover letter, CV, research and teaching experience; writing samples, teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 17. Open until filled.

University of South Florida - Assistant

The Department of Sociology and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (ISLAC), University of South Florida, invite applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2012. Position Number: 00013496. Research: Latin America and/or the Caribbean with specialties in one or more of the following substantive areas: Afro-descendants, race and ethnicity, gender, racial/ethnic stratification, poverty/inequality, immigration, social movements, labor, human rights, citizenship, and violence. PhD in Sociology at the time of appointment. Upload letter of interest, CV, three letters of reference, sample publication and/or manuscript and teaching portfolio.
Deadline: October 31. Open until filled.

University of Utah - Assistant

The College of Humanities and the College of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in sustainability studies. PhD required by Fall 2012. Upload letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation.
Deadline: Open until filled

SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship

The Social Science Research Council IDRF Program offers 9-12 months of support to graduate students in U.S. PhD programs, regardless of citizenship.
Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 3

ETA Research Paper Program - PhD and Postdoc

U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration invites applications for the 2011 ETA Research Paper Program. PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers. U.S. citizens, residents, or visa holders.
Extended Deadline: Sun. Sept. 18

Grant-in-Aid - Faculty

Fall 2011 competition for the Grant-in-Aid Program for fiscal year 2012, which supports faculty activities.
Deadlines:
1) Applications to Chair Christopher Uggen electronically - Mon. Sept. 19
2) Chair's recommendation to CLA and Office of the Vice President for Research - Thurs. Sept. 22

September 9, 2011 Volume 41, Number 35

9/9 - Robert Fox farewell
9/13 - Sociology Workshop

Farewell Party TODAY - Robert Fox

A farewell party to salute Robert Fox for his years of service and to wish him fruitful California dreamin', will be held TODAY Fri. Sept. 9, 3:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci. All are welcome.

Birth Announcement - June Msechu

Graduate student June Msechu and partner Malaki welcomed son Jayson James Ruranika, born Aug. 25, 7 pounds 15 ounces, 20 inches long. Congratulations, June and Malaki!

Sociology Workshop

The first Fall 2011 Sociology Workshop Series will be held on Tues. Sept. 13, 4:00-5:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci. Kelly Chermack and Profs. Erin Kelly, Phyllis Moen, and Samantha Ammons present "Experimentation and Enactment: A Comparative Case Study of Institutional Change."

Global Spotlight - Prof. Michael Goldman

Global Spotlight 2Tuesday Series, Are We Entering an Age of Urban Revolution?, presents Prof. Michael Goldman, "Rethinking the 'Miracles' of Shanghai and Bangalore in Light of the 'Uprisings' in Cairo and London," Tues. Sept. 13, 12:00-1:30 pm (Lunch served at Noon), Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, 101 University International Center, 331-17th Ave SE, East Bank Campus. All are welcome but RSVPs appreciated.

MPC Seminar

The first Minnesota Population Center Seminar will be held on Mon. Sept. 19, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Prof. Sandra Hofferth (Maryland Population Research Center, UMaryland), "Tiger
Mothers and Child Achievement: Do Activity Patterns Explain the Achievement of Children of Immigrants?"

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Dame Hazel Genn (University College London), a leading authority on civil justice, Thurs. Sept. 15

Immigration History Research Center - Brown Bag Roundtable

"The Politics of Famine and Displacement in the Horn of Africa," Mon. Sept. 19, 12:00-1:30 pm, 1183 Soc Sci.Moderator: Donna Gabaccia (IHRC Director); Prof. Abdi Samatar (Geography); and Prof, Paul Porter (Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences).Free and open to the public.

Global Spotlight - International Symposium

"Ongoing Dialogues in Memory and Human Rights: Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula," Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Maroon Room, Mcnamara Alumni Center, East Bank Campus. Free and open to the public.


School of Statistics

CLA faculty and graduate students can contact the Statistical Clinic for help with any quantitative research question. Professors may prefer to contact the director, Prof. Sanford Weisberg. Consulting is available during fall and spring semesters and during summer session by appointment. Consulting is done in Ford Hall.

VA Tech - Assistant Professor

The Women's and Gender Studies Program, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor at an advanced level. Posting number 0110871. Start Aug. 2012. Areas: Gender, Bodies and Technology. PhD in Women's and Gender Studies, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology. Upload cover letter, CV, statement of research and teaching interests, and sample of written work. Three letters of recommendation sent to: Women's and Gender Studies Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 560 McBryde Hall (0137), Blacksburg VA 24061.
Deadline: Fri. Oct. 14. Open until filled.

Texas A&M - Associate / Full

The Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor in the area of Racial and Ethnic Relations. to apply, submit letter describing research and teaching interests, CV, and examples of scholarly works. Address correspondence to: Mark Fossett, Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 77843-4351l; m-fossett@tamu.edu
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15. Open until filled.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy

Nine Postdoctoral Fellowships. Two years in residence at: Harvard, UC-Berkeley, or Michigan. Stipend: $89,000 per year, plus office space, staff support, a research budget, travel support, health insurance, and a moving allowance. U.S. citizens or permanent residency status. PhD in economics, political science, or sociology Jan. 1, 2007-July 16, 2012.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 12, 5:00 pm EDT

National Academy of Education/ Spencer Dissertation Fellowship

Twenty $25,000 fellowships. U.S, citizenship not necessary. Must be PhD candidate within the U.S.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 3

National Academy of Education / Spencer Postdoc Fellowship

$55,000 for one academic year of research, or $27,500 for each of two contiguous years, working half-time. Non U.S. citizens may apply. PhD or EdD between Jan. 1, 2005-Dec. 31, 2010.
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 4

IAS Faculty Fellows Program

The Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for 2012-13 fellowships.
Deadline: Fri. Oct. 21

International Institute for Asian Studies

Conference of the Asian Borderlands Research Network, Connections, Corridors, and Communities, Oct. 12-15 October 2012, Centre for Southwest Borderland Ethnic Minority Studies, Yunnan University (YU), Kunming, China.
Deadline for applications: Thurs. Dec. 1

September 2, 2011 Volume 41, Number 34

9/5 - Labor Day - University closed
9/6 - Fall 2011 semester begins
9/9 - Robert Fox farewell

Successful Defense - Elaine Hernandez

Elaine Hernandez successfully defended her dissertation, "The Unintended Consequences of Biomedical Advances," Fri. Aug. 26. Her Advisor is Prof. Rob Warren. In Fall 2011, Elaine will start a postdoctoral fellowship, in the Population Research Center, University of Texas-Austin. Congratulations, Elaine!

Farewell Party - Robert Fox

A farewell party to salute Robert Fox, Graduate Program Associate, for his years of service will be held on Fri. Sept. 9, 3:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci. All are welcome.

Inequality and Methods Workshop Series

Inequality and Methods Workshop Series, Thursdays, 4:00-5:15, 29 Willey Hall
Sept. 22 - first workshop
Rob Warren and Jim Saliba (Sociology)
"School Non-Promotion Rates in the United States: Estimates by State, Year, and Demographic Group"

Faculty Works in Progress

FWIP lectures will be held Thursdays, Room 385, 12:15-1:15 pm. Open to the public, RSVP required, contact: Stephanie McCauley, (612)625-9073


The Loft - 9/11 Event

Join Barbara Frey, Director, The Loft Literary Center, for GRANTA 116: 9/11 Ten Years Later, Thurs. Sept. 8. 7:00 pm.

World Without Genocide

"Sex, Gender, and Human Rights: LGBT Issues from Anoka to Uganda," Sun. Sept. 11, 1:00-5:00 pm, William Mitchell Auditorium, William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul. Keynote: Prof. Linda Woolf, Webster University. $10 fee. For questions, contact: (612)385-2464 or (952)693-5206
Registration Deadline: Mon. Sept. 5

Indiana University SE - Assistant Professors

The School of Social Sciences, Indiana University-Southeast, seeks applicants for two tenure-track Assistant Professors. Start August 2012, To apply, send cover letter, CV, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching, to: Dr. Joe Wert, Dean, School of Social Sciences, IU Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, IN 47150.
1) PhD - Open areas.
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 1. Open until filled
2) PhD or ABD - Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Deadline: Wed. Sept. 21. Open until filled

USC - Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology, University of Southern California invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social Demography, Start Fall 2012. PhD required. Email cover letter, CV, one writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Merril Silverstein, Chair, Social Demography Search
Upload USC application.
Deadline: Sat. Oct, 1

Iowa State University - Assistant / Associate / Full

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University, invites applications for three tenured/tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank, beginning August 2012. Upload application.
Vacancy ID numbers:
110809 - one position in family finance
110808 - two positions in open areas
Contacts: Dr. Cynthia Fletcherm; or Dr. Daniel Russell
Deadline: Sat. Oct, 15, Open until filled.

MSU - Assistant Professor-Medical

The Department of sociology, Michigan state University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Start Fall 2012. Joint appointment in Lyman Briggs College (75%) and the Department of Sociology (25%). PhD with a specialization in medical sociology. Focus areas: Family and Gender; Food, Environment, Agriculture, Science, and Technology; Health and Well-Being; Urban, Race and Migration; and Sociology of Population. International research experience preferred. Upload application. Posting number 5109. Email three letters of recommendation to: Mr. Joseph Murray, Administrator
Deadline: Tues. Nov, 15. Open until filled.

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA - Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Population Research Center, University of Texas-Austin, invites applications for two NICHD-funded National Research Service Award postdoctoral positions. Start Sept.2012. One-year, but are potentially renewable for a second year. Areas: Health disparities; Educational Inequality and Opportunity; Partnership, Parenting, and Human Development; and Work and Stratification. PhD in sociology, demography, public health, family studies or a related social science discipline, U.S. citizen or permanent residents. Email cover letter, CV; examples of written work, and three letters of recommendation.
Deadline: Jan, 28, 2012 . Open until filled.

2012 Ford Diversity Fellowships Program

Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching Program. Upload online application.
Deadlines:
Predoctoral: Mon. Nov. 14
Dissertation: Thurs. Nov. 17
Postdoctoral: Thurs. Nov. 17

MN Mock Trial

The University of Minnesota Mock Trial Association announces team info sessions:
Sept, 12 -- 10:00-3:00, 304 Coffman Union
Sept. 13 -- 10:00-3:00, 304 Coffman Union
Sept, 14 -- 3:00-6:00, 303A Coffman Union
Sept. 15 -- 12:00-4:00, 304 Coffman Union
Sept. 16 -- 12:00-4:00, C305 Coffman Union
After info session, sign up for a try-out slot on either Sept. 17 or 18. Email for questions.