October 2011 Archives

October 27, 2011 Volume 41, Number 42

11/2 - UMSA Coffee Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Mapps Coffee & Tea
11/3 - Inequality Workshop
11/7 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci
11/8 - Sociology Workshop

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Jennifer Glass (Sociology, University of Iowa) presents, "Red States, Blue States, and Divorce: The Role of Accelerated Transitions to Adulthood among Conservative Protestant Youth," Tues. Nov. 8, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

MPC Seminar

Susan Popkin (Metro Housing and Communities Policy Center, The Urban Institute) presents "Girls in the Hood: Understanding How Place Matters for Kids," Mon. Oct. 31, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA).

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Sheela Kennedy (Research Associate, MPC) presents "Living Arrangements and Poverty during the Transition to Adulthood," Thurs. Nov 3, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

MN Global Justice Project - Prof. David Pellow

Scott Crow introduces his book, "Black Flags and Windmills: Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective," Thurs. Nov. 10, at two venues - Department of Sociology, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg; and Minnehaha Free Space, 6:30 pm, 3458 Minnehaha Ave., Minneapolis. Co-sponsored by the MN Global Justice Project and the MARS Collective. For questions, contact Prof. David Pellow.

Teaching with Writing Workshop

The Center for Writing presents a Teaching with Writing Workshop: Ongoing immigration and growth in multilingual communities continues to bring more multilingual writers to classrooms and bring more linguistic and pedagogical debates about acceptable and unacceptable writing accents into discussion, Fri. Nov. 4, 9:00-10:15 am, 12 Nicholson Hall. Register online.

Faculty Works in Progress - Mondale Law School

Prof. Jide Nzelibe (School of Law, Northwestern University) presents his research, Thurs. Nov. 3, Room 385, from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.


UMD-Duluth - Research Fellow

The Center for Water and the Environment, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota-Duluth, invites applications for a Research Fellow/Research Associate; Statistical/Geospatial Analyst. This position provides statistical and Geographic Information System support to research focused on coastal and nearshore areas of the Great Lakes and its contributing watersheds. MS of PhD in an environmental discipline (Ecology, Biological Sciences, Natural Resources, etc.) Experience with R or SAS statistical software or similar packages; database management and database programming software; and Structural Equation Modeling.
Apply online. Job Requisition 174537.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1. Open until filled.

Bard College - Open Rank

The Environmental and Urban Studies Program, Bard College, invites applications and nominations for an open rank position and Faculty Director of program. PhD in environmental or political science and urban studies/policy. To apply, email PDF cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 25 pages), and names and contact information of three references.
Deadline: Nov. 1

Federal Reserve Bank - Analyst

The Community Development Department, Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis, invites applications for an Economic and Financial Analyst. Perform data management, analysis, and presentation tasks on large banking, consumer finance, and demographic datasets that cover commercial loans, home mortgages, home prices, consumer credit histories, neighborhood demographics, and more. BA in business, accounting, economics, finance or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of economic or financial analysis or related experience. Prefer MA; proficiency with SAS/STATA/S+/R/Python or other statistical analysis languages or packages. Apply online.
Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 3

Syracuse University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Syracuse University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international environmental sociology; social inequalities (gender, race/ethnicity, class, and disability), health, aging, family, and social policy. PhD at time of appointment. Upload online cover letter CV one writing sample; and list three people who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 7. Open until filled.

DePaul University - Assistant

The Department of Environmental Science and Studies, DePaul University-Chicago, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Sustainability and Ecological Economics. PhD required. Job number 0000190.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 15. Open until filled.

Hamline University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Hamline University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in racial and cultural minorities, to start Fall 2012. PhD or ABD in sociology. Email cover letter and letter to: Prof. Sharon Preves, Chair, 1536 Hewitt Avenue, MB #263, St. Paul, MN 55104.
Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 15

University of Washington - Assistant / Associate / Full

The School of Marine and Environmental Affairs (SMEA, University of Washington, seeks applicants for two new faculty positions:
1) Assistant Professor in Marine and Environmental Policy
Search #: AA2921
2) Associate/Full Professor in Human Dimensions of the Environment.
Search #: AA2922
Email submissions. For Questions, contact: Prof. Thomas Leschine, Director, SMEA.
Deadline: early January 2012. Positions open until filled.

CSU-Chico - Assistant

The Dept of Sociology, California State University-Chico, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Global and Transnational Sociology; and Theory. Apply ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7780.

National Center on Family Homelessness - Research Director

The Human Resources Division, National Center on Family Homelessness, invites applications for a Director of Research and Evaluation in Social Change and Social Psychology. Apply ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7801.

Colorado University - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Boulder Population Center (CUPC), Colorado University, and the Integrated Science Program, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), invite applications for a postdoctoral Research Associate. in cross-scalar research on migration, urbanization, and climate change. Central and Latin America are key geographic areas of interest.
Deadline: Open until filled.

Penn State - Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, anticipates an opening for a postdoctoral fellow in Family Demography and Individual Development, starting Aug. 15. PhD in demography, family studies, or a related social science discipline by start date. Quantitative analysis of social science. U.S. citizen (or Permanent Resident) at the time of application. Email cover letter, three-four page research statement, research study proposal, proposed post-doctoral faculty mentors at Penn State, CV, example of written work, and three separately sent letters of recommendation to: Prof. Angela Jordan. For more information, contact: Dr. Valarie King, Training Program Director.
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2012. Open until filled.

October 21, 2011 Volume 41, Number 41

10/24 - Community Fund Drive Lunch - Spud Power Bar
10/25 - Sociology Workshop
10/26 - Prof. Raftery Lunch & Grad Gathering
10/26 - UMSA Coffee Hour
10/27 - Inequality & Methods Workshop

Successful Defense - Shelly Schaefer

Shelly Schaefer successfully defended her dissertation, "Blurring the Lines: Blended Sentencing and the Juvenile Justice System," on Oct. 17. Her advisors are Profs. Candace Kruttschnitt (Toronto) and Chris Uggen. Dr. Schaefer is currently.employed as an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice at Hamline University. Congratulations, Shelly!

Community Fund Drive - Spud Power Bar

Sociology's 2nd Annual Baked Potato Bar Luncheon Mon. Oct. 24, 11:30 am-1:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. Suggested donations: $3 students; $5 faculty and staff. To contribute your favorite topping, sign up in 909 or email Nadine Kottom-Dale.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Anna Aizer (Economics, Brown University) presents "Effects of Juvenile Incarceration: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges," Mon. Oct. 24, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student YuJu Chien presents, "How Do International Agencies Perceive 'the Avian Influenza problem'?: The Adoption and Manufacturing of the 'One World, One Health'," Tues. Oct. 25, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Sociology Hospitality - Prof. Adrian Raftery

The Sociology Department is hosting Prof. Raftery (Statistics & Sociology, University of Washington) Wed. Oct. 26, 11:30 am-3:30 pm. A faculty lunch will be followed by an informal meeting with Sociology graduate students. If interested, RSVP Mary Drew as soon as possible.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Carolyn Liebler and graduate student Tim Ortyl present "Millions of New American Indians: Characteristics and Implications," Thurs. Oct. 27, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

New UMSA Coffee Hour

The UMN Undergraduate Student Association hosts a weekly coffee hour, Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm, through Dec. 7, at Mapps Coffee & Tea, 1810 Riverside Ave. Everyone is welcome!

MPC - IPUMS Workshop

IPUMS Workshop, Fri. Oct. 28, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm, Wilson Library Room S30C.

Faculty Works in Progress - Mondale Law School

Prof. Bill Henderson (Maurer School of Law, Indiana University) presents "The Hard Business Problems Facing U.S. Law Faculty," Thurs. Oct. 27, Room 385, from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.


Juan March Institute - Three Junior Researchers

The Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences (CEACS), Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain, invites applications for three junior research positions, two in the field of political science and the third in the field of sociology.
Deadline: Sun. Nov. 6

City University of London - Research Fellow

The European Social Survey team, City University London, invites applications for a Research Fellow.
Deadline: Thurs. Oct. 27

University of Colorado - Assistant

The School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Visit the ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7765

Catholic University of America - Part-Time

The Department of Sociology invites applications for a part-time faculty position to teach Juvenile Delinquency, Youth Gangs, or Drug Trafficking in the Spring 2012. Minimum qualification: ABD at time of appointment and a record of outstanding teaching. Send letter of interest, CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to: Dr. Enrique Pumar, Chair, Department of Sociology, Aquinas Hall 116-D, Catholic University of America, Washington DC 20064. For questions, email Dr. Pumar.

RAND - Researchers

1) Education Policy Researcher. Job ID: 2997
2) Education Policy Researcher (Qualitative Research Methods Focus). Job ID: 2816
3) Senior Education Policy Researcher. Job ID: 2992

Journal of Service-Learning in Higher Education

JSLHE inviting manuscripts for the inaugural Spring 2012 edition.
Deadline: Immediate.

Cornell Graduate Student Conference

"Rethinking Revolution, Democracy and Citizenship," an interdisciplinary graduate student conference, hosted by the political theory graduate students in the Department of Government, Cornell University, April 27-28, 2012. Email proposal.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

October 13, 2011 Volume 41, Number 40

10/13-14 Sociologists of MN: Prof. Penny Edgell
10-14 - Midwest Law and Society
00/14-22 Homecoming Week
10/25 Sociology Workshop

Dissertation Defense - Shelly Schaefer

Shelly Schaefer will defend her dissertation, "Blurring the Lines: Blended Sentencing and the Juvenile Justice System," Mon. Oct. 17, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 8:00-8:30 am. Her Advisors are Profs. Candace Kruttschnitt (Toronto) and Chris Uggen. In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Shelly, to be held 10:00 am, following the defense. All current department members are welcome to attend.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student YuJu Chien presents, "How Do International Agencies Perceive 'the Avian Influenza problem'?: The Adoption and Manufacturing of the 'One World, One Health'," Tues. Oct. 25, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

MPC Seminar

Profs. Susi Krehbiel Keefe (Sociology and Anthropology, St. Olaf) and Danile Keefe (Computer Science and Engineering, UMN) present "Visualization Meets Ethnography: Anthropology and Computer Science Consider Multi-Method Data from a Tanzanian Fishing Village," Mon. Oct. 17, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Chris Uggen and graduate student Sarah Shannon present "The Growth, Scope, and Spacial Distribution of America's Criminal Class, 1948-2010," Thurs. Oct. 20, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

In the Press - Prof. Yanjie Bian

Prof. Bian was featured in a MN Daily article, dated Oct. 13, "A Day Through Luka's Eyes," about a sight challenged student who has been successful in Prof. Bian's statistics class.

Sociologists of Minnesota - 2011 Conference

"Religious Changes in a Volatile World", Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 13-14, Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311; (763) 425-9449. Prof. Penny Edgell presents keynote address, "The Pig is Not the Problem: New Approaches in the Study of Religion In Society," Thurs. Oct. 13, 7:15 pm.

Midwest Law and Society Conference

MLS 2011 Conference, Fri. Oct. 14, 12:30-6:00 pm, Mondale Law School, Room 65. Co-sponsored by Sociology Department, College of Law, and Political Science Department.

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Prof. Guy-Uriel Charles (Duke), Founding Director, Duke Law Center on Law, Race and Politics. He is an expert in and frequent public commentator on constitutional law, election law, campaign finance, redistricting, politics, and race, Thurs. Oct. 20, 12:15-1:15 pm, Room 385. Open to the public. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.


Homecoming 2011

All Homecoming Week, October 14-22, events are available online.

Community Fund Drive 2011

The Drive continues through Oct. 31. Pledge online.

Weight Watchers - West Bank Open House

Informational Meeting, Mon. Oct. 17, 12:15 pm, Middlebrook Hall, 412-22nd Ave. So., Terrace Room 102. Email questions.

University of New Mexico - Assistant / Associate

The Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, invites applications for three positions, to start August 2012. Apply online.
1. Assistant Professor, probationary, leading to tenure-track
Areas: Sociology of health and medicine. Job number 0812748
Deadline: Oct. 15. Open until filled.
2. Assistant Professor
Area: Sociology of Latin America. Job number 0812747
Deadline: Oct. 12. Open until filled.
3. Associate Professor
Areas: Sociology of health and medicine. Job number 0812929
Deadline: Oct. 27. Open until filled.
To apply, upload cover Letter, CV, list of references, and two writing samples (as one PDF document). For application information, contact: Dorothy Esquivel, Administrator, (505)277-2501. For Health and Medicine position questions, contact: Dr. Nancy López, nlopez@unm.edu. For Latin America position questions, contact: Dr. Richard Wood

University of Oregon - Assistant

The Departments of International Studies and Women's and Gender Studies invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin September 2012 in the field of global health and development. Apply online. For questions, contact: Dr. Dan Gorman
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15

Max Planck - Two Research Group Leaders

The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and Sciences Po Paris (Paris Institute of Political Studies) are planning to establish a Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies, a German-French center in the social sciences. Located at Sciences Po Paris, Research at the center will be chiefly conducted by two research group leaders. Applications are invited for two social scientists from the field of political science and sociology. PhD required and four years of further research. If interested, contact: Jens Beckert, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany; or Christine Musselin, Director, Center for the Sociology of Organizations, Sciences Po Paris, Paris, France. To apply, email cover letter, CV, five-page outline of a related research project proposal, and two letters of recommendation, a single PDF file, to: Vincent Morandi
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15


Drexel University - Assistant / Associate

The Department of History and Politics, Drexel University, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor positions in History, to start Fall 2012. Area: open. Prefer: history of science, technology, medicine and the environment. To apply, send cover letter, CV, three writing samples, and list of three references to: Prof. Scott Gabriel Knowles, Department of History and Politics, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104. For questions, contact: Prof. Scott Barclay
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 15

UW Milwaukee - Assistant / Associate

The Global Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Studies and Political Science OR Sociology, to start Fall 2011. Areas: transnational issues; non-English language expertise; demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinaryresearch. Apply online.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 31

CSU East Bay - Assistant

The Department of Human Development and Women's Studies, California State University-East Bay, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in child development/childhood studies, to start Sept. 2012. PhD or MD Sept. 2012. To apply, email letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, copies of major publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Steven Borish, Search Committee Chair, Department of Human Development and Women's Studies, California State University-East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward, CA 94542
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

Ohio University - Assistant

The Sociology and Anthropology Department, Ohio University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Sociology. Specialization in Criminology and expertise in theories, measurement, and social patterns of crime; criminal justice institutions; and race, gender, class, and crime. For questions, contact: Dr. Thomas Vander Ven, Search Committee Chair. Apply online.
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2012

Baylor College - Postdoc Fellowship

The genetics and ethics group. Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Dr. Amy McGuire, JD, PhD, Director; Baylor College of Medicine, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow. Areas: survey design and analysis; qualitative research; bioethics, public health, public policy, or the social sciences. To apply, email cover letter, CV, writing sample, and list of references to: Jill Oliver, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Suite 310D, Houston, TX, 77007.
Deadline: Wed. Nov. 30

University of London - Visiting Fellowships

The School of Advanced Study, University of London, invites applications for two Visiting Fellowships, open research fields, for early career scholars with generous funding from the Leverhulme Trust. Apply online. All queries should be directed to: Peter Niven, Fellowships Officer
Deadline: Tues. 8 Nov.

Western Social Science Association Conference

WSSA Conference, Houston, Texas, April 11-14, 2012. Email abstract to: Dr. Heather Albanesi
Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 1


October 10, 2011 Volume 41, Number 39

10/10 - Faculty Meeting, 3:15 pm
10/11 - Sociology Workshop
10/13-14 Sociologists of MN: Prof. Penny Edgell
10-14 - Midwest Law and Society

Faculty Meeting

The faculty meeting will be held on TODAY Mon. Oct. 10, 3:15-4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The department hosts CLA Dean Parente. NOTE: Later start time than usual.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student Minzee Kim presents, "The Quality of Women's Employment around the Globe: The Case of Managerial / Administrative Occupations, 1984-2003," Tues. Oct. 11, 3:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Josh Golberstein (Health Policy and Management, UMN) presents "Estimating Causal Peer Effects Using College Roommate Assignments," Thurs. Oct. 13, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

Institute for Global Studies - Prof. Michael Goldman

Prof. Goldman presents "From Cairo to Madrid to London: Are We Entering the Age of Urban Revolution?" Thurs. Oct. 13, 4:00-5:00 pm, Comstock Hall Ballroom, East Bank Campus.

Book - Prof. Enid Logan

Prof. Logan's book, "'At This Defining Moment': Barack Obama's Presidential Candidacy and the New Politics of Race," has been published by New York University Press. Congratulations, Prof. Logan!

Book - Prof. Joachim Savelsberg

Prof. Savelsberg and Prof. Ryan King (PhD 2011, UMN; SUNY- Albany) announce the publication of their book, "American Memories: Atrocities and the Law,"by the Russell Sage Foundation. Congratulations, Profs. Savelsberg and King, and graduate student contributors!

Sociologists of Minnesota - 2011 Conference

Sociologists of Minnesota presents "Religious Changes in a Volatile World", Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 13-14, Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 10530 Troy Lane North, Maple Grove, MN 55311; (763) 425-9449. Prof. Penny Edgell presents keynote address, "The Pig is Not the Problem: New Approaches in the Study of Religion In Society," Thurs. Oct. 13, 7:15 pm.

Midwest Law and Society Conference

MLS 2011 Conference, Fri. Oct. 14, 12:30-6:00 pm, Mondale Law School, Room 65. Co-sponsored by Sociology Department, College of Law, and Political Science Department.

Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Faculty Works in Progress presents Prof. Bert Kritzer (Law School, UMN), a leading authority on the legal profession, the work of lawyers and other aspects of the American civil justice system, and other common law systems, Thurs. Oct. 13, 12:15-1:15 pm, Room 385. Open to the public. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.

Community Fund Drive 2011

The annual fundraising effort of UMN faculty and staff generates more than $1 million annually for more than 400 organizations in Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. Those who pledge are entered into weekly and grand prize drawings. CFD continues through Oct. 31. Pledge online.

University of Kansas - Assistant/Associate

The Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in environmental sociology, to start August 18, 2011. PhD or ABD in Sociology in energy and/or policy environmental issues. Apply online. Position number 00002295.
Deadline: Fri. Oct. 14. Open until filled.

Rutgers University - Assistant

Pending university approval, the Sociology Department, Rutgers University, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in biosocial or biocultural intersections: intersection of biological processes: cognition, emotions (which might also include some aspects of endocrinology), or genetics. We are interested in research that addresses the intersections between these processes and one or more of the following social and cultural spheres: crime/deviance, deliberation/decision making, gender/race/ethnicity, inequality, networks, social movements, or science/technology (including media). Theoretical and methodological orientations are open. To apply, email cover letter, CV, 1-2 writing samples, and three letters of recommendation.
Deadline: Sat. Oct.15

University of Oregon - Assistant

The Departments of International Studies and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Oregon, invite applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor, to begin Sept. 2012, in the field of global
health and development. PhD by the time of appointment. Apply online. For questions, contact: Prof. Dan Gorman, Department of International Studies.
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15

College of Brockport - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, College at Brockport-SUNY, invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professors, to start Fall 2012. PhD required.
Position 1: Deviance, law, and alcohol/drugs.
Position 2: Gender; secondary: life course, sexuality, and the body
Apply online. Job number 1764.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1. Open until filled.

University of Massachusetts - Assistant

The Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin Sept. 2012. To apply, send a cover letter, CV, sample of scholarly writing and three letters of recommendation, to: Search Committee, Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

University of Nebraska - Assistant

The Systems Biology of Social Behavior Initiative, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, Fall 2012. Research areas: social/political behavior as well as an interest in applying biological theories and techniques, such as neuroimaging, physiology, behavioral genetics, cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and endocrinology. PhD by August 2012 . Apply online to complete Faculty/Administrative Information Form. Requisition #110659. Send cover letter, CV, transcript, evidence of teaching potential, writing sample, and three letters of reference to: Chair, Biology and Social Behavior Search Committee, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0328
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 18

Indiana University - Assistant

The Department of Gender Studies, Indiana University-Bloomington, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in gender and science; sexuality; race and racialization; ethnicity; class and
socio-economic inequality; or bodies and embodiment. Start Fall 2012. PhD required. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and list of three referees to or hard copy to: Kristin Brand, Administrator, Department of Gender Studies, Memorial Hall E 130, Indiana University,Bloomington, IN 47405
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 31

Northwestern University - Assistant

The Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, invites applications for two tenure-track appointments in media, technology, and society; to start Sept.2012. Specialization: health communication and/or media industries and institutions. Job number 17951. To apply, email cover letter, CV, a publication or work in progress, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to: Prof. Pablo Boczkowski, Department of Communication Studies, Northwestern University, 2240 Campus Drive, Room 2-118, Evanston, IL 60208.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

Syracuse University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Syracuse University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin Fall, 2012, in international environmental sociology to help us build capacity in globalization, development, and sustainability. PhD in Sociology or a related discipline. Apply online.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 7. Open until filled.

Johns Hopkins University - Assistant / Associate

The Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professors:
1) Global Mental Health
Low and middle income countries; child mental health; services and systems research; substance abuse and addictions; interplay between mental and physical health; and methodological approaches in cross- cultural contexts
2) Substance Abuse Research
Public health to addictions and substance use disorders.
To apply, email cover letter, CV, and list of references to: Prof. William Eaton, Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 634 North Broadway, Suite 850, Baltimore, MD 21205,
Deadline: Fall 2011. Open until filled.

Goethe University - Full

The German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, invite applications for a joint Professor for Education Systems and Society, who will also Chair the DIPF. Focus in quantitative empirical research. To apply, email cover letter, research statement, and CV to: Prof. Dr. Marc Rittberger, Director of DIPF, German Institute for International Educational Research, Schlosstrasse 29, D-60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. For questions, contact: Dr. Rittberger; or Dr. Markus Gangl


Delft University of Technology - Postdoc Fellowship

Post-doctoral fellow will shape and carry out a project on Global Normative Frameworks, which aims to explore national and international norms pertaining to biorenewable energy and other environmental issues. PhD in appropriate social science or humanities field and an affinity for the natural sciences. Job numberTNWBT11-031. For information, contact: R.L.Pierce@tudelft.nl
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

Mellon Environmental Postdoctoral Scholars Program

The Andrew W. Mellon foundation and the Environmental Science and Policy Program (ENSP) Scholars Program invites faculty mentoring proposals. For furture details on the program and to submit a proposal, contact: Prof. Randy Chambers.
Deadline: Fri. Nov. 4

University of North Carolina - Postdocs

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, offers postdoctoral research appointments to diversity scholars for a period of two years.
The purpose of the Program is to develop postdocs for possible tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. Applications for study in any discipline offered on campus are welcome. Fellows are provided with a program manager, research funds, program laptop and department mentor, office and computer and $39,874 annual salary.
Deadline: Jan. 5, 2011, Midnight EST

October 3, 2011 Volume 41, Number 38

10/6 - Headliners: Prof. Phyllis Moen
10/11 - Sociology Workshop
10/13-14 Sociologists of MN: Prof. Penny Edgell

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student Minzee Kim presents the next workshop, "The Quality of Women's Employment around the Globe: The Case of Managerial / Administrative Occupations, 1984-2003," Tues. Oct. 11, 3:30 pm, 1114 Social Sciences Bldg.

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.
http://www.cce.umn.edu/LearningLife/Headliners/index.html

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Graduate student Andy Halpern-Manners presents "A Dynamic Model of School Effects on Students' Academic Achievement," Thurs. Oct. 6, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

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 students Lying Liao and Wenjie Liao categorized more than one hundred video clips on the University Digital Content Library website according to their relevance to a variety of sociological topics.

Midwest Law and Society Conference

MLS Conference, Fri. Oct. 14, 12:30-6:00 pm. Mondale Law School, room TBA. Co-sponsored by Sociology Department, College of Law, and Political Science Department.

University of Cincinnati - Assistant / Associate

The Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati, invites applicants for three tenure-track positions in Urban Inequality to begin August 1, 2012. Two positions: Assistant Professor level and one at the Associate Professor level. Assistant candidates: PhD in by July 31, 2012. Secondary areas: family, gender, health/medicine, immigration, race/ethnicity, social movements, or work are desirable. Apply online. Mail three letters of recommendation to: Ms. Kimberly Raterman, Department of Sociology, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 210378, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0378; Ph: (513)556-4721. Do NOT send writing samples or other materials unless the recruitment committee requests them.
1) Assistant Professor - Position number 211UC1629
Deadline: Sun. Oct. 16
2) Associate Professor - Position number 211UC1630
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 3. Position open until filled.

New Mexico - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of New Mexico, invites applications for a .
1) Assistant Professor Fall 2012
Probationary appointment leading to tenure-track. PhD in Sociology of Latin America. Position number 0812747.
Deadline: Oct. 12. Open until filled.
2) Assistant Professor in Sociology of Health and Medicine Aug. 2012
PhD in Sociology, Demography, Social Epidemiology, Public Health, or a closely related field.
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15. Open Until Filled
To apply, upload cover Letter, CV, list of references, and two writing samples (as one PDF document). For application information, contact: Dorothy Esquivel, Administrator, (505)277-2501. For questions about these positions, contact: Dr. Richard Wood, Chair, Search Committee.

Sam Houston University - Assistant - Associate

The Department of Sociology, Sam Houston State University, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor to begin as early as January 2012. Specialization open Prefer: health, natural resources, or disasters. PhD in sociology, rural sociology, demography, or a closely related discipline. Apply online.
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15. Open until filled.

UC-Santa Barbara - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in social demography. Send letter of interest, CV, samples of recent publications and syllabi, a list of references and three letters of recommendation to: Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430.
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15. Open until filled.

Macalester College - Spring Semester Teaching

The Department of International Studies Department, Macalester College, St. Paul, has received funding to staff one to three courses (either individually or as a cluster) in Spring 2012; the position(s) would be well suited for advanced PhD students or recent PhDs. Spring semester: Jan. 23-May 10. To apply, email cover letter (which may be in the body of an email), one (or more) syllabi or course proposals, and CV. As a courtesy, please give your attachments filenames according to the following pattern: "app2012-yourlastname-syllabus" for syllabus; "app2012-yourlastname-CV" for CV.
Deadline: Sat. Oct. 15. Open until filled.

UC-Berkeley - Open Rank

The Department of Demography, University of California-Berkeley, invites applications for a full-time Open Rank position, to begin Fall 2012. PhD in Demography. Interdisciplinary interests welcome. To apply, submit: CV, statement of research and teaching interests, one or two samples of the candidate's best work, and the names and contact information for three recommenders. Upload application materials or mail hard-copy to: Demography Search, University of California-Berkeley, 2232 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 94720-2120.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 17

Illinois Institute of Technology - Assistant

The Department of Social Sciences, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Sociology, to start Aug. 2012. PhD required. Focus on technology, science, urban and other built environments, and work, organizations and institutions. Email letter of interest, CV, names and contact information of references, and supporting materials to: Mr. Alex Donner, Administrative Assistant; Department of Social Sciences, IIT; 3301 S Dearborn, Siegel Hall Suite 116; Chicago, IL 60616. For questions, contact: Dr. Christena Nippert-Eng, Department Chair.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 24. Open until filled.

Skidmore College - Assistant

The Environmental Studies Program, Skidmore College, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in environmental science,.to start Sept. 2012. Areas: social sciences, food and energy, global perspective. PhD required. Apply online. Posting number 0000547
Deadline: Tues. Oct.25. Open until filled.

Grand Valley State University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professor in youth or the life course. PhD required. ABD with completion by Aug. 5, 2013, possible. Apply online; attach cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Under separate, send cover evidence of effective teaching, two samples of written work, official graduate transcripts and three letters of reference to: Prof. Joel Stillerman, Chair, Search Committee (Youth), Department of Sociology, Grand Valley State University, 2170 AuSable Hall, Allendale, MI 49401.
Deadline: Mon. Oct. 31. Open until filled.

College of Liberal Arts - Volunteer Homecoming Events

1. Thank U Community Service Day
Sun. Oct. 16, 11:00 am Check-in; 12:00-3:30 pm Volunteer Projects.
2. CLA Parade Unit in the UMN Homecoming Parade
Fri. Oct. 21, evening Time TBA
3. Homecoming Opportunities - food drive, blood drive and 5K Run

The Oberlin Project - Research Fellow

The Oberlin Project, Oberlin College, invites applications for a Research Fellow in assessment of environmental attitude and behavior transformation to study and enhance the work of The Oberlin Project. Full-time appointment for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1. Open until filled.

University of Georgia - Postdoctoral Fellowships

NSF-funded Coweeta Long Term Ecological Research Project, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, one-year postdoctoral scholar position. Renewal for a second year may be possible. Research related to the public understanding of science and linkages between scientific expertise and public participation in ecological knowledge production. Community-based methodology. PhD required. To apply, email CV, cover letter, writing sample or representative publication, and three references to: Dr. Nik Heynen, Director, Coweeta Listening Project, Department of Geography, University of Georgia.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 15

IonE Mini-Grants

The Institute on the Environment offers mini-grants of up to $3000 for interdisciplinary programs (such as one-day workshops, roundtables, or new course development projects) relating to environmental issues. Any faculty involved or interested in collaborative projects, may apply.
Deadline: Tues. Oct. 11

Global Spotlight - 2012 Grants Competition

The Global Spotlight invites applications for all-University grant program for faculty and graduate/professional students to promote major international research and scholarly initiatives with global visibility. 2010-12 biennium program focus is Latin America and the Caribbean and/or the issue of the Impact of Urbanization in a global context. The two themes need not be related.
1. Faculty:
A. International Research Major Grants
Deadline: Oct. 14
B. International Research Seed Grants
Deadline: Dec. 2
2. Graduate and Professional Students:
A. Doctoral Dissertation International Research Grants (post-preliminary oral exam students)
Deadline: Dec. 2
B. Master's, Professional, or Doctoral (pre-preliminary oral exam students) International Research Grants
Deadline: Dec. 2

Global Spotlight - International Research Conference

"Addressing Global Challenges through International Research," Feb. 17, 2012, 8:30 am- 4:00 pm, Coffman Memorial Union, 3rd Floor and Theater. Call for UMN faculty, researchers, and graduate students.
Deadline: Tues. Nov. 1

Abstracts on the theoretical, methodological and/or empirical challenges and opportunities, limits and possibilities for a book proposal title, "A Critical Youth Studies for the 21st Century." Email to. Prof. Peter Kelly, Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 14