November 2011 Archives

November 23, 2011 Volume 41, Number 46

11/24-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday; University closed
11/30 - UMSA Coffee Hour, 5:00 pm, Mapps
12/1 - Inequality Workshop
12/5 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg
12/6 - Sociology Workshop

Successful Defense - Reiping Huang

Reiping Huang successfully defended her dissertation, "Mapping Trends: Patterns of Employment Trajectories in the United States, 1967-2005," on Nov. 22. Her Advisors are Profs. Phyllis Moen and Rob Warren. Dr. Huang is a Survey Statistician, Statistics and Methodology Department, National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago. Congratulations, Dr. Huang!

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Profs. Ann Meier and Kelly Musick (Human Ecology, Cornell) present "Family Dinners and Adolescent Well-Being: Variation, Causality, and Persistence," Thurs. Dec. 1, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Richard Steckel (Economics, Ohio State University) presents "The Little Ice Age and Health: Europe from the Early Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century," Mon. Dec. 5, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Sociology Workshop

Graduate student Jesse Wozniak presents, "(re)Creating the Iraqi National Police: A Study of Policing as State Power," Tues. Dec. 6, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Teaching with Writing Workshop

The Center for Writing presents a Teaching with Writing Workshop - Engaging Controversies: Online Learning, Online Writing, Fri. Dec. 2, 9:00-10:15 am, 12 Nicholson Hall. Register online.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

Faculty Works in Progress presents Prof. Dan Gifford (Mondale Law School, UMN), "The Atlantic Divide in Antitrust: An Examination of US and EU Competition Policy," Thurs. Dec. 1, Room 385, from 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.


University of Lausanne - Postdoc Fellowship

The Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS); the Social Sciences Institute (ISS), University of Lausanne; and the National Centre of Competence in Research, invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in survey methodology for 1-2 years, to start Spring 2012. PhD required. Command of English essential; familiarity with French and/or German desirable. Email application. For questions, contact Directors of FORS and ISS.
Deadline: Wed. Nov. 30


Institute for Humane Studies

Visit the IHS website for a selection of scholarships and paid internships, available to students from all fields and majors who value individual liberty.

Stanford University - RFP Revision

The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, invites proposals to fund research projects from new scholars.
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2012

November 17, 2011 Volume 41, Number 45

11/17 - Inequality Workshop
11/17 - Work, Family and Time Group Lunch
11/22 - Sociology Workshop
11/24-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday; University closed
12/5 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Eric Grodsky presents "Changes in Ascribed and Achieved Advantage in American Higher Education," TODAY Thurs. Nov 17, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Kandice Kapinos (Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research, VA Medical Center; Department of Medicine, UMN) presents "State Health Insurance Mandates and Cancer Screening," Mon. Nov. 21, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

Dissertation Defense - Reiping Huang

Reiping Huang will defend her dissertation, "Mapping Trends: Patterns of Employment Trajectories in the United States, 1967-2005," Tues. Nov. 22, 12:00-2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 12:00-12:30 pm. Her Advisors are Profs. Phyllis Moen and Rob Warren.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Joachim Savelsberg and graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm present, "Collective Representations of Atrocities: Darfur in International Comparison," Tues. Nov. 22, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

SWS Election - Dr. Trina Smith

Dr. Trina Smith (PhD 2008, UMN) was elected Secretary for the Sociologists for Women in Society professional organization, to start February 2012. Congratulations, Dr. Smith!

Bilinski Fellowship Awards - Shannon Golden and Ryan Alaniz

Graduate students Shannon Golden and Ryan Alaniz have been awarded 2011-12 Bilinski Fellowships. Congratulations, Shannon and Ryan!

Teaching with Writing Workshop

The Center for Writing presents a Teaching with Writing Workshop - Engaging Controversies: Online Learning, Online Writing, Fri. Dec. 2, 9:00-10:15 am, 12 Nicholson Hall. Register online.

West Chester University - Assistant

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology, West Chester University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to start Fall 2012. Areas: migration/immigration at both the national and international level. Preference for quantitative orientation in research. To apply, mail: current CV; statement describing research and teaching interests; writing sample; and three letters of reference, to: Chair, Sociology Search Committee, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, 102 Old Library, West Chester, PA 19383.
Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 1. Open until filled.

Michigan Technological University - Assistant

The Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to start Aug. 2012. Areas: social inequality (poverty, race, gender and class), labor and industry, environment and technology, political sociology, development, and international migration. PhD required. To apply, email cover letter; research statement; statement of teaching philosophy; CV; and three references to: Prof. Barry Solomon, Chair of Sociology Search, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 1. Open until filled.

Catholic University of Louvain - Part-time

The Research Centre on Demography and Societies, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, invites applications for a part-time (50%) academic position, to start Sept. 2012. Area: Modelling the dynamics of populations and societies.
Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 15

SUNY-Syracuse - Assistant

The Department of Environmental Studies, SUNY-Syracuse, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on Environmental Communication. PhD in Communication, Environmental Studies and/or Science, Political Science/Public Policy, Geography, or related discipline required. Apply online. For More Information: Dr. Sharon Moran, Search Committee Chair
Deadline: Jan. 2, 2012. Open until filled.


University of Michigan - Postdoc Fellowships

The Population Studies Center, University of Michigan, invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellows, sponsored by NIA and NICHD. Positions to start on or about Sept. 1, 2012. PhD in demography, public health, or sociology. Send cover letter, CV, 1-2 page statement of research interests, and examples of written work to: Ms. Heather MacFarland.
Deadline: Jan. 13, 2012 . Open until filled.

Penn State University - Postdoc Fellowship

The Population Research Institute, Pennsylvania State University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in Family Demography and Individual Development, to start Aug. 15, 2012. PhD in demography, family studies, or a related social science discipline. Prefer strong quantitative analysis of social science data. Job Number: 35385. Email application to: Angela Jordan.
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2012. Open until filled.

Nuffield College - Official Fellows

Nuffield College, Oxford University, invites applications for two Official Fellows in Sociology to commence 2012 -2013. Open research field. Official Fellowships are comparable with tenured research Professorships. No course or specific lecturing obligations. Apply to: HR Assistant, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF.
Deadline: Jan. 16, 2012

Binghamton University - Graduate Student Conference

Conference on World Historical Social Science, April 13 -15, 2012, University of Binghamton. Papers in open areas. Note: $100 prize for the best undergraduate paper. There is no registration fee and all presenting students will be provided with breakfast, lunch, accommodations, and a party Saturday night. Email a 250-500 word abstract, along with all questions. Conference Keynote Address: Vijay Prashad; author of "The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World" (The New Press, paperback 2008).
Deadline: Jan. 1, 2012


November 11, 2011 Volume 41, Number 44

11/14 - MPC Seminar and Life Course Center Lunch
11/16 - UMSA Coffee Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Mapps Coffee & Tea
11/17 - Inequality Workshop
11/17 - Work, Family and Time Group Lunch
11/22 - Sociology Workshop
11/24-25 - Thanksgiving Holiday; University closed

Bilinski Fellowship Awards - Golden and Alaniz

Graduate students Shannon Golden and Ryan Alaniz have been awarded 2011-12 Bilinski Fellowships. Congratulations, Shannon and Ryan!

MPC Seminar

Prof. Elizabeth Peters (Center on Labor, Human Services and Population, The Urban Institute, Washington, DC) presents "Consequences of Early Fathering," Mon. Nov. 14, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology. The Life Course Center will sponsor a lunch following the seminar in 69 Willey Hall. RSVP to attend the lunch.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Eric Grodsky presents "Changes in Ascribed and Achieved Advantage in American Higher Education," Thurs. Nov 17, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

Work, Family, and Time Group - Dr. Sarah Flood

Join the MPC and Life Course Center Work, Family, and Time Group, Thurs. Nov. 17, 12:00-1:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Dr. Sarah Flood (PhD 2009, UMN) will present recent work with Prof. Phyllis Moen, using the ATUS to examine time allocated to healthy behaviors among retirement-age Americans. Lunch will be provided - RSVP to Dr. Flood.

Sociology Workshop

Prof. Joachim Savelsberg and graduate student Hollie Nyseth Brehm present, "Collective Representations of Atrocities: Darfur in International Comparison," Tues. Nov. 22, 4:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

CLA Senior Celebration - Mark Your Calendars!

The College of Liberal Arts will host a Senior Celebration for Sociology and Global Studies students graduating Fall 2012, on Thurs. Dec. 15, 5:00-6:30 pm, McNamara Center. Students and their families can meet faculty at departmental tables. Interested faculty should RSVP, indicating the 5:00 pm ceremony time.
RSVP Deadline: Mon. Dec. 5


Holiday Party - Mark Your Calendars!

The Sociology Department's annual Holiday Party will be held on Thurs. Dec. 15, 11:30-1:00 pm, 1114-1183 Soc Sci Bldg. Everyone is encouraged to bring a potluck surprise and merriment! Invitations forthcoming after Thanksgiving.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

The Mondale Law School presents Prof. Vicki Jackson (Harvard Law School) Thurs. Nov. 17, Room 385, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.


Spring 2012 Course - Mixed Methods

Mixed Methods in the Behavioral, Social and Applied Health Sciences, NURS 8195, a graduate course on the application of mixed methods, to integrate qualitative research strategies with quantitative approaches to study designs. Instructor: Prof. Joseph Gaugler.

UC-Riverside - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of California-Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in social psychology, to start July 1, 2012. PhD required. Email cover letter, CV,three scholarly writing samples, recent teaching- related materials, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Robert Hanneman, Chair, Department of Sociology, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0419
Deadline: Jan. 2012. Open until filled.

Texas A&M - Two positions

1) Department of Sociology - Associate / Full
The Department of Sociology invites applications in the area of Racial and Ethnic Relations. Submit cover letter, CV, and publications. Address correspondence to: Prof. Mark Fossett, Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 77843-4351.
Deadline: Open until filled.
2) Afriana Studies Program - Associate / Full and Program Director
The Africana Studies Program invites applications for the Program Director, with appointment as Associate or Full Professor in Africana, Diaspora, or related studies. Start date Aug. 1, 2012. Mail letter describing research, teaching, and statement of vision, CV, one writing sample, and names of three references to: Africana Search Committee, 4456 TAMU, College Station, TX
77843-4456.
Deadline: Jan. 2, 2012. Open until filled.

University of Illinois - Associate / Full

The Department of Human and Community Development, School of Social Work, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, invites applicants for an Associate or Full Professor, with an interdisciplinary approach to human health and wellness that bridges the biological, behavioral and social sciences. Start August 2012. For questions, contact: Dr. Barbara Fiese; (217)333-7772.
Deadline: Jan. 3, 2012


Idaho State - Two Open Assistants

The Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminal Justice, Idaho State University, invites applications for two open Assistant professor. PhD at start date Aug. 2012. Apply online.
1) Criminology and Community Studies
2) Social Diversity and Sociology of Religion
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2012

U.S. Census Bureau - Postdoctoral Researcher

Two-year position; extension possible.
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2012

University of Northern Colorado - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Northern Colorado, invites applications for an Assistant Professor. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID 7880

University of Colorado Denver - Assistant

The Department of Health and Behavioral Sciences, University of Colorado Denver, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Medical Sociology or Mental Health. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID 7871.

NICHD and CDC - Training Program

National Institute of Child and Human Development and Center for Disease Control-funded project for fifteen early scholars. Building Careers for Research in Child Maltreatment and Intimate Partner Violence: Early Career Scholar Interdisciplinary Training Program.
Deadline: Thurs. Dec. 15

American Sociological Association - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Six ASA two-year fellowships. Economic Sociology-Understanding the Current Economic Crisis and its Social Impacts. U.S. citizen or legal U.S. permanent resident.
Deadline: Mon. Dec. 19

Stanford University - Postdoc Fellowship

The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow 2012-13. PhD by start date Oct. 1, 2012.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012

Cornell Population Center - Postdoc Fellowship

The Cornell Population Center invites applications for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellowship. Job number 16174.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012. Open until filled.

U.S. Census / ASA / NSF - Fellowship Program

Fellowship appointment for 6-12 months duration. U.S. citizenship not required, but must be affiliated with U.S. institution.

ASA Minority Fellowship Program

Applicants can be new or continuing graduate students of sociology; members of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group in the U.S.; U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Apply online.
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2012

Institute for Advanced Studies - Fellowships

1) The Graduate School has announced application instructions for
2012-13 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowships. Doctoral students
applying for IDF at the IAS must submit an application directly to the IAS.
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2012
2) The IAS and UMN Press invite applications for Quadrant Fellowships 2012-13. Fellowships are not open to UMN faculty or staff nd may not be used for work toward a degree.
Deadline: Thurs. November 17.

U.S. Census Bureau - Dissertation Fellowship Program

PhD candidates in census research areas.
Deadline: Feb. 28, 2012

Stanford University - New Scholar Grants

The Center for the Study of Poverty and Inequality, Stanford University, invites proposals to fund five research projects from new scholars (PhD no earlier than 2004).
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2012.

November 4, 2011 Volume 41, Number 43

11/6 - Set clocks back one hour
11/7 - Teaching Lunch
11/7 - MPC Seminar
11/8 - Sociology Workshop
11/9 - UMSA Coffee Hour, 5:00-6:00 pm, Mapps Coffee & Tea
11/10 - MN Global Justice Project
11/10 - Inequality Workshop
11/17 - Work, Family and Time Group Lunch

Daylight Standard Time

On Sun. Nov. 6, 2:00 am, Daylight Saving Time ends in the U.S. Set clocks back, "fall back" one hour to Daylight Standard Time.

Teaching Lunch

The Workshop Committee hosts a series of teaching lunches this fall. Typically, lunches are to give departmental job candidates a chance to talk about their own teaching philosophies. Since the department is not hiring this year, these lunches will be an opportunity for existing faculty and students to discuss pedagogy and sociology. The first lunch, Mon. Nov. 7, 11:00 am-12:15 pm, 1114 Soc Sci, will feature a panel focused on teaching theory in the undergraduate curriculum. RSVP to Chef Mary Drew as soon as possible.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Katy Kozhimannil (Division of Health Policy and Management, UMN) presents "Geographic Variation in Childbirth Care in U.S. Hospitals," Mon. Nov. 7, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall.

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.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Sheela Kennedy (Research Associate, MPC) presents "Living Arrangements and Poverty during the Transition to Adulthood," Thurs. Nov 10, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

MN Global Justice Project - Prof. Pellow

Activist 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.


Work, Family, and Time Group - Dr. Flood

Join the MPC and Life Course Center Work, Family, and Time Group, Thurs. Nov. 17, 12:00-1:00 pm, 29 Willey Hall. Dr. Sarah Flood (PhD 2009, UMN) will present recent work with Prof. Phyllis Moen, using the ATUS to examine time allocated to healthy behaviors among retirement-age Americans. Lunch will be provided - RSVP to Dr. Sarah Flood (PhD 2009, UMN).

Community Fund Drive - Donation Deadline Extended

Due to late start date, the CFD donation deadline has been extended to TODAY Fri. Nov. 4. Email inquiries.


Open Enrollment

Online open enrollment for the 2012 benefits year is now available through Wed. Nov. 30.
1. Visit the Employee Health and Benefits Fair Tues. Nov. 8, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, Coffman Union, Great Hall.
2. Check out provider directories at the Sociology Front Desk. 909 Soc Sci. Online directory links available for each provider via Human Resources website.
3. Enroll via Employee Self-Service. Click on Benefits Enrollment. Log in with your Internet ID and password.
4. For questions, visit the Employee Benefits website; call the Employee Benefits Service Center, (612)624-9090 or 1-800-756-2363, press option 2; or set up an appointment with an HR Rep at Employee Benefits, (612)624-9090.

Law and Inequality - A Journal of Theory and Practice

The journal presents a symposium, "Perspectives on the Death Penalty: Comparative Solutions from the Classroom to the Courtroom," Fri. Nov. 11, 8:00 am-3:30 pm, Mondale Law School. Free to all UMN students, staff, and faculty.

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 acceptalbe and unacceptable writing accents into discussion, Fri. Nov. 4, 9:00-10:15 am, 12 Nicholson Hall. Register online.

Mondale Law School - Faculty Works in Progress

The Laws School presents Prof. David Gerber (Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology,) Thurs. Nov. 10, Room 385, 12:15 pm-1:15 pm. RSVP to Stephanie McCauley.


University of Montreal - Assistant

The Department of Demography, University of Montreal, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Demography, with a specialization in Population Aging. PhD in Demography or related field, by start date June 1, 2012. Proficiency in the French language. Send cover letter, CV, copies of recent publications or research reports, research program, and three letters of recommendation to: Prof. Thomas LeGrand, Chair, Department of Demography, Université de Montréal, P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7 Canada.
Deadline: Thurs. Nov. 10

University of Cologne - Full

The Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany, invites applications for a Full Professor, to start April 01, 2013. Application should include CV, list of publications, list of course taught, and proof of qualifications.Email applications. Contact: Prof. Dr. Karsten Hank.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2011


University of Central Florida - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida-Cocoa (30 minutes from Orlando), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to start Aug. 2012 (pending final budgetary approval). PhD in domestic violence, education, environment, inequality, international sociology, medical sociology, or race. Apply online. Submit cover letter, CV, statement of teaching experience, and complete the applicant affirmation form; names and contact information for three references to: Prof. John Lynxwiler, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Central Florida, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, Fl 32816-1360 Deadline: Dec. 15

National University of Singapore - Open Rank

The Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore, invites applications for two Open Rank positions. One to begin July 2012; one to begin Jan. 2013. Send applications to: Prof. Jean Yeung, Chair, Search Committee c/o Ms Jane Ong.
Deadline: Jan. 6, 2012

Oxford University - Postdoc Fellowships

Nuffield College, Oxford University, UK, offers a number of Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellowships, for scholars in the social sciences from any country, who have recently completed, or are close to completing, their PhD. Three years support.
Deadline: Mon. Nov. 7

Cornell University - Postdoc Fellowships

The Cornell Population Center, Cornell University, invites applications for the Frank H.T. Rhodes Post-doctoral Fellowship, to start Aug. 15, 2012. Job Number 16174. For questions, contact: Erin Oates, Program Assistant
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012. Open until filled.

UMN Consortium/Joint Degree Program

Request for funding proposals addressing the societal implications of problems in health, environment, or the life sciences. UMN Graduate/professional students eligible. Contact: Audrey Boyle, Project Manager.
Deadline: Feb. 13, 2012.

International Institute for Asian Studies

Summer Programme 2012, "World Wide Asia: Asian Flows, Global Impacts," Aug.27-Sept.1, 2012. Four-day masterclass followed by a two-day international conference
Deadline: Wednesday Nov. 16, 9.00 am (CET)