December 2011 Archives

December 22, 2011 Volume 41, Number 50

12/26-27 - Christmas Observed - University Closed
12/29 - Last day to submit Fall 2011 grades
1/2/12 - New Year's Observed - University Closed
1/16/12 - Martin Luther King Day - University Closed
1/17/12 - Spring 2012 Semester begins

Successful Defense - Christopher Pappas

Christohper Pappas successfully defended his dissertation, "Race and Culture in the Twin Cities Hip Hop Scene," on Dec. 16. His advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg. Congratulations, Dr. Pappas!

Faculty Books Recently Published

1) Prof. Enid Logan, "At this Defining Moment"
Barack Obama's presidential candidacy
2) Prof. Lisa Sun-Hee Park, "Entitled to Nothing"
How the politics of immigration, health care, and welfare influence access to public programs
3) Profs. Lisa Sun-Hee Park and David Pellow, "The Slums of Aspen"
Immigrant labor in a wealthy ski town
Congratulations, Profs. Logan, Park, and Pellow!

Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics - Colloquium

GSPP Colloquium presents Prof. Cathy Cohen (University of Chicago), "Politics, New Media, and Inequality: From the Occupy Movement to the 2012 Elections," Thurs. Jan. 19, 4:00 pm, Cowles Auditorium. Reception follows, Humphrey Atrium.

MN Dept of Revenue - Tax Research Analyst

Tax Research analyst on day Shift, Monday-Friday. BA required. Responsible for tax research and analysis, database development, developing revenue estimates and forecasting the impact of proposed changes in tax laws. Also for conducting studies and analyses of state tax and related budget issues, and for writing reports. Contact: Barb Wemeier, (651) 556-6669.
Deadline: Jan. 10, 2012

Missouri-Kansas City - Visiting Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Volker Campus, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Cultural Anthropology, 36631. PhD in Cultural Anthropology. Apply online. Job ID: 6640. For questions, contact: Dr. Jenny Huberman.
Deadline: January 22, 2012. Open until filled.


Metropolitan State College-Denver - Tenure Track

The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Behavioral Science, Metropolitan State College-Denver, invites applications for a Tenure Track Faculty position in Sociology. Areas: Criminology/Delinquency; Theory. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7999

Lesley University - Assistant / Associate

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor, Part-Time, in Child Studies. Areas: Children and Youth; Family. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 8003

Torske Klubben Fellowships - Promote Leadership

Graduate Fellowships for Norwegian citizens to study at the University of Minnesota.
Deadline: March 1, 2012


December 15, 2011 Volume 41, Number 49

12/15 - CLA Senior Celebration, McNamara Center
12/16 - Pappas Dissertation Defense
12/20 - Farewell to Melissa
12/16-17, 19-22 - Final Exams
12/26-27 - University Closed
12/29 - Last day to submit Fall 2011 grades
1/2/12 - University Closed
Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug. John Lithgow

Dissertation Defense - Christopher Pappas

Christopher Pappas will defend his dissertation, "Race and Culture in the Twin Cities Hip Hop Scene," Fri. Dec. 16, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 1:00-1:30 pm. All are invited to attend. His Advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg.

CLA Senior Celebration

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.

Farewell Party - Melissa Mason

Join the farewell party for student worker and graduating senior, Melissa Mason, Tues. Dec. 20, 3:30 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. Melissa has diligently served the department since Fall 2009. Thank-you, Melissa! And Congratulations!

Successful Defense - Wesley Longhofer

Wes Longhofer successfully defended his dissertation, "Foundations of Global Giving," Fri. Dec. 9. His Advisors are Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Evan Schofer (Sociology, UC-Irvine). Wes begins employment as an Assistant Professor, Department of Organization and Management, Goizueta Business School, Emory University, on Jan. 1, 2012. Congratulations, Dr. Longhofer!

South Dakota State - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, South Dakota State University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice; Criminology/Delinquency. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID 7990.

Catholic University - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Catholic University, invites applications for a non-tenure accruing renewable contract Assistant Professor position, to begin Spring 2012, in Crime and Justice; Global and Comparative Processes; and Public Policy. PhD required. To apply, email cover letter, CV, and letters of reference to: Prof. Enrique Pumar, Chair, Department of Sociology, 116 Aquinas Hall, Catholic University, Washington D.C. 20064.
Deadline: Mon. Dec. 19

St. Mary's University, Canada - Assistant

The Department of Sociology and Criminology, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to start July 1, 2012. PhD required in social movements, social change, political economy, and human rights. To apply, mail CV, teaching portfolio, written work, and contact information for three references to: Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou, Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology, St. Mary's University, Halifax, NS B3H3C3, Canada.
Deadline: Feb. 13, 2012

Tel Aviv University - Open Rank

The Department of Labor Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for full-time, tenure- track positions to commence during 2012. Open fields in Labor Studies/ Industrial Relations; specifically: 1) industrial relations; 2) labor economics and; 3) organizational or social psychology. To apply, email CV, statement of research and teaching, recent publications, teaching evaluations, and three names and addresses of references to: Prof. Yitchak Haberfeld, Chair, Department of Labor Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012

National University of Ireland - Postdoctoral Researcher

Four year Postdoctoral Researcher on forthcoming project, "New Deals in the New Economy," with Prof. Seán Ó Riain, Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland-Maynooth. Study of the transformation of "workplace bargains" across Europe over the past 15-20 years. The researcher will work on all aspects of the project and related activities, with particular responsibility for the analysis of data from the European Union Survey of Working Conditions, 1995-2010.
Deadline: Jan. 17, 2012


Humane Studies Fellowships - Graduate Students

Applications invited for Humane Studies Fellowship Program awards, Institute for Humane Studies, for students pursuing liberty-advancing research and careers. Email questions.
Deadline: Sat. Dec. 31

President's Student Award - Nominations

University faculty, staff, or students are eligible to nominate students for the Student Leadership and Service Award and subsequent awards:
1) UMAA Student Leadership Award. Eight undergraduate students - $500 each.
2) Donald R. Zander Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. Two undergraduate students - $1,000 each.
3) Mary A. McEvoy Public Engagement and Leadership Award. One graduate student and one professional student - $1,000 scholarship.
Awards banquet: Mon. April 30, 2012.
Nomination Deadline: Fri. Jan. 27

December 8, 2011 Volume 41, Number 48

12/8 - Inequality Workshop TODAY!
12/8 - Graduation Party TODAY!
12/9 - Longhofer Dissertation Defense
12/12 - MPC Seminar
12/14 - Last Day of Instruction Fall 2011
12/15 - Holiday Party
12/15 - CLA Senior Celebration, McNamara Center
12/16 - Pappas Disseration Defense
12/16-17, 19-22 - Final Exams
12/26-27 - University Closed
12/29 - Last day to submit Fall 2011 grades

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Rob Warren, Dr. Sarah Flood (PhD 2009, UMN), and Julia Drew (MPC) will present "Methods for Linking Current Population Survey Records Across Months," TODAY Thurs. Dec. 8, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

Graduation Party

The Fall 2011 Sociology Undergraduate Graduation Party will be held TODAY Thurs. Dec. 8, 3:30-5:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Successful Defense - Jon Smajda

Jon Smajda successfully defended his dissertation, "The Moral Field of Computing," on Dec. 5. His Advisor is Prof. Joe Gerteis. Congratulations, Dr. Smajda!

Equal Justic Award - Prof. Uggen

Prof. Chris Uggen, Chair, Sociology Department, received the 2011 Equal Justice Award in Research from the Council on Crime and Justice, at the Anniversary Celebration, Dec. 1. The award recognizes leaders who help create safer, stronger, and more just communities. Congratulations, Prof. Uggen!

Dissertation Defense - Wesley Longhofer

Wes Longhofer will defend his dissertation "Foundations of Global Giving," Fri. Dec. 9, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 2:00-2:30 pm. All are invited to attend. His advisors are Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Evan Schofer (Sociology, UC-Irvine; Sociology, UMN, 2000-2007). In anticipation of a successful defense, the graduate program is planning a small celebration for Wes, to be held at 4:00 pm. Snacks and beverages will be provided. All current department members are welcome to attend.

MPC Seminar

Prof. Christine Percheski (Sociology, Northwestern University) presents "Family Structure, Employment, and Inequality Among American Women," Mon. Dec. 12, 12:15-1:15 pm, 50 Willey Hall. Co-sponsored by the Life Course Center, Department of Sociology. The Center will sponsor a lunch following the seminar in 69 Willey Hall. RSVP to attend the lunch.

Holiday Party

The 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 bring a potluck surprise and merriment!

CLA Senior Celebration

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.

Dissertation Defense - Christopher Pappas

Christopher Pappas will defend his dissertation, "Race and Culture in the Twin Cities Hip Hop Scene," Fri. Dec. 16, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 1:00-1:30 pm. All are invited to attend. His advisor is Prof. Joachim Savelsberg

HCRC - Brown Bag Series

The Human Capital Research Collaborative Faculty Research Brown Bag Series presents Aaron Sojourner (UMN Carlson School of Management), "Can Intensive Early Childhood Intervention Programs Eliminate Income-based Cognitive and Achievement Gaps?" Tues. Dec. 20, 12:00-1:00 pm, Humphrey Institute, Commons (Room 205). HCRC) is a partnership between UMN and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis to promote effective public policies and programs for young people through multidisciplinary research on child development and learning.

University of Amsterdam - Postdoc Researcher

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, invites applications for a fully funded 4-year Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology. Vacancy Number W11-228. Project: "Transition to Parenthood: International and National Studies of Norms and Gender Division of Work at the Life Course Transition to Parenthood (APPARENT)". Start date: Feb. 1, 2012. For questions, contact: Dr. Daniela Grunow, PI.
Deadline: before Dec. 31, 2011

CCSI - Postdoc Positions

The Center for the Study of Social Stratification and Inequality, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, invites applications for postdoctoral positions, depending on the budget. PhD required. Good command of English. Term is April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013. To apply, email CV, list publications, research plan (less than 1,500 words), copy of three major publications, and letter of reference to: Dr. Yoshimichi Sato, Director. Center for the Study of Social. Stratification and Inequality. Graduate School of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University. 27-1, Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 Japan. Phone: +81-22-795-6036.
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2012

SUNY-New Paltz - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, SUNY-New Paltz, invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Criminology/Delinquency. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7954

Arcadia University - Assistant

The Office of Human Resources, Arcadia University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Criminal Justice, and Global and Transnational Sociology. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7966

Activate Networks - Director

The Department of Social Network Analytics, Activate Networks Inc. (formerly MedNetworks), invites applications for the Director of Analytics in Social Networks; Qualitative Methodology. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7971

Lake Institute - Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

The Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, Indiana University, invites applications for the 2012 Lake Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, for a PhD candidate researching faith and giving or religion and philanthropy, to support the final year of research and dissertation writing.
Deadline is Jan. 31, 2012

CISAC Fellowships - Pre / Postdoc / Jr. Faculty

The Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, invites applications for their fellowship program for Pre- and Postdoctoral and Junior Faculty. Apply online.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2012

Berkeley Journal of Sociology - Occupy Movement Papers

The Berkeley Journal of Sociology is currently curating an online forum featuring essays, analysis, and critical commentary of social scientists on the Occupy Movement. Submissions may range from shorter essays to full length articles. Both faculty and student submissions are welcome. Email submission. Full-length articles may also be considered for inclusion in the Journal's print edition on "The Popular."
Deadline: January 15, 2012.

SSSP - Activism Papers

The Society for the Study of Social Problems annual meeting, "The Art of Activism," Aug. 16-18, 2012, Grant Hyatt Hotel, Denver, CO. Graduate Student Paper Awards will be given by each of the SSSP Special Problems Divisions.
Deadline: 12:00 am Midnight (EST), Jan. 31, 2012.

December 1, 2011 Volume 41, Number 47

12/15 - Smajda Dissertation Defense, 10:00 am, 915 Soc Sci
12/5 - Faculty Meeting, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci
12/6 - Sociology Workshop
12/8 - Inequality Workshop
12/8 - Graduation Party
12/9 - Longhofer Dissertation Defense, 2:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci
12/14 - Last Day of Instruction Fall 2011
12/15 - Holiday Party
12/15 - CLA Senior Celebration, McNamara Center
12/16-17, 19-22 - Final Exams
12/26-27 - University Closed
12/29 - Last day to submit Fall 2011 grades

Faculty Meeting

The next Faculty Meeting will be held on Mon. Dec. 5, 2:30 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg.

Dissertation Defense - Jon Smajda

Jon Smajda will defend his dissertation, "The Moral Field of Computing," Mon. Dec. 5, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 10:00-10:30 am. His Advisor is Prof. Joe Gerteis.

Dissertation Defense - Wesley Longhofer

Wes Longhofer will defend his dissertation "Foundations of Global Giving," Fri. Dec. 9, 2:00-4:00 pm, 915 Soc Sci Bldg. The public portion of the defense will be 2:00-2:30 pm. His Advisors are Profs. Elizabeth Boyle and Evan Schofer (Sociology, UC-Irvine; Sociology, UMN, 2000-2007).

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.

Inequality and Methods Workshop

Prof. Rob Warren, Dr. Sarah Flood (PhD 2009, UMN), and Julia Drew (MPC) will present "Methods for Linking Current Population Survey Records Across Months," Thurs. Dec. 8, 4:00-5:15 pm, 29 Willey Hall.

Graduation Party

The Fall 2011 Sociology Senior Graduation Party will be held on Thurs. Dec. 8, 3:30-5:00 pm, 1114 Soc Sci Bldg. RSVP to Emily Philip, Sociology Undergraduate Peer Advisor.

Holiday Party - Mark Your Calendars!

The 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 bring a potluck surprise and merriment!

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. Nov. 15, 5:00-6;30 pm, McNamara Center. Students and their families can meet faculty at departmental tables. Faculty should RSVP, indicating the 5:00 pm ceremony time.
RSVP Deadline: Mon. Dec. 5

University of Arizona - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, University of Arizona, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2012, contingent upon availability of funding. Areas: Environmental Sociology; Methods or Theory. Apply on-line. Job #48584. Mail three letters of recommendations to: Prof. Charles Ragin, Chair of the Faculty Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Soc Sci 400, P.O. Box 210027, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0027.
Deadline: Immediate. Open until filled.

Stockholm University - Researcher

The Swedish institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, invites applications for a PhD-candidate researcher in the the Stockholm University SIMSAM Node for Stratification Research project (SUNSTRAT), which researches social stratification dynamics and inter- and intragenerational mobility. Fully financed for four years. Guest research programs with up to six months stay for post- docs and senior researchers also available. For more information, contact: Profs. Erik Bihagen or Jan Jonsson.

http://www.sofi.su.se/english/sunstrat

New York University Abu Dhabi - Open Rank

NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, is currently inviting applications for faculty positions at any level (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) for appointment to its program in Social Research and Public Policy. Apply online. Email questions.
Deadline: Dec. 30


Academia Sinica - Open Rank

Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, invites applications for an Assistant Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow or Research Fellow. Email application to: Prof. Te-Hsing Shan, Director, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nankang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan.
Deadline: Dec. 31

Carroll College - Assistant

The Department of Sociology, Carroll College, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Criminology and Delinquency. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7921

Sacred Heart University - Visiting

The Department of Sociology, Sacred Heart University, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology in Children, Youth, and Family. Visit ASA Job Bank. Job ID: 7949

SSRC - Pre / Postdoctoral Fellowships

Social Sciences Research Council invites applications for Drugs, Security and Democracy (DSD) Fellowships which support research on organized crime, drug policy, issues of governance, and associated topics. Two competitions:
1) Dissertation Fellowship - Worldwide PhD candidates with approved dissertation prospectus by July 1, 2012.
2) Research Fellowship - Worldwide PhDs (completed within last seven years).
Deadline: Jan. 20, 2012