Two job posts — The Clayman Institute and Towson University

The Clayman Institute offers a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that focus on the Institute’s theme, “Beyond the Stalled Revolution: Reinvigorating Gender Equality in the Twenty-first Century.” Recent Ph.D.’s in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences whose research focuses on gender are eligible. We encourage scholars with a strong interest in interdisciplinary methods to apply. While in residence at the Institute, Postdoctoral Scholars are expected to participate in Clayman Institute activities throughout the academic year in addition to pursuing their own research.  Application Deadline – January 6, 2014    Apply Here

Postdoctoral Scholars will participate in our community of Stanford Faculty Research Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and Graduate Dissertation Fellows through their own research and contributions to our goal of reinvigorating gender equality. Postdoctoral fellow responsibilities will include contributing to the Clayman Gender News service, working with Graduate Dissertation Fellows, participating in our Graduate Voice and Influence Program, and attending our regularly scheduled faculty luncheon discussions.  The Postdoctoral Scholars will play a critical role in our Gender News service, which is the public outreach component of the Clayman Institute and our affiliated scholars. To increase the impact of innovative work on gender equality, the Gender News service publishes articles on gender research for academic and general audiences. Postdoctoral Scholars will write articles for Gender News that include summaries of the latest peer-reviewed gender research, interviews with Stanford Faculty Research Fellows and Faculty Affiliates, and reviews of relevant academic conferences. In addition, our postdoctoral scholars will produce white papers that translate interdisciplinary gender research for a wider audience.  The appointment is for two years. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date, and the start date must be no more than three years after the awarding of their degree. Postdoctoral Scholars will receive a stipend, with some benefits, and are expected to be in residence for the fellowship.  The fellowship begins on August 1, 2014 and continues through the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.



The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice at Towson University invites applications for a sociology tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Aug 2014.

Qualifications: We seek someone with a research focus on stratification/inequality and applicants with civic engagement experience or interest who can link our students to the local or global community. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and working with a diverse student population and show clear potential for scholarly research and publication. Interest in pursuing external funding is desirable. A PhD degree in sociology is required, but advanced ABD candidates will also be considered and hired at the rank of instructor with a required degree completion date of February 1, 2015.

Towson University: Founded in 1866, today Towson University is recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Towson is nationally recognized for its programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, communications, health sciences, and the fine and performing arts. The University places a strong emphasis on service learning and civic engagement through such activities as internships, practica, clinical placements, course assignments and student events. As the Baltimore area’s largest university and Maryland’s Metropolitan University, Towson articulates its research and scholarship mission through partnerships that link the University to the economic, educational and cultural life of the state of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region. Towson enrolls more than 21,000 students and offers more than 100 bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. Located on a rolling 328 acres, the striking campus is eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 45 miles from Washington, D.C. The campus and its surrounding cities provide an excellent environment for teaching and supporting the academic pursuits of the 830 full-time faculty who work here.

Application Process: Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter indicating current research and teaching interests, one sample of scholarly writing, a sample syllabus or example of a course design for a course related to stratification/inequality, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of professional reference to:

Elizabeth Clifford, Chairperson, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice, Towson University, 8000 York Road,
Towson, MD 21252-0001.  Review of applications will begin October 25, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  Upon submitting your CV to indicate your interest in this position, please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data  form.

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