Job announcements: University of Arizona (sociology); UMass/Amherst (computational social science)

1) University of Arizona. We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2015.

2) Position in computational social science at UMass/Amherst

1) University of Arizona. We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin Fall 2015, contingent upon availability of funding. We have a preference for candidates who work on topics in stratification, broadly construed, an area that includes health outcomes among its topics. The search will continue until the position is filled; applications received by October 26 are assured full consideration. Applications must be submitted on-line at Job Number 56632. Please upload your cover letter, CV, and research and teaching statement(s), two samples of written work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if applicable). Have three letters of recommendation sent as electronic attachments to

The University of Arizona and the School of Sociology recognize the power of a diverse community and encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, curricular perspectives, and backgrounds.

2) Position in computational social science at UMass/Amherst

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, invites applications from social scientists within the interdisciplinary field of computational social science. This tenure track position will be in one of the following social science departments: Anthropology, Communication, Economics, Journalism, Political Science, Regional Planning, Resource Economics, or Sociology. The successful candidate will also participate in an outstanding interdisciplinary community represented by the Computational Social Science Institute at UMass, with 43 affiliated faculty across 11 departments. Candidates’ research plans should extend beyond their home discipline to engage with other disciplines in the domain of computational sciences. Substantive foci are open and broad, including computationally intensive data collection and analysis, network structure and dynamics, relational and clustered modeling, automated mining of qualitative data, large scale textual analysis, health informatics, and theoretical computational models of social processes.

Requirements: A PhD in the social sciences is preferred but PhDs in cognate fields will be considered. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Additional Information: The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.  Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Application Instructions: Please submit your application only through Interview Exchange. Submit a cover letter addressed to Professor James Kitts, Search Committee Chair, including a statement of research plans and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, research samples, and contact information for three references. For full consideration, ensure that your application is received by October 30, 2014, but review will continue until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.


James A. Kitts

Associate Professor of Sociology

Director, Computational Social Science Institute

University of Massachusetts

200 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003-9277

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