Job Posting: ASA Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs

ASA Office Job Opening: Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs

Are you committed to advancing sociology as a science and profession Would you enjoy conceptualizing and organizing professional development opportunities for sociologists in all sectors, conducting research on the discipline, and supporting sociology departments?  Are you good at working collaboratively with teams to develop and implement programmatic initiatives?  Are you a detail oriented, effective, and experienced leader who is ready to embark on a new challenge in a dynamic and fast-paced environment?  If so, the American Sociological Association (ASA) invites you to apply to become the Director of Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs.

ASA has a membership of over 11,000 sociologists who are scholars, teachers, and practitioners.  Among many other activities, ASA publishes 14 journals and offers a large annual meeting.  ASA’s office is in Washington, D.C.

Essential Functions:

* Identify new and innovative opportunities for the association to support the teaching, research, practice, and professional development of sociologists; develop and implement a strategic portfolio of relevant initiatives.
* Oversee the strategic direction and management of the Department Affiliates Program, the Program Reviewers and Consultants group, the High School Program, ASA’s webinar series, TRAILS, the Howery Teaching Enhancement Fund and the Annual Meeting Travel Fund.
* Oversee the association’s portfolio of research about the discipline and lead organizational research efforts.
* Liaise with relevant membership committees and task forces.
* Manage relevant website content.
* Work with the Communications Department to develop and distribute
information regarding research on the discipline, professional development, and academic affairs through channels such as newsletters and social media.
* Manage a substantial departmental operating budget.
* Respond to relevant requests for assistance from members and staff.
* Serve as a member of the staff leadership team and the team of staff sociologists and manage additional responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Director.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Deputy Director; Supervises three Research, Professional Development, and Academic Affairs department staff members: the Assistant Director, Senior Research Associate, and Assistant.

Job Classification:  Exempt

Preferred Qualifications: It is important to note that these qualifications are preferred.  We recognize that there are several professional profiles that could be well suited to this position.  Should your profile vary in some ways from the qualifications listed and you think you can be successful in this endeavor, please do not hesitate to apply.  Additionally, this position could be filled on an ongoing employment basis or as a two-year temporary position.

* PhD in sociology or closely related discipline.
* A commitment to serving the discipline by supporting sociologists in teaching and learning, research, practice, and professional development across the broad range of employment sectors and institution types where they are employed.
* Demonstrated leadership, management, and administrative abilities.
* Exemplary writing, editing, and verbal communication skills.
* Strong work ethic.
* Ability to organize, prioritize and move forward on simultaneous initiatives across a broad portfolio.
* Maturity and organizational savvy; ability to work independently and in collaboration with teams; excellent interpersonal skills.

Compensation:  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. A full benefits package is provided to all ASA staff members.

To apply:  Please submit a substantive cover letter and a resume to Margaret Weigers Vitullo, ASA Deputy Director, at Your letter should indicate if you are applying for an ongoing position or a two-year temporary post.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

ASA is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at John Jay College of the City University of New York

ASA Job ID: 16096
Application Deadline: 11/15/2019

Performs teaching and related faculty functions in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Position begins in Fall 2020.

The Law and Society major, housed in the Department of Political Science at John Jay College of the City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2020 in Law and Society. The hiring rank is Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. is required, although outstanding ABDs will be considered. The Ph.D. discipline is open, provided candidates are demonstrably grounded in the Law and Society scholarly tradition. We especially welcome candidates who can add to the disciplinary diversity of the current program, which has three full-time sociologists and one full-time geographer. Candidates holding only a J.D. will not be considered.

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Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at California Polytechnic State University

The Sociology program in the Department of Social Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, invites candidates to apply for a full-time tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Sociology. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Sociology at the time of appointment, which starts on September 10, 2020. REVIEW BEGIN DATE: 12/2/2019. EOE.

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate a broad and critical appreciation of the field from a critical race perspective and with an appreciation of intersecting inequalities. They will be expected to teach classes on American Ethnic Minorities, Quantitative Research Methods, and Social Theory and develop undergraduate classes based on their own research interests.

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Job Postings: Postdocs at the Institute for Research on Innovation & Science

The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science (IRIS) invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Fellows. These one-year fellowships are funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of a grant to develop and support the research community using the IRIS UMETRICS dataset (Universities Measuring the EffecTs of Research on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Science). The focus of the Postdoctoral Research Fellowships will be developing and pursuing novel research using the UMETRICS dataset, which is described in more detail on the IRIS website at Applicants must have successfully completed a dissertation defense and earned a Ph.D. before beginning the fellowship. Fellows will be part of the IRIS research team and will report directly to IRIS Executive Director Jason Owen-Smith.

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Job Posting: TT Faculty Position at the University of Illinois

Open-Rank, Tenure-Track Position at Gies College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a regular, full-time tenure- track position in Macro or Meso Organizational Behavior beginning August 2020, or negotiable after the closing date. All faculty levels will be considered, but candidates should expect to have completed their doctoral degree by Spring 2020. We seek candidates who have an active program of research and demonstrated teaching excellence. Candidates who can mentor students from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Chosen candidates will be expected to conduct research, teach and perform service in these areas. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank and experience.

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Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at William & Mary

The Department of Sociology and the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) program at William & Mary seeks applications for a jointly appointed tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in global labor and gender. Appointment will begin August 10, 2020. We are particularly interested in candidates with specialization in law and justice as well as research and teaching in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies. Possible areas of expertise could include: transnational flows of labor and gender, gender and work, sex work, intersectional approaches to labor, transnational feminist organizing, informal or criminalized labor, and the politics of domestic work. The candidate is expected to establish and maintain an active research program that inspires a highly motivated undergraduate student body and to teach two courses per semester, split between the Sociology Department and the GSWS Program.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach “Introduction to GSWS” courses on a regular rotation.

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Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at the University of Kansas

Sociology of Race & Ethnicity Search

University of Kansas

ASA Job Bank ID: 15913

The Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.  This appointment, which will begin in the fall of 2020, will build on our long-standing commitment to critical inquiry into racial and ethnic diversity and disparity, both globally and domestically.

This search is open in terms of research emphasis, but we seek a scholar with teaching strengths in core areas of African American experience.  We would expect our new colleague to publish in major outlets, enhance our international and national research profile, and contribute to our ongoing effort to build cross-disciplinary connections with units across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. in sociology in hand or a credible claim that they will soon obtain that degree.

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Job Posting: Tenured Professor Position at University of California, Riverside

Tenured Associate Professor in Organizations and Institutions
Department of Sociology
University of California, Riverside
2019-2020 Academic Year

The Department of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor in Organizations and Institutions. The Organizations and Institutions specialization at UC Riverside examines the development and contemporary structure of organizations and the institutional systems (e.g., economy, polity, law, education, kinship, and religion) in which they are embedded. The organizations component of the specialization focuses on research related to the theoretical traditions in the study of organizations, including but not limited to neo-institutional, ecological, resource dependence, network, and institutional economic approaches. It also focuses on the organizational influences on behavioral and distributional outcomes. The institutional component of the specialization focuses on the historical development of institutions, their inter-relations over time, as well as institutional effects on behavior, organizational structure, and distributional outcomes. Candidates for this position may work in the area of organizations, institutions, or both.

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Job Postings: TT Positions at the University of North Texas

The University of North Texas Department of Sociology invites applications for two faculty positions. Both positions are 9-month appointments with 2-2 course loads beginning September 1, 2020.

The first position is at the Assistant Professor rank, with a preference for a scholar specializing in race and ethnicity. The second position is at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, with area of specialization open. Successful candidates should have strong records of scholarship and a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A PhD in sociology is required, although highly qualified ABD candidates will be considered. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, narrative describing scholarly research, and the names of three references to the online job portal at Applicants also may submit evidence of teaching effectiveness. Review of applications will begin October 1 and will continue until the search is closed. Please direct any inquiries to the search committee chair Dr. Gabe Ignatow at

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan Interdisciplinary Program in Organizational Studies solicits applications for a tenure track assistant professorship position to begin September 1, 2020.  This is a university-year appointment. The deadline for receiving applications is October 1, 2019. Organizational Studies is a small (approximately 100 students) highly selective undergraduate major in the arts and sciences. We seek applications from a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary backgrounds in the social sciences and professional fields. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching related to organizational theory and behavior, broadly defined. We especially seek applicants committed to undergraduate mentorship and innovative teaching methods. Joint appointments with other units at the university are possible. Applications must include cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, writing sample(s), statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (evaluations) and syllabi (if available).  Please also be prepared to provide the names and contact information for three individuals to contact for confidential letters of reference.

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