Job Posting: Postdoc at Northeastern University

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Northeastern University

We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to support an NSF-funded project to study the diffusion of gender equity ideas through university and scholarly networks. The postdoctoral research associate will join an interdisciplinary team led by Professor Kathrin Zippel and Assistant Professor Laura K. Nelson in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. This is a two-year, full-time, benefits-eligible position starting Fall 2020.

The postdoctoral research associate will play a leading role in the collection and analysis of quantitative/digitized data, including relational data and text-as-data; to help author reports, papers and journal articles using project data; and to help coordinate tasks across the research team.

Qualifications:

  • A PhD in social science, data science, network science or related fields by the time of hire
  • Knowledge or interest in gender (equity), intersectionality, diversity, organizations, STEM fields, higher education, and/or the diffusion of ideas
  • Proficiency with a programming language, preferably R, Python, Julia, or Go
  • Experience with either computational text analysis techniques, social network analysis, or both
  • Ability to work independently and willingness to work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Experience with, interest in, or openness to open science practices and reproducibility

Review of applications will start May 24, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Apply here.

Job Posting: Professor of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research at the University of Fribourg

Call for a Full Professor (80%) in Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research beginning February 1, 2021 or by appointment at the Department of Social Work, Social Policy and Global Development at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Fribourg/CH.

Requirements

  • The applicant holds a doctorate and a habilitation or equivalent qualification. He or she has proven experience in teaching and supervising theses at university level (BA, MA, doctorate) in sociology and social policy (theories, concepts and methods) as broadly as possible bridging German, French and Anglo-Saxon academic traditions.
  • He or she has proven experience in teaching and supervising theses at university level (BA, MA, doctorate). In addition to sociology and (comparative) social policy, the applicant should have large expertise in quantitative social research. Openness towards qualitative social research is a requirement. The candidate has proven skills in managing research projects and raising third-party funds. He or she is integrated into international research networks; existing collaborations within Switzerland are an advantage.
  • Teaching language is German. Very good knowledge of English is also expected for teaching. At the bilingual University of Fribourg, at least a passive knowledge of French is necessary and the readiness to improve this knowledge within two years.

Application submission date

  • 31 May 2020
  • Please submit applications in electronic (PDF) Form to the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Fribourg jobs-lettres@unifr.ch
  • Applications contain a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a list of research projects and courses as well as five publications important for the profile as PDFs.

Further information

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at California State University-San Marcos

The California State University-San Marcos is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor position who has content area expertise in domestic and/or transnational immigration or “crimmigration” with a focus on US-Mexico-Central America and youth and families.

More information can be found here: https://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/faculty_jobs/assist_prof-sociology_immigration.html

Job Posting: Assistant Project Scientist in Technology Management

The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara seeks applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position. This Assistant Project Scientist will assist Prof. Matt Beane with a field-based research project. The project scientist will do research, data collection, and project analysis independently and in conjunction with Prof. Beane on this and potentially other projects of mutual interest.

The project that this position will be working on is a multi-year, multi-method research study of the implications of AI-enabled robotic systems for workers and organizations in high-mix, repetitive, manual work. Phase one centers on hypothesis generation, and involves fieldwork across numerous pick-and-pack driven (e.g. secondary fulfillment) facilities distributed around the US that are automating this work via AI-enabled robotic systems. As part of this fieldwork we are collecting and producing a significant body of quantitative data on organizational performance. Phase two of this work will involve testing these hypotheses via the US Census, and phase three will involve field experiments.

The minimum qualification is having a doctorate or equivalent at time of application. Preferred qualifications include having experience conducting research on work involving complex technology. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests in learning and labor relations, familiarity with production data and who are empirically focused on AI and/or robotics. The successful candidate will demonstrate competencies indicating that they will be able to contribute high-level skills to the projects at hand, and enable, plan, or execute research alongside TMP faculty. This appointment is 100% time for one year, with possibility of extension based upon performance/availability of funds.

To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01756.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research experience, and contact information for 3 references. Complete and submit your application by 3/16/2020 for primary consideration. Ideally, we are looking for someone to start early May 2020.

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Arts & Public Policy at Vanderbilt

The Curb Center at Vanderbilt invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Arts & Public Policy as part of the Curb Center at Vanderbilt’s Public Policy program, to begin on August 1, 2020.

The Curb Center at Vanderbilt is a national policy center committed to research and learning that challenge leaders to rethink the role of creative and cultural expression in contemporary society. The successful candidate will work closely with the Associate Director of Public Policy on various arts-related research projects, primarily focused on the educational and career pathways of creative workers. The role provides an opportunity for an early-career academic professional to develop national and international policy research on a broad range of cultural policy issues. The successful applicant will also support the Assistant Director of Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership in the activities of the Creative Campus and Curb Scholars programs. There is no teaching associated with this appointment. Approximately half (50%) of the candidate’s time will be dedicated to their own research and scholarship.

This is a non-faculty, non-tenure track, one-year term appointment, with the possibility of a yearly extension contingent on funding and satisfactory performance. The fellow will join a cohort of other postdoctoral fellows across Vanderbilt University and have access to the professional development support of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

The position is full time and carries a competitive salary, commensurate with the applicant’s experience and qualifications, plus health insurance coverage as specified by Vanderbilt University guidelines. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow’s primary appointment will be in the Department of Sociology, with all funding for the position coming from Curb Center resources.

The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a field relevant to the broad aims of the program (i.e., social sciences, arts, humanities, law, information science, etc.) by start date.
  2. Research expertise relevant to cultural policy, broadly construed (including cultural production and consumption, work and careers, creative cities, etc.).

To apply for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, submit the following materials in digital format:

  1. A cover letter expressing interest in the position;
  2. A current curriculum vitae;
  3. A transcript of graduate work (unofficial is acceptable);
  4. Two writing samples;
  5. The names and contact information for three references.

Applications and inquiries should be sent to Kimberly Kane (kimberly.kane@vanderbilt.edu).

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2020, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Posting: Postdoctoral Researcher at Stanford Graduate School of Business

Principal Investigators Dr. Julien Clement and Dr. Jon Atwell of the Stanford Graduate School of Business seek to fill a position for a postdoctoral researcher. This researcher will collaborate with both Dr. Clement and Dr. Atwell on projects related to organizational structure and organizational adaptation. This is a two-year position assuming academic achievement and service at a level at or above expectations, with annual formal reviews.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a social science field, have a strong interest in organizational adaptation and design and have strong technical skills in empirical analysis and programming. They will have the opportunity to use a wide range of methodologies including formal modeling, large group experiments, and empirical analyses using both traditional statistical and machine learning techniques. Depending on the applicant’s interests, the position may involve substantial input on the development of projects and co-authored work with the PIs. The role will also allow for a proportion of time dedicated to publishing the applicant’s own ongoing research projects. It will also involve some work coordinating other research support.

The desired start date of the position is early summer and completion of the PhD degree is required before the appointment starts. If hired, the applicant will be a member of the Organizational Behavior group at Stanford GSB and will be able to participate in group seminars, workshops and informal knowledge sharing. The position comes with health benefits and access to most Stanford resources.

Candidates that have accepted tenure-track positions at another institution with the ability to defer their start date will also be considered.

Qualifications

PhD in a social science or other relevant field Strong programming skills
Strong communication skills

Applications need to include

  • A cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position
  • Up to three writing samples that demonstrate your expertise and fit for the position
  • The names and contact information of up to three letter writers

Application Information

Please upload a single PDF with the above application materials to tinyurl.com/GSB- postdoc. Please title the file with your first and last name (e.g. Sarah-Smith.pdf) Applications will be considered upon submission but to ensure consideration applications must be submitted by February 15th.

Principal Investigators

Dr. Clement studies how the design of an organization affects the way people collaborate. How does an organization’s structure affect how its members form relationships and develop routines? How can it help them adapt these routines when environmental demands change? And when can organizations thrive without any formal structure? Dr. Clement has used a variety of analytical methods to answer these questions (network analysis, agent-based models, big-data analytics) in contexts including the television game-show industry, professional videogaming (e-Sports) and mobile healthcare in Africa. Most recently, he started studying how the deployment of artificial intelligence inside organizations may affect collaboration and learning among their members.

Dr. Atwell studies how groups of individuals communicate and consume social information. At the root of society is the creation of broadly-shared understandings of the relevant social context but many features of the modern social life present potential pitfalls for that creative process. Using simulations, large-group experiments, and natural language processing, Dr. Atwell analyzes how different dynamic social processes produce, distribute and aggregate the information necessary for large groups to create these essential shared understandings. 

Job Posting: Doctoral Program Director of Leadership Studies at Marian University

Marian University seeks a strategic, innovative and creative leader who is deeply committed to academic excellence and to the mission of higher education to build a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Leadership Studies in the position of Doctoral Program Director and Chair of Leadership Studies.

Marian University is a Catholic, applied liberal arts institution that welcomes diverse spiritual traditions. Sponsored by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Marian University engages students in the education of the whole person. We embrace justice and compassion and transform lives for professional service and leadership in the global community.

The Ph.D. in Leadership Studies is designed to prepare scholar-practitioners for leadership in a wide range of disciplines, with a specific focus on translating leadership theory to their own practice.  The doctoral program supports study for active professionals in fields including, but not limited to, business, government, public safety, PK-12 education, higher education, health care, social services, and religious and secular non-profit organizations.The program provides students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills, and leadership ability for increasingly demanding roles in complex organizations.

The Leadership Studies doctoral program seeks to: Provide an interdisciplinary approach to the study of leadership that affords students the opportunity to learn from diverse concepts, theories, and practicesprovide advanced study and professional development to students who are preparing for or are currently working in leadership positions; embed concern for social justice through ethical leadership approachescontribute to what is known regarding the theoretical and practical implementation of leadership concepts across various disciplines through study, research, and practice; prepare students to adapt to the complexity and diversity inherent to leadership and to challenge systems where people’s faith life or human dignity is threatened.

Reporting to the Dean of the Faculty, and working closely with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Doctoral Program Director and Chair of the Leadership Studies Department’s primary role is to provide leadership and direction for the doctoral program.  A successful candidate will also be qualified to teach doctoral level courses in leadership theory and research methods, and be able to demonstrate a professional record commensurate with the faculty rank of Associate Professor at Marian University.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in leadership studies or a closely related discipline.
  • Evidence of sustained teaching excellence over a period of at least five years at the rank of assistant professor or higher.
  • Evidence of a developing or established record of excellence in scholarship and/or service.
  • Willingness to embrace the Mission and Core Values of the University.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant applied leadership experience in one of the above-listed sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience as an academic leader with a track record of supporting a student-focused distance learning environment.
  • Experience with recruitment and retention of faculty, and promoting faculty and scholarly excellence.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to MUApplicants@marianuniversity.edu.  Please use ‘Chair of Leadership Studies’ in the subject line of the email.

For optimal consideration, please submit application materials by December 15, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.

Job Posting: TT Assistant Professor Position at Drew University

Drew University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Management beginning August 2020, pending budgetary approval.

Note: Although the job ad explicitly mentions psychology, we are equally interested in candidates with similar backgrounds in sociology, organizational studies, or other similar fields.

The Business program is governed by an interdisciplinary steering committee with a shared vision of a Business major that reflects the liberal arts. Those  interested in the program can read more about it here. Questions about the position or the program can be sent to professor Christopher Andrews (candrews1@drew.edu) or the Business Program Director, Marc Tomljanovich (mtomljanovich@drew.edu).

Please note that the application deadline is December 16, 2019.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach core and elective courses in our business program and closely work with our undergraduate students. In addition, they will contribute to a program that values interdisciplinary, experiential, ethical, and global business perspectives. We especially encourage candidates with industry and/or academic work experience, as well as candidates with teaching or research interests in the field of industrial and organizational psychology.

Requirements

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a field related to management, by August 1, 2020. Course responsibilities include core and upper-level management classes.

Application

To apply, please send: (1) a cover letter; (2) current curriculum vitae; (3) a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy; (4) evidence of teaching excellence; (5) a job paper or published article; and (6) three letters of references to hr1119-7@drew.edu. For full consideration, applications must be complete by December 16, 2019.

About Drew University

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.

Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.

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 mvitullo@asanet.org. 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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