22 Oct 2014

SDA News & Announcements

Florida State Univ, interdisciplinary Assoc./Full Prof positions in Successful Aging (posted 13 Oct 14)

The Department of Sociology invites applications for positions in the new interdisciplinary FSU Center on Public Policy for Successful Aging located within the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. The Center is seeking three scholars at the associate or full professor level who will have a tenured appointment in a unit in the College. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong record of funded research and demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary research on public policy issues related to successful longevity.

The Department of Sociology especially seeks scholars with interests in one or more of the following areas: aging and the life course, racial disparities in health, and trends in economic inequality and financial security. For information about the Department visit our webpage at http://coss.fsu.edu/sociology/.

Applications should include a personal letter and curriculum vitae. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically and directed to Isaac W. Eberstein, Chair, at: sociology@fsu.edu.

Related activities within the University include an Institute for Successful Longevity (http://isl.fsu.edu/), the Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy (http://pepperinstitute.fsu.edu/), and a USDOT-funded Center for Accessibility and Safety for an Aging Population (http://utc.fsu.edu/).

Mississippi State Univ, tenure-track Asst. Prof. position in Sociology (posted 22 Sep 14)

The Department of Sociology seeks qualified applicants for a tenure-track entry level Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2015. A Ph.D. in Sociology is required for appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Primary area of teaching and research will be in social demography with ability to teach quantitative methods at the graduate level. Secondary area of specialization is open, though specialization in areas of research and teaching that include rural, community, or international development are preferred.

Applications should include a vita, a letter describing teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly work, and any supporting materials that demonstrate teaching and/or service achievements. Materials should be sent in a pdf format to: pjjones@soc.msstate.edu. Candidates should have at least three letters of recommendation sent directly to: Chair, Social Demography Search Committee, Department of Sociology, PO Box C, Mississippi State, MS 39762 OR letters of recommendation can be sent in pdf format to: pjjones@soc.msstate.edu. Applicants must also apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. PARF # 8407. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014. EEO.

SDA Election Results (posted 15 Sep 14)

Congratulations to the newly-elected SDA officers for 2015.
President Elect - Stephanie Bohon
Board Members - Justin Denney and Rebecca Tippett

Lousiana State Univ, tenure-track positions in Sociology (posted 15 Sep 14)

The LSU Dept of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2015. We seek applicants with specializations in 1) social demography and 2) social networks to enhance our existing strengths in these areas. For the position in social networks, priority will be given to applicants who apply this expertise to the sociology of education, though other areas will be considered. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related field. We will also consider applicants who will complete the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Applicants must show success in or a strong promise of scholarly achievement and productivity, as well as a commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching.

Screening of applicants will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. LSU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted online at www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu (position number 000332/027390). Applicants should include a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests and their curriculum vitae. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be sent to: Tim Slack, Chair of the Search Committee, 126 Stubbs Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or via email at slack@lsu.edu. For more information about the department please visit www.lsu.edu/sociology.

Health Scientist Administrator positions at NIH (posted 15 Sep 14)

The National Institutes of Health have several Health Scientist Administrator positions available. Accepting applications between September 19th and September 29th. For more information and application links, please visit: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/.

Assistant Professor of Demography: University of Texas at San Antonio (posted 9 Sep 14)

The Department of Demography invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor with a specialization in health and inequality, beginning Fall 2015. The Department of Demography is located in the College of Public Policy at the Downtown Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. Presently, the sole degree offered by the Department is the Ph.D. in Applied Demography, and all teaching is at the graduate level.

Please review the complete advertisement for this position at: http://copp.utsa.edu/college/faculty-positions/

Job Opening: Demographer, Bureau of Economic and Business Research, University of Florida (posted 29 May 14)

The Bureau of Economic and Business Research, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time staff position. The successful candidate will work as a demographer in BEBR’s Population Program. Responsibilities of the position will include: assisting in producing state and local population estimates and projections; maintaining SAS and Excel software programming used in producing said estimates and projections; collecting, manipulating, and analyzing demographic and socioeconomic data for Florida and the United States; assisting staff members working on other demographic research projects, contracts, and/or grants; and providing information on population-related topics to federal, state, and local government officials, businesses, the media, and members of the public.

Applicants should hold a master’s degree in demography, sociology, economics, geography, statistics, or a related discipline; or a bachelor’s degree in demography, sociology, economics, geography, statistics, or a related discipline and two years of appropriate experience. Advanced statistical and spreadsheet software coding skills (SAS and Excel) – including scripting, writing macros, and other automation features – are required. Experience producing population estimates and projections, and familiarity working with demographic and socioeconomic data are a plus.

A more detailed position description and information on how to apply can be found at:https://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/53066.

Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact Dr. Stefan Rayer at stefanr@bebr.ufl.edu or 352.392.0171 x334.

Data Sharing for Demographic Research (posted 28 Oct 13)

The Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR) project is housed within ICPSR at the University of Michigan and supported by NICHD. DSDR provides data acquisition, dissemination, and preservation services for the demographic community. Examples of studies processed by the DSDR project are available HERE.