21 Apr 2014

SDA News & Announcements

ACS Data Users Conference

ACS Data Users Conference, 29-30 May 2014 in Washington DC (posted 06 Apr 14)

Register now for the inaugural American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Conference, to be held May 29-30, 2014, at the Holiday Inn Capitol, in Washington, D.C. A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at a special conference rate of $224 so please book by April 14 to ensure your reservation. The ACS Data Users Conference is being organized by Sabre Systems and the Population Reference Bureau in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. Space at the conference is limited and registration is on a first come/first served basis. The final deadline for registration is Thursday, May 22, 2014. For more information and to register for the conference, visit: www.acsdatausers.org/Events.aspx.

Job Opening: NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (posted 06 Feb 14)

The NICHD Population Dynamics Branch (PDB) plans to hire an economist or demographer to run an extramural program in population economics and related areas.

Open to experienced Ph.D.-level economists and demographers.

Announcement opens: 14 February 2014
Announcement closes: 23 February 2014

Interested applicants should contact the NICHD Population Dynamics Branch Chief, Rebecca Clark (rclark@mail.nih.gov) or one of the Branch Program Officials, Regina Bures (buresrm@mail.nih.gov), Roz King (rozking@mail.nih.gov), or Susan Newcomer (newcomes@mail.nih.gov).

Global recruitment website
NICHD Population Dynamics Branch
Population Economics Program
Role of the Program Director/Program Officer

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.

Call for Abstracts: European Population Conference 2014, Budapest (posted 28 Oct 13)

Abstract submission is still open for the June 2014 European Population Conference in Budapest. The deadline is 15 November 2013. Abstracts/papers can ONLY be submitted to the Conference website,http://epc2014.princeton.edu. For more information also visit http://www.epc2014.hu.

RAND Summer Institute (posted 28 Oct 13)

Applications are being accepted now through March 21 for the 21st annual RAND Summer Institute (RSI), a pair of conferences on aging that will be held next July 7–10 at the RAND Corporation headquarters in Santa Monica. Details HERE

Call for Papers: European Health Morbidity and Mortality Working Group (posted 19 Oct 13)

The next workshop of the European Health, Morbidity and Mortality Working Group will take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science from Monday, 15th September to Wednesday, 17th September, 2014.

The general theme of the workshop will be: “The continuing importance of inequality in health and mortality analyses?”

Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, 25th April 2014. Please send to Arjan Gjonça at A.Gjonca@lse.ac.uk. In order to ensure a full and adequate discussion of the papers, the number of presentations will be limited to 20.

More details are available HERE.

Assistant Prof of Sociology position, Duquesne Univ (posted 09 Oct 13)

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor position starting in August of 2014. The department seeks candidates who are able to teach sociological research methods and quantitative methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should also be able to contribute to our undergraduate curriculum in general sociology and in sociology of health as appropriate to qualifications.

Required Qualifications: ABD in Sociology or a related field and relevant teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or a related field, teaching experience in quantitative methods, and specialization in sociology of health.

Please send cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, curriculum vitae and three letters of references to: Matthew Schneirov, Search Committee Chair. Department of Sociology. Duquesne University. 600 Forbes Avenue. Pittsburgh, PA 15282. Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer. Duquesne University is committed to attracting, developing and keeping a diverse workforce that reflects the nature of our mission. Since increasing diversity is a strategic goal at Duquesne, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Non Tenure-track teaching position, FSU (posted 04 Oct 13))


The College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University invites applications for a non-tenure track teaching position in the field of Interdisciplinary Social Science. This is a unique position designed to integrate cross- disciplinary education, research and related activities within the College. The successful applicant will have a strong interdisciplinary orientation grounded in Political Science, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Urban and Regional Planning or Public Administration. He or she will work with faculty in several disciplines to create and teach courses for majors in Interdisciplinary Social Science that demonstrate how insights from multiple disciplines bring value to the analysis of public policy issues and that emphasize evidence based decision making.

Additional responsibilities will include advising and mentoring students, engaging ISS majors in undergraduate research and policy seminars, internship opportunities and similar activities. The position will begin in August, 2014. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Requirements:

Applicants should hold the PhD in one of the disciplines of social science and have interdisciplinary teaching and research experience. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated commitment to and success in teaching undergraduates, as well as experience with contemporary instructional technology and on-line teaching applications.

Applicants should send one pdf attachment that includes a letter of application, CV and three letters of recommendation to Tonja Guilford (tguilford@fsu.edu) by November 1, 2013.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.

Assistant Professor Openings in Sociology, LSU (posted 25 Sep 13))

Department of Sociology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Louisiana State University

The Department of Sociology invites applications for three tenure-track assistant professor positions beginning August 2014. We seek applicants with specializations in environment/natural resources, community/social capital, and criminology/law in order to enhance our existing strengths in these areas. For the positions in environmental sociology/natural resources and community/social capital, high priority will be given to those applicants who can contribute to LSU's focus on the study of coastal communities. Candidates should show promise of developing a strong record of publications; potential for research funding is also desirable. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related field.

An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Screening of applicants will begin October 11, 2013, and will continue until a candidate is selected. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #012747/000124/006077. Applications should include a letter of application and curriculum vitae. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent to: Troy Blanchard, Chair of the Search Committee, 126 Stubbs Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 or via email at troy@lsu.edu. For more information about the department please see www.lsu.edu/sociology.


International Advanced Studies in Demography, Winter 2013-14 Courses for Graduate Students (posted 28 Aug 13))

The International Advanced Studies in Demography (IDEM) winter program 2013-14 with courses and abstracts is now available at the School's website. IDEM Winter courses will be taught at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. The upcoming IDEM winter program includes advanced courses on the Demography of Aging across the Tree of Life, Agent-based Modeling and Simulation, Spatial Demography, and Measuring and Modeling Population Processes. Courses are scheduled from early November 2013 to the end of January 2014. The list of courses is available HERE.

ACS Users Group (posted 18 Feb 13)

With funding from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) and Sabre Systems are forming a new American Community Survey (ACS) Data Users Group. The purpose of the ACS Data Users Group is to improve understanding of the value and utility of ACS data. Membership in the group is free and open to all interested ACS data users.

To facilitate communication among ACS data users, PRB and Sabre Systems will create and maintain an online forum, organize webinars and special sessions at professional meetings, and hold an annual ACS Data Users Conference. The online forum is the centerpiece of this project and will provide a discussion site where people can share messages, materials, and announcements related to ACS data and methods.

To collect information about activities and topics of interest to ACS data users, and to start assembling a preliminary list of ACS Data Users Group members, the Steering Committee has created a brief survey questionnaire. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Individual responses will be kept confidential; only the aggregate data will be reported. Please respond by March 8. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Mark Mather, Associate Vice President of Domestic Programs at the Population Reference Bureau at mmather@prb.org or 202-939-5433.