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  • 1 Feb 2023 6:11 PM | Joseph Lariscy (Administrator)

    Save the date!

    The 2023 Southern Demographic Association meeting will be held October 18-20 in San Antonio, Texas, at Hotel Contessa. Stay tuned for more information about the conference and how to submit an abstract!

  • 12 Jan 2023 2:51 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Congratulations Dr. David A. Swanson! 

    The Fellows Committee of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences (MAS) has nominated Dr. Swanson to be awarded the status of Fellow based on his professional achievements and service. The council members of MAS have affirmed his status as a Fellow of the Mississippi Academy of Science (FMAS) at the state level. He will be inducted as an FMAS and receive a certificate and a pin at a special inaugural ceremony during the upcoming Annual MAS meeting.

  • 12 Jan 2023 2:41 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click HERE for PDF of announcement.

    Arkansas Economic Development Institute
    Applied Demographer

    The Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) a statewide economic development applied research, technical assistance, and training institute located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is seeking an Applied Demographer for a full-time position at the Institute. AEDI serves as the U.S. Census State Data Center for the State of Arkansas. The program falls under the broader Arkansas State Data Center.

    https://youraedi.com/services/arkansas-data-center/

    The Position

    The AEDI Demographer applies skills in demography, economics, statistics, data gathering and data analysis to provide a variety of organizations with data, information, and advice. AEDI is the Arkansas state representative in the Federal State Cooperative for Population Estimates, and for Population Projections. The AEDI Demographer will design projects and initiatives involving demographic data as well as provide conclusions and implications of analyses to public and private policy makers that will enable sound decision-making information to enhance economic development in the State of Arkansas.

    Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

    • Knowledge of research methods and techniques in demographic estimation and forecasting
    • Knowledge of techniques in estimating population migration
    • Knowledge of Census Bureau data and methodologies
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
    • Knowledge of statistical software (R, Stata, SAS, etc.)
    • Ability to be punctual, professional, and self-motivated
    • Ability to meet deadlines ahead of time
    • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
    • Ability to deal tactfully with clients
    • Ability to respond proficiently to media interviews and inquiries
    • Ability to explain advanced methodologies in easy-to-understand terms
    • Skilled in using advanced demographic techniques to develop databases and models for producing estimates and projections
    • Skilled in conducting research on demographic topics
    • Skilled in making presentations to a variety of audiences

    The successful candidate must have strong analytic and organizational skills and logical thinking, great attention to detail, excellent writing skills, an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and an interest in and enthusiasm for all demographic data and applications. The AEDI Demographer will conduct original research, translate demographic information into information for decision makers, produce population projections/forecasts, and provide training and technical assistance in Arkansas. Since many projects require a team approach to solving problems, the person must be able to work well with others, in a variety of group settings. Dealing with clients (private businesses, governmental agencies, elected officials, nonprofits, and individuals) and the media (TV, newspaper, radio, etc.) is also an important aspect of this position.

    Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in demography/population studies, sociology, statistics, or public policy with an emphasis on demography; plus, two (2) years’ work experience with demographic analysis, including population projections, along with presenting the conclusions and implications of the analysis clearly in both written and oral formats. Beginning salary range $82,000 to $90,000 annually.

    If you are interested in joining our team: Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources’ website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/ . Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

    Arkansas Economic Development Institute
    Reynolds Center for Business and Economic Development
    2801 South University Avenue
    Little Rock, AR 72204-1099
    501-916-3519 (p) 501-916-3538 (f)
    https://youraedi.com

  • 6 Jan 2023 3:34 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Loudoun County, Virginia is hiring a Demographer to join our Department of Finance and Budget, to lead the County’s demographic analysis function. This is a permanent, full-time position in a dynamic county in the Washington, DC region. The link to the position can be found here.

  • 5 Dec 2022 10:20 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    The Congressional Research Service would like to share this career opportunity with you and your network.

    Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security Disability Insurance)

    Open/Closing dates: 12/02/2022 to 12/30/2022

    Salary: $106,823 - $138,868 per year

    The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Domestic Social Policy Division (DSP) is seeking an Analyst in Social Policy (Social Security Disability Insurance) to provide expertise on and analysis of issues pertinent to the Social Security Disability Insurance program (e.g., financing, solvency of trust funds, program impact on beneficiaries, program design and operations, trends of the working-age disabled population, return-to-work initiatives) or related disability insurance programs.

    The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on Social Security Disability Insurance and related disability insurance policy; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff on policies and programs throughout the legislative process; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars. The analyst is also expected to develop over time the skills necessary to provide legislative analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff at increasingly sophisticated levels on policies such as changing Social Security’s existing eligibility requirements, application and adjudication processes, or benefit and financing structure.

    CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for more than a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is timely, authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its committees and Members.

    CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at USAJOBS https://www.usajobs.gov/job/692444600.

    Please help us improve our recruitment efforts by letting us know how you heard about the position. This question is asked in the application process.


  • 14 Oct 2022 10:33 AM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Please click HERE to see the Program for the 2022 SDA Conference. We can't wait to see you in Knoxville!

    Updated: October 14, 2022

    Originally posted: September 26, 2022

  • 11 Oct 2022 2:51 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Penn State is hiring an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminology whose research focus is on inequity in education, health or other outcomes due to race, ethnicity, and/or migration status. This position is co-funded by Penn State’s interdisciplinary Social Science Research Institute and is part of an initiative to hire four faculty members in different units across Penn State. These faculty members will join an existing campus cluster, with the goal to foster collaborations among social and behavioral scientists and others, working from the person to the population levels on understanding and reducing disparities. We also welcome scholars who use any variety of methodologies. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, materials should be received by November 7, 2022To find out more and apply, click here

  • 7 Sep 2022 3:43 PM | Joseph Lariscy (Administrator)

    The Sociology Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a tenure track faculty position to be filled at the Assistant Professor rank beginning in Fall 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. no later than August 2023. Area of specialization for both research and teaching is the sociology of Race/Ethnicity. Preference will be given to a scholar who will be active in the pursuit of grant funding and collaborate with the Center for Community Research and Evaluation, a University Center that is externally funded.

    The University of Memphis has recently been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution. The University is committed to maintaining this status and there is strong support for new faculty developing their scholarly agendas. Faculty in the department teach a 2-2 load. The Sociology Department offers the B.A. and M.A. degree and is a partner in the Ph.D. program in Urban Affairs. Faculty teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and work with graduate research assistants. The successful candidate will join an exciting and collaborative department in a dynamic urban university.

    Applications must be made on-line at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/33188. Please upload a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a research statement highlighting the potential for grant funding, a statement of teaching philosophy or interests, and the names of three professional references. Review of applications will begin October 3, 2022 and may continue until the position is filled. The University of Memphis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We urge all qualified applicants to apply for this position. Appointment will be based on qualifications as they relate to position requirements without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class.

  • 25 Aug 2022 1:22 PM | Julia Wolf (Administrator)

    Click here to find an assortment of activities and places to check out!

    We are looking forward to demographers converging on Knoxville for the 50th anniversary meeting of the Southern Demographic Association. For those who couldn’t attend the 2009 meeting when we last met in Knoxville, please know that Knoxville has an active and vibrant downtown with many restaurants, shops, activities, and historic sites all within walking distance to the hotel. There is also a trolley stop right outside of the front door of the hotel for those who want to look around effortlessly; the trolley is free. If you can’t find something fun to do, there’s no pleasing you!

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