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Jobs are listed in chronological order by date posted. Job postings are done each Friday.

Position Title: Assistant Researcher Senior

Institution: University of Kansas

Department: Achievement & Assessment Institute

Contact Name: Bridget Patti

Contact E-mail:

Phone: 7858649775

Address1617 St. Andrews Drive Lawrence KS 66047

Job Description: The Center for Public Partnerships and Research seeks a full-time Assistant Researcher Senior to provide technical support with statistical analytics, data management, and data visualizations, and project coordination for small and large-scale initiatives within CPPR. This position will coordinate teams of internal and external stakeholders. Additionally this position may perform a variety of research protocols and analytics requiring a high degree of proficiency, troubleshoot problems, recommend solutions. Qualified applicants will have prior experience in project management as well as acquiring and performing preliminary analysis of data. The Center for Public Partnerships and Research is a part of KU’s Achievement and Assessment Institute. A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. For complete description and to apply, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/staff/8675BR. Application review begins 5/8/17. KU is an EO/AAE, full policy. http://policy.ku.edu/IOA/nondiscrimination

Run Date: 5/3/2017-6/3/2017
Post Date: 5/3/2017

Position Title: Associate Researcher 

Institution: University of Kansas

Department: Achievement & Assessment Institute

Contact Name: Bridget Patti

Contact E-mail: bridgetp@ku.edu

Phone: 7858649775

Address: 1617 St. Andrews Drive Lawrence KS 66047

Job Description: The Center for Public Partnerships and Research seeks full-time Associate Researchers to develop and conduct program evaluations, data management or small and large-scale initiatives within CPPR. The Center for Public Partnerships and Research is a part of KU’s Achievement and Assessment Institute. Qualified applicants will have prior experience conducting research and/or program evaluations in the broad area of improving the well-being of children, youth and families. The qualified applicant will conduct an evaluation plan and will have prior experience working with community stakeholders, collecting, managing, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data, and sharing findings in a meaningful way with partners. The applicant should also be able to facilitate continuous quality improvement (CQI) across program partners, be able to actively troubleshoot problems, and quickly develop and implement solutions. This position is contingent upon funding. A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, & contact information for 3 professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin May 1st and will continue as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date. https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWEbHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25752&siteid=5541&AReq=8562B

Run Date: 04/25/2017-05/25/2017
Posted Date: 04/25/2017

Position Title:Editor of Social Currents

Job Description: Social Currents is seeking a new editor or editorial team to begin a three year term that will run from January 1, 2019-December 31, 2022, with the transition between editorial offices beginning summer 2018. Social Currents is the official journal of the Southern Sociological Society and publishes six issues a year. The journal is a broad-ranging social science journal that focuses on cutting-edge research from all methodological and theoretical orientations with implications for national and international sociological communities. The uniqueness of Social Currents lies in its format. The front end of every issue is devoted to short, theoretical, agenda-setting contributions and brief, empirical and policy-related pieces. The back end of every issue includes standard journal articles that cover topics within specific subfields of sociology, as well as across the social sciences more broadly. Currently the journal accepts about 15% of its submissions and receives approximately 225-250 submissions per year.

Candidates for the editorship must be members of the Southern Sociological Society and must be tenured professors in an academic institution or hold an equivalent role in a non-academic setting. We welcome proposals from sole editors or teams. Editors should have an outstanding record of scholarship; offer a vision for the journal’s future as well as an understanding of its unique format; possess a familiarity with diverse methodological approaches; and provide evidence of strong organizational skills. Candidates with previous editorial experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be no more than five pages and should include: (a) a vision statement that describes the journal’s strengths, challenges, and the editorial team’s plans to maintain and ideally raise the journal’s standing, (b) detailed information about the editorial team, including a summary of their skills and qualifications for the position; philosophy for establishing the editorial board; the team’s ability to offer guidance and support to authors submitting manuscripts; and how they plan to manage serving as editor with their institutional responsibilities (e.g., course releases, potential deputy and managing editors), and (c) a very precise description of how the office will function, e.g., who will be responsible for selecting reviewers, how to ensure that authors receive decisions in a prompt and timely fashion. Applications that propose co-editors at different institutions should specifically address how editorial tasks will be divided between editors and institutions and in which institution(s) the editorial staff will be located.

The publications committee will begin reviewing applications starting June 1, 2017. We will offer a recommendation to the Executive Committee by October 15, 2017. Please send completed applications to Adia Harvey Wingfield at .

Run Date: 04/12/2017-06/01/2017
Post Date: 04/12/2017