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Position Title: Data Coordinator

Institution: Institute for Social Research and Data Innovation
Contact Email:
isrdi-jpbs@umn.edu
Job Description:
 High School and Beyond (HSB) is a long-term cohort study of ~25,500 people who have been interviewed several times since they were high school students in 1980. HSB is nearing completion of a new round of data collection—gathering survey, biomarker, and administrative data that will facilitate path-breaking research on the lifelong social and biological pathways through which early life factors (especially education and racism) impact later-life cognition, health, longevity, and other outcomes. This is an exciting opportunity to join the HSB team as it embarks on analyses and supports the dissemination of these extraordinary new data. HSB lead investigators, most of its staff, and its numerous research assistants are spread across the county (at universities in Minnesota, Texas, Wisconsin, and New York). Other investigators are spread all over the world (from California to Australia to Pennsylvania to Sweden). Given the nature of the research, HSB scholars also come from sociology, epidemiology, neuroscience, education, and other disciplines. Moreover, HSB survey, biomarker, and administrative data are highly sensitive and must be accessed and analyzed through complex restricted data sharing protocols. These factors make it challenging to efficiently, effectively, and securely share data, statistical code, and results across locations; to organize, manage, and share documentation and metadata; to manage version control of data products, statistical code, manuscripts, and documentation; and to establish and implement “best practices” for organizing and managing all project data and related products. We seek someone with experience and expertise in overcoming the challenges outlined above. We are looking for someone to engage with our diverse team of researchers to lead in establishing, managing, and evolving protocols for efficiently and securely managing and sharing data products, code, results, metadata, and documentation across project investigators. We also seek someone who will assist in producing documentation and metadata for the 2021 round of HSB data collection. Such tasks are essential to the research team’s ability to generate important new knowledge from analyses of 1980-2021 HSB data.

We are looking for someone who enjoys participating in the research process, who works well on complex teams, and who enjoys working with data. Diversity and inclusion are core values of our organization. We aspire to create a team that represents the diversity of our city, our region, and our world, and to create a space that encourages and embraces inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect. We strongly encourage women and members of under-represented groups to apply.

Responsibilities
The person in this position will work with project leaders, staff, and others to:

DATA MANAGEMENT AND SHARING (75%)

  • Establish and implement best practices for organizing and managing all project data products, statistical code, documentation, metadata, and other products (such as funding applications, project manuscripts, and project conference presentations)
  • Establish and implement best practices for managing version control of those various project materials
  • Establish and implement best practices for researchers to use when collaborating across sites

CREATING METADATA AND DOCUMENTATION (20%)

  • Produce project data products and documentation
  • Develop and maintain the project’s public-facing website, which will increasingly be a portal for outside researchers to access many shareable HSB project materials

REPORTING FUNCTIONS (5%)

  • Assist when necessary in the project’s regular reports to funders, federal agencies, IRBs, and other entities that oversee and/or govern HSB Annual salary range: $45,000-$53,000, commensurate with experience.

Qualifications
Please ensure your application materials clearly document how you meet the required qualifications for this position. A cover letter is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 1 year of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 5 years Expertise and experience in organizing and managing complex and diffuse data-related materials (e.g., data files, statistical code, documentation, metadata, funding proposals, project manuscripts), including protocols for managing version control Experience in environments in which data and data products need to be efficiently and securely shared across dispersed working locations and across platforms such as Google Drive or Box Expertise and experience in working within highly secure data access environments
  • Experience in technical writing and in assembling documents that feature technical wrtiting
  • Experience using the statistical software package Stata (or experiencing using similar statistical packages—such as R—and a willingness to learn Stata)
  • Ability to work independently while prioritizing tasks and managing multiple, often competing demands
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals in a highly diverse working group

Preferred Qualifications
Experience and managing social science, epidemiological, administrative, or related data

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu

Date Posted: 5/3/2022
Run Date: 5/15/2022

Position Title: Research Chair

Institution: Concordia University
Department: Canada Excellence Research in Empowered Aging
Job Description:
 Canada is experiencing the opportunities and challenges of a major aging revolution. Adapting living environments and technology, public policymaking, as well as leisure, social, health, and community services to address the needs and preferences of a diverse population of older adults, living in this moment, has become critically important. Empowered Aging considers growing old as an active and evolving life journey wherein ‘good health’ is not simply defined by the absence of disease or illness, but rather as an ongoing process of determining how to live one’s own best life in various contexts including long term care, aging in place, etc. Concordia University invites applications for a strategic, research-intensive Canada Excellence Research Chair in Empowered aging: Well-being, technology, and creativity in everyday lives.

The ideal candidate is an exceptional scholar and proven leader. They will join our existing network of researchers at Concordia focused on all aspects of aging and attract future experts to collectively advance an ‘integral’ approach to the study of aging––one where researchers working within various paradigms and methods are brought together to create an interrelated network that is mutually enriching.The ideal candidate is expected to promote the direct involvement of older adults and other relevant community stakeholders in the formulation of relevant research agendas and in the planning and execution of knowledge mobilization activities.

Concordia's current strengths in aging studies are highlighted within our innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary engAGE Centre for Research on Aging, comprised of researchers from the faculties of Arts and Science, Fine Arts, the Gina Cody School of Engineering, and the John Molson School of Business. Montreal also boasts a vibrant and collegial network of inter-institutional aging research centres including CREGÉSCRIUGMVIES and RQRV.

About the Canada Excellence Research Chair Program

Refined and restructured, the new 2022 CERC Program (Application and Nomination Process (cerc.gc.ca)) supports Canadian universities in building on Canada's growing reputation as a global leader in research and innovation. The program awards world-renowned researchers and their teams up to CAN$8 million over eight years to establish ambitious research programs at Canadian universities.

This position is jointly sponsored through the Faculties of Arts and Science and Fine Arts. The successful candidate will be offered a conditional position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will work with the university to prepare the formal CERC nomination according to the CERC program guidelines. The university will submit the nomination to the CERC program at the earliest opportunity. The CERC will be appointed to either a single department, or could be cross-appointed between two departments or Faculties. Candidates will demonstrate excellent research productivity, the capacity to develop an outstanding research program in aging, and the potential to attract significant external research funding. Concordia University is strongly committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion throughout the institution and recognizes the value of achieving inclusive excellence in both research and teaching contexts.

Qualifications and assets

Applicants must have a PhD in a field relevant to the study of aging and an established and internationally renowned research profile with evidence of peer-recognized achievement, and the demonstrated ability to attract and mentor excellent graduate students and postdocs. Applicants must be full professors or associate professors expected to be promoted to full professor within one or two years of the nomination. Potential disciplinary backgrounds can include, but are not limited to, Communications, Social Gerontology, Age Studies, Psychology, Kinesiology, Creative Arts Therapies, Behavioral Medicine, Science and Technology Studies, Cognitive Sciences, Leisure Studies, Arts in Health and Wellbeing, Health Humanities, and Public Policy. Applicants should have an open, interdisciplinary approach to aging studies and be committed to training the next generation of scholars to adopt a broad and inclusive conceptualization of aging well that is attentive to the diversity of the aging population in Canada and to the importance of knowledge mobilization, community engagement, and technological change. Candidates must provide evidence for the potential for outstanding teaching and research training contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and a demonstrated commitment to supporting equitable and inclusive research and learning environments. The University values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The language of instruction at Concordia is English, but a working knowledge of French is an asset especially in the context of working directly with Quebec’s aging communities. 

Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals (such as the decision to have a family, eldercare, illness, and so forth) in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process.

How to Apply

Complete applications should include: (i) cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) research statement, (iv) teaching statement (v) equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA) statement, (vi) citizenship confirmation with proof of citizenship/residency (Canadian or Foreign citizenship, or Canadian permanent resident if applicable), and (vii) contact information for three referees.

The cover letter should describe the candidate’s qualifications, notable accomplishments, career trajectory (including any interruptions), and description of their vision for the concept of Empowered Aging. The curriculum vitae should outline the candidate’s education/work history, awards/scholarships, research funding, publications/presentations, and courses taught. The research statement (3-5 pages, single-spaced) should describe the candidate’s programme of research, and the three most important research contributions to date. The teaching statement (1 page, single-spaced) should describe the candidate’s teaching philosophy and the courses the candidate is prepared to offer (new or already developed). Documents showcasing teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations) may be appended. The EDI statement (1 page, single-spaced) should describe diversity experiences and how the candidate plans to support and further promote equitable, diverse, and inclusive research and teaching environments.

Applications should be addressed to Prof. Karen Li, and must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code. Electronic applications should be submitted via email to empoweredaging@concordia.ca, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Date Posted: 4/25/2022
Run Date: 5/20/2022

Position Title: Associate Professor

Institution: Erasmus University
Department: The International Institute of Social Studies
Job Description:
 The job is pitched in the field of Social Policy (part of an International Development Studies programme) with a specific focus on generation related issues (https://www.academictransfer.com/en/311226/assistant-professor-in-social-policy-and-development/). Some additional context for this posting: The institute already as some people working on childhood and youth and it would be great to expand this with someone working on ageing and generation in the Global South (but we’re flexible and can also accommodate other fields of focus).

The International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor with a proven track record in the field of Social Policy and Development. Preferably, the successful candidate will have a focus on Generation in their work. This preferred focus extends for instance to analyzing development as a generational process; the impact on different generations of development issues or deficits or of societal or environmental challenges; generational relations; questions of intra- and inter-generational equity; childhood; youth movements; ageing; linked lives and/or life course, and or expertise in related realms of social policy such as health, education, and social protection.

We envisage hiring a broadly trained candidate with an interdisciplinary background, a PhD in the social sciences, and a firm background and proven expertise in social policy and development. We understand social policy in broad terms, including the above-mentioned conventional areas of education, health, and social protection, as well as closely related themes such as population, poverty, inequality, work and employment, and gender.

This vacancy is for a tenure track position and would best suit an early career academic. Deadline is May 20.

Date Posted: 4/25/2022
Run Date: 5/20/2022

Position Title: Assistant Professor

Institution: California State University, Los Angeles
Job Description: 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Sociology or a closely-related discipline from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; for appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (08/18/2022).
  2. Evidence of research and teaching in any of the following areas including but not limited to: sociology of health and illness, medical sociology or social gerontology and the application of these disciplines to the study of health disparities across the life course.
  3. Evidence of successful university-level teaching experience in quantitative methods and statistics.
  4. Evidence of an active scholarly agenda.
  5. Demonstrated ability to mentor students from underrepresented and first-generation backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications 

  1. Demonstrated commitment to a social justice approach to scholarship, in the teacher-scholar model.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to holistic, compassionate, and empowering pedagogy.
  3. Evidence of expertise in bridging curriculum and pedagogy with local and/or global communities and social justice organizations.

Duties
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: medical sociology; aging, family and the life span; population studies; social gerontology; and quantitative research methods including elementary, intermediate and advanced statistics. We welcome applications from scholars who take a quantitative approach to the examination of health disparities across the life course as well as differential access to healthcare resources based on age, race/ethnicity, class, gender, immigration status, sexualities, ability, skin color, nativity, and nationality. The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service. Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County’s dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.

The College
The College of Natural and Social Sciences is committed to programs of academic excellence in the fields of natural and social sciences that provide access and opportunity for a uniquely diverse student body. The College of NSS reflects a diversity of disciplines through its inclusion of 12 departments and interdisciplinary programs that serve nearly 6,000 undergraduate majors and over 500 graduate students. Our outstanding faculty and staff are committed to creating educational experiences for students that utilize and generate knowledge that is culturally responsive and inclusive and to facilitating the development of the next generation of leaders in their varying fields.

The Department
The Department of Sociology has one of the largest number of undergraduate majors on campus (about 1,200) and a vibrant M.A. degree program. Over the last decade, Sociology has grown significantly and continues to innovate its curriculum and deepen its commitment to community engagement, civic learning, public sociology, and social justice. Department faculty are collaborative with one another and with scholars in related disciplines across departments and colleges at Cal State LA. Sociology students pursue a variety of paths in academia, social work, public service, and community organizing as a result of their sociology education at Cal State LA.

Required Documentation
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:

  1. A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  2. A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. A list of three professional references.
  5. A University Application for Employment Form (www.calstatela.edu/academic/position).

Finalists will be required to submit: Official transcripts. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application
Review of applications will begin March 7, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: sociol@calstatela.edu. Please type “Sociology Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line. Please address all questions to the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Shweta Adur and Dr. Gabriela Fried Amilivia at: sociol@calstatela.edu. Note: The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to OfficeHRM@calstatela.edu. Beginning January 1, 2022, campuses may not hire or reappoint an Employee to perform CSU-related work outside of California. Requests for exceptions are very limited based on CSU Policy and must have prior written approval from the University President. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

Date Posted: 3/11/2022
Run Date: 6/1/2022

Position Title: Director of the Institute for Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society (ITAS)

Institution: Nazareth College
Job Description: Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2300 undergraduate and 700 graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through a wide range of liberal arts and professional programs. Nazareth seeks to hire faculty and staff with a demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, student success, and civic engagement, and an understanding of the educational benefits and importance of diversity, equity and inclusion as articulated in our Diversity Statement. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New York, a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community and its international businesses and industry.

Applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Nazareth College invites accomplished leaders with technology sector experience to join the Institute for Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Society (ITAS), a pioneering new initiative in Rochester, NY. Launched in 2021, the mission of ITAS is to build on Nazareth’s highly regarded, integrative approach to liberal arts and professional education to develop a pipeline of students well-prepared to help shape a future tech sector that embodies ethics, inclusion, and social justice. We seek a director to help chart this exciting path forward.

This is a tenure-eligible position open to applicants from any applicable academic discipline and of any rank. At the heart of ITAS are innovative, interdisciplinary academic programs coupled with direct connections to the public and private sectors through experiential learning, internships, research opportunities, and senior capstone projects. The ITAS Director will provide strategic vision for establishing the institute as a leader in educating, debating, and advancing solutions for the ethical design, development, and deployment of technologies in society and at work. Central to our vision is a director with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice as they intersect with the use of advanced technologies, with a particular emphasis on algorithms, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.

Operationally, the ITAS Director will be responsible for leading external relationship-building at the local, regional, and national levels to develop strategic partnerships, cultivate donors, and leverage experiential learning opportunities in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. On campus, the ITAS Director will manage initiatives to increase undergraduate enrollment in three current majors: Technology, AI, and Society B.A. degree; Ethical Data Science B.S. degree; and Business, AI, and Innovation B.S. degree. Further, in collaboration with ITAS affiliated faculty, academic deans, administrative leadership, and internal staff partners, the director will develop and lead planning for future innovative graduate degree and non-credit programs that are relevant to the public/private sector and grounded in Nazareth’s social justice mission and legacy.

Required Education

  • Terminal degree in relevant discipline Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Prior administrative experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in a private, public, and/or non-governmental sector role leading technical products, services/programs, and/or research teams guided by ethical practices related to data privacy, accessibility, civic integrity, and/or other social justice concerns is highly preferred.

Please apply at : https://jobs.naz.edu/postings/2816

Date Posted: 3/14/2022
Run Date: 6/14/2022

Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor - Sociology, Criminology & Social Justice

Job Number: 500216
Department: Sociology & Gerontology
Location: Oxford, OH

We are looking for two Visiting Assistant Professors to teach in the areas of criminology, sociology, and social justice for the 2022/2023 academic year. One position will be focused within the criminology program housed in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology, and the second will be focused more broadly in sociology to fill specific needs across the program including topics such as race and ethnic relations, sociology of aging, and introductory courses in sociology and/or social justice.

Please apply at: jobs.miamioh.edu

Date Posted: 5/6/2022
Run Date: 7/6/2022

Position Title: Assistant Dean, Honors School

Job Number: A612P
Department: Honors School

Location: OWest Long Branch, NJ

Monmouth University is seeking applications for an Assistant Dean for the Honors School. Applications received by June 1, 2022 will receive fullest consideration.

The candidate would be expected to: advise students and monitor student progress in meeting curricular requirements; ensure compliance with Honors School entrance and graduation standards; work with academic departments and faculty on scheduling honors courses and clustered classes; work with campus partners across campus to support students and strengthen honors education across campus.

A complete list of job duties is available at http://jobs.monmouth.edu.

Date Posted: 5/11/2022
Run Date: 7/11/2022