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Position Title: Sociology - Visiting Assistant Professor

Institution: St. Lawrence University

Department: Sociology

Contact Name: Dr. Leah Rohlfsen

Contact E-mail: 

Address: 23 Romoda Drive Canton, NY 13617

Job Description: The Department of Sociology at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. Area of specialization is open. Applicants should demonstrate excellence in teaching, active scholarship, and a strong commitment to undergraduate education at a liberal arts college. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Regular contribution to the department’s introductory level courses is expected as well as contributions of sociology elective courses that serve majors, minors, and the general student body. Opportunities also exist to collaborate with and mentor student research. Department aims and goals include encouraging the development of the “sociological imagination” in students, the teaching of skills to articulate this, and providing opportunities for students to engage in praxis. There is also opportunity to contribute to the university’s area studies programs. ABD in Sociology at time of application required. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The department is interested in candidates, who can substantively contribute to the diversity of the: a) university community, b) knowledge that students are exposed to, and c) department’s culture of intellectual innovation. Applicants should address their ability to meet these qualifications in their cover letter. Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section. Review of applications begins Jan 20, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be sent to , Search Chair. All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check. Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

Run Date: 01/04/18-03/04/18
Date Posted: 01/10/18

Position Title: Research Project Coordinator

Institution: University of Kansas

Department: Achievement and Assessment Institute

Contact Name: Bridget Patti

Contact E-mail: 

Phone: 785-864-9775

Address1617 St. Andrews Drive Lawrence KS 66047

Job Description: The Center for Public Partnerships and Research (CPPR) seeks a full-time Research Project Coordinator to support implementation of a shared measurement system and communication applications across multiple small (community) and large (state) level initiatives. CPPR specializes in research and evaluation, data science projects, and social innovation work that supports our mission to optimize the well-being of children, youth, and families. CPPR primarily pursues its mission by assisting partners, including state-level and community based organizations, in their work to secure funding, bring key stakeholders to the table, orchestrate large-scale data efforts, and conduct research, cost analysis, and evaluation. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about impacting social change for good. The person in this position will promote healthy, happy, thriving communities by communicating with external state and community partners, coordinating with internal team members, and managing project deliverables and timelines. The successful applicant should have prior experience working with community stakeholders, project management or coordination, implementation of a program or initiative, and data systems and/or applications used by staff in Early Childhood and/or Maternal and Child Health. The applicant should also be able to facilitate discussions with community and state level stakeholders, actively troubleshoot problems that may arise, and quickly develop and implement solutions. Experience working on issues related to maternal and child health is helpful. This position is contingent upon funding. Required qualifications: 1.Bachelor's degree or higher 2.Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint 3.Experience supporting data collection as demonstrated by previous work or education experience 4.Effective communication and writing skills as evidenced by application materials 5.Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently as demonstrated in application materials and work experience View full job description and apply online at Job Opening ID: #10614BR Application deadline is Jan. 2, 2018. The University of Kansas is an EO/AAE, full policy at

Run Date:12/21/17-01/21/18
Date Posted: 01/02/18

Position Title: Social Entrepreneur in Residence 

Institution: Swearer Center at Brown University

Contact E-mail:

Address: 25 George Street Box 1974 Providence, RI 02912

Job Description: Are you a social changemaker looking to support the next generation of student innovators? Brown University's Social Entrepreneur In Residence spends an academic semester on our beautiful New England campus reflecting on their own work, pursuing research projects at a world class university, mentoring and coaching student leaders, and teaching a course tailored to their own interests. Applications for Fall 2018 are open now. For more information and to apply, visit:

Run Date: 11/17/17-01/17/18
Date Posted: 11/17/17

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Institution: University of North Carolina Wilmington

Department: Sociology & Criminology

Contact Name: Dr. Kristen DeVall

Contact E-mail

Phone: 910-962-2636

Address601 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC 28403

Job Description: The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professors in Sociology to begin August 2018. ABD’s will be considered; a PhD in Sociology in hand by the time of appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research are required. We are seeking to hire two generalists in sociology who complement our existing strengths. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching and research interests in one or more of the following: Environmental Sociology; Stratification; Demography; Education; Work/Occupations/Organizations. All applicants should show evidence of a strong, independent research program, a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching. There is an expectation for teaching in our graduate program, as well as contributing to our core undergraduate curriculum. Interest or experience in online teaching is also desirable. The typical teaching load for research-active faculty is three courses per semester; information about the department can be found at To apply, please complete the online application process available at (Position # 5520 or 6087). Priority review of applications will begin November 22; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. The Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington has 21 full-time faculty members, roughly 350 undergraduate majors, and offers bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminology (general and public), and an MA in Sociology and Criminology. The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. UNCW actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Run Date: 10/09/17-02/09/18
Date Posted: 10/10/17