Job Opportunities

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) provides a free career center for members and non-members to browse current job opportunities related to sociology. Please remember to contact each employer individually if you would like more information about a job listing. SSSP hopes you find this service valuable.

Job postings are updated each Friday. Jobs are posted by deadline date. Those with the closest deadline will be posted first. 

Please refer to the table of contents below for a list of active job postings by category:

Professor Positions

University of California, Irvine (Professor of Family Medicine)

Assistant/Associate Professor Positions

University of Akron (Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice)
University of Akron (Assistant Professor of Practice in Crime Analysis)
Central Michigan University (Po
litical Science, Public Administration, Social Work, or Sociology)

Eastern Illinois University (Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology)
Hartwick College (Sociology, Criminology, and Human Services)
Miami University (Climate Change and Resilience)
Northern Arizona University (Criminology)

University of Utah (Population and Health)

York University (Sociology)

Instructional Professor/Lecturer

University of Chicago (Global Studies)

Other

University of Antwerp (Postdoctoral Scholar)
BIENVENÜE (Postdoctoral Scholar)
East Carolina University (Postdoctoral Scholar)
Lewis & Clark (Date Science Post-doc)

Position Title: Professor Series of Family Medicine/Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology - Research (Tenured)

Institution: The University of California, Irvine
Department: Family Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Job Description:  The University of California, Irvine (UCI), Department of Family Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology is recruiting a full-time faculty member to lead geriatric research that promotes innovative clinical care for older adults, community engagement, population health and elder mistreatment This position will be in the Professor series. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. Protected time is available for research.

The successful candidate will be expected to have significant experience and accomplishments in research, publications and grants. He/she will demonstrate a record of successful clinical research, including research design, statistical analysis, project development, and community-based research design. The candidate will be expected to partner with faculty within and outside of the Division and to spearhead multi-disciplinary collaborations. The successful candidate will be expected to bring and/or to develop an extramural funded research program at a high level of accomplishment, leading to programmatic developments, partnerships, national and international recognition.

Application Window closes Tuesday, Mar 7, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply here: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07993

Date Posted: 01/13/2023
Run Date: 02/14/2023

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, or Sociology specializing in African American Political/Social Movements & Inequalities

Institution: Central Michigan University
DepartmentSchool of Politics, Society, Justice, and Public Service
Job Description:  Central Michigan University Assistant Professor of Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, or Sociology specializing in African American Political/Social Movements & Inequalities The School of Politics, Society, Justice, and Public Service (SPSJPS) of Central Michigan University (CMU) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in African American Political/Social Movements & Inequalities. A PhD or equivalent in Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field is required. The School seeks a broadly trained scholar who also has a strong interest in social justice issues and collaborating across multiple disciplines. The successful candidate will foster healthy and sustainable communities, with preference given to those candidates whose scholarship, teaching, and service focus in urban centers in the region. They will also be expected to develop and implement high impact, experiential learning practices that will enhance programs in SPSJPS and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Experience in online course delivery is preferred but not required. Candidates will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, such as the ability to interact with others with respect, empathy, and cultural humility. The salary and benefits package is competitive.

Applications must include a letter of application (2 pages maximum), a curriculum vitae, official or unofficial transcripts, a list of at least three professional references, a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum), a statement of research interests (2 pages maximum), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). The letter of application must include statements about diversity. Applicants’ diversity statements should detail how their teaching, research, and/or service has supported BIPOC communities in their academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further SPSJPS’s commitment to social justice, equity, and inclusivity. The position starts on August 21, 2023. A PhD or equivalent in Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology, or a related field is required at the start date. The Search Committee can consider job applicants who currently do not have their PhD but are completing their requirements for the PhD or equivalent before the start date. The Search Committee will start reviewing applications on November 15, 2022. Applicants can apply for the position at jobs.cmich.edu.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the SPSJPS website: https://www.cmich.edu/academics/colleges/liberal-arts-social-sciences/departments/politics-society-justice-public-service. CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight.

Date Posted: 10/14/2022
Run Date: 02/14/2023

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Position Title: Instructional Professor in Global Studies (Open Rank)

Institution: The University of Chicago
Department: Social Sciences Collegiate Division
Contact Name: Gretchen Lyons
Contact E-mail: gholmes@uchicago.edu
Job Description:  The Social Sciences Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time Instructional Professor (open rank) who will teach in the Global Studies Program. The appointment is renewable, with an initial term of at least two years, beginning September 1, 2023. Appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and full Instructional Professor will be considered based on the candidate’s experience. Global Studies is an interdisciplinary academic program concerned with global issues as they relate to political economies, law and governance, migration, cultures, and health both historically and contemporaneously. The program offers an undergraduate major, courses, a variety of co-curricular activities, and opportunities for student research. Students majoring in Global Studies are guided by a set of thematic tracks, including Political Economy; Health Environment, and Urban Studies; Law, Borders, and Security; and Race, Gender, and Religion. Global Studies currently seeks to enrich its curriculum in all areas, and the program plans to expand its offerings in the areas of international law, political economy, labor, health, and policy analysis as well as global technology. More information about Global Studies can be found on the program’s website: https://globalstudies.uchicago.edu/. The Instructional Professor will teach an annual load of six courses, including Global Studies’ two-quarter B.A. thesis seminar. In addition to teaching sections of the seminar, the Instructional Professor will work with Global Studies leadership to redesign its curriculum to align with the program’s new thematic tracks and offer more robust preparation in writing, research, and methods. The Instructional Professor will also develop thesis seminar curriculum, establish the annual thesis schedule, and coordinate I.R.B. protocol. Remaining courses will include a methods course (which may be interdisciplinary or be rooted in the methods of one of the relevant social sciences such as anthropology or sociology) and topical courses that contribute to the program’s areas of strategic growth, including international law, political economy, labor, health, policy analysis, and technology, or serve to strengthen offerings in other specialties. The Instructional Professor will also be responsible for advising students in the major; advising a small number of B.A. thesis projects; developing and supporting programming and events; and supporting new initiatives in our global centers.

The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the University. Qualifications The position requires a Ph.D. in the social sciences or area studies or a J.D. An academic background focusing on issues of economic, political, and cultural globalization or processes that deal with more than one region of the world is required. The area of regional expertise is open; applicants with a background in Latin American or African Studies are preferred. Applicants must have a record of independent teaching at the college level, in both interdisciplinary courses and courses offering foundational methods in the applicant’s field, and a record of research and publication in global studies. Application Instructions To apply for this position, candidates must submit their application through the University of Chicago’s Interfolio jobs board at http://apply.interfolio.com/119583, and upload the following:

  1. a letter of application describing your academic interests and teaching background
  2. a curriculum vitae
  3. a teaching statement (which should include information about the candidate’s teaching and mentoring activities, teaching philosophy and goals, and should also, where possible, include a description of the candidate’s experience in teaching and mentoring students, research or teaching assistants, or postdoctoral fellows, and in fostering their learning and ability to do research; the teaching statement may also include relevant experience in teaching and mentoring students from a diversity of backgrounds, if applicable)
  4. evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations or a performance review
  5. a sample syllabus
  6. a chapter-length piece of writing. Short-listed candidates will be contacted and asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

The review of applications will begin on February 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Position contingent upon budget approval. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

Date Posted: 01/20/2022
Run Date: 02/20/2023

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Position Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (multiple openings)

Institution: Northern Arizona University
Department: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Job Description: Northern Arizona University’s Criminology and Criminal Justice Department invites applications for Assistant Teaching Professor appointments to teach on the Flagstaff Campus beginning August 2023. These positions are teaching focused, non-tenure eligible, and are expected to be continuing with potential for promotion. Renewal is contingent upon successful completion of a probationary year, effective performance, continued funding, and department needs. Those hired will have an opportunity to teach across our curriculum, including core courses, electives, develop new topics, and engage with graduate students in and out of the classroom.

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Department oversees a BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a minor in Law, Rights and Justice, and an M.S. in Applied Criminology. Our CCJ graduates are critically informed citizens from diverse populations including first-generation, Latine, Indigenous people, and veterans. Our department values diversity and social justice, and uses this knowledge to advance the cause of justice. There are 18 full-time faculty members with diverse teaching and research interests, involving, but not limited to: Racial Inequalities (including Native American and Indigenous, Latinx, African American); Human Rights and Global Justice; and Community, Health and Justice. This appointment is a valued position with full participation in faculty governance and service. The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice seeks candidates who will contribute to department efforts to advance programs, teaching, and learning in service of our diverse student population. Successful applicants must evidence a commitment to learner-centered pedagogies and to educating a diverse student population.

The Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at NAU has a deeply democratic culture and values those who are committed to full participation in faculty governance and service. The Department and NAU are committed to hiring and developing a diverse faculty, and we encourage candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse communities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of any of the following: effective classroom teaching; innovative approaches to instruction, use of learner-centered pedagogies; curriculum design; effective student success support
  • Evidence of, or willingness to, teach in different modalities and in medium to large size sections
  • A demonstrated ability to teach from among the following courses required for the BS in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Introduction to Crime and Justice, Criminology, Research Methods, Investigating Difference (intensive writing course focused on diversity), Capstone, and contribute as needed to the delivery of the CCJ curriculum included courses focusing on structural inequalities, particularly those involving Latinx and Indigenous People
  • Evidence of teaching and scholarly interest in social justice and critical issues
  • Ability to contribute to college and department student success goals, specifically related to serving underrepresented and first-generation student populations
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the college and University.

We encourage applications from individuals who meet some or all of the preferred qualifications. Please describe for us experiences related to the preferred qualifications that may demonstrate your potential for success in this position.

Submission Deadline: This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on January 19, 2023.

How to Apply: To apply for these positions, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing them through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Current Openings' links, locate vacancy 606877, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting minimum and preferred qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching statement and related teaching-related materials (e.g., syllabi and teaching evaluations); (4) unofficial transcripts of all college-level work and graduate degrees; (5) names and contact information for three references (if ABD, your committee Chair must be among the references). For more information, contact Luis Fernandez at Luis.Fernandez@nau.edu. Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

Date Posted: 01/23/2022
Run Date: 02/23/2023

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Institution: University of Antwerp
Department: Sociology
Job Description: The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Centre for Population, Family and Health (CPFH) is seeking to fill the following full-time (100%) vacancy:

Imagine getting postdoc time from us. Post-doc time with the sole obligation to prepare a post-doc proposal to apply for—and ideally obtain—your own research grant. The Centre for Population, Family and Health of the University of Antwerp is launching a competition to attract talented PhDs in the Social Sciences who want to pursue careers there.

Application: 2-4 pages essay describing a policy-relevant problem that urgently needs to be researched. The winner's essay will also be submitted to Population Europe for publication in their Policy Insights series.

Deadline: 23 February 2023

Details: CPFH Post-doc Challenge – Win one year of Post-doc time at our research centre

Date Posted: 01/30/2022
Run Date: 02/28/2023

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Institution: BIENVENÜE 
Job Description:  BIENVENÜE is an international post-doctoral fellowship programme aiming at attracting talented scientists to develop their two-year project in Breton laboratories. The programme is co-funded by the European MSCA-COFUND programme (under Horizon2020), the regional council of Brittany (Région Bretagne) and the Host Institutions. BIENVENÜE follows a thematical rather than a discipline approach: projects from every discipline can be funded as long as they relate directly or indirectly to one of the strategic objectives of the Breton S3 and are related to the Strategic Innovation Areas: Maritime economy for blue growth, Secure and responsible digital economy, Health and welfare economics for a better quality of life, Food economy for everyone to eat well, Economics of industry for intelligent productions, and finally a transversal axis around transitions.

Deadline: 15th February 2023, with fellowships starting between September and December 2023.

Details: https://msca-bienvenue.bretagn...

Date Posted: 01/30/2022
Run Date: 02/28/2023

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Institution: University of Akron 
Department: Criminal Justice Studies
Job Description: The Department of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Akron is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. We seek to assemble a cohort of scholars who will offer a strong contribution to the diversity and excellence of UA through teaching, scholarship, service, and collaboration. As an urban-research university, we are particularly interested in scholars whose work touches on the pressing needs of cities and urban communities. 

Successful candidates for the Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice position Job ID 13989), will demonstrate an interest in research and teaching that advances our understanding of racial, ethnic, or gender inequality in policing, police deviance including excessive use of force, community policing in an urban environment, police recruitment and selection, and/or policing accountability and transparency practices including civilian review boards, implicit bias training, and de-escalation training. We seek a tenure-track researcher to teach courses in policing administration and theory, including a new course in police accountability and risk management.  The successful candidate will develop a much-needed diversity course for the Department of Criminal Justice Studies.  We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to programs in police leadership and crime analysis.  

A Ph.D. in Criminal Justice or a related field is required.  The candidate must demonstrate potential for a successful research agenda.  College-level teaching experience and experience in program evaluation or policy analysis is preferred. 

Apply here: https://www.uakron.edu/hr/job-openings/openings.dot

Date Posted: 01/30/2022
Run Date: 02/28/2023

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Practice in Crime Analysis

Institution: University of Akron 
Department: Criminal Justice Studies
Job Description: The successful candidate for Assistant Professor of Practice in Crime Analysis (Job ID 13986) will have experience in the accountability/transparency function of crime analysis and the use of intelligence technology that may include one or more of the following:  experience using GIS to map police violence, developing databases to support stronger community oversight of the police, using evidence-based policing strategies to support police accountability and reduce excessive use of force, collecting data on police stops to detect racial profiling, evaluating the impact of technology on civil liberties, and/or providing clear and concise information to the public on criminal and police activity.

This position requires at least 2 years of experience as a crime analysis practitioner in a diverse urban environment and a Master's or higher degree in Criminal Justice, Statistics, Computer Science, Geography, or a related field. Crime analysis certification is preferred (such as IACA).

Successful candidates will have instructor-level proficiency in the following areas: Geographic information systems for crime mapping and spatial analysis; Computer information systems including the use of spreadsheets, development of relational databases, office productivity software, and specialized analytical software; Data-driven and evidence-based policing strategies; and policing organizational and administrative functions including operations, accountability, and risk management functions.

As an urban research university in a diverse locale, the University of Akron is committed to advancing diversity goals within the community writ large. As such, we ask that candidates submit a maximum one-page ‘Contributions to Diversity’ Statement. In this statement we ask that you speak to your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion, your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research, and your experience working with underrepresented populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations in your profession and/or community life.

Please click the following link for more information and to apply: https://www.uakron.edu/hr/job-openings/openings.dot

Date Posted: 01/30/2022
Run Date: 02/28/2023

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Position Title: Assistant Professor of Sociology

Institution: Hartwick College
Department: Sociology, Criminology, and Human Services
Contact Name: Zachary McKenney
Contact E-mail: mckenneyz@hartwick.edu
Phone: 607-431-4894
Address1 Hartwick Drive Oneonta, NY 13820
Job Description: The Department of Sociology, Criminology and Human Services at Hartwick College invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2023. ABDs will be considered but are expected to have earned their Ph.D. by the time of appointment. We seek an Assistant Professor of Sociology with expertise in quantitative research. Candidates are especially encouraged to apply whose research and teaching interests include criminal justice, gender, family, social work, or human services. Ability to teach, advise, and mentor a diverse population of undergraduate students is essential. The hired candidate will be expected to teach core courses, including quantitative research methods and introductory courses, courses at the 200- and 300-level in their area of expertise, and courses that contribute to the College's interdisciplinary program. Additional responsibilities include service activities at the College. The position involves an in-person teaching load of 20-credits per year, typically equating to six courses per academic year. An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.

Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College features Flightpath, a curriculum designed to give every student a flexible, individualized learning experience that integrates coursework, co-curricular activities, and work experience to cultivate their distinctive strengths and prepare them for the future. We are a student-focused department with a curriculum that takes a creative, non-traditional approach to teaching economics, seeking an economist committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and the pursuit of a strong scholarly trajectory. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression. Hartwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The College permits “shared positions” so partners may apply individually or for one shared appointment. Additional information about Hartwick (an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research) and the Department may be found on our web site at www.hartwick.edu. Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment. As such, employment at Hartwick College is contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

To apply, please send: a cover letter specifying the position you are applying for and addressing teaching philosophy, teaching interests, and research interests, including evidence of teaching and scholarly excellence a curriculum vitae including contact information for three professional references (these should include a current or former supervisor). This is uploaded into the resume section of our hiring system, a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement. three letters of reference from your academic referees, sent directly by them to acadaff@hartwick.edu, with the position title and your name in the Subject line Questions about the position may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Zachary McKenney, at mckenneyz@hartwick.edu. Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and continue until February 6, 2023. Visit the following website to apply: https://hartwickcollege.applytojob.com/apply/rnJUzA7dqF/Assistant-Professor-Of-Sociology-Tenure-Track

Date Posted: 12/12/2022
Run Date: 03/13/2023

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Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Institution: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
DepartmentAcademic Affairs
Job Description: The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship supports learner, faculty, and staff excellence in scholarly activities pertaining to patient care, population health, health professions education, and professional development in academic medicine. The office directly supports clinical and educational scholarly projects within BSOM, provides education and consultation on project methodology and dissemination of findings, and fosters scholarly collaboration within BSOM and ECU Health, a not-for-profit, 1,447-bed hospital system serving more than 1.4 million people across 29 predominantly rural counties in eastern North Carolina

Job Duties: The Postdoctoral Scholar reports to the Assistant Dean of Clinical and Educational Scholarship at the BSOM Department of Academic Affairs. This position will participate in the design, conduct, and dissemination of clinical research projects, and contribute towards building excellence in rural health and health equity research at BSOM and ECU Health. The Postdoctoral Scholar will have opportunities to collaborate with BSOM faculty, staff, and students, as well as clinicians and administrators at ECU Health. Projects assigned to this position may include research on increasing access to health care for rural and disadvantaged patient populations; research on addressing social determinants of health within clinical and community-based contexts; research on improving healthcare quality and the patient experience for patients from minoritized and historically disadvantaged groups; and evaluation of clinical practice changes and quality improvement programs through an equity lens. Scholars are expected to demonstrate compliance with established guidelines and regulatory standards for research including biosafety, responsible conduct of research and human subjects training. 

Minimum Education/Experience: English Proficiency Excellent written and oral communication skills [PhD, MD, DDS, DMD or a combination of these degrees] Doctoral degree in a discipline related to the field assigned. ABD (all but dissertation) candidates will be considered if doctoral degree will have been conferred prior to the position start date. Experience with quantitative research in areas related to health equity is required. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Experience with peer-reviewed publication in the health sciences. Publication or presentation of research projects related to rural health, health equity, population health, health services, patient outcomes, or health professions education. Experience with qualitative research or mixed-methods research. Training or experience in advanced quantitative methods. Training or experience in program evaluation or interventional study design.

Special Instructions to Applicant: To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through PeopleAdmin and attach their CV or resume, cover letter and names and contact information of 3 references. Appointments are typically for a one-year period. Five years (typically five appointments of one year) is typically the maximum total period that any individual may serve as a Scholar. The University, in its sole discretion has the option to renew or extend any appointment, subject to the availability of funds, past performance evaluations and/or any other lawful reasons. For other information on the ECU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, please visit our website at: https://rede.ecu.edu/postdoctoral/ In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience.

Apply here: https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58367 

Date Posted: 01/25/2023
Run Date: 03/25/2023

Position Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Institution: Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Department: Academic Affairs
Job Description: The Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) Office of Clinical and Educational Scholarship supports learner, faculty, and staff excellence in scholarly activities pertaining to patient care, population health, health professions education, and professional development in acade

Date Posted: 01/25/2023
Run Date: 03/25/2023

Position Title: Data Science Post-Doc

Institution: Lewis & Clark College
DepartmentData Science
Contact Name: Ellen Seljan
Contact E-mail: eseljan@lclark.edu
Job Description: Located in Portland, Oregon, Lewis & Clark College is a small liberal arts college with 2,100 undergraduates. We invite applications for a 2-year post-doctoral position in Data Science. The Data Science program at Lewis & Clark consists of an undergraduate minor supported by an interdisciplinary group of faculty members. This position will collaborate with existing faculty to elevate the data science program by offering enriching introductory and upper division data science courses. Candidates must be committed to supporting the development of an innovative Data Science program in a liberal arts undergraduate setting, and to excellence in teaching and scholarship. We will consider candidates who have completed or are on track to complete a PhD in any applied field (Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, or Humanities) who have advanced training in data science. The successful candidate must be able to teach Introduction to Data Science, an intermediate data science course with an applied emphasis, and an upper division course in an area of their expertise, for example applied statistical modeling. We are especially interested in candidates who will develop courses that further connect our data science program to its mission of promoting the usage of data science for the social good. We invite applicants to join a supportive, creative, and collaborative community of scholar-teachers as we prepare students for meaningful careers, civic engagement, and lifelong discovery. Together we seek a just and sustainable society, both locally and globally. We seek candidates who wish to become excellent teachers and scholars at an undergraduate institution and whose varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds can contribute to a diverse and inclusive community of critical thinkers.

Fellows teach three courses per year – one or two each semester. Lewis & Clark has a well-developed mentorship program and offers a unique opportunity for a recent Ph.D. to develop as a teacher and scholar. The fellow is expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the campus through interactions with faculty and students, and a scholarly presentation each academic year. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. The fellowship begins mid-August 2023 and continues to the end of the spring 2025 semester. A complete application must include a cover letter which describes your interest in joining Lewis & Clark College, your research interests, your teaching philosophy, your preparation to teach students from diverse backgrounds, and a description of the ways you can contribute to a culture of equity and inclusion on our campus. We also require a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample of scholarship (which may be work in progress), graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by your recommenders).

Materials may be addressed to Ellen Seljan and must be submitted via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/120374. Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on February 25th, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check at the time an offer is made. Lewis & Clark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy with respect to educational programs, activities, employment, and admission. We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, sex, religion, age, marital status, national origin, the presence of any physical or sensory disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, and local laws. The Associate Vice President of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding employment- and disability-related non-discrimination policies. Title IX inquiries may be directed to the Title IX coordinator or deputy Title IX coordinators: https://www.lclark.edu/about/title_ix_compliance.

Date Posted: 01/25/2023
Run Date: 03/25/2023