Job opportunities (academic and non-academic) and other career-related opportunities which may be of interest to our SSSA Membership and Friends of SSSA are listed below.  Information posted is as provided by those organizations advertising here.  Those wishing to advertise are welcome to contact the SSSA Communications Director.


Assistant Professor, Gender & Women’s Studies – California State University Northridge

Assistant Professor, Full time, tenure track

Effective Date of Appointment: August 19, 2020
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Dependent upon qualifications

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in Fall 2020 with a specialization in Chicanx studies. Chicana feminism is an interdisciplinary field of study with critical interventions in feminist and queer studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, critical science studies and indigenous studies. While specific areas of expertise are open, we strongly encourage candidates specializing in one or more of the following areas to apply: Border/immigration studies, feminist science studies, Chicanx feminist epistemologies, and/or indigenous studies. We are open to candidates trained in the humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary methods and seek to build on the existing disciplinary expertise within the department. The Department is deeply invested in building a vibrant feminist community at CSUN through student-centered pedagogy and cutting edge research. An ideal candidate will see themselves as teacher-scholars, will demonstrate their ability to teach introductory and upper division courses in gender and women’s studies, will add to our curriculum and will maintain a vibrant research agenda. Previous experience working with diverse communities is required as the successful candidate will work with a diverse group of faculty and students at CSUN. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree by the time of the hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

The University especially seeks individuals who will contribute both to their chosen disciplines and to the University’s commitment to student success.  All faculty are expected to serve on departmental and/or university committees,  contribute  to  teaching  effectiveness, and  demonstrate  successful  research,  publication  and  other  scholarly/professional/creative  activities in  their  field  of  specialization. The standard teaching load is 12 units (4 courses per semester). However, the teaching load for the first two years is reduced by 3 units per semester to a 3/3 load. Competitive reassigned time is available for research and other service at the department, college or university level. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general education courses as well as electives within the department (at both the upper division as well as lower division levels) as do all faculty in the department. They will have the opportunity to add to the curriculum based on their specialization. Service within the community is also highly regarded. The department is a thriving, highly diverse space and we seek a new faculty member to join a collegial culture that works closely with our students to further the mission of the department.

Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin November 22, 2019.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three current letters of recommendation to the address in the section below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

For more information about the University, visit our website at:

About the College:
For more information about the College of Humanities, see:


About the Department:
For more information about the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, see:

General Information:
In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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.

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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Gender and Women’s Studies at (818) 677-3110

Department Chair, Sociology – Virginia Tech University

Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position as Department Chair in the Department of Sociology to start fall, 2020.  The successful candidate must be tenurable at the rank of full professor.  We seek an experienced administrator and scholar with a proven record of research excellence both in publications and in external funding.

A Ph.D. in sociology is required. Areas of research specialization are open.   Administrative experience at the departmental or center level and experience with graduate programs at the doctoral level is preferred. In addition, the preferred candidate should be able to engage with the criminology program such that he/she will be able to articulate and strategically advocate for the needs of this high growth area, as well as for the department as a whole.

Located within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Department of Sociology is the academic home of programs in Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, and houses the Center for Race and Social Policy Research and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.  Each of the programs and centers has a director appointed by the Department Chair.

The department grants the B.S degree at the undergraduate level with majors in sociology and criminology.  The sociology major includes options in Research Methods, Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Social Inequality. We also offer six minors.  We have approximately 600 majors, a large majority of whom are in criminology, and 250 minors.

At the graduate level we offer the M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in sociology with available options in Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. Currently we have 33 tenured or tenure track faculty and 4 fulltime instructors or collegiate faculty.

Virginia Tech recognizes the critical importance of diverse teams of scholars. It seeks to diversify its faculty along multiple dimensions, including those that have been historically marginalized and excluded given the institutional history and legacy of the university. Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law: (

Applications must be submitted online on or before October 1, 2019, at (posting # 510574) quicklink: The application package should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan, and statement of administrative philosophy, along with a listing of three references that includes names, affiliation, and email addresses. Any additional material that cannot be submitted online should be sent to the Sociology Chair Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 560 McBryde Hall (0137), 225 Stanger St., Blacksburg VA 24061.

The Rural Sociological Society 

The Rural Sociological Society (RSS) is seeking an Editor for their premier journal, Rural Sociology.  

Published since 1937, Rural Sociology reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with rural people, places, and problems. A forum for cutting-edge research, Rural Sociology explores sociological and interdisciplinary approaches to emerging social issues and new approaches to recurring social issues affecting rural people and places.

For more information, please click Rural Sociology Editor Proposal Guidelines.

The RSS Publications and Communications Committee asks that you use this template Rural Sociology Editor Proposal Template when submitting your application.

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics 2018 Research Grants

2018 Research Fellowship

Travel Grants (Funding for 2018 is now exhausted – this post is being maintained for informational purposes)

The Dole Archive and Special Collections is now accepting applications for 2018 Travel Grants.  The travel grant program is intended to defray costs associated with research-related travel to the Dole Institute.  This program offers reimbursements of up to $750 to undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and independent scholars.  Deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  There is no deadline to apply, and applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted.  Applicants can expect a decision regarding their application within 2-4 weeks.

About the Awards

Established in 2010, these funding programs award grants to scholars engaged in projects studying Congress, politics, or policy issues. The Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics houses Senator Bob Dole’s extensive collections that document his 36-year career in the House and Senate. While in residence, the Research Fellow and Travel Grant awardees will use these collections, which encompass a wide range of legislative, historical, and policy issues.

To Apply

For more information about the award and application details, please visit



Congressional Research Service

Seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Government and Finance Division (G&F) is seeking an Analyst in Economic Development Policy to serve the United States Congress by providing expertise on policy issues pertinent to planning, economic development, public finance, business development, and job creation. Work may include design and evaluation of options for Congress to inform the debate on economic development policy and related issues.

The ideal candidate will have experience conducting applied analysis that blends a background in planning with detailed knowledge of economic development principles and public finance at all levels of government. State and/or local planning experience and expertise connecting this experience to federal policy and programs is preferred. Specifically, the successful candidate will demonstrate their ability to link knowledge of these principles, policies, and programs with each step of the legislative process. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to draw from a multidisciplinary background to provide rigorous policy analysis for some of the most complex issues for Congress. Strong policy research, writing, and presentation skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a collaborative team. Experience communicating analytic results through data visualization is preferred. Candidates with experience explaining complex policies, programs, and economic principles in terms that resonate with audiences without their level of expertise are encouraged to apply.


CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online